Bluerock Views

Bluerock is a specialist Financial Services Management Consultancy. We combine deep content knowledge with many years of  experience delivering complex and challenging change. Our seasoned consultants are equally comfortable dealing at Executive level or rolling their sleeves up and delivering hands-on results.

Below are some of the issues we are currently discussing with our clients....

Swine Flu

The World Health Organisation has declared the recent swine flu outbreak to be a "public health emergency of international concern" and warned that it could spark a global pandemic.

Bluerock consultants have helped a number of clients develop specific plans for pandemics, such as SARS and avian flu, and generic plans for coping with the reduced availability of staff. Our work has included drawing up quarantine policies for those travelling back from affected areas, identifying critical staff and critical processes, facilitating home working and re-negotiating work area recovery contracts to allow staff to work from suppliers' offices in the case of transport disruption due to the absence of train services.For more information call Simon Pearce on 0207 213 9760

Life and Pension New Distribution Models

The retail life and pensions distribution landscape is shifting as market reforms such as RDR and the adoption of new  technologies take effect. The dominance of traditional routes to market is increasingly being challenged with the growth of direct channels and Bluerock has a track record of working with clients to look at new and innovative ways of doing business in this space.

Sourcing as a "Must Have" Skill

As more businesses rely on a variety of 3rd party technologies and services to deliver their propositions, the management of those relationships become critical to the success of the enterprise.

Embedding TCF

With many firms already labouring to demonstrate compliance (in March 08, 87% of the firms tested failed the MI and Governance deadline) this further scrutiny and the potential for substantial fines, increases the pressure on the industry.

Product Innovation

Many product innovation processes become slow, cumbersome and suffer from lack of cross functional alignment. By adopting a more radical iterative process these barriers can be broken down and a more flexible and nimble approach can be achieved.



Current News

2009 Budget Impact on Insurers

The reduction in higher rate tax relief for those earning in excess of £150,000 p.a. from April 2011, tapering to basic rate level for those earning £180,000, has had an immediate and damaging effect on UK insurance company shares. More...

Bluerock partners with Award winning web technology company

Bluerock and Vuture are collaborating to take their unique marketing tool to the financial services market. This innovative web based platform allows users to create and manage all of their marketing materials online at dramatically reduced cost and increased speed to market.

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Ways to narrow the Pensions Gap - Mark Tennant

Mark Tennant, Chairman of Bluerock talks to Pauline Skpala on FTfm about the outlook for Ucits in the wake of events like the Madoff affair and possible solutions for pensions savings in the UK

e-Business in Life & Pensions

Kevin Webb, Consulting Director of Bluerock speaks on eBusiness within Life & Pensions. For a copy of the presentation please register for articles and put "eBusiness " in the area of interest box.

Depreciating Assets - A Key SME Problem?

Simon Woolcott of Marchwood Associates explores the issue of small businesses trying to borrow against decreasing assets, are there alternatives? Register for the full article. Quote "SME"

Bluerock Resourcing

Bluerock's model is to deliver high content, high value consultants, but many clients sometimes need other types of resource. Bluerock therefore has a sister company Aldermans which can provide all their contract needs with the consistent Bluerock quality. More....


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