Feb 19, 2014 • Press Releases

DTCC, IAP COLLABORATE TO PROVIDE NEW MARKET INTELLIGENCE FOR INSURANCE INDUSTRY

Breakthrough Solution Helps Carriers, Distributors, and Producers Identify Market Potential for Annuities

New York, NY, February 19, 2014 – The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) and Information Asset Partners (IAP) today announced the launch of a new IAP solution that will provide the insurance industry with a dynamic view of market and competitive positions for annuities.

Leveraging DTCC’s Analytic Reporting for Annuities and IAP’s retail market analytics, IAP’s new Annuity Market Assessment will give carriers, distributors and producers the ability to evaluate local market opportunity on a ZIP code basis to identify:

  • where current production lags local market demand;
  • opportunities to improve distribution and wholesaling performance and competitiveness;
  • objective performance benchmarks and trends for marketing leadership.

“By integrating multiple analytic data sets, we can quickly deliver relevant intelligence to carriers and distributors, which can greatly impact their marketing performance,” said Dr. Raisa Suhir, Managing Director of IAP.  “This joint solution creates a new level of value for the annuity industry.  Annuity Market Assessment is available now to carriers and broker dealers, as well as to individual advisors and producers who want to improve their firm’s performance.”  IAP’s website provides additional information about Annuity Market Assessment and IAP’s analytics:  http://www.iapartners.com/empirics-annuity-market-assessment.html 

According to Andrew Blumberg, DTCC Director, Insurance & Retirement Services,  “Users of this new tool can more efficiently direct their resources toward finely targeted marketing, as well as being able to better measure the performance of producers and assess and improve product and pricing strategy.”

Combining Two Complementary Services

IAP’s retail market analytics measure current wealth and annuity buying behaviors, and DTCC’s Analytic Reporting for Annuities provides cash-flow statistics and actual market activity intelligence by ZIP code, giving users a clearer picture of annuity market dynamics for a particular area and what the potential is for new business.

IAP’s Annuity Market Assessment can be used across multiple functions, including wholesaling, marketing, market research, online targeting, pricing, and product development.  The solution is delivered in Microsoft Excel format and is easily integrated with a carrier’s or a distributor’s current systems, as well as with databases operated by third-party providers.

About Information Asset Partners                                                                                                  

Founded in 2003, IAP specializes in the development and application of analytic solutions that focus on marketing performance and customer value for clients in wealth management, asset management, insurance, and banking.  For these clients, IAP’s Empirics investable asset, product, and retail financial behavior metrics provide new, integrated, forward-looking ways to assess their markets and manage marketing performance.   

Information Asset Partners has offices in Los Altos, CA and Metuchen, NJ. Contact IAP at (732) 662-1859 or visit www.iapartners.com for further information. 

About DTCC’s Insurance & Retirement Services

DTCC's Insurance & Retirement Services (I&RS) offers a suite of streamlined processing and compliance-driven solutions for carriers and their distribution partners through a secure, centralized and automated infrastructure. This infrastructure enables carriers and distributors to exchange information at various points throughout the annuity and life insurance processing cycle.

Contacts

Karen Gregory

Email

kgregory@dtcc.com

Phone

(212) 855-5472

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