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May 2021

Read the latest edition of AIR and MEIR as an Interactive e-book

Regulations for building a (re)insurance hub

MARKET PROFILE - Hong Kong

From introducing new legislative frameworks to preparing for a new capital regime and introducing temporary measures to facilitate InsurTech development during the pandemic, Hong Kong’s Insurance Authority (IA) has had a very busy year.
 


There is no second China

REINSURANCE

Reinsurance is a notoriously cyclical business but there seems little doubt that 2020 represented a period of growth for Munich Re. Dr Achim Kassow told us about plans for transforming the business.

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From pilot to profit

CHINA

China’s first online insurance company, ZhongAn, achieved profitability in 2020 for the first time since its listing. We spoke to the insurer’s Mr Jiang Xing to see what comes next.

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  • Magazine article aboutTrust-but-verify

    Trust, but verify

    What makes the financial services arena such a dynamic place to work in is that things can change in an instant. ‘Never a dull moment’ is a well-worn phrase but one that could easily be applied to risk managers.

Asia Advisers Network insights

Insurance

General

Life & health

Regulation

Market Profile

Hong Kong

  • Magazine article aboutRegulations-for-building-a-re-insurance-hub

    Regulations for building a (re)insurance hub

    From introducing new legislative frameworks to preparing for a new capital regime and introducing temporary measures to facilitate InsurTech development during the pandemic, Hong Kong’s Insurance Authority (IA) has had a very busy year.

  • Core distribution channels for life

    To find out how Hong Kong’s life sector has fared in the face of the pandemic we spoke to leading players to get an overall sense of how the year ahead is looking.

  • InsurTech is inevitable

    Hong Kong has taken many strides in InsurTech development and collaboration over the past year, much like the rest of Asia.

Reinsurance

CFO focus

Broking

Risk

Think Tank

  • Magazine article aboutPublic-private-solutions-to-pandemic-risk

    Public-private solutions to pandemic risk

    The shutdown measures adopted by many governments to contain COVID-19 plunged the global economy into the deepest recession since the Second World War, exposing massive protection gaps in the area of business continuity risk.

China

  • Magazine article aboutFrom-pilot-to-profit

    From pilot to profit

    China’s first online insurance company, ZhongAn, achieved profitability in 2020 for the first time since its listing. We spoke to the insurer’s Mr Jiang Xing to see what comes next.

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  • Life insurance for elders to get a makeover

    Recent moves by the Chinese insurance regulator and the insurance industry indicate that they no longer look at the country’s ageing population with pessimism.

Managing general agents

  • Magazine article aboutThe-importance-of-staying-relevant

    The importance of staying relevant

    For Nexus Asia, 2020 was a mixed bag. On one hand, the relationship-driven business that is (re)insurance meant that a lot of its ‘normal’ day-to-day activity ceased.

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Notebook

News

Asian

Product Bites

  • Product Bites

    Generali introduces critical illness plans with unlimited claims AXA launches new motor insurance plan Zurich launches financial planning solution for Malaysians

Diary

  • Events

    Asia Conference on Bancassurance and Alternative Distribution Channels – Virtual 14th Asian Insurance CFO Summit– Virtual Virtual Takaful Rendezvous 2021 Global Insurance Forum InsureTech Connect Asia

People on the move

  • People on the move

    Asia: Sedgwick appoints head of forensic advisory services Asia: Guy Carpenter launches capital advisory group Asia: Brokerslink introduces new Asia Pacific regional manager Hong Kong: Sun Life appoints new president of international hubs and...