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Life and annuity insurance

Step up or be sidelined

The life insurance and annuity carrier (L&A) industry is amidst a barrage of pressures on multiple fronts. Read our point-of-view series focusing on the implications to L&A CFOs and Finance executives.

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The CFO’s roles in a challenging marketplace

The L&A industry has fallen short of US GDP for the past several decades due to prolonged low interest rates, capitally intensive annuities, and healthcare reform’s rising costs. Beneath the veneer of challenges lie opportunities. To thrive in a complex ecosystem, leaders must galvanize the organization. Enterprises that balance financial viability with the consumer value proposition can stimulate growth and triage risk.

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How CFOs generate value using analytical insights

​To survive and thrive, finance chiefs must address business challenges by championing and leveraging the unique lens analytics provides. As an enterprise’s analytical sophistication increases, its perspective evolves methodically from hindsight to insight to foresight. Along with prolific web, mobile, and social platforms come opportunities to uncover insight about customer behavior, reveal trends, and optimize the decision-making process.

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Meet the authors

Wendy Huang

Wendy Huang

Finance Practice leader | Financial Services

Wendy, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, leads the Strategy & Operations Financial Services industry practice. She has more than 17 years of experience providing strategic advisory services to Fortu... More

Steven Ehrenhalt

Steven Ehrenhalt

US and Global Finance Transformation Leader

Steven has spent more than 20 years providing consulting services to the finance function, helping those working within it to increase their contributions to their company’s value. He focuses on finan... More