DBS to double insurance hiring for 2021

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DBS has announced it will hire twice as many financial advisors compared to last year. This translates to least 650 wealth planning managers and insurance consultants being hired in 2021.

In a statement, DBS said the insurance consultant role is a newly created designation, with the support of Manulife Singapore. This role, DBS claims, allows for the flexible hours and independence of a traditional financial advisor, while providing the institutional support and benefits akin to those enjoyed by its wealth planning managers.

“With 2020 behind us, we hope to help hasten our nation’s road to recovery by creating new roles

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Willis Towers Watson taps Sean Deehan to lead HK consulting business

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Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has appointed Sean Deehan (pictured) as market leader for its Hong Kong insurance consulting and technology (ICT) business. He reports to Lingde Hong, divisional leader, Greater China, insurance consulting and technology.

In this role, Deehan will develop and grow the company’s ICT business in Hong Kong, which involves advisory services integrated with technology solutions and software, underpinned by analytical capability. It advises insurers across four areas: risk and capital management, strategy and growth, technology, and operational effectiveness and profitability.

Deehan has more than 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining WTW, he was

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European financial institutions establish European Cloud User Coalition

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Leading European financial institutions have taken the initiative to establish the European Cloud User Coalition (ECUC).

European financial institutions establish European Cloud User Coalition (ECUC)

Cloud computing is a key strategic technology for the digital transformation of the European financial sector.

So far private clouds have been widely used, but public cloud solutions are becoming increasingly important due to their flexibility and scalability, as well as the high-quality security and resilience standards.

According to ECUC, cloud technology is at the heart of the fourth industrial revolution and has the power to drive transformation in every corner of Europe, helping

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Gallagher achieves top marks for LGBTQ inclusion

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“We are honoured to once again be recognised by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ equality,” said Susan Pietrucha, global chief human resources officer at Gallagher. “Gallagher knows the value of diversity, and we work to encourage it in a welcoming and supportive environment. This important honour recognises Gallagher’s longstanding commitment to a culture of inclusion that is our heritage.”

“Gallagher’s commitment to supporting the growth of diversity within our company and in the communities we serve is incredibly important,” said Chris Mead, global chief marketing officer. “We

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