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Enjoy access to exclusive insights from CEOs and business leaders of world class organizations. In our Playbooks, you’ll find key takeaways and best practices that have emerged from our roundtables, or private events held by our sister companies. Peruse the SSA Notebook to read a collection of recent provocative business stories. Or, explore our Thought Papers to find expertise on particular topics/industries.

Bob Silvers quoted in MarketWatch, “Oil logs weekly drop on concerns over rise in U.S. crude supply and output”

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Bob Silvers, Managing Director of Energy and Life Sciences at SSA & Company, was quoted in a MarketWatch article titled “Oil logs weekly drop on concerns over rise in U.S. crude supply and output”, on the many factors that are driving oil prices right now. Bob was quoted suggesting that a rise in the price of oil will depend on the ability of U.S. companies to increase shale production. Bob Silvers is Managing Director of Energy and Life Sciences at SSA & Company. Read the full article here.

John Rodgers and Sachin Sachdeva contribute to International Banker, “Best Practices for Operational Compliance Transformation”

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SSA & Company’s John Rodgers and Sachin Sachdeva contributed an article, “Best Practices for Operational Compliance Transformation” to International Banker today. With stricter regulations, banks and other financial services companies have resources to compliance teams to signal to regulators that the organization is compliant with all laws. But these investments are usually met with budget cuts to operations groups and many companies have struggled to find a balance. In the article, John and Sachin suggest that through leveraging both operational improvements and data analytics and technology solutions companies can create more efficient, effective organizations and reduce regulatory risk. Specifically, the authors suggest: driving collaboration across compliance and implementation groups (Ops-Tech), investing in implementation groups, tapping the potential of advanced analytics and new technologies to improve operations and reduce costs, and leveraging external partnerships to drive efficiency and competitive advantage. To…

SSA & Company: Advanced Analytics, Leadership, and Future Growth

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Advanced Analytics, Leadership, and Future Growth With global GDP growth slowing, CEO tenure decreasing, and a talent shortage emerging, CEOs and management teams look to challenging—but exciting—opportunities provided by data and digital. The promise of new technologies and data tools to create faster, more comprehensive solutions has existed for decades, but today it has become a reality for most companies. The possibilities have increased exponentially—but just as importantly, costs have dramatically decreased. Despite cost and capability improvements, as well as investments in data analytics and new technologies, few companies have seen transformative results. Boards, CEOs, and management teams must ask themselves: How does this ever-expanding data resource directly or indirectly drive growth? SSA & Company hosted roundtables—convening leaders at Fortune 500 and private equity firms—to discuss opportunities and pitfalls of big data strategy execution. The private meetings were led by…

Jason Meil and Matthew Bedwell contributed an article, “The Art and Science of Evaluation” to AMA Quarterly’s Winter 2016-2017 edition

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SSA & Company’s Jason Meil and loans tucson The Miles Group (TMG)’s Matthew Bedwell’s article “The Art and Science of Evaluation” was featured yesterday in AMA Quarterly’s Winter 2016-2017 edition. For today’s leaders, human capital proves to be the biggest asset and cost. Yet, most companies do not prioritize measuring, assessing, and retaining that capital. Jason and Matthew lay out several ways in which data and analytics can drive performance management and help organizations grow and create value. For example, leaders struggle to quickly and easily capture feedback. Using new technology, like TMG’s app lloop, a tool that can help capture performance feedback “in the moment”, organizations can better capture, organize, and analyze feedback which can help drive “fact-based conversations and analyze performance against specific development goals.” While each organization may choose different data-strategies for human capital, there is little doubt that “applying art…

Wayne Dix quoted in Managed Care Magazine, “An Old-Fashioned Notion: Stand Behind Your Wares”

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Wayne Dix, Vice President, Healthcare at SSA & Company, was quoted in a Managed Care Magazine article titled “An Old-Fashioned Notion: Stand Behind Your Wares” on outcomes-based contracting in the pharmaceutical industry. According to Wayne, there may be several practical challenges to value-based contracts including “administrative nys deferred compensation loans overhead, the intricacies of data collection and validation, and understanding how or why the data are relevant to the agreement.” The article quotes Wayne’s thoughts on the importance of strong data analytics to make outcomes-based contracting work. Wayne Dix is Vice President, Healthcare at SSA & Company. Read the full article here.

Bob Silvers quoted on TheStreet.com, “Natural Gas Futures Down Over 10%, But Why?”

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Bob Silvers, Managing Director of Energy & Life Sciences at SSA & Company, was quoted in The Street’s “Natural Gas Futures Down Over 10%, best low interest personal loans But Why?” story on natural gas prices. The article shares Bob’s thoughts about ranging prices and their connection to weather. Due to the abundant supply of oil, Bob believes that prices will remain the same. “However, when prices are this low the percentage change appears to be significant, even with a small change in price.” Additionally, Bob suggests that while short-term spikes are initially due to weather forecasts, the news and the market’s tendency to react also impact price swings. Bob Silvers is Managing Director of Energy & Life Sciences at SSA & Company. Read the full article here.

John Rodgers quoted in Financial Advisor, “Life Insurer Challenges”

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John Rodgers, Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at SSA & Company, was quoted in Financial Advisor on challenges for life insurers. John makes the point that the Department of Labor regulations could have an adverse impact on agents’ ability to sell certain products–possibly leading to fewer choices. “Now there’s added fiduciary responsibility for their agents to their clients. The agents aren’t in a position to be experts on competitive products, only their own,” says John. Yet, John does not believe that President-elect Donald Trump will overturn the fiduciary ruling. With insurance constantly evolving, companies must be prepared to grapple with new rules and new complexities. John Rodgers is Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at SSA & Company. Read the full article here.

Deb Henretta featured on The Wall Street Journal, “Leadership Evolves Amid Tech Changes”

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Deb Henretta, SSA’s Senior Advisor was featured in the WSJ article “Leadership Evolves Amid Tech Changes” on how companies are changing their leadership structures to accommodate digital tools. The article mentions Deb’s leadership at P&G Asia where she helped revamp its leadership teams by adding data scientists into monthly strategy meetings. Although some leaders may view data scientists as outsiders lacking tenure, their objectivity uniquely serves them and helped Deb’s team “look at early trends that were starting to indicate a business problem.” Deb Henretta is Senior Advisor at SSA & Company. Read the full article here.  

John Rodgers quoted in Financial Advisor, “The Big Chill For Annuities In 2017″

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John Rodgers, Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at equity loan interest rates SSA & Company, was quoted in Financial Advisor on fiduciary regulations and insurance carriers. With a lack of clarity over what the regulations require, insurance carriers may be reluctant to do anything. “This uncertainty creates an unbelievable burden—a bottleneck that’s going to cause a backlog,” John says. Slowing down innovation will in turn impact industry growth, “especially with legacy companies,” he says. “New products are really all they have to bring in new customers.” John Rodgers is Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at SSA & Company. Read the full article here.

Wayne Dix quoted in Managed Care Magazine, “PBMs: Higher profile puts them in the crosshairs”

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Wayne Dix, Vice President, Healthcare at SSA & Company, loan fees amortization was quoted in a Managed Care Magazine article titled “PBMs: Higher profile puts them in the crosshairs” on the 2017 outlook for pharmaceutical benefit managers. The article quotes Wayne’s thoughts on the disruption caused by direct-to-consumer coupons and what it means for how PBMS function: “I think there are some pressures right now that are suggesting there is some rethinking that has to be done in terms of operational economics of how PBMs function.” Wayne Dix is Vice President, Healthcare at SSA & Company. Read the full article here.