Executive Insights

Volume XIX, Issue 22 | March 27, 2017 | By: Alex Evans Personalized nutrition is at the convergence of four major trends Price and complexity of offerings within the next-generation personalized nutrition market

The market for personalized nutrition programs looks promising. These programs present an alternative to conventional, one-size-fits-all strategies by utilizing information about an individual’s genetic and metabolic characteristics to design a bespoke plan comprising specific foods and supplements. This Executive Insights examines the conditions favoring further expansion of an already vibrant field.

Volume XIX, Issue 21 | March 23, 2017 | By: Peter Ward, Ashish Khanna New insurance market hubs developing in emerging economies Lloyd’s broker landscape

In this Executive Insights London partners Peter Ward and Ashish Khanna look at the evolution of the Lloyd’s markets and the position of Lloyd’s today, and explain why the current environment presents an exciting time for ambitious mid-tier players.

Volume XIX, Issue 20 | March 22, 2017 | By: Eilert Hinrichs, Ashish Khanna U.K. household wealth Wealth and income profiles of the retired population Addressing behavioral barriers to engagement Four key steps to developing a winning value proposition

The U.K.’s ageing population offers huge potential for the wealth management market. However, in order to capitalise on the opportunity, providers need to adjust their service offerings, engagement models and products to better suit the market and increase the take-up of advice. In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. set out four key actions to address the wealth management advice gap.

Volume XIX, Issue 19 | March 9, 2017 | By: Geoff Parkin UK contractors / tradesmen usage of mobile devices by work purpose (2016) Six-month average traffic to website for selected builders / specialist merchant websites

The building products and materials industry has watched the dislocation of consumer markets by digital disrupters like Amazon, ASOS and Uber, and is nervous about the shape and speed of the digital threat coming its own way.

Volume XIX, Issue 18 | March 8, 2017 | By: Monish Rajpal Outpatient practices: Relative attractiveness for investment Reimbursement sources of key market segments

The ongoing transformation of traditional healthcare has compelled providers to restructure practice locations, medical affiliations and processes in order to maintain profitability without ceding market share, care quality or convenience. In this Executive Insights, we look into current outpatient trends and highlight a number of “hot topic” practices that come up for discussion frequently.

Volume XIX, Issue 17 | March 7, 2017 | By: Alex Evans, Gil Moran Appeal of a sports-specific digital subscription product Usage of season-long fantasy sports

Our recent survey of sports fans in the U.S., examined market shifts in viewership and fandom. In Part 2 of this Executive Insights series, we identify specific strategies, from new broadband-delivery services to fantasy and eSports, that have the potential to boost engagement particularly among Millennial consumers, with the goal of making digital services a larger part of the sports ecosystem.

Volume XIX, Issue 16 | March 2, 2017 | By: Chris Randall, Rob Wilson Selling, general and administrative expenses as a % of net sales (2015) State-level minimum wage (2016, 2020) Retailers’ minimum-wage increases Grocery retailer sales per SKU (2013)

The grocery and broader retail industry is at a turning point. In recent years, retailers and grocers have seen rapid evolution, thanks to trends such as consolidation, changing customer preferences and competition from disruptive innovators, chief among them Amazon. Meanwhile, margins — always notoriously thin — have come under stress from rising labor costs. This Executive Insights examines the factors contributing to rising labor costs and how grocers and retailers can respond.

Volume XIX, Issue 15 | February 28, 2017 | By: Andrew Allum Example jobs destroyed by automation Example jobs created by automation Key categories of job creation and destruction

The story of automation is only just entering its next chapter, and like all major technological advances of the past, there is significant disruption to come. By acquiring a deep understanding of how the U.K. employment market is developing, its stakeholders can create strategies to get ahead of the curve and capitalize on the opportunities presented by automation.

Volume XIX, Issue 14 | February 27, 2017 | By: Jonathan Simmons Real personal disposable income growth (2010 – 20F) UK economic cycle (1980-2014) Recession amplitude and duration by sector (1990 vs. 2008)

The economic implications of Brexit are far from clear. For the retail and consumer sector, further uncertainty will expose the vulnerable. In this Executive Insights, Jonathan Simmons sets out eight key actions that companies and investors should take in order to build business resilience.

Volume XIX, Issue 13 | February 13, 2017 | By: Jonathan Sparey The U.K. population is ageing and a large cohort will hit retirement in the next 10 years There is growing recognition that the NHS will need to change and that privately funded healthcare will be required 70% of U.K. wealth is controlled by the over 55s People do not consider themselves old and want to live healthier, more active lives further into retirement New models need to focus on consumer-led propositions and delivering value for money to encourage participation

The NHS is part of the fabric of Britain. However, increasing pressures on the system have resulted in an NHS which is now in crisis. Private healthcare providers have the potential to help meet the country’s growing healthcare needs by providing critical and complementary support to core NHS services. This Executive Insights examines the changing nature of the U.K.’s healthcare needs and details five key challenges private providers need to address if they are to become of greater strategic importance.