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  • Global: The Future at Lloyd's blueprint set for release on 30 Sep

    Lloyd's, the world's leading insurance and reinsurance marketplace, is beginning to build a blueprint for its Future at Lloyd's strategy as a consultation exercise, that started on 1 May, on proposals for transforming the marketplace draws to a close.

    Asia | 12 Jul 2019
  • India: Lloyd's syndicate leaves local reinsurance market

    MS Amlin, a syndicate of Lloyd's India, has exited the Indian reinsurance market after a group-level global decision.

    Asia | 12 Jul 2019
  • Specialist insurer appoints new leaders for Asian operations

    Markel International has appointed Mr Christian Stobbs as managing director in Asia and Mr Colin Fordham as director for Asia. Both of the appointments were made internally, promoting executives who were with the company for some time. While Mr Stobbs was most recently the insurer's Asia strategy director, Mr Fordham was a senior marine liability underwriter.

    Asia | 09 Jul 2019
  • Four new APAC recruits for Lloyds' (re)insurer

    Canopius has hired four new executives for its recently-established branch, Canopius Australia & Pacific in Sydney as part of its ongoing efforts to expand in the APAC region. The appointments have gained binding authority approval from Lloyd's and further appointments are expected to be announced soon.

    Asia | 09 Jul 2019
  • Indonesia: Travel booking app debuts new visa insurance

    Traveloka has introduced a new Schengen visa insurance for Indonesian travellers planning to visit Europe, reported The Jakarta post citing a statement from the travel booking app. Underwritten by Simas InsurTech, the insurance is said to provide coverage for accidents, medical expenses, baggage loss, flight delays and cancellations as well as emergency medical evacuation.

    Asia | 09 Jul 2019
  • Malaysia to host captive insurance conference next month

    The Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC) will be organising a conference on captive insurance in collaboration with Swiss Re Corporate Solutions next month on 7 August in Kuala Lumpur. Themed 'Adding Confidence to Captives: Managing Volatility via Self Insurance', the conference will provide insights on risk management via self-insurance, especially captive insurance.

    Asia | 04 Jul 2019
  • Major exit for insurer in the Pacific region

    Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Pacific (AGCS Pacific) has decided to cease underwriting of long tail risks in Australia and close its operations in New Zealand with effect from 1 September this year, following a strategic review of the business. This decision concerns only the financial lines and liability divisions of AGCS Australia and AGCS New Zealand.

    Asia | 04 Jul 2019
  • Corporate insurer appoints new CEO after operations overhaul

    Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Pacific (AGCS Pacific) has appointed Mr James Stack as CEO, with effect from 1 August 2019 and Ms Joanna Mercer as head of claims, effective from 1 October 2019. The appointments have been made after AGCS decided to cease underwriting of long tail risks in Australia and close its operations in New Zealand with effect from 1 September this year, following a strategic review of the business.

    Asia | 04 Jul 2019
  • More protection needed for at-risk groups in a contemporary work environment: Study

    As the traditional career model continues to evolve with the advent of the gig economy and new technologies, the risk of working people falling into a 'protection gap' increases - revealed a major new study entitled 'Perceptions on protection: Surveying workers to build new agile solutions' by Zurich Insurance and the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford.

    Asia | 28 Jun 2019
  • New licensed broker enters Singapore market

    Windward Insurance Broker is now open for business with the approval of its licence by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in February 2019 and the appointment of its core team members.

    Asia | 28 Jun 2019


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