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Nov 2015

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Organisational Focus: Operating in a vulnerable economy

The latest economic research reaffirms Asia Pacific's position as the growth engine of the global economy. While being cautiously optimistic about the region, Mr Marc Archambault of SCOR Global Life Asia-Pacific says that the VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) embedded in the current economic environment have led to a fifth element to consider: Vulnerability.


Special Feature: Why some Western insurance multinationals succeed in Asia while others struggle

Mr Gordon Perchthold of Managing Across Asia shares preliminary research on the patterns that contribute to the success of Western multinationals in Asia, lessons drawn from secondary research of corporate histories and in-depth interviews with current and retired Chairpersons and CEOs.

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Special Feature on Regulation

With the IAIS Annual Seminar this month in Marrakech, we look at regulators in action and how insurers need to sharpen their edge in dealing with regulatory changes as well as regulatory challenges faced by MNCs when structuring their multinational insurance programmes.


Special Feature on Regulation: Regulators in action

This update, brought to you by PwC, gives a roundup of key regulatory activities around the region in the recent few months.


Special Feature in Regulation: Untying the knot: Sharpening strategies for regulatory change

Mr Simon Copley of PwC Hong Kong shares steps insurers in Asia need to take to understand and embrace numerous regulatory developments and emerge stronger from it all.


Special Feature on Regulation: Arranging a multinational programme

Since the beginning of the 20th century, international business arrangements have led to an exponential increase in the number of multinational corporations (MNCs). Ms Tricia Koh of Generali Global Corporate & Commercial looks at the regulatory challenges of such companies when they structure their multinational insurance programmes.

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Life Feature: Innovation on all fronts needed for future success

We bring you highlights of the Greater China Life Insurance Symposium held in Shanghai last September organised by LIMRA and LOMA.

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Life Feature: Industry calls for proficient pension planning

Asia faces pressing pension and retirement security issues regardless of the individual country's stage of economic development. The industry must answer this call of duty, but it is also clear that governments must be the ones to take the lead, say experts at the recent 11th Asia Conference on Pensions & Retirement Planning.

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Investment Feature: Master the art of asset allocation

Mr Denis Gould of HSBC Global Asset Management shares why investors still tend to get asset allocation wrong.


Investment Feature: Sovereign wealth funds spur expansion of the insurance industry

Avicennia Capital, the insurance holding company of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Malaysia's strategic investment fund, has the distinct advantage of leveraging on the sovereign wealth fund's existing global market presence and resources. Mr Alexander Ankel of Avicennia Capital says by serving as an alternative financial services investment in the non-banking sector, it also contributes to the development of growth markets.

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