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BI and cyber dominate Asian risk concerns in 2018 - Allianz

Source: Asia Insurance Review | Feb 2018

Global Asia Business Interruption Cyber Nat CAT Risk Management

Business interruption (#1 with 42% of responses; #1 in 2017) and cyber incidents (#2 with 38% of responses; #4 in 2017) emerged as the top two risk concerns among corporates in Asia, mirroring the response of businesses globally, according to the Allianz Risk Barometer 2018. 
 
   Larger losses from Natural Catastrophes (# 3 with 30% of responses), are also a rising concern for businesses in the region. However, BI is still the top risk in China, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea. 
 
    “In terms of insured losses, 2017 was the costliest natural catastrophe year in five years. Despite most catastrophes taking place in North America and Mexico, they still impact Asia, as 50% of claims by value are from companies not based in these areas but from subsidiaries of multi-national companies located outside the disaster zones,” said Mr Mark Mitchell, CEO, AGCS Asia. 
 
   “This reflects the growing trend of globalisation and the need for multinational companies to adopt a global approach to risk exposures and insurance coverage. As manufacturing shifts east, Asia is increasingly exposed to such disasters because of economic growth and concentration of suppliers. Manufacturing and outsourced services have migrated to China, India and other high-growth markets in South East Asia and so too have large claims.” A 
 
Most important business risks in APAC
  1. Business interruption (including supply chain disruption)
  2. Cyber incidents (eg cyber crime, IT failure, data breaches)
  3. Natural catastrophes (eg storm, flood earthquake)
  4. Market developments (eg volatility, intensified competition / new entrants, M&A, market stagnation, market fluctuation)
  5. New technologies (eg impact of increasing interconnectivity, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, 3D printing, drones)
  6. Changes in legislation and regulation (eg government change, economic sanctions, protectionism, Brexit, Euro-zone disintegration)
  7. Fire, explosion
  8. Climate change/increasing volatility of weather
  9. Political risks and violence (eg war, terrorism, civil commotion)
  10. Loss of reputation or brand value
 
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