Time for hard negotiations
Catlin: There is no spare capital
Growing reinsurance business using strategy
Pricing adequacy for sustainable reinsurance
Diversifying the reinsurance portfolio
Still a huge runway for growth
Steady as she goes reinsurance
The need for catastrophe insurance risk data
Reinsurer's eye in the sky
Old-school broking in Seoul
Future may arrive faster than anticipated
This year's model
Asia significantly underinsured for Nat CAT
Making cyclone cover more affordable
EAIC: Creating a multi-faceted vision for the industry
Developing cover for commercial drones
Building resilience for a changing world
Creating a new world without limits
Asia will weather the inflationary storm
Insurance capacity swirling in the eye of the storm
Life & health
How to stay ahead in Taiwan
View from India - Making healthcare affordable and accessible
Finding talent gets harder for agencies
Life lessons from the pandemic
Insurance regulation in Singapore
Market recovery hampered by inflation
InsurTechs collaborate and innovate
Global issues to drive hard market well into 2023
Legal view of insurance regulation
Singapore life sector remained resilient
Singapore insurance industry in good shape
Customer obsession for life companies
Bite sized - but big potential
Actuarial and data science in the future of insurance pricing
Agriculture insurance - a promising future
A risk manager's perspective of buying insurance
The Geneva Association - Responsible use of data in the digital age
Climate catastrophes, food security and insurance
Improving diversity of thought in insurance
Shaping sustainability and building resilience in Asia
India: IRDAI issues draft guidelines on e-insurance policies
Japan: Non-life insurers' underwriting gains expected to be pulled down by auto business
Singapore: MAS launches ESG Impact Hub
New Zealand: Earthquake resilience boosted by release of new hazard model
Extreme heat to impact over 970 cities by 2050
Hong Kong: AIA launches multi-currency plan
Singapore: India International Insurance launches new travel policy
Singapore: Manulife introduces retirement insurance policy
People on the move
INSURANCE - Life & health
How should Taiwan’s life insurers transform before the advent of the super-aged society? We spoke with Nan Shan Life Insurance’s Mr Fan Wen Wei.
MARKET PROFILE - Singapore
The country is urging insurers to prepare themselves against volatile economic conditions and emerging risks. Singapore regulator MAS spoke to Asia Insurance Review about its plan to support the industry.
Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC) began operating a pool to cover cyclones and cyclone-related flood damage on 1 July 2022.This update from ARPC’s Dr Christopher Wallace.
INSURANCE - General
Home to almost one-third of the world’s annual tropical cyclones, Asia Pacific represents one of the most active windstorm regions in the world. As climate change fuels Nat CAT volatility, the rising sum of insured losses due to cyclones is...
The results of Akur8’s Global Pricing Survey provided insights into the pricing challenges and expectations of non-life insurance carriers worldwide.
Developments in data availability and analysis are allowing insurers to generate ever more detailed customer risk profiles. This can present both advantages, such as lower premiums, and challenges, such as price instability, to insureds.
From lethal heatwaves in China, severe tropical storms in the Philippines to unprecedented floods in Pakistan, the devastating consequences and material impact of climate change is being felt in Asia and across the world.
If it’s November, it must be Singapore International Reinsurance Conference (SIRC).
On the sidelines of the Monte Carlo Rendez-vous, we caught up with Convex’s Mr Stephen Catlin to get his thoughts on some of the big issues facing the reinsurance sector today.
Success in reinsurance seems to be equal parts spotting new opportunities, containing costs and working with the right clients in the right markets. Asia Insurance Review caught up with Hannover Re’s Dr Michael Pickel for some insights.
The harsh reality of climate change points to the increasing frequency and severity of Nat CAT. SCOR’s Mr David Johnstone offers some pointers on how the reinsurer intends to tackle this dilemma.
The East Asian Insurance Congress celebrated its diamond jubilee this year amidst radical changes that have affected the industry since the onset of the pandemic.
The drone market grows at a 66.8% compound rate annually. St John’s University’s Professor W Jean Kwon and Argo Group’s Mr Nicholas Cheung look at the associated risks and cover.
After 15 years, the ASEAN Insurance Congress was back in Kuala Lumpur with a theme focused on resilience.
Singapore’s non-life insurance industry is beginning to bounce back from the pandemic, following the gradual recovery of the economy. However, rising inflation is proving to have a negative impact on insurers’ bottom-line.
Singapore continues to be a hotbed of InsurTech activity with 104 players currently registered with the Singapore Fintech Association.
The Singapore Actuarial Conference explored the various challenges and solutions that actuaries face in a world full of existential risks, while also trying to create a more sustainable future for their companies.
Supportive government policies are catalysing the adoption of agriculture insurance in China. Agriculture insurance, however, is also facing challenges.
How does the typical corporate risk manager view the insurance-buying process? How do they identify risks and source cover?
The world is faced with an environment where concerns about supply chain resilience, energy and food security prevail.
We look at some highlights from this year’s Dive In Festival – the festival for diversity and inclusion in insurance – that addresses issues such as the gender wealth gap, social mobility and mental wellbeing in the workplace.
IRDAI has issued draft guidelines on the Issuance of and submission of insurance policies and proposal forms in electronic formats.
The underwriting results of most major domestic non-life insurers in Japan are expected to retreat moderately for the financial year ending 31 March 2023 (FY2022), said AM Best.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has launched the ESG Impact Hub to spur co-location and collaboration between ESG fintech start-ups and solution providers, financial institutions and real-economy stakeholders.
AIA Hong Kong has announced the launch of the AIA Global Power Multi-Currency Plan 2, an enhanced version of the plan that was introduced last year.
India International Insurance has recently launched i-Journey, its latest travel insurance policy, in October.
Manulife Singapore has announced the launch of Manulife SmartRetire (V), a whole-of-life, regular premium, investment-linked insurance policy that offers policy owners the opportunity to create a retirement plan best suited to their needs, with...