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  • Tech partnerships remain a priority for (re)insurers

    (Re)insurers continue to prioritise investing in technologies with potential applications to their core reinsurance business, according to Willis Towers Watson's (WTW) latest edition of its Quarterly InsurTech Briefing.

    AIRPlus | 18 Jul 2018
  • Global: 1.1bn people globally face immediate risks from lack of access to cooling

    Over 1.1bn people globally face immediate risks from lack of access to cooling, a process which underpins escaping poverty, staying healthy, keeping vaccines stable, food nutritious and economies productive, according to a new report issued Monday. And of the nine countries with the biggest populations facing significant cooling risks, five are from Asia.

    Asia Risk | 18 Jul 2018
  • Asia: Region's ILS mart to grow as protection gap widens

    Asia is poised to be the next frontier for the growth of insurance linked securities (ILS) as ILS funds continue to diversify their investment portfolios, according to Ms Jacqueline Loh, deputy managing director of MAS at the Artemis ILS Asia 2018 Conference on 12 July.

    Asia | 17 Jul 2018
  • Asia: Consumers more confident in retirement prospects than US counterparts

    Sixty-nine percent of consumers in Asia expressed confidence in being able to retire and live the lifestyle they wanted, while only 50% of American consumers had that level of confidence, according to LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute (LIMRA SRI) which recently compared consumers' retirement readiness in Asia and the US.

    Agents | 16 Jul 2018
  • Keeping your promises (Mandarin video)

    Remember the day you made up your mind to enter the insurance industry? What were the promises you made?

    Agents | 13 Jul 2018
  • Increasing longevity, reduction in government benefits call for revamp of 'social contract'

    Rising longevity and population aging are top among global megatrends that are placing a growing financial strain on social security safety nets, as well as workplace benefits such as defined benefit retirement plans. Livelihoods have been changed with technology advancements and flexible labour markets have rendered the job-for-life notion almost obsolete.

    AIRPlus | 12 Jul 2018
  • Innovation is necessary, but companies are still slow to move

    A report released by the Asian Institute of Finance (AIF) recently found that the majority within Malaysia's financial industry saw innovation as a vital part of surviving the increasingly technology-centric future. However, only a handful of companies were making significant moves towards that end.

    AIRPlus | 12 Jul 2018
  • The Hong Kong Insurance Authority plans to finalise the draft guideline by late 2018 for implementation on 1 January 2020.

    The Hong Kong Insurance Authority recently released a 43-page draft guideline on enterprise risk management (ERM) as part of Hong Kong's move towards a risk-based capital regime. Comments were sought by 6th July, 2018.

    Asia Risk | 12 Jul 2018
  • Cognitive health is a medical trait that employers must monitor

    The brain is undoubtedly the most important organ of the body and diseases such as depression, anxiety and Alzheimer's are directly related to the brain's cognitive functions. While doctors and employers have been attempting to improve their employees' physical health, the discussion on mental health is a recent one. "I am going to say something pretty controversial: there is just health. Your brain is a physical part of your body," said CEO and founder of Savonix, Dr Mylea Charvat. "Things like depression and anxiety are disorders of the brain and they have a physical effect."

    AIRPlus | 11 Jul 2018
  • 2018 Cigna 360° Well-Being Survey

    The Cigna 360° Well-Being Survey was launched in 2014 with the goal of exploring well-being perceptions and concerns across five key areas of well-being - physical, family, social, financial and work. This year's survey is Cigna's most global yet, talking to nearly 14,500 people in 23 markets around the world.

    AIRPlus | 10 Jul 2018


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