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Apr 2017

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Riding the InsurTech wave

COVER STORY - InsurTech – Innovation, Disruption…Distraction?

The verdict is foregone – InsurTech is here to stay and is definitely not a distraction. Our Cover Story looks at the state of play today from the perspective of the disrupted and the disruptors as both ride the InsurTech wave.
 

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Chris Wei: Standing tall with digital convictions

GUEST EDITORIAL

To achieve a successful digital transformation, a radical approach is required. Mr Chris Wei,Executive Chairman, Aviva Asia & Friends Provident International and Global Chairman of Aviva Digital, shares the five steps they took in their quest...

Interview with the Regulator: Interventions to propel market

SPOTLIGHT - Pakistan

In an exclusive interview, Mr Fida Hussain Samoo, Insurance Commissioner at the SECP, speaks on the new regulations that are impacting the market and the way forward for the industry.

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Featured Articles


All Stories

  • Magazine article aboutEditor-s-Message

    Editor's Message

    April has come upon us with the sakura and apple blossoms in full bloom. The weather has been clement so far and there is an extra lilt in the air. Could it be AI, “sunsetting” or “eating your own dog food”? Tech-speak is the...

Cover Story

InsurTech – Innovation, Disruption…Distraction?

  • Magazine article aboutRiding-the-InsurTech-wave

    Riding the InsurTech wave

    The verdict is foregone – InsurTech is here to stay and is definitely not adistraction. Our Cover Story looks at the state of play today from theperspective of the disrupted and the disruptors as both ride the InsurTech wave.

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  • Asian InsurTech market set to boom

    Asia will be the next InsurTech hotspot and Asian insurance tech is expected to be an attractive area for investment in 2017. Here are the reasons why.

  • The disruptors

    With insurance named as the industry most affected by disruptive change, Asia Insurance Review speaks to three of such disruptors/startups as they share their unique propositions for the insurance industry.

Interviews

Guest Editorial

  • Magazine article aboutChris-Wei-Standing-tall-with-digital-convictions

    Chris Wei: Standing tall with digital convictions

    To achieve a successful digital transformation, a radical approach is required. Mr Chris Wei,Executive Chairman, Aviva Asia & Friends Provident International and Global Chairman of Aviva Digital, shares the five steps they took in their quest...

General Insurance

Cyber Insurance

  • Magazine article aboutCyber-risk-trends

    Cyber risk trends

    Cyber attacks continue to make great headlines around the world.Mr Jason Kelly of AIG Asia Pacific explores the cyber risk scenario today.

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  • Cyber exposure - Is it worth the risk?

    Cyber risk is complex and forever-changing. Mr Johannes Gschossmann of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE Singapore Branch (AGCS), explains the risks and how to mitigate them.

M&A

  • Key attraction: Technology

    A high percentage of insurers on the M&A trail this year are keen on acquiring companies that will make them stronger players in the digital technology game. We zoom in on these trends.

Life & Health

The Role of Wearables

  • Magazine article aboutEmbrace-wearables-despite-the-uncertainty-of-the-devices-market

    Embrace wearables - despite the uncertainty of the devices market

    There is no denying the valuable health data that wearables can provide to life and health insurers, and the wide range of potential applications this can have. The only way forward for insurers is to in-vest in wearables and see where they take the...

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  • Technology: Health enabler or barrier?

    Today’s 24/7 hyper-connected lifestyle could be an underlying reason why it is becoming more difficult for many people to live a healthier lifestyle. Ms Sek Yen Foo of Sun Life Financial Asia shares findings from their Asia Health Index study.

Life Insurance Disruption

  • Blockchain: A platform for reinventing insurance

    Clients’ missed expectations together with blockchain technology may be the makings of a perfect storm for the insurance industry. Ms Jenny Sutton of Galileo Platforms discusses the opportunities for blockchain-based platforms in the insurance...

Country Profile

Singapore

  • Magazine article aboutChasing-life-s-next-pot-of-gold

    Chasing life's next pot of gold

    In this Country Profile, we look at what the industry, through the Life Insurance Association (LIA), is doing to boost the level of protection and zero in on the transformation efforts of five of the leading insurers as they compete in a...

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Spotlight

Pakistan

  • Magazine article aboutInterview-with-the-Regulator-Interventions-to-propel-market

    Interview with the Regulator: Interventions to propel market

    In an exclusive interview, Mr Fida Hussain Samoo, Insurance Commissioner at the SECP, speaks on the new regulations that are impacting the market and the way forward for the industry.

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  • The long corridor to growth

    The insurance industry in Pakistan is upbeat on its growth prospects, as funds to the tune of US$46 billion are being invested in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which is expected to boost the economy and also create thousands of jobs.

Going Digital

  • Magazine article aboutPutting-insurers-on-a-cloud

    Putting insurers on a cloud

    Having served hundreds of insurers across 35 countries,Dr Woody Mo, President andChief Executive Officer of eBaoTech, observes that in the digital era, his customers’ needs have shifted to connecting insurance with business and daily lives of...

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Insights

Think Tank

CEO Focus

Regulation Focus

View from India

  • Magazine article aboutSecuring-India-online

    Securing India online

    India is gradually moving towards its target of Digital India. The recent less-cash strategy is a move in that direction. However, all online activities, including digital transactions, are fraught with risks. As online platforms get more in vogue,...

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News

Asian

  • Asia: CFOs can support growth imperative by providing better insight - EY

    Insurance CFOs see themselves playing a major role in supporting the business growth imperative by providing clear, insightful and timely analysis, according to an EY survey of 58 global insurance CFOs, of which a fifth were fromAsia.

  • Asia Pacific: InsurTech race is hot

    Asia Pacific-based insurance companies, from established players to new entrants, are increasingly looking to acquire or partner with non-insurance tech players to understand and harness the opportunities inherent in InsurTech, said global law firm...

  • Australia: Submissions open for 2017 Australian Insurance Industry Awards

    Submissions are now open for the Australian Insurance Industry Awards, which this year has a new award category for Learning Programme of the Year. This is in recognition of the importance that learning plays in the insurance ecosystem, says the...

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