Magazine

Jan 2019

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Moving into a high growth phase

COUNTRY PROFILE - India

The 24 life players in the Indian market have witnessed considerable growth in the past year and today the industry forms a significant part of the capital market in India.
 

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Ageing: An opportunity and a threat

INSURANCE - Life & health – Ageing special focus

Questions surrounding ageing are fast becoming some of the most important that society faces. We speak to Dr Lam Ching Choi from Hong Kong’s Elderly Commission and Ageing Asia Alliance’s Janice Chia to understand the impending black hole...

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From threats to impact: Evolving cyber-risk concerns in Asia

RISK

Not only has Asia become the global economic growth engine, it is also fast becoming a centre of innovation and home to much technological advancement, says Marsh.

Featured Articles


All Stories

  • Editor's Message

    Happy New Year! So we start 2019 on a high, as the vernacular pun of ‘18’ being sure to prosper turned out to be a hoax.

Country Profile

India

  • Magazine article aboutMoving-into-a-high-growth-phase

    Moving into a high growth phase

    The 24 life players in the Indian market have witnessed considerable growth in the past year and today the industry forms a significant part of the capital market in India.

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  • General insurance - in their own words

    Bridging the protection gap, underwriting risks at the right price and making insurance simpler and empathetic is what the Indian general insurance industry is looking forward to in 2019. Asia Insurance Review spoke to some Indian general insurance...

  • Motor insurance in India in 2018

    The biggest beneficiary of the current revamp of the Indian motor insurance segment should be the customer - who should get better customised and more cost-effective products.

News

Asian

  • Fourth Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards launched

    The 4th Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards, co-organised with LIMRA and with AIA as strategic partner, were officially launched on 4 January to recognise the role that agents play in boosting the image of insurance in the name of sales...

  • ASEAN: Healthcare forms biggest non-life protection gap

    Healthcare poses the largest non-life protection gap in ASEAN, followed by natural disasters and residential property, according to findings published in the 2018 ASEAN Insurance Pulse, a survey released by the Zurich-based research firm Dr Schanz,...

  • Australia: Aviation crashes are top cause of loss over past five years

    Aviation collision/crash incidents rank as the top cause of loss in Australia over a five-year period, accounting for almost a third of the total value of all claims in the country, according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) in its...

People on the move

Diary

Reinsurance

  • Magazine article aboutA-sidecar-named-Lion-Rock

    A sidecar named Lion Rock

    Insurance-linked securities have become big news in the reinsurance world in recent years. But until mid-December Asia, with the exception of Japan, seemed in danger of missing out. No longer, thanks to Peak Re’s bold new sidecar by the name...

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  • Aiming for the top 10 spot

    AXIS Re is hoping for significant growth in the near future. AXIS Capital’s CEO Albert Benchimol says ILS is an important part of its strategy.

  • The changing face of (re)insurance

    A recent Asia Insurance Review roundtable discussed the twin themes of ‘reinsurers – fit for the future’ and ‘protecting society from Nat CAT’.

Insurance

Life & health – Ageing special focus

  • Magazine article aboutAgeing-An-opportunity-and-a-threat

    Ageing: An opportunity and a threat

    Questions surrounding ageing are fast becoming some of the most important that society faces. We speak to Dr Lam Ching Choi from Hong Kong’s Elderly Commission and Ageing Asia Alliance’s Janice Chia to understand the impending black hole...

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  • Confronting ageism

    Dr Kanwaljit Soin, co-founder of a charity that assists women with ageing in Singapore, talks about the urgent need to reframe discussions around longevity into a more positive debate.

  • Retirement age is just another number

    We consider the future of work in the 100-year life – extending retirement age, or scrapping it completely, as one insurer has done.

Risk

Technology

  • Magazine article aboutTrends-in-disruption

    Trends in disruption

    The industry of InsurTech gets bigger every year, with more companies attempting to deploy innovative solutions for insurers and insurance customers alike. We break down the technology trends at play in the market.

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  • Goodbye 2018, hello again in 2019

    We swept the newsmakers and headline hoggers for 2018 and highlight some of the significant insurance disruptions, start-ups and InsurTech trends that will bear watching in 2019.

Product Bites

Notebook

Regulation

  • Magazine article aboutA-question-of-strategy

    A question of strategy

    Innovation in insurance has been the main driver for growth for many (re)insurers. Clyde & Co senior partner Simon Konsta and Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore partner Ian Stewart discuss the trends across the region.

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Investment

China

Innovation