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Nov 2016

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Stars shine at 20th Asia Insurance Industry Awards

COVER STORY - Asia’s Leading Lights

Asia’s insurance industry feted winners from 15 categories at the Asia Insurance Industry Awards (AIIA) gala dinner held in conjunction with the 28th East Asian Insurance Congress in Macau. The AIIA also celebrated its 20th anniversary.


A beckoning star

COUNTRY PROFILE

Spurred by the growing economy, Vietnam’s insurance industry has been on a steady growth path and has attracted sizeable foreign investment.

Interview with the Regulator: The way forward for Sri Lanka

GENERAL INSURANCE - Microinsurance

In an exclusive interview with Asia Insurance Review,Mrs Indrani Sugathadasa, Chairperson, Insurance Board of Sri Lanka (IBSL), speaks on the current state of theSri Lankan microinsurance market.

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Cover Story

Asia’s Leading Lights

  • Stars shine at 20th Asia Insurance Industry Awards

    Asia’s insurance industry feted winners from 15 categories at the Asia Insurance Industry Awards (AIIA) gala dinner held in conjunction with the 28th East Asian Insurance Congress in Macau. The AIIA also celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Interviews

  • Magazine article aboutMunich-Re-Taking-advantage-of-growth-in-Asia

    Munich Re: Taking advantage of growth in Asia

    There is great potential for growth in Asia, but recent regulatory trends might prove to be a concern. We speak to Mr Ludger Arnoldussen, Member of the Board, Munich Re, in Monte Carlo, to get his opinion on the outlook of reinsurance in Asia. By...

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  • Willis Re: The hybrid future

    We catch up with Mr James Vickers, Chairman, Willis Re International, in Monte Carlo, where he tells us that alternative capital is here to stay and the reinsurance industry will move towards a hybrid model. By Benjamin Ang

  • Leading with credibility

    Mr Solmaz Altin, Chief Digital Officer of Allianz, shares why his previous role as CEO of Turkey Allianz makes him the ideal person to lead the group’s transformation. By Benjamin Ang

Guest Editorial

General Insurance

Microinsurance

Life & Health

Country Profile

  • Magazine article aboutA-beckoning-star

    A beckoning star

    Spurred by the growing economy, Vietnam’s insurance industry has been on a steady growth path and has attracted sizeable foreign investment.

  • Poised to be a tiger

    The Vietnamese insurance industry is growing in double-digit percentages for the last few years. Mr Ngô Trung Dung of the Insurance Association of Vietnam (IAV) gives a brief overview of the country’s insurance sectors.

  • Seeking certainty with political risk insurance

    Beazley’s political risk and trade credit underwriters have always had strong appetite for writing business in Vietnam. It is an economy that presents an alluring mix of investment opportunity, maturity and trade openness, but is sufficiently...

Spotlight

  • Magazine article aboutAgents-of-success-AIA-Perspective

    Agents of success - AIA Perspective

    AIA became the first ever life company to have the world’s largest number of MDRT qualifiers for two consecutive years, in 2015 and 2016. Asia Insurance Review catches up with two of its top executives recently.

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Insights

Think Tank

  • Magazine article aboutCyber-Risk-without-borders

    Cyber: Risk without borders

    We bring you a synopsis of a discussion session at The Geneva Association’s 43rd Annual General Assembly on cyber risk, highlighting the opportunities for insurers and the challenges that come with it.

Reinsurance Renewal

  • Adjusting to the new normal

    With no end to the soft market in sight, many in the industry believe that the days of a marked cycle is over. But reinsurers are adapting and evolving to find a new role in the current market.

Regulation Focus

  • Supervision of insurers: Revisiting the 2008 pledge

    Mr Shinya Kobayashi from the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) explores how the supervision of insurers can be further enhanced, revisiting the commitment made after the global financial crisis.

View from India

News

Asian

  • Asia still a shining star for AXA

    With a 43% share of its new life business and contributing to 18% of earnings, Asia is still a shining star for AXA globally, said Mr Jean-Louis Laurent Josi, Regional CEO of AXA Asia. In fact, Asia was one of the first regions visited by Mr Thomas...

  • Asia Pacific: Zurich launches supply chain insurance solution

    Zurich has launched a supply chain insurance product in Singapore and Hong Kong which provides risk assessment services and protect businesses against the risks associated with supply chain management disruptions, delays or failures. The service is...

  • Asia: Roles of actuaries and ERM growing beyond insurance

    The roles of actuaries and ERM are growing in fields beyond insurance, including being increasingly involved in areas such as government projects. This was one of the key points highlighted at the Singapore Actuarial Society’s (SAS) recent 3rd...

Corporate Risk Management

Startups

Journal

Diary of Events

People on the move

Book Review

  • Understanding General Insurance

    This practical one-stop guide offers an easy understanding of general insurance, taking you step by step through the intricacies of the subject that has often been misunderstood by professionals and also the layperson on the street, who often...

ASEAN Focus

Special Report

EAIC

  • Magazine article aboutCustomer-customer-customer

    Customer, customer, customer

    Consumers’ expectations have changed and with it, the need for insurers to adapt to remain relevant and keep customers at the heart of what they do. Speakers at the 28th East Asian Insurance Congress (EAIC) share what it takes to continue...

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EAIC Insurance Day

  • Magazine article aboutMessage-from-GIAJ-Chairman-Mr-Toshifumi-Kitazawa

    Message from GIAJ Chairman, Mr Toshifumi Kitazawa

    On the occasion of East Asian Insurance Day (October 18th), which was established by the East Asian Insurance Congress (EAIC), I would like to offer greetings and report on relevant initiatives by the General Insurance Association of Japan (GIAJ).

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  • In celebration of EAIC Day

    18 October is EAIC Insurance Day, a day celebrated by insurance industries in member cities as it was on this auspicious day some 54 years ago, that EAIC was founded as a body.