Mar 2013

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Special Feature

CEOs in the News - Kudos to the newsmakers!

One came out of retirement to help keep a giant from toppling, while another rallied the industry to be relevant again to the world. There is also one who is making a comeback in insurance with bigger ambitions and more money to fuel them, and still another who had threatened to move his company out of its birthplace. They and a few more caught our attention the past year and are our worthy newsmakers. By Manuelita Contreras

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Lesson from the floods - Room for the serious as market evolves

Since the disastrous infamous Thai floods, Thailand has seen corrections made, lessons learnt and opportunities seized. Asia Insurance Review looks at what is in store for committed and serious players.

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Lesson from the floods - Asia-Pacific: Hot-spot analysis necessary to deal with value accumulation

Mr Andreas Siebert of Munich Re discusses the importance of tracking and analysing exposures to natural catastrophes and, in turn, minimising their impact on balance sheets.

April Renewal Feature - Japan values long-term continuity

Japanese insurers are looking for a more positive renewal outlook from their reinsurers. Mr Edward Fenton of Guy Carpenter gives us the feel on the ground.

April Renewal Feature - Reinsuring the sophisticated Korean market

Mr Malcolm Steingold of Aon Benfield looks at the coming Korean treaty renewal, observing that some programmes are impacted by losses and that capacity is still plentiful.

April Renewal Feature - Key Focus - Clients and sustainability

In the build-up to the April treaty renewals for India, Japan and Korea, three reinsurers share their key focuses and expectations.

Training needs in the market - Corporate mentoring - Bridging the generation gap

How important is mentoring in the transfer of knowledge from the experienced to the future leadership in an organisation? Ms Karine Kam from the Singapore College of Insurance discusses.

Special Life & Health Feature - Funding longer lives: The role of health insurance in Asia

Ms Marianne Gilchrist of Swiss Re shares how people aged 40 and above are planning to fund their healthcare expenses in retirement.

Special Life & Health Feature - The future of Employee Benefits in Asia

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Asia explores the employee benefits sector in Asia, urging the need for the plans to be flexible, relevant with a holistic approach.