Magazine

Mar 2016

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Brokers - Taking the "disruption" bull by its horns

COVER STORY

Technology has greatly empowered today’s customers with information transparency and more direct access to insurers. Is there then a need to re-look the traditional role of the broker?


Japan - Mature yet under-protected

COUNTRY PROFILE

Despite being a mature market, both the non-life and life sectors in Japan are under-protected. It is a market of interesting paradoxes. Asia Insurance Review speaks to the regulator and some key players on the issues of the day.

Big Data and Analytics - Roundtable on the Analytical Insurer: Analytics strategy continues to evolve for insurers

INSIGHTS

At a breakfast roundtable co-hosted by SAS and Asia Insurance Review, a group of insurers discussed their analytics journey which includes having a central unit, mining the data, creative uses of data and developing a 360-degree view of the customer.


All Stories

Cover Story

Interviews

  • Exclusive: Steering GIC Re in a new era of competition

    Mrs Alice G Vaidyan took over as Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of GIC Re, India’s national reinsurer in January 2016. She is the first lady CMD of the company and also the first lady Chairman in the Indian insurance industry. In an...

  • Asia set to propel AGCS' growth

    Mr Andreas Berger, Chief Regions & Markets Officer – Germany & Central Europe, Mediterranean, Africa, Asia at AGCS discusses changing risk perceptions in Asia.

  • Investors Trust Assurance: Scoring all-round growth

    Investors Trust Assurance SPC (ITA), an international insurance company providing investment-linked insurance products specifically designed for international investors, has seen “growth across the board in all regions”, including Asia,...

General Insurance

Life & Health

Country Profile

  • Japan - Mature yet under-protected

    Despite being a mature market, both the non-life and life sectors in Japan are under-protected. It is a market of interesting paradoxes. Asia Insurance Review speaks to the regulator and some key players on the issues of the day.

  • Japan - Interview with the Regulator: Forging strength from inside-out

    The Japan Financial Services Agency (JFSA) remains confident of its market’s resilience despite facing global headwinds and significant Nat CAT losses in the past year. Hence, its focus is directed squarely on ensuring consumer protection and...

  • Japan - General Insurance: A mature market underinsured

    Japan has the world’s largest property protection gap at US$41 billion, say Swiss Re sigma estimates. Despite a rising insurance penetration rate in recent years, and the premium growth trend continuing in FY2015, the country still lags behind...

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Insights

Corporate Risk Management