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Nov 2019

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Looking after customers first

COUNTRY PROFILE - Japan

Meiji Yasuda Life is finding that its home market still has room for growth. We spoke to Akio Negishi about growing life insurance market in Japan.
 


Battlin' Catlin

COVER STORY - Reinsurance

Stephen Catlin is back on the scene, four years after selling the company that carried his name to XL Group for $4.1bn – and two years after he retired from the company. Now he’s back with a new venture called Convex – because...

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Insurers face a bumpy road ahead

SOUTH ASIA SPOTLIGHT

The Sri Lanka insurance industry grew 9.5% to $1bn in gross written premiumsin 2018.

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Featured Articles


All Stories

  • Magazine article aboutEditor-s-Message

    Editor's Message

    This is indeed a bumper issue as there is so much happening around the world threatening everyone’s peace of mind every which way. The world is fraught with tensions be it politics, global economics, terrorism, cyber, natural disasters or just...

Cover Story

Reinsurance

  • Magazine article aboutBattlin-Catlin

    Battlin' Catlin

    Stephen Catlin is back on the scene, four years after selling the company that carried his name to XL Group for $4.1bn – and two years after he retired from the company. Now he’s back with a new venture called Convex – because...

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  • Simply resilience

    Societies that are unprepared for external shocks delivered by nature are prone to disequilibrium. Insurance and reinsurance can help prepare societies to deal with these events – and that’s a role that SCOR intends to continue to play,...

  • A future in specialised solutions

    Munich Re chief executive officer Dr Joachim Wenning, discusses the shifting dynamics within the industry.

Insurance

General

  • Magazine article aboutHere-for-the-long-run

    Here for the long run

    Singapore is a notoriously competitive market for non-life insurers with significantly less than half the players making an underwriting profit in any one year. We spoke to United Overseas Insurance’s David Chan Mun Wai to find out what a boon...

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  • Insurance can manage your liabilities well

    All businesses, big or small, have a third-party exposure. This exposure could be in the form of customers, contractors, collaborators, contract workers and more.

Risk

Country Profile

Japan

  • Magazine article aboutLooking-after-customers-first

    Looking after customers first

    Meiji Yasuda Life is finding that its home market still has room for growth. We spoke to Akio Negishi about growing life insurance market in Japan.

  • Ups and down for non-life players

    Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance is a well-known brand throughout Asia but its home is in Japan, where it is responsible for managing group non-life insurance activities globally. We spoke to Mitsui Sumitomo’s Noriyuki Hara to get a glimpse of...

  • Market for natural risks will expand

    Toa Re is both a large reinsurer and a very nimble player in the Japanese market. Toa Re’s Tomoatsu Noguchi talks to Asia Insurance Review about business growth, Nat CAT, cyber, China and more.

China

Technology

  • Magazine article aboutThe-InsurTech-revolution

    The InsurTech revolution

    Digitalisation is changing the way insurers operate and interact with customers worldwide. It is also mixing up the market, with new digital players entering the scene. The potential of InsurTechs is especially pronounced across the Asia Pacific...

News

Asian

Product Bites

Notebook

People on the move

Diary

East Asian Insurance Day

Women in insurance

  • Magazine article aboutAdvice-for-women-joining-the-industry

    Advice for women joining the industry

    Pacific Life Re’s head of pricing, underwriting & claims Joanne Yeo advises young female professionals in the industry to not limit their thinking in the pursuit of their dreams.

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South Asia spotlight

  • Magazine article aboutA-microinsurance-hub-in-the-making

    A microinsurance hub in the making

    Bangladesh, with a population of 163m and over 30% living below the national poverty line, offers tremendous scope for microinsurance.

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  • Microinsurance to gain traction in Asia

    The 15th international conference on inclusive insurance will be held in Bangladesh in November. Munich Re Foundation’s Dirk Reinhard gives as his take on the event.

  • Ahoy Asia

    The International Committee for Insurance Medicine congress moves to in India in November. ICLAM president Dr Detloff Rump gives a sneak peek.