Thomas Lillelund: Will the market change?
AIA: For the greater good
XL Group: Looking for room amid regulatory restrictions
Swiss Re: Widening access to data makes risk management an easier sell
Willis Re: Future-proofing business and society
UIB: Think global, operate local
Can private-public partnerships in insurance fill the ASEAN infrastructure gap?
ASEAN at 50: A role for insurance
EAIC: Spread safety and security in each country
GIAJ: Continuously providing excellent solutions to society
Interview with a Regulator: Supporting economic growth and protecting policyholders
Rainy days ahead for life and health insurers: Is the industry in need of a new 'protection umbrella'?
Reinsurance in Asia
Forging new partnerships
Reinsurance: Miles to go but on the right track
Recent catastrophes reveal cracks in reinsurance
Reinsurance optimisation for capital efficiency of non-life insurance in Asia
ILS in Asia: Action is needed now
New Reinsurers in South Asia: Strategising through the turbulence
A new breed
Dragon in fiery heights
Insurance behemoth rolls with the times
Protecting the world's second largest insurance market
Far-reaching changes call for new concepts
Chinese (re)insurers need focus shift for success
Making agriculture insurance more attractive to farmers
Regulatory changes the way of non-life
Marine weathers the storm
Political Risks & Trade credit
Supporting the region's growth opportunities
Insuring foreign direct investment
Emerging risks to keep an eye on
PIC Curtain raiser
Beyond the core: How insurers of the future can win with ecosystems
Evolving to stay relevant
Strategic role of life reinsurers
The life reinsurance evolution
Embrace changes and take the plunge
New thoughts on insuring long-term care
Bridging the gap for retirement
The Geneva Association - Longevity Risk: Changing the environment to encourage solutions
View from India
Indian Insurance: Promote prevention
Insurers fight to preserve their profitability
IT in Insurance
Digital transformation: A journey to stay relevant
Afro-Asian insurance body held in the GCC for the very first time
Australia: Policyholders urged to use their insurer's pool of health providers
Australia: Michael Rice named Actuary of the Year
Australia: Gallagher Bassett on the lookout for acquisitions
China: Solvency improves for life insurers, declines for P&C and reinsurers
Hong Kong: Mandatory pension system needs to centralise
India: Health insurance plan for poor families seen as falling short
India: Mr Atul Boda inducted into FAIR Hall of Fame
Indonesia: The continuing battle against fraud
Indonesia: Country's first farm insurance scheme launched
Japan: Local units of foreign players are now buyout targets
South Korea: Consumers prefer installment savings plans
Malaysia: Proposed employment insurance plan to help 57,000 for a start
Myanmar: Local insurers eye partnerships with international parties
Pakistan: SECP proposes MTPL compensation limit be 10 times current cap
Sri Lanka: New tax law pressures insurers
Aviva to exit Taiwan
Taiwan: Insurers to retain big role in retirement saving
Thailand: Elderly to outnumber the young next year
Vietnam: Number of workers in informal sector exceeds 18 mln
B3i expands with new members joining its prototype Market Testing phase
IUA survey on business priorities for London company market
Corporate Risk Management
Australia: International Cyber Engagement Strategy launched
Singapore: MAS sets up international advisory panel for cybersecurity
Global: COSO updates 2004's ERM framework
Dive In: Embracing diversity
South African delegation in Singapore share information and best practices
IGP&I to provide certification and reinsurance for MLC abandonment cover
114 students conferred PGDM by National Insurance Academy
Singapore: DBS Bank lays path for instant claims payment
People on the move
InsurTech Fever Hits Japan
Innovation in insurance: Are we doing enough?
InsurTech: Hype or Substance?
French insurer adds fizz to flight delay cover
Staying ahead of the tech race
Sandbox not necessarily for all - Regulator panel
A vision for digital transformation
COVER STORY - Reinsurance in Asia
COUNTRY PROFILE - China
China’s insurance mart expanded by 27.5% to CNY3.09 trillion in 2016, and a 20.45% y-o-y growth in the first eight months of 2017 to CNY2.77 trillion. Changes though are brewing in the insurance industry.
Aside from embracing global...
SPECIAL FEATURE - IAIS
As a curtain raiser to this month’s IAIS Annual Conference in Kuala Lumpur, we present an exclusive interview with Mr Hiroshi Ota, a leading Asian regulator as Deputy Commissioner for International Affairs, Japan’s Financial Services...
UIB Holdings Chairman, Bassem Kabban, discusses their approach which encompasses partnerships, carefully selected hubs and recruiting the right people.
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the earthquake in Mexico have shown that the narrowing profit margins of non-CAT reinsurance lines are not sustainable.Mr Rene Lamer, Chief Executive, Singapore Branch of Sompo International, elaborates.
Formed in 2008, TigerRisk Partners, a privately-held risk, capital and strategic adviser to the insurance and reinsurance industries, has gone beyond the traditional reinsurance realm, by providing specialised services and new innovative products.
LIFE & HEALTH - Strategic role of life reinsurers
Ms Navarat Kriausakul of Pacific Life Re Asia explores how reinsurers are increasing their value-add to the insurance value chain by taking advantage of their comprehensive understanding of risks, and adopting a positive attitude towards innovation.
LIFE & HEALTH - Ageing Feature
Long-term care claims are triggered when policyholders are not able to perform two to three specified Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) but ageing starts way before that. Mr Mick James of RGAx EMEA, asks if long-term care insurance can be developed...
INSIGHTS - Think Tank
Asia is ageing faster than the rest of the world. Solutions proposed at a recent conference in Taipei include investment in human capital, getting older people to work longer, encouraging increased fertility rates and more cooperation between...
