Oct 2018

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Ecosystems: The new insurance gameplay?


The need for the insurance industry to step up its customer engagement game has led insurers increasingly to pursue partnerships with third parties and InsurTechs to develop more robust offerings. HiNounou Intelligent Robot Company CEO and founder Charles Bark and AXA Partners (Singapore) CEO Julie Ing shed light on the emergence of the ecosystem trend as they elaborate on the first-ever insurance-as-a-service solution for China’s elderly.

Insurance: the future will be transformed by human capital


With lots of technological ‘disruptions’ happening in the insurance industry, it needs to look at how to ‘insure’ its own future. Asia Insurance Review speaks to some insurance HR professionals for their views on how best the...

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Towards a more resilient sector


Ahead of the 24th Indonesia Rendezvous held on 24-27 October in Bali, Asia Insurance Review speaks to the Indonesian regulator, Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK), about the priorities for insurance supervision, as well as efforts to boost insurance...

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Featured Articles

All Stories

  • Magazine article aboutEditor-s-Message

    Editor's Message

    October is a super busy time for the industry even as several countries in North Asia take a nice long autumn break till the 10th. We add to the hive of activities with several important conferences, including our Takaful Rendezvous in KL where,...

Country Profile




People on the move



  • Magazine article aboutNat-CAT-The-calm-before-the-year-end-storm

    Nat CAT- The 'calm' before the year-end storm

    While the conversation this time last year was about hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Asia at this time is reeling from losses far closer to home. As we go to print, Mother Nature is wreaking havoc across multiple countries - with typhoon Jebi, super...

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  • A national leader of the industry

    The National Reinsurance Corporation of the Philippines got itself a new CEO in August when Allan Rossi Santos took over. Asia Insurance Review sat down with him to discuss the state of the Philippines reinsurance industry, and his plans for the...


  • Monte-Carlo calling

    A first hand report from a first-time delegate on a first-rate event in the annual insurance industry calendar. Sun, sea and service.


  • AICLA concludes successful BI claims conference in Bangkok

    The Australasian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters (AICLA) and Thailand Insurance Institute (TII) held a two-day machinery breakdown insurance workshop earlier in August. The event covered an overview of power generation facilities and the...


Life & health

General: Marine

  • Making headway in port technology

    As the global industry moves into a new era in which the IoT technology, AI and digitalisation form the backbone of business practices, advances in smart-port technology are beginning to encompass all transport platforms. Some expert insights from...


  • Magazine article aboutHow-2018-s-intensified-geopolitical-risks-could-impact-Japan-and-Asia

    How 2018's intensified geopolitical risks could impact Japan and Asia

    The structural and interconnected nature of 2018’s global risks threaten the very system on which societies, economies, and international relations are based. This report from Marsh.

  • Risk in Japan

    In the run-up to PARIMA’s inaugural Tokyo conference in October, Asia Insurance Review gets an update from one of its Japanese members, Toyota Tsusho Corporation general manager, insurance department, food and consumer services division...


  • Magazine article aboutAn-agricultural-world-first

    An agricultural world-first

    AgriTask and Mapfre recently launched a ground-breaking innovation for the agricultural sector, which would allow for much improved efficiency in a complicated industry. We spoke to AgriTask CEO Israel Fraier about the unique capabilities of this...

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  • The impact of AI in insurance

    People today expect 24/7 access to services, along with personalised customer support available instantly and on demand. In this competitive business environment, enterprise AI solutions are steadily enhancing operational efficiency, improving...

  • How InsurTechs can build a sure-win insurance proposition

    While disruption appears to be the new normal, Insurtech Australia CEO and co-founder Simon O’Dell says Asia’s market is still up and coming. And with Southeast Asia flagged as a high growth insurance market, local players are best...

Product Bites

  • Product Bites

    Japan: ‘Minpaku’ products come to market Hong Kong: Prudential announces multi-claim critical illness protection solution Singapore: Etiqa launches personal cyber insurance Global: Aon offers $350m reinsurance capacity for new...


  • Magazine article aboutNo-better-time-to-buy-cyber-insurance

    No better time to buy cyber insurance

    As ransomware and data breach incidents hit the headlines more frequently, the dangers of ‘silent cyber’ continue to lurk. Yet insurers are starting to get a handle on insuring cyber and are ever more enthusiastic about its potential,...

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  • Back in black (tie)

    The 15th Australian Insurance Industry Awards, co-hosted by ANZIIF and AIR, was at the Big Top in Sydney’s Luna Park this year. It was a big night, and one that recognised a good number of worthy winners in an insurance sector that is on edge...

  • Insurance: the future will be transformed by human capital

    With lots of technological ‘disruptions’ happening in the insurance industry, it needs to look at how to ‘insure’ its own future. Asia Insurance Review speaks to some insurance HR professionals for their views on how best the...


  • Magazine article aboutPeak-practice

    Peak practice

    As reinsurers around the world find their underwriting business under increasing pressure, the hunt for yield from their investments intensifies. Hong Kong-headquartered Peak Re has had some remarkable successes on this front, as CEO Franz Hahn...

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  • ILS market looks to Asia for further growth

    The insurance linked securities (ILS) market is now over two decades old. Since the execution of the first catastrophe bond transaction in the late 1990s, the alternative risk transfer market has evolved and matured impressively. Guy Carpenter Asia...