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Universal Life: A Path to Success for Latin America and Beyond

See a path to success for universal life in Latin America and beyond.

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More than 200 insurance and financial executives around the world share how they view FinTech and InsurTech.

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July 2018

The latest research on the retirement funding gap surging across Asia, an in-depth study of today's insurance consumers, and more.

February 2018

Growth opportunities in bancassurance, wearables, and insight into the minds of executives.

December 2017

Bancassurance success stories, business challenges worrying executives, and preparing for disruption.

June 2017

Learn what executives are doing to drive growth, how representatives can create lasting business relationships with female clients, and understand the mindset of self-identified middle-class consumers in the U.S. and Canada.

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Meet the Team

Larry Hartshorn
Corporate Vice President and Director, International Research, LIMRA and LOMA

Larry Hartshorn

(860) 285-7718

lhartshorn@limra.com

Corporate Vice President and Director, International Research, LIMRA and LOMA

Larry Hartshorn is responsible for driving LIMRA and LOMA member value and growth for global markets. This includes the development and execution of LIMRA’s international research strategy to provide insights on trends in products and distribution, consumer behavior and sentiment, and regulation and technology for markets throughout the world. He also leads the global consulting program across the enterprise, ensuring our members can leverage our deep knowledge of best practices in the global insurance industry, gain practical solutions, and receive hands-on tactical support to solve problems and implement a variety of projects.

Prior to joining LIMRA in 2015, Larry was Aetna’s executive director for Greater China in Shanghai. His responsibilities included strategic planning, research, management operation and consulting. Larry also previously served as research program manager for The Ohio State University, managing a multi-million dollar cluster of private, state, and federal grants targeting primary, secondary and higher education curriculum reform.

Janice Sun
Associate Research Analyst, LIMRA

Janice Sun

+86 13901751363

jsun@limra.com

Associate Research Analyst, LIMRA

Janice joined the International Research team in July 2016. She is responsible for supporting the development and execution of the Limra international research program in the Greater China region. Prior to joining LIMRA, Janice was a senior manager in HR professional at both multinational and domestic insurers in China for many years. She received her B.A. in English from Shanghai International Studies University in 1999.
Hernán Poblete Miranda
Associate Research Director, International Research, LIMRA and LOMA

Hernán Poblete Miranda

Associate Research Director, International Research, LIMRA and LOMA

Hernán is responsible for the LIMRA Research Program in Latin America. He specializes in market research and development of distribution, communication and marketing tools. Previously, he was Deputy Director of LIMRA Operations for Latin America for 8 years, during which time he designed strategic contents in distribution and marketing for the associated companies, and carried out consulting activities in human resources, recruitment, selection and training. In 2007 he co-founded IMR, an international network of specialists in research and strategic design. Since then he has conducted market studies, design and development of distribution and marketing strategies for companies in Peru, Chile, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.
Saurav Biswas
Associate Director, International Research, LIMRA

Saurav Biswas

+852-54116664

SBiswas@limra.com

Associate Director, International Research, LIMRA

Saurav is responsible for providing methodology oversight to all International Research activities. In addition, he conducts a wide variety of research, collaborates research liaison, contributes towards Strategic Issues Series papers besides promoting LIMRA's research. Saurav is a seasoned Strategy & Research professional and has experience of working on a wide range of areas such as Consumer research, Strategy & Operations, Economic research, Financial research while working for large corporations like Swiss Reinsurance company, Walmart and other prominent research organizations.

Saurav holds an MBA in International Business from Amity University and is currently working towards FLMI designation.

Kristen Gillis, ALMI
Research Analyst, LIMRA

Kristen Gillis, ALMI

(860) 298-3919

kgillis@limra.com

Research Analyst, LIMRA

Gillis has been an analyst on the International Research team since 2011. She currently conducts research and reports on the regions of Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America. She joined the team with a background in project management, communication writing, life insurance and finance.

She received her B.A. from the University of Connecticut and is currently working to obtain an FLMI designation.