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Mar 2022

Market Profile


Protected today, prepared for tomorrow

Last month, the APRA published its policy and supervision priorities for the year ahead focused on financial stability during the pandemic – but also emphasising new and emerging financial risks, practices and business models that are testing traditional regulatory boundaries and supervisory practices.

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Improved performance and stability belie an uncertain future

The life insurance industry in Australia recorded a return to profit in the financial year ending in June 2021, revealing the resilience of the sector.

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Terrorism reinsurance pool powers ahead as review confirms future

Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation looks forward to fulfilling its purpose during 2022, with support for the terrorism reinsurance scheme extended and confirmed.

Earnings rebound on the cards

The aggregate profits of the seven ASX-listed insurers is expected to show an annual growth rate for the full year.

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General insurers stay resilient in a challenging environment

The Australian general insurance industry faced tough headwinds in 2021, with a fall in profits, largely resulting from higher weather-related claims and lower investment returns.

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Bracing against volatile headwinds

Reinsurers in Australia are expecting volatility ahead due to inflation, cyber threats and climate change.

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Insurers need to revamp to compete with InsurTechs

The Australian InsurTech scene presents an opportunity for both incumbents and new technology players to redefine the insurance industry’s value proposition.

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Reinsurance pool for Nat CAT damage

The Australian federal government has finalised the design of the reinsurance pool for cyclone and related flood damage, following consultation on draft legislation.

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Long shadows, high hopes

Without doubt the pandemic, the increased severity of Nat CAT and the ongoing multi-sector spat with China are casting long shadows over the risk landscape in Australia.

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