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Is Anxiety Leading to More Travel Insurance Sales?

Is Anxiety Leading to More Travel Insurance Sales?

“In general, we see an increase in inquiries (and general awareness of travel insurance) whenever there are major global events such as hurricanes, terror attacks, pandemics, etc.,” said Bob Chambers, head of operations, Generali Global Assistance...
Corporate Buybacks Were So Last Year

Corporate Buybacks Were So Last Year

S&P 500 companies are poised to have repurchased about $125 billion of their shares in the third quarter, in line with its quarterly average so far this year, according to data from INTL FCStone...
Focus on the winter market from GGA

Focus on the winter market from GGA

Generali Global Assistance’s (GGA) Travel Insurance division, formerly CSA Travel Protection, has announced its new Ski & Mountain Travel Insurance offering for the growing mountain resort segment of the vacation rental market...
Advisors Failing to Bring Up ESG Investing

Advisors Failing to Bring Up ESG Investing

Why aren’t advisors bringing up ESG or socially responsible investing? “Advisors may be intimidated by the language because they find it politicized or divisive, or they may not have the expertise they need,” says Erika Karp, CEO of Cornerstone Capital Group, in New York...
Advisors Failing To Talk ESG With Clients

Advisors Failing To Talk ESG With Clients

There are several reasons advisors may not be bringing up the subject of ESG and socially responsible investing, or SRI, says Erika Karp, founder and CEO of Cornerstone Capital Group based in New York City...
ID Theft Fears May Impact Holiday Sales

ID Theft Fears May Impact Holiday Sales

Nearly 84 percent of Americans believe their inclination to shop at a particular retailer during the holiday season would be impacted if the retailer experienced a data breach in the past, according to a survey conducted by assistance service company Generali Global Assistance...
Bah, Humbug! – Cybercriminal Scrooges Haunt Online Holiday Shoppers

Bah, Humbug! – Cybercriminal Scrooges Haunt Online Holiday Shoppers

Of the 91 percent of people in the U.S. that will do some sort of holiday shopping this year, 75 percent say they “are either very or somewhat concerned about” a data breach affecting their financial or personal information, according to a recent Generali Global Assistance report...
Three-Quarters Of Americans Concerned About Identity Theft During Holiday Shopping Season

Three-Quarters Of Americans Concerned About Identity Theft During Holiday Shopping Season

A vast majority of Americans say their willingness to do business with a retailer during this holiday shopping season would be impacted if the retailer experienced a data breach in the past, according to a consumer survey conducted by Generali Global Assistance (“GGA” or “the Company”), a leader in the assistance industry since its founding in 1963, part of the multinational Generali Group, and the developer of a proprietary and innovative identity and digital protection platform...

Industry Intelligence


 

CAT Takes Shape

CAT Takes Shape

For many years, the notion of a consolidated audit trail was just that, a notion — pondered by regulators and discussed at industry conferences, almost as an academic exercise...
FINRA Approves Proposals to Strengthen Controls on High-Risk Brokers

FINRA Approves Proposals to Strengthen Controls on High-Risk Brokers

In an ongoing mandate to protect investors, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Board of Governors approved the next step in FINRA’s ongoing initiative to strengthen controls on brokers with a history of significant past misconduct and to ensure greater accountability for firms that choose to employ high-risk brokers...
High-Touch Hangs On in Equities

High-Touch Hangs On in Equities

Fund managers still prefer high-touch, rather than electronic, execution for more than a third of US cash equities and non-US cash equities according to new research...