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Aug 2017

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Roundtable: Jazzing up the shine in the Asian Life markets

COVER STORY - Life Insurance

Digital strategies, the ongoing challenges of cyber security, hidden growth nuggets and empowering agents were the topics of discussion at Asia Insurance Review’s Life Regional CEO Roundtable in Hong Kong.
 

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Strong, steady & seeking sustainability

COUNTRY PROFILE - Thailand

With continued domestic economic growth and the improvement of insurers’ products and services, there is growing awareness of the benefits of insurance, both life and non-life.

The queue just got longer

SPOTLIGHT - Myanmar

A total of 24 foreign insurers and brokers have set up representative offices in Myanmar, the least insured economy in ASEAN. They continue to wait with hope and optimism for this “last frontier market” of 55 million people.

Featured Articles


All Stories

  • Magazine article aboutEditor-s-Message

    Editor's Message

    August is losing its holiday appeal with so much happening on the business front. The pace is still fast in Asia with digital and InsurTech bursting forth with new ideas and products at every nook and cranny. We now have our own Asia InsurTech...

Cover Story

Life Insurance

  • Magazine article aboutRoundtable-Jazzing-up-the-shine-in-the-Asian-Life-markets

    Roundtable: Jazzing up the shine in the Asian Life markets

    Digital strategies, the ongoing challenges of cyber security, hidden growth nuggets and empowering agents were the topics of discussion at Asia Insurance Review’s Life Regional CEO Roundtable in Hong Kong.

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  • Microinsurance: The quest for effective distribution

    The global microinsurance market has a potential of covering up to 4 billion people. However, this is not an easy task and finding the right distribution channel is the crux of it all, say Ms April Li of The Travelers, Mr Scott Swanay of XL Catlin,...

  • Banks & Life in mutual reflection

    Cross selling High Net Worth (HNW) products is becoming an attractive proposition for many life insurers across Asia. In Hong Kong, currently there are at least 15 insurers selling HNW Universal life products (defined as minimum sum insured >...

Interviews

  • Magazine article aboutMSIG-Speed-in-the-hour-of-need

    MSIG: Speed in the hour of need

    MSIG Asia CEO Alan Wilson says helping customers when they are most vulnerable is key and is what runs through the insurer’s DNA. He explains how the company’s latest digital initiative promises haste in its claims service, so its...

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  • Singapore Life: Breathing new life into the Singapore market

    The first local insurer to be licensed in Singapore in nearly 50 years wants to make buying life insurance a more pleasant experience. We speak to its founder and CEO Mr Walter de Oude.

General Insurance

Risk Management

Life & Health

Agent Stand Tall

Innovation Focus

  • Take charge and be a game changer for future success

    New technologies enabling financial services companies to improve their speed to market, reduce costs and create new business opportunities; reimagining the organisation for future success – these are some of the topics at the Operational...

Country Profile

Thailand

  • Magazine article aboutStrong-steady-seeking-sustainability

    Strong, steady & seeking sustainability

    With continued domestic economic growth and the improvement of insurers’ products and services, there is growing awareness of the benefits of insurance, both life and non-life.

  • Interview with the Regulator: Engaging disruption to benefit the industry

    In this exclusive interview with Dr Suthiphon Thaveechaiyagarn, Secretary-General of the Office of Insurance Commission (OIC), Thailand, he gives an in-depth view of the insurance industry today and shares that the OIC is focused on technological...

  • Life: Positive outlook for 2017

    Life premiums are expected to reach US$17.6 billion in 2017, an increase of 6% from 2016. The main factors for this projection are the continued domestic economic growth, the improvement of insurers’ products and services, and the growing...

Spotlight

Myanmar

  • Magazine article aboutThe-queue-just-got-longer

    The queue just got longer

    A total of 24 foreign insurers and brokers have set up representative offices in Myanmar, the least insured economy in ASEAN. They continue to wait with hope and optimism for this “last frontier market” of 55 million people.

Going Digital

Insights

Think Tank

View from India

Sustainability

  • Innovating for sustainable aquaculture growth

    Asia is home to several of the world’s largest aquaculture production countries including China, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Philippines, Bangladesh and South Korea. Mr Yu Deng of Swiss Re discusses the expanding sector and how insurance...

News

Asian

  • Asia: Next EAIC set for May 2018

    The EAIC Executive Board has set the dates for the 29th East Asian Insurance Congress to be from 6-9 May 2018 in Manila, in summer rather than in the traditional fall period. The decision was made at a board meeting in Manila last month.

  • Milestone development: InsurTech Asia Association launched

    A new dedicated InsurTech Asia Association is being launched to mark a milestone development in the regional insurance market.

  • Asia: AIDA's APIC to be held in October in Singapore

    The inaugural Asia Pacific Insurance Conference (APIC), a regional conference organised by a collection of major insurance-related organisations affiliated under the auspices of the International Insurance Law Association/Association Internationale...

People on the move

Diary

AIR+ (New)

  • Magazine article aboutIn-with-the-new

    In with the new

    As the millennial generation enters the workforce, the insurance industry faces a tough challenge - how do we get these innovative and tech-savvy people to join the industry?

  • Automation Insurance: Threat or Opportunity?

    The future is becoming less predictable every day. If insurers want to stay relevant to tomorrow’s needs, Mr Benjamin Pring of Cognizant says they must build agility into everything.

  • Are there bubbles in Zhong An Insurance's IPO?

    After prolonged speculation of Zhong An Insurance going public, the InsurTech unicorn has finally made a move. The online insurer formally filed for an IPO in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 30 June and the news has garnered much attention from not...

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