Magazine

2017

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The search for a partner

COVER STORY - Bancassurance and alternative distributions

The race to find ideal distribution partners, be it banks, FAs, brokers or technology firms, is intensifying. With Asia being “very much under-insured”, narrowing the protection gap is not just an opportunity but a responsibility for the insurance industry. Bancassurance is growing and so are new channels online. The future is exciting and even fascinating for those brave and ambitious enough to grasp the new ideas flowing through from those inside and outside the insurance business. In this Cover Story, we speak with insurers about their distribution strategies. 
 

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Roundtable sparks robust exchange on hot issues in the market

COUNTRY PROFILE - Australia

Asia Insurance Review invited eight highly respected non-life senior executives from the Australian insurance industry to share their views, hot peeves and joys in the market at the annual breakfast roundtable in Sydney. We bring you insights into...

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Charge of the online insurers

GOING DIGITAL

Asia Insurance Review speaks to two digital insurers to find out how they are upending insurance.

Featured Articles


All Stories

  • Magazine article aboutEditor-s-Message

    Editor's Message

    It is May and the darling buds of May are already in full bloom, in some parts though not in others. Global warming is rearing its ugly head with some parts really wet and drowned, while others dry and farms wither.

Cover Story

Bancassurance and alternative distributions

  • Magazine article aboutThe-search-for-a-partner

    The search for a partner

    The race to find ideal distribution partners, be it banks, FAs, brokers or technology firms, is intensifying. With Asia being “very much under-insured”, narrowing the protection gap is not just an opportunity but a responsibility for the...

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  • Southeast Asia: Getting on the bancassurance bandwagon

    Since the massive bancassurance deals in the past two years, many eyes are looking out for the next big partnership. We take a look at the state of bancassurance in Asia over the past year.

  • Bancassurance on a high in South Asia

    Bancassurance has become a major distribution channel in a number of South Asian markets where there is still a large uninsured population. As consumers’ needs and expectations change, this channel has come to the rescue of insurers who can...

Interviews

  • Magazine article aboutWhat-a-difference-the-IAIS-has-made-Dr-Yoshihiro-Kawai

    What a difference the IAIS has made: Dr Yoshihiro Kawai

    Dr Yoshihiro Kawai, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) secretary general for the past 14 years, will be succeeded by Mr Jonathan Dixon, following the IAIS Annual Conference in November 2017. We talked to Dr Kawai regarding...

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  • Inclusive insurance market development: A2ii

    Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) is a global partnership with the mission to inspire andsupport insurance supervisors across the worldin promoting inclusive and responsible insurance.We talk to Ms Hannah Grant, Head of its Secretariat, on its...

General Insurance

ERM

D&O

  • Fast rising exposures impact D&O landscape

    Corporate leaders are under scrutiny over alleged wrongdoing as never before. Mr Damian Lynch of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) looks at the growing areas that can result in a company and its directors being sued.

Life & Health

Power of prediction

  • Magazine article aboutPredictive-modelling-across-customer-lifetime

    Predictive modelling across customer lifetime

    Insurers are catching up on the technology path with advanced analytics methods such as predictive modelling. Ms Mandy Luo of ReMark demonstrates the power – and the value – of prediction.

Life Insurance Disruption

An Indian Perspective

  • NHP 2017 - An opportunity to redefine Indian healthcare

    India’s National Health Policy 2017 aims to deliver quality universal healthcare through preventive and promotive infrastructure. The Indian health insurance industry can be a game changer in this scheme of things. Will it accept the challenge...

Country Profile

Australia

  • Magazine article aboutRoundtable-sparks-robust-exchange-on-hot-issues-in-the-market

    Roundtable sparks robust exchange on hot issues in the market

    Asia Insurance Review invited eight highly respected non-life senior executives from the Australian insurance industry to share their views, hot peeves and joys in the market at the annual breakfast roundtable in Sydney. We bring you insights into...

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  • Cyclone Debbie: Lessons to note

    Preparation and early response to Cyclone Debbie was effected by Cunningham Lindsey in the recent catastrophe. Mr Paul Bloxsome from the loss adjuster gives an overview of the devastating impact and shares some of the lessons the insurance industry...

  • Important changes to Terrorism Insurance Scheme

    Effective this July, Australia’s Terrorism Insurance Scheme has been changed to provide certainty around coverage in the event of a Declared Terrorist Incident (DTI) involving biological or chemical material, and extended to cover...

Going Digital

Insights

Think Tank

Motor Focus

  • Driving into a driverless future

    Regardless of the technological advancements, insurance is and will always remain a necessity, stressed several speakers at the 5th Asia Motor Insurance & Claims Management Conference held in Manila.

RBC

  • Asia's long march to RBC

    Regulatory change is sweeping across Asia, whose markets are moving towards RBC frameworks, though at a varying pace. We bring you a snapshot of issues raised at the 3rd Asia Conference on Risk-Based Capital held in Manila.

News

Asian

People on the move

Diary

Special Feature

Women in Insurance

  • Magazine article aboutFireside-chat-with-two-women-insurance-leaders

    Fireside chat with two women insurance leaders

    Women in Reinsurance (WiRE) Singapore recently hosted a discussion between Dame Inga Beale of Lloyd’s and Ms Jayne Plunkett of Swiss Re, focusing on three key themes – their career experiences, views on the future opportunities and...

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  • Going that extra mile

    In this exclusive interview, Ms Farzana Chowdhury of Green Delta Insurance Company in Bangladesh talks about breaking barriers, mentoring and a customised insurance scheme for women.

Curtain raiser

  • Magazine article aboutBlockchain-Hype-or-game-changer-

    Blockchain: Hype or game changer?

    As a curtain-raiser to the 2017 Operational Strategies Conference by LIMRA LOMA, Ms Tammy McInturff Appel of LOMA discusses the blockchain technology, its pros and cons.

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Corporate Risk Management

Special Strategic Focus

Using New Technology

  • Magazine article aboutThe-new-old-normal-for-insurers-and-brokers

    The new old normal for insurers and brokers

    Mr David Fried of QBE sees opportunities in the disruption that is happening in our industry. In this extract from the special address at the Asia Insurance Brokers’ Summit in Singapore, we highlight his views on the opportunities and how...

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