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  • ANZIIF appoints Suncorp Group executive Catherine Dixon to Board

    The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) today announced at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) that Ms Catherine Dixon, Executive General Manager, People Experience at Suncorp New Zealand has been appointed to the Board.

    People | 25 May 2018
  • Australia: Proposal put forward for universal pension

    The Australian government could introduce a universal pension that would improve the retirement income for the average income earner but have a reduced effect at higher incomes as it would represent a fixed payment in dollar terms, Dr David Knox, a senior partner at Mercer, has suggested.

    Asia | 24 May 2018
  • Reinsurance buying in Asia hints at mindset maturity

    The year 2017 was another record-breaking year of insured losses, but Asia managed to catch some respite with economic and insured losses substantially lower than previous years. Allianz Re regional CEO Kenrick Law takes stock of Asia's performance last year as he outlines the trends potentially set to dominate the industry in 2018.

    AIRPlus | 23 May 2018
  • Australia: Allianz and PIMCO launch retirement income business

    Allianz and PIMCO, one of the world's premier fixed income managers owned by Allianz, has launched a new business in Australia, Allianz Retire+ Powered by PIMCO, to deliver the next generation of retirement income solutions.

    Agents | 22 May 2018
  • Australia: Policy initiatives proposed for govt-funded Age Pension

    The cost of continuing the government-funded Age Pension in its current form is projected to reduce as a percentage of GDP, from around 2.7% of GDP in 2017 to around 2.5% of GDP in 2038. This reflects recent tightening of means testing, later retirement ages and further growth in superannuation balances, says a research paper from Michael Rice, CEO of Rice Warner, a management consulting and actuarial advice firm.

    Asia | 22 May 2018
  • Australia: Resilence index sees Australia ranked among top 20

    Australia is among one of the most resilient countries globally, ranking 17th overall on the 2018 Resilience Index, released last week by FM Global which is one of the world's largest commercial and industrial property insurance providers.

    Asia | 21 May 2018
  • Australia: Millennials and Gen Z are biggest prospects for general insurers

    Millennials and Gen Z offer the greatest growth potential for general insurance, according to new research from market research firm Roy Morgan.

    Asia | 18 May 2018
  • Australia: Budget proposals could drive life premiums up for super members

    Life insurance policies obtained via superannuation funds may see a 30% jump in premiums, due to changes proposed by the government in the 8 May Budget speech.

    Asia | 16 May 2018
  • Australia: Nearly 80% of customers loyal to their insurer

    More than three quarters (77.5%) of general insurance customers don't approach any other insurer when renewing their policy. Another 14.8% approach another company but don't change their policy, new research from market research firm Roy Morgan shows.

    Asia | 15 May 2018
  • Australia: Young workers unlikely to opt in to buy life cover

    Behavioural economic research suggests that most younger members will not take up life insurance if it becomes an opt-in cover, says Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees chief executive Eva Scheerlinck.

    Asia | 14 May 2018

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