Nov 2012

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Special Feature

EAIC Special: Celebrating 50 years of international collaboration in insurance

The story of the East Asian Insurance Congress (EAIC) started in 1962, and during the last 50 years, it has grown to become the focal point of the region’s insurance industry. The Congress celebrates its golden jubilee during the 26th biennial conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in early November. We take a trip down the memory lane of this must-attend insurance event, its milestones, to its present and the future path it will take. By Gaurav Sharma

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Bermuda Focus - Testing times amidst rising capital

On the heels of the tough year with 2011’s huge losses and the attendant worry over capital shortage in the reinsurance world, the Bermuda reinsurance scene has been redesigned dynamically with the onslaught of alternative reinsurance solutions and the capital markets swung into high gear. We bring you a quick look at the tough past and the heady future in Bermuda, dubbed the world’s risk capital.

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Bermuda Focus - The use of Bermuda vehicles in Asia

Mr Jeffrey Kirk of Appleby looks at the growing use of Bermuda insurance vehicles in Asia as more companies look for sophisticated services, products and flexible bespoke risk transfer mechanisms.

Letter from Labuan - Moving ahead with Labuan IBFC

Brighton Management Ltd is a Labuan market maker and in this interview, their Managing Director Annie Undikai, gives her insight on the latest changes in Labuan’s IBFC’s insurance industry, its uniqueness and its prospect for the future.

Effective Customer Care - Defining new business models

Mr Paul Robinson of IBM Financial Services Sector talks about using advanced technology to define new business models to enhance customers’ experiences.

Training needs in the market - Corporate Coaching: The organisational win-all

Singapore College of Insurance’s Ms Karine Kam discusses the positive energy that corporate coaching brings to the organisation at all levels.

Claims Management Feature - Turning claims management into strategic competitive advantage

Mr Ian Cheng, Ms Joanna Wong and Mr Priyank Rastogi from Ernst & Young Asia-Pacific summarise key findings from their survey, confirming the importance of aligning claims management to overall business strategy.

Universal Life Insurance Focus - Could Indexed Universal Life products be the next big thing in Asia?

Indexed Universal Life has been a popular product in the US for close to a decade. Could it do well in Asia? Mr Naveed Irshad of RGA International discusses the issues.

Asset Management Feature - Optimising risk and reward in uncertain times

Mr Stephen Sonlin of Conning explains how the rethinking on the management of capital has led to greater reliance on more sophisticated risk and capital management solutions.