Pi Financial Services Intelligence (Pi FSI), has been established since 2006, providing unique, relevant, detailed and timely distribution channel market intelligence for the insurance industry. We cover a number of key Asian markets, South Africa, and most European markets. In addition to providing market intelligence, we also provide several other services:
Market intelligence – typically based around proprietary distribution channels (particularly agency) across a number of markets. Our analytical products are unique, detailed, timely and meaningful and provide leading indicators of insurance companies’ performance. We track key operational indicators such as headcount, retention rates (by tenure group), poaching, and new recruitment. Our subscription-based benchmarks are used to compare leading multina tionals in Asia and Europe such as Generali, AXA, Aegon, Allianz, AIA, Prudential, and Manulife as well as domestic companies. The Hong Kong Life Insurance Inter mediary Monitor, for example, is subscribed to by most major companies in the market, and also a number of fund managers and hedge funds:
Agent interview program – we use to gather insights and data from tied agents across Asia and Europe. We have unparalleled access to 25,000+ highly productive agents across Asia and Europe, and eight years experience of tapping them for information. We have used these assets for distribution channel due diligence, agency remuneration benchmarking, identifying industry product trends, and benchmarking agent satis faction levels across numerous dimensions:
Management consulting – typically insurance industry assignments with strong strategic, research & analysis, and/or distribution channel focus. Recent assign ments have included analy sis of general insurance bancassurance penetration rates at banks across several Asian markets, M&A target shortlisting, and agency force segmentation and analysis:
Pi Financial Services Intelligence was founded by Simon Drimer in Singapore in 2006, following 12 years of experience in insurance industry roles, mainly in management consulting, and mostly at the intersections of strategy, research and analysis, and distribution channels. Simon is the Managing Director of Pi FSI and has focused the company around providing niche distribution channel market intelligence across three continents.
Simon is based in Singapore but splits his time between Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa and Australia, as well as frequent travel to several Asian markets. Simon has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, an LLB and BA from Melbourne University, and has a son, Sebastian, and daughter, Isabella.
Simon Drimer, Managing Director of Pi FSI