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Sep 2015

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Reinsurance: Expectations in Asia - Buyers seek more flexible reinsurance solutions

COVER STORY

September marks the start of renewal season with the Monte Carlo Rendezvous, and like in recent years it remains a buyers' market in reinsurance. We bring you a roundup of views of insurers and brokers on the expectations of reinsurance buyers in Asia.


China - The dragon roars still

COUNTRY PROFILE

The Chinese industry is on track for strong growth with some calling it a golden era. And to tap into this gold, we bring you a foreign insurers' guide to succeeding in China.

Pursuing a pension panacea

PENSIONS

The issues of increasing longevity and a rapidly ageing population continue to bog Asia and its governments alike. But progress on pension reforms remains slow. What gives?


All Stories

Cover Story

Interviews

  • GIC Re: Competition is good for the Indian market

    The recent amendment to the Insurance Act in India has drawn the attention of the reinsurance industry worldwide to the Indian market with a number of global players ready to set up branches in the country. State-owned GIC Re has been the sole...

  • The Great American dream

    In his first interview as CEO of Great American Insurance Company - Singapore Branch, Mr Chee Keng Koon shares that other than looking to grow the newly established company's presence in Singapore and the region, the insurer aims to contribute to...

  • MetLife Asia Chief: Will your company still be around in 10 years?

    An incumbent seeking disruption. An exclusive interview with Mr Christopher Townsend, President, Asia, MetLife, at the launch of the insurer's first global innovation centre in Singapore. By Benjamin Ang

Guest Editorial

Country Profile

  • China - The dragon roars still

    The Chinese industry is on track for strong growth with some calling it a golden era. And to tap into this gold, we bring you a foreign insurers' guide to succeeding in China.

  • China - Insurance industry in "golden period"

    In an exclusive interview with Asia Insurance Review - his first granted to a foreign publication - Insurance Society of China President Yao Qinghai speaks about the "golden period" that the country's insurance industry is in and ISC's role in...

  • China - On track for strong growth

    Despite concerns over the economy and the recent stock market volatility, China's insurance industry is on track for another strong year of growth. By Benjamin Ang

Spotlight

People on the move

Think Tank

Risk Management Feature

Special Feature

Pensions

  • Pursuing a pension panacea

    The issues of increasing longevity and a rapidly ageing population continue to bog Asia and its governments alike. But progress on pension reforms remains slow. What gives?

Curtain raiser

Special News

Back page

  • From A to B: A lesson in ratings from BEST Re

    BEST Re, previously a familiar face at Monte Carlo and other major insurance events, has been in run-off following a spate of claims since the Thai floods. There are lessons to be drawn from the fall of the once-popular, 'A-'-rated reinsurer in Asia...