May 2019

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Fourteen markets: All different


Singapore-headquartered Sompo Holdings (Asia) was established in 2008. The firm’s newly appointed CEO Daniel Neo outlines the growth strategy of the insurer, strategic relationships and technology.

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Grab ready to deliver insurance to the masses

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Grab’s insurance head Tom Duncan outlines the company’s vision to provide simpler access to protection cover.

Greying population and gap in pension funding are major challenges


The increase in longevity and the declining birth-rate is leading to a rapidly greying population in China.

Featured Articles

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    Editor's Message

    Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May in a world plagued by more bad news with the wrath of nature and speed of information spread like wildfire. And then there are deep fears of protectionism and nationalism even among leading nations which...

Country Profile

Hong Kong

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    RMB and InsurTech: A good time to be alive

    With the Greater Bay Area project in full swing, and mainland Chinese regulations looking favourably upon Hong Kong’s reinsurers, Peak Re has seen a surge in business and revenue over the past year.

  • Life in Hong Kong

    We caught up with HSBC’s Edward Moncreiffe to find out what is driving growth and what the immediate future holds in store.

  • Breathing new life into the market

    With recent developments involving China’s Greater Bay Area initiative, and the Hong Kong Insurance Authority’s moves to strengthen the insurance market further, the city’s life insurers have a lot to look forward to.



  • Asia: SIRC unveils theme for 2019 conference: Winds of Change

    Preparations are well underway for the 16th Singapore International Reinsurance Conference (SIRC), which will take place from 29 October to 1 November 2019 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

  • Asia: Morbidity seen as the single most important protection gap

    The most frequently mentioned protection gap in emerging Asia relates to morbidity: increasing environmental pollution, changing lifestyles and aging give rise to a rapid growth of cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, according to a report...

  • Australia: Grain brokers promote credit risk insurance

    The need for management of credit risk by farmers has been highlighted in recent months by the failure of two grain-trading companies on the east coast of Australia in the first quarter of 2019. In each case, market participants are owed many...

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    A dynamic approach to life reinsurance

    The traditional life reinsurance model typically involves perpetual treaties linked to an underlying product. Guy Carpenter’s Matthew Rose, Justin Ward and Victor Hai provide some insights.

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View from India


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    Premium growth in Asia forecast

    The global economy is less resilient now than it was 10 years ago. However, emerging Asia is a bright spot, especially with some countries forging ambitious national visions and benefiting from technology as an enabler for success.

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  • Investment and hedging for life companies in Hong Kong

    The Insurance Authority of Hong Kong plans to update the solvency capital framework for the insurance sector in the territory. Mr Alan Yip from JP Morgan Asset Management looks at the implications for life companies.


Asia Insurance Industry Awards 2018 winners

  • Winners to be proud of

    Winning one of the prestigious top slots at the Asia Insurance Industry Awards is a tremendous achievement. Read some inspirational tales of how recent winners used their accolades to good effect.