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  • Reinsurance: RenaissanceRe launches public offering to raise US$900m

    Bermuda-based RenaissanceRe Holdings has commenced an underwritten public offering of 5.5m common shares.

    Asia | 04 Jun 2020
  • Global: ICIEC 2019 insured total is highest in 10 years

    The Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC) has increased its business insured by 20% to reach $10.86bn in 2019, the highest in the past decade, according to a statement from the company.

    Middle East | 03 Jun 2020
  • Insuring the uninsurable

    Last month, Russell Group hosted a virtual roundtable discussion, titled "Insuring The Uninsurable".

    Asia Risk | 03 Jun 2020
  • UK construction body launches return-to-work checklist

    The Finishes & Interiors Sector (FIS), a UK representative body for the interior construction industry, has launched a COVID-19 restart risk management checklist offering targeted and comprehensive advice for businesses across the sector.

    Asia Risk | 03 Jun 2020
  • SCOR joins the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance

    French reinsurer SCOR is strengthening its sustainable actions towards a low-carbon economy within its investment portfolio and became a member of the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance on 27 May 2020.

    Asia Risk | 03 Jun 2020
  • Coronavirus could complicate hurricane response

    A new report by catastrophe modelling firm Karen Clark & Co., (KCC) has said that the COVID-19 pandemic will make this year's hurricane season, which is expected above-average, even more difficult.

    Asia Risk | 03 Jun 2020
  • Several factors affect vulnerability to climate change

    As global warming continues, the climate also continues to change rapidly. A variety of impacts due to climate change are already being felt around the world. The first "Climate Change Starter's Guide" published by the Life Insurance Association of Japan (LIAJ) is a useful starting point for addressing climate change.

    Asia Risk | 03 Jun 2020
  • Asian market falls behind in terms of pension systems- Allianz Global Pension Report 2020

    Allianz unveiled the first edition of its "Global Pension Report", taking the pulse of pension systems around the world with its proprietary pension indicator, the Allianz Pension Indicator (API). The indicator follows a simple logic: It starts the analysis with the demographic and fiscal prerequisites and then continues to examine pension systems along their two decisive dimensions: sustainability and adequacy. Hence, it is based on three pillars and takes all in all 30 parameters into account, which are rated on a scale of 1 to 7, with 1 being the best grade. By adding up all weighted subtotals, the API assigns each of the analysed 70 countries a grade between 1 and 7, thus providing a comprehensive view of the respective pension system.

    Agents | 01 Jun 2020
  • Renewable Energy: Tokio Marine HCC completes Gcube acquisition

    Tokio Marine HCC yesterday announced it has completed its acquisition of specialist renewable energy underwriter, GCube.

    Asia | 02 Jun 2020
  • US: Lawmaker proposes Pandemic Risk Insurance Act

    Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, has joined with various stakeholders to introduce the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act of 2020 (PRIA). This legislation will create the Pandemic Risk Reinsurance Program, a system of shared public and private compensation for business interruption losses resulting from future pandemics or public health emergencies.

    Asia | 29 May 2020

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