Magazine

Jul 2018

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Shielding against terror

RISK

The threat of terrorist attacks has become more widespread than ever before, with two out of three countries having experienced one. With terrorism cover and risk pools active since the turn of the millennium, we look at how they are maintaining their relevance in the face of new treats like cyber threats and the changing nature of terrorism.
 

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InsurTech in Taiwan - providing efficiency in a saturated market

COUNTRY PROFILE - Taiwan

InsurTech operates on a basic formula – find a specific pain point in the industry and address it with a technological solution. The same formula applies to Taiwan. Much like other Asian countries, InsurTech in Taiwan revolves around the motor...

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Building a workforce for the future

NOTEBOOK

Insurers will need to chart their course carefully to navigate through the current talent gap in their quest to transform into an organisation that can excel in future.

Featured Articles


All Stories

  • Magazine article aboutEditor-s-Message

    Editor's Message

    A whole six months has whizzed by at tremendous speed together with a lot of uncertainty and shilly-shallying. Most seem to moan that business is so much harder in 2018. Double the effort is needed to stay in the game.

Country Profile

Taiwan

News

Asian

People on the move

Diary

Reinsurance

  • Magazine article aboutRisk-From-tangible-to-intangible

    Risk: From tangible to intangible

    JLT Re, established in 2006 but drawing on a corporate history dating back to the 1830s, presently stands as the fourth biggest reinsurance broker in the world with a total headcount in excess of 700 people. Global CEO of JLT Re Mike Reynolds talks...

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  • Partnership and trust: Good French values

    Not yet a major player in the Asian market, CCR Re currently operates in the reinsurance market in the life, non-life and specialty lines in France and, increasingly, on the international stage. Mr Laurent Montador provides some insights on how the...

  • Alive and vibrant

    Life reinsurers evolve in response to new and more complex risks. They increase their value by taking advantage of their comprehensive understanding of risks and adopting a positive attitude towards innovation. Asia Insurance Review speaks with four...

Insurance

Life & health

General

  • Bangladesh farmers can now breathe easy

    Bangladesh suffers largely from the vagaries of nature with frequent droughts, flooding and storms that take a heavy toll on the farming community, whose livelihood is affected causing extreme distress and social unrest. We speak to Messrs Arup...

  • Nat CAT: The worst is yet to come

    With climate change bringing unprecedented Nat CAT intensity,the recent 16th Conference on Catastrophe Insurance in Asia organised by Asia Insurance Review was a stark reminder that the (re)insurance industry needs to stay vigilant and improve its...

Risk

  • Magazine article aboutShielding-against-terror

    Shielding against terror

    The threat of terrorist attacks has become more widespread than ever before, with two out of three countries having experienced one. With terrorism cover and risk pools active since the turn of the millennium, we look at how they are maintaining...

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  • Water, water, everywhere

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge wasn’t referring to the rise in water-related risk that is challenging the economic foundations of national economies and insurers alike in his famous poem, but the increasing incidence of water-related natural...

  • The new world order of risk

    The business of insurance and risk is facing a new world order. In our globalised world, wealth is concentrated, borders have blurred and systems of finance and governance are more interconnected than ever. Mr Iain Ferguson of Lloyd’s Asia...

Technology

  • Magazine article aboutThe-case-for-insurance-tech-interconnectivity

    The case for insurance tech interconnectivity

    Insurers are currently facing a series of challenges on the tech front and Equinix global head of insurance James Maudslay says the conflation of these issues will impact the industry significantly.

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  • Where does the pursuit of digitalisation lead?

    The insurance industry’s pursuit of digitalisation continues even as the hype around disruptors fades. But where are insurers’ investment dollars being channelled and what exactly are they looking to achieve? Are some parts of the...

Product Bites

Notebook

  • Magazine article aboutRegional-CFOs-lead-the-change-agenda

    Regional CFOs lead the change agenda

    The insurance business is changing rapidly in Asia and CFOs are now firmly entrenched as the people at the pointy end. The 12th Asian Insurance CFO Summit 2018 in Hong Kong, organised by Asia Insurance Review and sponsored by EY, saw a fresh roadmap...

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  • View from India: Prevention is better than cure

    Any step by the Indian insurance industry to support government efforts to reduce the carnage on Indian roads due to mounting road accidents would only add to their profitability.

  • Building a workforce for the future

    Insurers will need to chart their course carefully to navigate through the current talent gap in their quest to transform into an organisation that can excel in future.

Actuarial

  • Magazine article aboutActuaries-as-a-force-for-change

    Actuaries as a force for change

    The Actuaries Institute of Australia has developed something of a reputation for being at the forefront of thought leadership when it comes to mapping the changing role of the profession. Actuaries Institute CEO Elayne Grace believes in dialogue...

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