Sustained economic growth, rising interest rates, and higher investment income contributed to a strong year for insurers in 2018. Tanya talks to insurance practice leader Gary Shaw about the possibilities for 2019—will it be another banner year, or will longer-term challenges like the potential for economic slowdown and ongoing disputes over tariffs and trade rules cast a shadow on the industry?
Investment management is in a period of rapid change, driven by shifting investor preferences, margin compression, regulatory developments and advancing technologies. Patrick Henry leads Deloitte’s investment-management practice in the United States, and he helps Tanya understand how technology, talent, and economic changes may affect investment management firms.
The commercial real estate industry thrives on risk, but it’s not always so open to change. Tanya talks to Bob O’Brien, who leads Deloitte’s global real estate sector, and Jim Berry, U.S. leader for real estate, about how new business models and competition, extensive use of technology, and changing tenant and investor expectations are redefining the commercial real estate industry.