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Jun 2014

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The rise of Asian regional players: Time to dream big

COVER STORY

Asian insurers and reinsurers have certainly come a long way and it is time to dream big. One even plans to be in the top three global ranking by 2050. As these industry leaders start to flex their muscles, read about the factors in their favour and their plans to boost their business pie and stature in the market including through intra-Asian cooperation.


Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos - Ongoing opportunities still in sight

COUNTRY PROFILE

Though these emerging markets are still not drawing the expected FDIs, they still hold promising potential given the low market penetration. The lack of standardised regulations, improper pricing strategy, claims handling and unqualified agents pose...

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Risk managers: Risk management needs to be a boardroom issue

SPOTLIGHT

Risk managers at the roundtable organised by Asia Insurance Review in Hong Kong look at the critical issues and challenges facing them today from loss prevention, coping with reputational fall-outs, managing enterprise risks, applying risk...


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Cover Story

  • The rise of Asian regional players: Time to dream big

    Asian insurers and reinsurers have certainly come a long way and it is time to dream big. One even plans to be in the top three global ranking by 2050. As these industry leaders start to flex their muscles, read about the factors in their favour and...

Interviews

  • Prudential: "Doing well by doing good"

    In a special interview, Mr Barry Stowe, Chief Executive, Prudential Corporation Asia, talks about their Asian strategy, his view of the ASEAN Economic Community and shares that he is proud to be "doing well by doing good".

  • FM Global: The anti-ageing product

    Mr Stefano Tranquillo, Division Manager, Asia Pacific, Factory Mutual Insurance Company, shares why insurance is an anti-ageing product, and the differences and similarities he sees across regions when it comes to risk management and mitigation. By...

  • Towers Watson: Opportunities abound with data

    Pricing deregulation is expected to take place in a number of Asian markets like Malaysia, China, India and Vietnam. Insurers in the region are keen to tap into this development to achieve sustainable profit with many eager to use tools like...

Country Profile

  • Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos - Ongoing opportunities still in sight

    Though these emerging markets are still not drawing the expected FDIs, they still hold promising potential given the low market penetration. The lack of standardised regulations, improper pricing strategy, claims handling and unqualified agents pose...

  • Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos - Promising potential

    The insurance markets of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia are showing promising potential. Mr Saman Wijaya Bandara of EY Vietnam gives a succinct insight into each country's industry, looking at players in the market, products, regulatory development and...

  • Cambodia and Laos: Does it make sense to enter now?

    Cambodia's and Laos' insurance markets are much smaller than neighbouring Vietnam's. Messrs Ben McDermott and Alan Merten of Towers Watson explore the situations in both markets and say that realism, patience and an ability to run efficient low-cost...

Spotlight

News

People on the move

Think Tank

Legal Page

  • Political Risk Insurance vs Bilateral Investment Treaties

    Bilateral Investment Treaties and Political Risk Insurance covers are both risk mitigation tools for foreign investors. Mr Ian Roberts and Ms Vanessa Kilner of Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore point out the crucial differences between them.

Risk Management Feature

  • Bring on tomorrow: A balanced diet for your balance sheet

    Consumers are getting particular about where their food comes from. Ms Penny Seach and Ms Sheri Wilbanks of AIG say this affects agricultural producers including the supply chains, increasing the effort required by them to certify the nature of...

Special Feature

Global News

Conference Reports

Reinsurance Update

  • Claims and innovations in Australia: The phoenix rises

    Australia's life insurance industry, which has been suffering since 2011, is now rising from its ashes, led by claims management innovation, says Mr André Dreyer from RGA Reinsurance Co of Australia Ltd.

  • Emerging risks need reinsurers' expertise

    Life reinsurers are needed for their technical expertise in many areas. In Asia, these include longevity insurance, long-term care insurance, capital management solutions amongst others, says Mr Paolo De Martin from SCOR Global Life.

Events News

Curtain raiser

  • IIS marks 50 years of leadership

    As the international world of insurance meets in London this month for the International Insurance Society's (IIS) 50th Seminar, we recap some of the issues of the day which had dominated IIS discussions in recent years. By Ridwan Abbas