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Jan 2017

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Goldmines and landmines

COVER STORY - The Year Ahead

Asia remains the largest growth market in the world with a vibrant, diverse population. We talk to several insurers operating in the region to get a view on the opportunities and pitfalls for 2017.
 


Journeying forward to a new era

COUNTRY PROFILE

India has all the ingredients for a vibrant insurance industry – fast growing economy; a dynamic and supportive regulator; a government that walks the talk; huge latent potential customer base and the list goes on.

P&I clubs holding the fort for members

GENERAL INSURANCE - P&I Insurance

Despite the ongoing maritime industry downturn and shipping lines remaining in the doldrums, generally strong financials mean P&I clubs have been able to help members weather the storm.

Featured Articles


All Stories

  • Magazine article aboutJourneying-forward-to-a-new-era

    Journeying forward to a new era

    India has all the ingredients for a vibrant insurance industry – fast growing economy; a dynamic and supportive regulator; a government that walks the talk; huge latent potential customer base and the list goes on.

  • Life insurance: Sixteen going on seventeen!

    The Indian insurance sector is now in the 16th year of operations since liberalisation and has undergone significant challenges since it opened up to private players in 2000. The life insurance segment currently contributes about 7% to India’s...

  • General insurance needs innovation and digitisation

    India’s general insurance industry has arrived at a point where it can very easily leapfrog to the next trajectory in its developmental orbit. It, however, needs to ensure that it makes the best use of numerous opportunities that exist in the...

Interviews

  • Magazine article aboutNo-room-for-complacency

    No room for complacency

    Mr Mark Tucker, Group Chief Executive and President, AIA, shares the importance of thinking ahead to build on its excellent results and his conviction that this is the “Asian century”.

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  • The newcomer advantage

    As the newest composite insurer to join the Singapore market, Mr Abhishek Bhatia, CEO, FWD Singapore, says it holds an advantage over incumbents.

  • Learning to live in uncertain times

    The currently uncertain environment of the economy has led to an increased interest in trade credit risk. Recent events in the political sphere is also adding to the volatility. Mr Bhupesh Gupta, Asia Pacific CEO at Coface, gives his view.

Cover Story

The Year Ahead

  • Magazine article aboutGoldmines-and-landmines

    Goldmines and landmines

    Asia remains the largest growth market in the world with a vibrant, diverse population. We talk to several insurers operating in the region to get a view on the opportunities and pitfalls for 2017.

Editorial

  • Editor's Message

    2017 has come and not too soon too. What a tumultuous year 2016 was, so bravo to all who survived its trials. It was a hard year as the business climate was in chaos as politics took the front seat and the world went through the shocks of Brexit, a...

Special Feature

FinTech Festival Report

  • Magazine article aboutStarting-the-future-today

    Starting the future today

    Jointly organised by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS), the Singapore FinTech Festival brought together more than 11,000 participants from Fintech industries around the world to showcase new...

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  • Trendy behaviour

    InsurTech is the new buzzword. Insurers face many challenges in keeping up with the digital world, but the number of digital labs and garages that are popping up shows they remain undaunted.

  • Staying practical & relevant in the world of InsurTech

    With InsurTech becoming an almost household word in the industry, we sent a young and techie Gen Y colleague, to the first ever FinTech Festival in Asia to check out its appeal to insurers. Here’s what he,Chia Hoe Seng, has to say.A must read.

News

Asian

Guest Editorial

  • Magazine article aboutP-C-sector-in-Asia-The-big-squeeze

    P&C sector in Asia: The big squeeze

    Most of the international P&C players in Asia are rationalising as they lay off staff, drive for efficiencies and even cut down on the lines they underwrite. Similarly, domestic insurers are facing tough times. Mr Marc Breuil, President, Asia,...

  • India: Exciting times ahead!

    With the India Rendezvous 2017 round the corner, Mrs Alice G Vaidyan, Chairman-cum-Managing Director of GIC Re, gives an update of all the exciting developments in the Indian insurance industry.

  • RI branches in India is good news for domestic insurers

    Mr Tapan Singhel, Managing Director & CEO, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, sees numerous good news for domestic insurers including increasing insurance penetration rates and development of innovative and customised products, from the move that...

General Insurance

P&I Insurance

  • Magazine article aboutP-I-clubs-holding-the-fort-for-members

    P&I clubs holding the fort for members

    Despite the ongoing maritime industry downturn and shipping lines remaining in the doldrums, generally strong financials mean P&I clubs have been able to help members weather the storm.

  • Looking towards 2017

    We asked the Clubs about 2017 outlook, key concerns and their priorities and focus. This is what they have to say.

Insights

Think Tank

  • Magazine article aboutTen-key-questions-on-cyber-risk-and-cyber-risk-insurance

    Ten key questions on cyber risk and cyber risk insurance

    This extract from The Geneva Association’s Cyber and Innovation research programme looks at cyber risk, the wide variation of cyber crime cost estimates by experts, how cyber risk management should be organised as well as several other cyber...

Regulation Focus

Life & Health

Distribution in the New World

Consumer behavioural trends

Corporate Risk Management

  • Magazine article aboutEvolving-role-and-authority-of-insurance-CROs

    Evolving role and authority of insurance CROs

    We bring you the findings of EY’s latest first-of-its-kind “Insurance CRO (Chief Risk Officer) survey” for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

  • Innovating beyond the status quo

    An organisation may already be doing well but there are still ways for risk managers to think ahead and seek improvement. The recent PARIMA conference in Hong Kong examined what innovation really means.

Journal

Diary of Events

People on the move

ASEAN Insurance Summit

  • Magazine article aboutComing-together-as-a-community

    Coming together as a community

    The ASEAN Insurance Summit (AIS) was held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and the discussion centred on how the insurance industry could better support economic growth in a more integrated Southeast Asian market as envisioned by the ASEAN Economic...

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Going Digital

  • Magazine article aboutInsurTech-Watershed-moment-for-the-industry

    InsurTech: Watershed moment for the industry

    The industry has failed to keep pace with changes in technology and consumer demands over the years but even as the industry eyes the future with the hive of InsurTech activity, it was reminded not to lose sight of the present at The Digital Insurer...

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India Rendezvous Special

  • Magazine article aboutIndia-Rendezvous-over-the-years

    India Rendezvous over the years

    Sensing the need for a networking platform in the Indian market to espouse increased co-operation among the insurers, the brokers and the reinsurers, both national and international, Asia Insurance Review conceived the idea of the India...

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Corporate Risk Management Interview

1st Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards