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  • Support for Task Force on Climate related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) growing

    The second status report of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) released recently, focuses on the continued progress of companies in disclosing information on climate-related risks and opportunities. The final TCFD recommendations were released in June 2017.

    Asia Risk | 12 Jun 2019
  • In a first, G 20 takes note of ageing as a global risk

    The world's top policymakers have for the first time taken note of economic issues relating to rapidly ageing populations and shrinking birth-rates which lead to ballooning healthcare costs, labour shortages and financial services for the elderly.

    Asia Risk | 12 Jun 2019
  • Opportunities and risks in financial innovations

    International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Ms Christine Lagarde has said "Asia, like the rest of the world, is facing a defining moment: How to manage the risks of fintech without suffocating innovation; how to keep up with rapid fintech innovation, while making sure consumers and investors feel secure in their investments.

    Asia Risk | 12 Jun 2019
  • ESG investments critical in attracting top talents

    Over the next decade, millennials will start to make up the bulk of the workforce and insurers need to step up their ESG investments to attract top talents from this new generation of professionals, said Eastspring Investments chief investment officer Virginie Maisonneuve.

    Asia | 31 May 2019
  • Hong Kong: Local InsurTech set sights on GBA after securing $30m funding

    Hong Kong-based InsurTech start-up OneDegree has extended its 'Series A' round to over $30m, having raised a sum of $25.48m in September last year which represented the largest ever fundraising round for a pre-revenue InsurTech start-up in the territory. The InsurTech intends to utilise the funds to accelerate efforts to scale its end-to-end digital insurance platform, launch new product offerings in Hong Kong and explore growth opportunities including the 'Greater Bay Area' initiative.

    Asia | 14 May 2019
  • Donald Trump signalled his intention to increase tariffs on Chinese imports. What are the implications?

    On Sunday 5 May (US time), President Donald Trump signalled his intention to increase tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports from 10% to 25% starting Friday 10 May 2019, while another $325 billion of untaxed goods could face 25% duties "shortly".

    Agents | 07 May 2019
  • Philippines: AIA invests nearly $58m in local subsidiary

    AIA Group has announced plans to invest PHP3bn ($57.68m) in its Philippine subsidiary over the next three years, reported The Philippine Star. The Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company (Philam Life) will use the investment amount to develop its distribution and expand its business reach.

    Asia | 07 May 2019
  • UAE: Insurance House raises $4.4m through perpetual bonds

    Abu Dhabi-based Insurance House (IH) has successfully issued AED15m ($4.4m) in perpetual bonds, subscribed by a wide range of investors from private and public institutions, as well as high net worth individuals.

    Middle East | 29 Apr 2019
  • Investors are underestimating risks posed by climate change

    BlackRock, the world's biggest asset manager, has called upon investors around the world to seriously rethink their assessment of climate risk. A recent research by BlackRock found major industries in the US vastly underestimating the economic dangers posed by climate change and the low carbon transition.

    Asia Risk | 10 Apr 2019
  • Climate risks could spark broader financial turmoil

    Insurers are increasingly concerned that impact of climate change induced events will lead to a slump in property values that could spark broader financial turmoil.

    Asia Risk | 27 Feb 2019


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