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  • Broker selects New Zealand head of M&A and transaction solutions

    Aon has appointed Mr Jonty Vavasour as executive director of M&A and transaction solutions in New Zealand who will be responsible for further building its M&A and transaction liability offering in the country. He joins the broker's dedicated team of over 200 M&A and transaction solutions specialists in 22 major financial centres globally. Based in Aon's Auckland office, he started his new role on 12 August.

    Asia | 13 Aug 2019
  • Understanding of captive insurance grows in Asia, says Labuan IBFC

    Captives remain a vital business segment in Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC) with four new captives being approved between January and June 2019, totalling 51 captives registered in the jurisdiction as of June 2019. This represents a growth of 8.5% year on year, according to Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA) director general Danial Mah speaking at Labuan IBFC and Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' conference last week at Kuala Lumpur.

    Asia | 13 Aug 2019
  • New head of technology, media and telecoms for broker

    Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has newly appointed Mr Brian Wang as head of technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) for North Asia in the corporate risk and broking business. In his new role, Mr Wang will be based in Taiwan and report to managing director and industry leader (TMT Asia) Sirikit Oh.

    Asia | 06 Aug 2019
  • Aviation community urged to mitigate risk of drone disruption

    Drones are increasingly being used with malicious intent to cause disruption at airports, bringing about a need to manage and mitigate the threat.

    Asia | 05 Aug 2019
  • 1H2019 Results: Robust growth for Brit

    Brit Group has announced a positive first half of 2019 for the global specialty (re)insurance company, with underwriting performance and investment return delivering a strong result.

    Asia | 05 Aug 2019
  • Specialist insurer names new Singapore-based energy underwriter

    Markel International has appointed Mr Mark Nunn as an energy underwriter based in Singapore to replace Mr Tim Foister who has returned to work in its London team. In his new role, Mr Nunn will work closely with its global energy team to manage and further develop its energy portfolio for the Asia Pacific region. He will report to newly-promoted Asia managing director Christian Stobbs.

    Asia | 02 Aug 2019
  • Kuwait: Travel agencies in limbo for lack of insurance

    The lack of insurance is causing huge turmoil among travel agencies in Kuwait.

    Middle East | 30 Jul 2019
  • Credit insurance operations found peppered with internal control gaps

    The regulatory authorities have pointed out widespread internal control gaps in 62 property insurance companies operating credit insurance business.

    China | 26 Jul 2019
  • Taiwan: Heightened risk of flight cancellations drives more travel insurance sales

    Premium income from travel insurance policies sold online in Taiwan saw a 42% surge in the first half of this year to NT$162.6m ($5.23m), reported the Taipei Times citing data from the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC). The growing popularity of travel insurance comes amidst Taiwanese consumers seeking better financial protection against flights being cancelled due to labour disputes.

    Asia | 25 Jul 2019
  • Indonesia: Go-Jek expands insurance offering to its customers

    Following its offering of insurance products to its driver-partners, Indonesian ride-hailing app Go-Jek has expanded its footprint to provide insurance to its customers through its online insurance service called Go-Sure. Developed in collaboration with Indonesian InsurTech startup PasarPolis, the new feature is currently in its beta phase and is not yet available to all users.

    Asia | 19 Jul 2019

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