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  • Matthew Shaw to join Tokio Marine Kiln as chief underwriting officer

    Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) announces the appointment of Matthew Shaw as chief underwriting officer. Mr Shaw will join in the first half of next year, having come from Chubb where he was most recently divisional president, global markets.

    People | 15 Nov 2019
  • Global: Japanese G20 presidency sees ageing as a key issue

    One of the priorities of the Japanese G20 Presidency is ageing and its policy implications, says Mr Toshihide Endo, commissioner of the Financial Services Agency of Japan in an opinion piece in the 2018-19 annual report of the Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA).

    Asia | 15 Nov 2019
  • 70% of healthcare experts believe patients will be willing to share data in return for lower insurance premium

    Roland Berger, a global strategy consulting firm headquartered in Munich, recently released findings from a study, Future of health: An industry goes digital- faster than expected, that revealed 7 in 10 healthcare experts believe patients will be willing to share data in return for reduced insurance premium.

    Agents | 13 Nov 2019
  • Adding value to the reinsurance model

    Munich Re is best known for a couple of things: Being one of the world's biggest reinsurers; and being at the forefront of exploring the possibilities of technology in insurance. We caught up with Hermann Pohlchristoph on the sidelines of Les Rendez-Vous de Septembre to talk about growth, Asia and positive momentum on pricing.

    AIRPlus | 14 Nov 2019
  • PARIMA Kuala lumpur 2019 Conference - "Redefining Risks" Highlights

    The 2019 conferences of the Pan-Asia Risk and Insurance Management Association (PARIMA) concluded with the final conference in Kuala lumpur on 5 November 2019. The theme for 2019 was 'Redefining Risks'.

    Asia Risk | 13 Nov 2019
  • 'Chaos map' predicts conflicts could rise due to shortage of water, food and fuel

    As the impact of climate change exacerbates and water, food and fuel shortages leading to price hikes of these essentials become endemic, conflicts over these are expected to start increasing dramatically.

    Asia Risk | 13 Nov 2019
  • Sixty percent of Asian population is at risk from lack of cooling

    Asia has the largest share of its population at high risk from a lack of cooling - close to 60% - as climate change continues to increase global temperatures. Globally, over a billion people face threats to their health because they lack cooling methods.

    Asia Risk | 13 Nov 2019
  • Agriculture- the driving force behind threats to protected areas, particularity in the tropics

    Protected areas, which are vital to preserve diverse life on Earth, as well as mitigate climate change by conserving carbon-sequestering vegetation, are not able to reduce the "anthropogenic pressure" on the most precious natural habitats.

    Asia Risk | 13 Nov 2019
  • MEA: 2020 sovereign credit risk outlook is negative -- Moody's

    Domestic political and geopolitical instability, and in particular, its detrimental impact on policymaking and in some cases growth, have informed some of Moody's Investor Service's key sovereign credit risk rating and outlook changes in 2019 across all regions, including the Middle East and Africa (MEA), as well as its research commentaries during the year, says the global rating agency in a report released earlier this week.

    Middle East | 13 Nov 2019
  • The issue with sustainable finance

    There is a big gap between talk and action when it comes to sustainable finance, and the main cause of that is a lack of clear definition of what it actually is, said Microsoft chief environmental officer Dr Lucas Joppa during a panel at the Singapore FinTech Festival this morning.

    Asia | 12 Nov 2019

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