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Mar 2019

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Country Profile


Australia

Heavy weather or summer lightning?

Australia has been an oddity amongst developed nations – because it has shown uninterrupted economic growth for decades. Storm clouds are gathering on the horizon.
 

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Damp squib or spanking report?

The final report from the Royal Commission was released at 4.10pm on 4 February. Prior to its release, industry observers were referring to it as the ‘spanking report’. After its publication it’s been called a ‘damp squib’.
 


A watershed year for brokers

The Royal Commission came down hard on many sectors of the Australian insurance industry – but brokers emerged largely unscathed. Steadfast’s Robert Kelly explains why – and remains bullish about the year ahead.
 

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Commissions, add-on insurance and claims

Behind the headlines and behind the hype, a lot of people were put to a lot of effort to provide the Royal Commission with the data to be able to make its recommendations. The Insurance Council of Australia’s Campbell Fuller talks about the issues facing the general insurance sector.
 

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New risk categories for Australia

For its land size, Australia has a small population – but insurance penetration is so high that it makes the nation very interesting for insurers, reinsurers and risk modellers. RMS’ Pierre Wiart to discuss new risks and the models.
 

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Biggest in claims administration

Sedgwick chief executive officer of Australia Diego Ascani took time out to talk about building on the strengths of Cunningham Lindsay under the new brand of Sedgwick.
 

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Corporate culture, climate risk and cyber

With many in the insurance sector spending inordinate amounts of 2018 bracing themselves ahead of the Royal Commission report, it is good to see the reinsurance sector making steady progress. Munich Re’s Ralph Ronnenberg talks about what’s keeping reinsurers on their toes.
 

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Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation update

Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation CEO Dr Christopher Wallace provides a market update.
 

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Young, healthy and globally connected

Insurtech Australia’s CEO provides a first-hand perspective of the fast-growing InsurTech scene Down Under.
 

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