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  • Aon appoints Grant Rovellia as regional director for Australia

    Aon Australia has appointed Mr Grant Rovelli as a director for south-east Queensland, where he will lead a team of 47 staff across eight branches in the region and report to Mr Kevan Johnston, managing director (commercial). Mr Rovelli will also join the commercial leadership team.

    People | 22 Mar 2019
  • Australia: Mental health ranks 3rd in top 10 causes of life claims

    The Financial Services Council (FSC) has highlighted new life insurance data on mental health as part of a four-year, industry funded data project at its annual Life Insurance Conference in Sydney yesterday.

    Asia | 22 Mar 2019
  • Australia: Regulator urges insurers to move from awareness to action on climate change

    The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) will increase its scrutiny of how insurers, banks and superannuation trustees are managing the financial risks of climate change to their businesses.

    Asia | 21 Mar 2019
  • Australia: Health insurance costs top household worries for the 1st time

    Health insurance has overtaken electricity as the main household cost concern in the latest quarterly survey of more than 1,000 Australians by CHOICE, the leading consumer advocacy group in Australia. This is the first time health insurance costs is the topmost concern for households since the survey began in 2014.

    Asia | 20 Mar 2019
  • Australia: Govt mulls mandatory plan for access to vehicle service and repair data

    The government is considering the design of a mandatory scheme for access to motor vehicle service and repair information. The objective is to enable consumers to have their vehicle repaired by the repairer of their choice who can provide professional and safe service and repair services.

    Asia | 19 Mar 2019
  • Australia: Frequency of extreme hot days rising

    The Australian Actuaries Climate Index, updated for the first time since its launch in late 2018, shows that the number of extreme hot days was above historical levels in both winter and spring 2018, and that portions of Australia remained extraordinarily dry showing distinct signs of drought.

    Asia | 18 Mar 2019
  • Regional director appointed for Australian broker

    Aon Australia has appointed Mr Grant Rovelli as a director for south-east Queensland, where he will lead a team of 47 staff across eight branches in the region and report to Mr Kevan Johnston, managing director (commercial). Mr Rovelli will also join the commercial leadership team.

    Latest News | 15 Mar 2019
  • Australia: Zurich in alliance to strengthen capacity in M&A insurance

    Zurich Australia Insurance has announced a new underwriting agency partnership that will boost its capacity in the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) insurance space.

    Asia | 15 Mar 2019
  • Australia: Regulator says fees-for-no-service reviews are taking too long

    The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has said that financial institutions had taken too long to conduct reviews of their fees-for-no-service (FFNS) activities.

    Asia | 12 Mar 2019
  • Nat CATS in Feb cause widespread damage

    The month of February this year saw significant damages incurred due to various natural disaster events occurring worldwide, afflicting insurers and economies. Of note, over 22,204 claims were filed for damages caused by widespread flooding in Australia's Northern Queensland region and payouts exceeded A$893m ($635m), according to the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA). The Australian economy's total economic losses, including damage to property, infrastructure, and agriculture, is expected to hit at least A$1.7bn.

    Latest News | 11 Mar 2019


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