Fear comes in strange disguises
Life & health
Insurers get elderly friendly in China
Ageing population is an asset for insurers
Serving the underserved: Health insurance for the silver generation
Using digital business models to close protection gaps
Contingency insurance in Asia
Achieving sustainable profitability
View from India: Foreign reinsurers' branches in India
Protected today, prepared for tomorrow
Improved performance and stability belie an uncertain future
Terrorism reinsurance pool powers ahead as review confirms future
Earnings rebound on the cards
General insurers stay resilient in a challenging environment
Bracing against volatile headwinds
Insurers need to revamp to compete with InsurTechs
Reinsurance pool for Nat CAT damage
Long shadows, high hopes
How China's intermediaries can reach the top
Was the Henan floods disaster man-made?
The Geneva Association - Special issue of The Geneva Papers on climate risks and insurance
New year, new risk agenda
Boomtime for captives in Asia
Coping with newer investment options
Asia: 2021 sees below-average CAT-related economic losses of $78bn
Pacific: Region's insurance pricing growth lower than global average in 4Q2021 for the first time since 2016
M&A: HSBC completes acquisition of AXA Singapore
SMEs shelve international expansion plans
Taiwan: Insurance sector's risk exposure to Russia estimated at $5bn
People on the move
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INSURANCE - Life & health
Insurers in China are taking care to keep their ageing customers in good humour and are also ensuring that the ageing population does not adversely impact their risk pools.
Overseas reinsurers were allowed to set up their branch offices in India in 2015. Seven years after the decision, we assess the progress made so far.
The size of China’s silver generation accounts for 18.7% of the total population, which is up nearly 5.5 percentage points since the previous national census was undertaken in 2010.
Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation looks forward to fulfilling its purpose during 2022, with support for the terrorism reinsurance scheme extended and confirmed.
The past seven years are on track to be the seven warmest on record, and more severe, more frequent extreme weather events are unfortunately becoming the new norm due to climate change.
Sometimes it takes an extreme event to make us see the connection between two seemingly unrelated developments in our industry.
Insurers have been innovative and treat the silver generation as an asset and serve them well, initial hiccoughs due to digitalisation and going online notwithstanding.
With the January renewals just passed, the reinsurance market continues to trend towards hardening. Persistent issues with climate change and inflation are compounded by new challenges brought about by the pandemic.
Last month, the APRA published its policy and supervision priorities for the year ahead focused on financial stability during the pandemic – but also emphasising new and emerging financial risks, practices and business models that are testing...
The life insurance industry in Australia recorded a return to profit in the financial year ending in June 2021, revealing the resilience of the sector.
It has been more than 40 years since China’s insurance industry resumed after the interruption of the cultural revolution of the 1960s, and China has now become the world’s second largest insurance market.
More often than not, the development of disaster and emergency management systems does not keep pace with the growth of cities.
The overall outlook remains positive for most parts of the insurance sector in Asia Pacific but increasing divergence across markets and among insurers might be on the cards.
The prevailing hard market conditions and new emerging risks have seen the robust growth of captives in Asian from 175 in 2019 to 186 in 2020.
The surging popularity of cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens means that tech-savvy clients are able to access a wide variety of investment options relatively easily.
After three consecutive years (2018-2020) of economic losses topping $100bn from Nat CAT events, the toll in Asia Pacific (APAC) fell to $78bn in 2021. This was 31% below the 2000-2020 average ($113bn) on an inflation-adjusted basis, says Aon, a...
Insurance pricing in the Pacific region, dominated by Australia, increased by 13% in the last quarter of 2021, says leading global insurance broker Marsh in its Global Insurance Market Index Q4 2021” report.
HSBC Insurance (Asia Pacific) has completed the acquisition of 100% of the issued share capital of AXA Singapore for a consideration of $529m, subject to closing adjustments.
ICICI Lombard partners with Airtel Payments Bank to offer cyber insurance
Online M&A insurance marketplace launches in Australia
Singapore: AXA introduces AI-powered financial planning tool