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Jan 2015

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P&C look back and prospects: Stage 2015 set: Regulations, risk management, Real Action!

COVER STORY

2014 came and went by in a flash, albeit not without leaving its mark on history. We look back at the most significant events and trends that have kept industry players awake at night, all of which they say will continue to play out in the year ahead.


Awaiting the "Open Sesame" to higher ideals

COUNTRY PROFILE

The excitement is on the FDI easing. They say it will dramatically transform the outlook and strategies of the main players in the market. Some just need it to get more capital pumped in to improve systems and processes. But the excitement is...

Breaking News: Indonesia - Regulator proposes more business be placed with local reinsurers

NEWS

Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (OJK or Otoritas Jasa Keuangan) has proposed for insurers to retain or reinsure more business with domestic reinsurers, in order to "improve and optimise capacity in the country".


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Interviews

Special Feature

Cover Story

Country Profile

  • Awaiting the "Open Sesame" to higher ideals

    The excitement is on the FDI easing. They say it will dramatically transform the outlook and strategies of the main players in the market. Some just need it to get more capital pumped in to improve systems and processes. But the excitement is...

  • A crossroad awaits

    In the 15 years since India reprivatised its insurance industry, several models have been developed to optimise operations, distribution, and suitability. And serving the population's protection needs profitably, this could remain a challenge. Mr...

  • Capturing the potential in India's non-life insurance market

    Indian life insurance sector has expanded at a much faster rate than the non-life sector and it now accounts for 80% of India's total premium volume, with penetration four times as high as for the non-life segment. Ms Saraswathi Subramaniam of Asia...

Think Tank

  • Critical Illness-Fit for the elderly?

    Critical Illness (CI) insurance cover is mostly targeted at young adults rather than the elderly. In this extract taken from The Geneva Association newsletter, Mr Tim Eppert of Gen Re suggests what a CI product that is directly addressed to the...

Risk Management Feature

  • Raising the bar for risk managers

    The inaugural Asian Risk Management Conference saw the gathering of risk professionals including risk managers, insurers, and brokers. We bring you the highlights which include raising the bar through continuous learning and certification, building...

P&I

  • P&I Clubs deal with multiple headwinds

    P&I Clubs tell us about rising claims inflation, a more pronounced regulatory and sanctions environment and why prudent underwriting is key as the global economy show signs of improvement.

IT in Insurance

  • The case for Connected Wearables in Insurance

    Mr Andrew Dart of CSC discusses the impact on mainstream awareness of health and fitness through the Apple Watch launch and how this trend will positively impact the development of data driven Life and Disability Insurance propositions.

  • Eye on intangibles

    At the 3rd Asia Insurance CIO Summit held in Singapore, industry experts discussed at length, how best to take the business further through innovation, as well as the complex issues revolving data analytics and management.

News

Events News

  • Mitsui Sumitomo Thailand branch celebrates golden jubilee

    About 800 guests, including His Excellency Shigekazu Sato, Japanese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Thailand; and Her Excellency Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports of Thailand, attended a ceremony...

  • Everest Re: Celebrating 35 good years in Asia

    The Board of Directors of Everest Re Group held their quarterly board meeting in Singapore last November. To celebrate the Board of Directors' inaugural visit to Asia Pacific, Everest Reinsurance Company hosted an industry cocktail reception at...

Global News

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