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How Knowledge Ridge Helped a Global Investment Management Firm with Expert Insights on Post Merger Scenarios for Two Global Insurance Giants

<ul><li style="text-align: justify;"><strong><u>Client Need:</u></strong></li></ul><p style="text-align: justify;">A privately owned global investment management firm with approximately $70 billion in assets across all major asset classes approached Knowledge Ridge for expert insights into the impact of a recent merger between two major global insurance providers. This included speaking to former middle and upper management executives from the two merged insurance companies to get specific and pinpointed insights into the likely potential impact of the merger on the insurance business for the newly formed entity, the synergies, and challenges presented by the merger, the post-merger cash flows and the overall effect of the merger on the sales of insurance products. The client was interested in speaking to executives from the US as well as Europe for this expert engagement.&nbsp;</p><ul style="text-align: justify;"><li><strong><u>Knowledge Ridge Solution:</u></strong></li></ul><p style="text-align: justify;">Knowledge Ridge researchers selected relevant experts from the US and Europe who have worked for the two insurance giants in the recent past, along with other experts operating in the insurance space. They were phone interviewed to understand their direct involvement and were shortlisted based on their expertise and experience in providing a deep dive into the impact of the merger on the insurance business for the newly formed entity, the synergies, and challenges presented by the merger, the post-merger cash flows and the overall effect of the merger on the sales of insurance products. Subsequently, experts were identified and shortlisted, and their biography was drafted as per Knowledge Ridge&rsquo;s phone interviewing process. The final list of experts was sent to the client for their selection.</p><ul style="text-align: justify;"><li><strong><u>Knowledge Ridge Impact:</u></strong></li></ul><p style="text-align: justify;">Knowledge Ridge identified 19 experts with the most relevant experience and knowledge. The client selected 15 experts and conducted hourly phone consultations with each of them. This resulted in the client gaining first-hand perspectives and actionable insights into the merger of the two large insurance companies in question. Some of the selected experts provided the client with insights into the impact of the merger on the insurance business for the newly formed entity, the synergies, and the challenges presented by the merger. Other selected experts shared their expert perspectives on the post-merger cash flows and the overall effect of the merger on the sales of insurance products.&nbsp;</p>