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After 10 years in the backseat, AIG is back on the acquisition trail, spending US$5.56 billion in an all cash deal for Bermudan reinsurer Validus. If the deal goes through, it will add diversity to AIG’s business and open up new opportunities in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Asia Insurance Review speaks to AIG’s CEO of Singapore and Head of Country Operations for Southeast Asia, Ms Claudia Salem.
AXIS Re combines the agility of a mid-sized company with the sophistication of a global player. Set up in 2001, it is now emerging as a serious player on the Asian reinsurance turf as well. Asia Insurance Review speaks with the new CEO of AXIS Re, Mr Steve Arora, to understand more about the reinsurer’s Asian commitment.
K A Pandit Consultants & Actuaries is India’s oldest actuarial firm and it is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year. The firm is today a major player in the Indian market where it operates in the life insurance, non-life insurance and employee benefits space, and is also a member of Abelica Global, a global consortium of actuaries. We speak to Mr Dharmendra K Pandit, partner, on the journey so far and the role of actuaries in today’s highly automated industry.
AMTD Group, a Hong Kong-based diversified financial services group, has taken the lead to form the Asia Insurance Brokers’ Alliance (AIBA), a grouping of Asian brokers and broking associations that aims to facilitate collaboration and networking in an increasingly global and competitive environment. Mr Marcellus Wong, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Group, elaborates on their plans and vision.