Magazine

May 2018

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Insurance


Life & health

Agents adapt and survive

Insurance agents are finding that automation and advice are not mutually exclusive and that technology offers a chance for agents to be more understanding and responsive to customer needs.
 

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Marketing at the forefront of revenue generation

One year into his role as group chief marketing officer of AIA, Stuart Spencer discusses the change he is driving and the impact the group’s major initiatives have had.
 

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Life (agents) in the fast lane

The first life company to develop the crystal ball will be the first to figure out what will become of its agency force in the future. Until then it’s business as usual.
 

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New roadmap needed for health insurers to survive

Some highlights from the recent Asia Insurance Review health insurance and healthcare conference.
 

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Creating a growth environment for health insurance in Asia

Willis Re’s Julia Aslett makes a strong case for speeding up the ‘natural cycle’ that many markets witness in developing from ‘over-regulation’ to ‘free market’. 
 


General

Embarking on the digital trek to healthy growth

Generali Thai’s Korakrit Khumruangrit rues the facts that Thailand’s non-life insurance market has seen weak growth since 2014 - but says that 2018 should improve as the government ramps up efforts to transform the economy.
 

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Understanding and addressing global insurance protection gaps

The Geneva Association’s Kai-Uwe Schanz provides an updated quantification of protection gaps in the areas of natural catastrophe, cyber and healthcare risk.
 


Takaful

Takaful in Asia still struggling for scale

The takaful sector has not yet reached the scale that its advocates have dreamed of for the past 10 years. The causes and the remedy are not hard to identify.
 

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