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Aug 2017

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Think Tank

The Geneva Association - Sovereign Risk Financing and Risk Transfer Schemes: A critical component of a comprehensive disaster risk management strategy

The Geneva Association, in collaboration with the Insurance Development Forum (IDF), is introducing a framework for the development of sovereign risk financing and risk transfer programmes as critical components of a comprehensive approach to disaster risk management to governments. 
 


View from India

Home insurance: Indians are not at home with it!

In India, many are still ignoring issues pertaining to safety and security of their homes. Could the new Real Estate Regulatory Authority Act (RERA Act) be a game-changer? 
 


Sustainability

Innovating for sustainable aquaculture growth

Asia is home to several of the world’s largest aquaculture production countries including China, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Philippines, Bangladesh and South Korea. Mr Yu Deng of Swiss Re discusses the expanding sector and how insurance programmes can be tapped for its sustainable growth. 
 

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Focus on Investments

Opportunities for investment growth amidst a regulatory power up

Mr Paul Sandhu of Conning Asia Pacific Limited outlines some of the new and evolving market dynamics facing insurers in Asia, specifically in China, and possible solutions to support the upward momentum of Asia’s insurance market.
 


New solvency regimes will alter approach to investments

Changes in solvency and accounting rules will prompt insurance companies in Asia to rethink their investment decisions. We speak with Dr Bruce Porteous of Standard Life Investments about the current investment situation in Asia.
 

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CAT Focus

CAT resilience: Cementing the cornerstones

Experts and regulators at the 15th Conference on Catastrophe Insurance in Asia exhorted the industry and countries alike to collaborate and beef up disaster risk management in the face of increasingly volatile risks. 
 

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IT in Insurance

Impact of five technology forces on the Engagement Era

With InsurTech exploding and disrupting the insurance scene, Mr Ian Tavener of Guidewire shares five technology forces and their impact on the sector. 
 


Cyber

Risk management across supply chain vital to cyber defence

The interconnected and unbounded nature of the cyber means that each company is vulnerable to risks from each partner in the ecosystem. Cyber security requires a collaborative effort supported by information sharing, said speakers at the 2nd Asia Cyber Risk Summit. 
 

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