Sep 2015

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GIC Re: Competition is good for the Indian market

The recent amendment to the Insurance Act in India has drawn the attention of the reinsurance industry worldwide to the Indian market with a number of global players ready to set up branches in the country. State-owned GIC Re has been the sole domestic reinsurer in the market and the company is preparing itself to take on competition on its home turf. In an exclusive interview with Asia Insurance Review, Mr K Sanath Kumar, who became Acting Chairman cum Managing Director on 1 August, speaks on the immediate priorities and challenges before him. By Jimmy John

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The Great American dream

In his first interview as CEO of Great American Insurance Company - Singapore Branch, Mr Chee Keng Koon shares that other than looking to grow the newly established company's presence in Singapore and the region, the insurer aims to contribute to the industry by giving deserving Asian talent a platform to grow and showcase their expertise. By Benjamin Ang

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MetLife Asia Chief: Will your company still be around in 10 years?

An incumbent seeking disruption. An exclusive interview with Mr Christopher Townsend, President, Asia, MetLife, at the launch of the insurer's first global innovation centre in Singapore. By Benjamin Ang

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AGCS: Bringing differentiation and innovation to customers

Mr Chin Feng, CEO of Hong Kong & Greater China, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) shares his view of the region where hypercompetition and talent retention and training are daily challenges as well as AGCS' focus and priorities which are geared towards the customers' evolving needs.

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Munich Re: High growth in High Net Worth

Mr Warren Hong, Head of High Net Worth (Asia), Life Reinsurance, Munich Re, shares the reasons behind the reinsurer setting up a dedicated unit focused on the HNW segment and why growth is expected to continue in the segment. By Benjamin Ang

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Hong Kong's Bank Consortium Trust: Where is the love?

The Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme in Hong Kong has attracted its fair share of criticism in past years. Ms Ka Shi Lau, Managing Director and CEO of BCT Group (which comprises BCT Financial Limited and Bank Consortium Trust Company), one of the largest MPF providers in Hong Kong, speaks up in defence of an industry that is too often lambasted, and makes the case for investment restrictions to be relaxed. By Gregory Taylor

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