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  • Prolonged low interest rates pose long-term implications for APAC insurers

    Lower-for-longer interest rates have a number of implications for the credit profiles of Asia-Pacific (APAC) insurers, with the overall impact dependent on existing product mixes and investment portfolios according to a Fitch Ratings report published in April 2021.

    AIRPlus | 16 Apr 2021
  • A mental health pandemic could be the next contagion

    Mental health problems caused by the COVID-19 infections will be the next pandemic according to a new study published by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in March 2021.

    AIRPlus | 16 Apr 2021
  • Asia: Insurers have a lot to contribute towards cost effective healthcare

    The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed health and wellbeing to the forefront of consumers' concerns and there is an urgent need for cost-effective healthcare backed by insurance, said speakers on the opening day yesterday of the Virtual Asia Conference on Healthcare and Health Insurance.

    Asia | 16 Apr 2021
  • Bite-sized insurance plans gain traction in India

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed consumer expectations and needs for insurance and small ticket insurance plans are today gaining traction across the country.

    AIRPlus | 15 Apr 2021
  • Conditions favour growth of captives in Asian markets

    Companies are increasingly using captive insurance to self-insure their risks, as rate hardening and COVID-19 disruption affect commercial insurance. Companies want broader coverage and more risk transfer, but insurers are limited by their solvency and ability to expand. Could captives and other forms of risk transfer play a role in this, especially in the emerging Asian markets?

    AIRPlus | 15 Apr 2021
  • India: COVID-19 claims settlement not keeping pace with the claims filed

    There is a large gap of 54% in the value of COVID claims submitted and COVID claims settled by the general insurers as on 31 March 2021 according to figures made available by the General Insurance Council of India (GIC).

    AIRPlus | 15 Apr 2021
  • Zhong An opens Fintech centre in Singapore

    ZA Tech Global has opened its first Asia Fintech Centre (AFC), which will specialise in solving specific use-cases in insurance and financial services in collaboration with industry partners, according to an announcement by the firm.

    AIRPlus | 14 Apr 2021
  • Insurer ramps up learning and development for advisers across Asia

    Manulife has launched a region-wide training academy for its growing 115,000 insurance advisers in Asia.

    Agents | 13 Apr 2021
  • Brokerslink introduces new Asia Pacific regional manager

    Global broking business Brokerslink has announced the appointment of Au Quang Hien to the role of regional manager for Asia Pacific.

    People | 13 Apr 2021
  • Aviva Singlife reinforces merger with appointment of group chief investment officer

    Aviva Singlife the holding company established following the merger of Aviva Ltd and Singapore Life has appointed Kim Rosenkilde as group chief investment officer with effect from 8 April 2021. An industry veteran with over 30 years in financial markets, Mr Rosenkilde's appointment comes as Aviva Singlife Holdings strengthens its new leadership team and brings the best of its investment capabilities from Aviva Singapore and Singlife together under one brand.

    People | 13 Apr 2021

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