INSIGHTS - IT in Insurance
This interesting take depicting a conversation between DXC Technology and its client, Mr Anshul Srivastav, CIO, Union Insurance Company P. S. C., highlights the role of cloud, digital transformation and its benefits.
“Deep in November it is good to remember”, so the line goes.
But for many in the North, November is so depressing with cold wet days and shorter daylight. And this year, with the non-stop hurricane and typhoon landfall and...
Mr Thomas Lillelund, CEO of Aspen Re and immediate past Chairman of Singapore Reinsurers’ Association (SRA)
Asia Insurance Review catches up with AIA Group Chief Executive Ng Keng Hooi in Hong Kong,where he shares the importance of a strong team and doing the right thing for the greater good.
Asia Insurance Review caught up with XL Group’s CEO Mike McGavick at this year’s Rendez-vous de Septembre, where he shared his views on regulation in Asia and the company’s drive to innovate.
The ever-increasing access to data by both individuals and corporates will help boost awareness of risk and the need to manage it, says Ms Jayne Plunkett, Swiss Re’s Regional President & CEO Reinsurance in Asia.
Ms Evelina F. Pietruschka, Secretary General of ASEAN Insurance Council, looks to see if the insurance industry in ASEAN can play a prominent role to tackle the infrastructure gap in the region through strategic participation in private-public...
As the ASEAN bloc in Southeast Asia marks 50 years of existence, Mr Raj Juta of Deloitte believes the region’s insurance future will be defined by its success in fostering even closer regional cooperation through public-private partnerships...
“One year has passed since I took office as the EAIC Executive Board Member for Tokyo at the 28th East Asian Insurance Congress in Macau in 2016. At the last Congress which was held under the theme “The Future of Insurance:...
To commemorate the “East Asian Insurance Day” (October 18), which was established by the East Asian Insurance Congress (EAIC), I would like to send my heartfelt greetings on behalf of the General Insurance Association of Japan (GIAJ).
With the IAIS congregating in Malaysia this month for its annual conference, regulators, among other things, are looking to stay ahead of the FinTech game as well as equip themselves to not only manage risk but be on top of crisis situations.
There is a need to reform the life and health insurance sectors. Mr Thomas Dijohn of dacadoo emphasises digitalisation and its use to engage policyholders and incentivise them to lead healthier lives.
Reinsurance comes into sharp focus this month as the Singapore International Reinsurance Conference (SIRC) comes to town with the theme: New Partnerships in Reinsurance. With the event dubbed the Monte Carlo Rendez-vous of Asia, attracting nearly...
With Asia being the one region in the world with the most growth opportunities, reinsurers and RI brokers have a collective duty to do more, not less, to nurture the potential of the region. Using innovative digital technology, be it for new...
Chinese giant Ping An Group is synonymous with innovation and progress in the industry. In this exclusive, Executive Vice President and Chief Insurance Business Officer Lee Yuansiong shares tips on blazing the innovation trail.
Fast-growing economy, digital economy, sharing economy, China has them all. Mr Eric Gao of Lloyd’s Insurance Company (China) Limited gives an overview and their outlook of this dynamic market.
With our Marine Insurance Conference in Hong Kong this month, we take stock of what IUMI achieved in Tokyo in September. Amidst numerous challenges, marine insurers are still hopeful with technology having a huge impact.
Infrastructure development across Asia will remain a major focus of global capital over the next five years. As a political risk and trade credit insurer, Beazley can play a part in helping to support the deployment of capital to economically...
Even though the political risks & trade credit insurance is growing in Asia, Mr Alexander Holcroft of Markel says the product is still under-penetrated in the region and insurers need to work closer with clients to ensure their needs are met.
The 28th Pacific Insurance Conference takes place in Hong Kong this month with the theme “Our World from the Outside In”. With enormous advances driving innovation and commerce around the world, the industry’s mindset should be...
Mr Joseph Kwok of Financial Planning Association of Singapore (FPAS) looks at the need for financial planners to stay relevant as customers become more tech savvy and sophisticated in their protection planning needs.
To tackle the rising threat of natural ‘urban’ catastrophes and ensure that the gains made by the fast developing Indian insurance industry are not wasted, it needs to promote a culture of loss prevention.
Our curtain raiser to the Investment Management Conference this month presents BlackRock’s take on how insurers are rethinking their investment portfolios given the squeeze on profitability.
The Federation of Afro-Asian Insurers and Reinsurers (FAIR) held its 25th Conference in Bahrain with the theme of “Insurance Transformation in FAIR-Land” on 9-11 October.
Health insurance customers, who use their insurer’s pool of health providers, can save hundreds of dollars more a year. For those making extras claims relating to dental, optical, physiotherapy and chiropractic treatments, experts are urging...
The Actuaries Institute has named Mr Michael Rice 2017 Actuary of the Year in recognition of his ongoing dedication to his profession, the industry and the formation of good public policy across Australia’s superannuation and retirement...
There is plenty of room for new and disruptive tech in Japan’s insurance industry, particularly in the health space, as the market grapples with a rapidly ageing population and a rising trend of obesity. The InsurTech Japan Roadshow, organised...
Innovation is considered the only insurance against irrelevance. Yet, the insurance industry appears to be taking its time with innovation, while other industries – from transportation to retail – have been moving full steam ahead. Are...
Whether InsurTech is hype or substance remains to be seen. Particularly in Asia, the value that disruptors bring largely depends on the respective markets’ needs, says Mr Stephen Goldstein, Country Director of US Pivot Ventures, on the...