Dec 2017

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Flying the insurance flag

SPOTLIGHT - South Asia

The South Asian countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal are emerging markets with economic growth moving at a good pace. Likewise their insurance industries are thriving. 

How the life insurance industry is tackling a "manageable headwind"

INSIGHTS - Think Tank

Based on a survey with senior executives of leading life insurers, Mr Daniel M. Hofmann of The Geneva Association reports on the industry’s response to the challenges created by low interest rates and its determination to weather this...

InsurTech: Hype or Substance?


Whether InsurTech is hype or substance remains to be seen, says Mr Stephen Goldstein of US Pivot Ventures, on the sidelines of the InsureTech Connect (ITC) 2017, giving the key takeaways from the world’s largest InsurTech gathering on the...

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Featured Articles

All Stories

Asia Stars Shine Bright


  • Magazine article aboutBerkley-marking-50-years-extends-presence-in-Asian-specialty-market

    Berkley marking 50 years extends presence in Asian specialty market

    W.R. Berkley Corporation, a top-20 insurer in the US, is marking 50 years of its founding and having entered the direct insurance space in Singapore and Hong Kong last year, its combined retail and reinsurance capability across the region puts it in...

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  • State-owned Russian reinsurer sets sights on Asia

    The Russian National Reinsurance Company (RNRC) was established by Russia’s Central Bank in August 2016 but only started operations in January 2017. However, it has already gained CIRC’s approval to operate in China in the specialty...

  • Echo Re targeting more Asian business

    Dr Peter F Hugger is the man at the helm of Echo Re since February 2012. Having spent a considerable part of his 30-year professional life in Asia, with some of the top names in the reinsurance business, he is now ready to chart a new course for...

General Insurance

Product Liability


South Asia

Going Digital

  • Magazine article aboutInsurTech-Hype-or-Substance-

    InsurTech: Hype or Substance?

    Whether InsurTech is hype or substance remains to be seen, says Mr Stephen Goldstein of US Pivot Ventures, on the sidelines of the InsureTech Connect (ITC) 2017, giving the key takeaways from the world’s largest InsurTech gathering on the...

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  • EU Data Protection Rules - The impact on Asia

    The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced on 25 May 2018. Whilst firms in Europe have had access to information about what it means for their country or industry sector, firms in Asia have not had the luxury. Mr...

  • InsurTech fever hits Japan

    The InsurTech Japan Roadshow, organised by InsurTech Asia Association, brought a cluster of eight InsurTech start-ups – from across Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Singapore, Taiwan, UK and the US – to Tokyo for a deep-dive...


Think Tank

View from India

Anti-Money Laundering

  • Airing dirty laundry

    Mr Martin Lim of Ingenique Solutions Pte Ltd provides an overview of recent developments in the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing, with a specific focus on terrorism threats that Singapore faces, in the context of insurance...



People on the move


Corporate Risk Management

  • Magazine article aboutSustainability-a-risk-opportunity-for-business

    Sustainability a risk & opportunity for business

    PARIMA 2017 conference in Singapore last month highlighted that though sustainability is a growing strategic risk issue that could have financial impact on a business, it could prove to be an avenue of growth and opportunities.

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Editor's Message

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    Editor's Message

    And so December has come – in a rush many would say as it has indeed being an exciting year with many a roller-coaster rides all over the world. With all that geo-politics, one weekend, the world was on the brink of a nuclear war, not that it...

AIR+ (New)

  • Magazine article aboutBOT-or-not-AI-and-the-future-of-Singapore-s-Insurance-Industry

    BOT or not? - AI and the future of Singapore's Insurance Industry

    The world of life and health insurance is poised on the edge of a potential revolution, thanks to advancements in AI. With a healthy dose of human intuition, logic and imagination, this will be a brave new world of exciting possibilities for...

  • Guy Carpenter expects reinsurers to remain sensible in Jan negotiations

    Guy Carpenter’s President (International), James Nash, expects reinsurers to take a “rational” approach during the January 2018 renewals considering the relative strength of their aggregated balance sheets.

  • All round growth

    AXIS Re had recently acquired Novae Group plc, a diversified specialty (re)insurer that operates through Lloyd’s of London. Asia Insurance Review speaks with Mr Richard Milner, President and Chief Underwriting Officer, AXIS Re, APAC and...

AEC Focus

SIRC Report

25th FAIR Conference


Ageing, Health & Retirement and AI

Indonesia Rendezvous

  • Magazine article aboutThe-fight-against-fraud

    The fight against fraud

    At the 23rd Indonesia Rendezvous, insurers and experts from across the globe shared their insights and experiences in the continued battle against insurance fraud.

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