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  • Prudential's (AI)ms to support its workforce

    "Digital technology has always been an enabler to support our business processes and customer engagement functions," Prudential Corporation Asia chief executive Nic Nicandrou said. "We are investing GBP300m annually in technology across Asia over the next three years as we further digitise our business across the entire customer life cycle, from acquisition and on-boarding, to servicing and claims payment."

    Agents | 22 Jun 2018
  • SRA appoints Keiko Kimura as Secretariat manager

    The Singapore Reinsurers' Association (SRA) has boosted its Secretariat team with the appointment of Ms Keiko Kimura as Secretariat Manager. In this newly-created role, Ms Kimura will support the Executive Director in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Secretariat, with particular focus on the organisation of the annual Singapore International Reinsurance Conference (SIRC), for which the SRA is the main organiser. She will also be involved in managing the Association's other activities and events, as well as the Secretariat operations.

    People | 22 Jun 2018
  • Actuaries to have an increasingly important role in motor insurance

    Actuaries will have an increasingly important role in motor insurance, according to AXA Insurance Singapore head of retail product and pricing Alap Mehra.

    AIRPlus | 21 Jun 2018
  • MetLife opts for pragmatism in digital investments

    MetLife's digital investments focus on four main areas that include distribution, front- and back-end processes, data analytics, and innovation. MetLife Asia senior vice president and chief information officer Steven Barnham said, "We agreed early on that for every $3 of expenses the company can save, $2 will be reinvested in digital efforts. We have been using this process for three or four years, investing up to $300m a year to modernise our foundation and leapfrog the industry with good returns."

    Agents | 21 Jun 2018
  • Doing their bit for charity

    The MMC Charity Walk for the Children's Cancer Society happened in May, with resounding success. We talk to the sponsors for the event to get their opinion on why this matters.

    AIRPlus | 21 Jun 2018
  • Belt and Road Initiative: ASEAN insurance markets should have their slice of the pie

    ASEAN countries should do more to ensure that they do not miss out benefitting from the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects.

    AIRPlus | 20 Jun 2018
  • MOVE-ing towards simplicity - Manulife

    Digitalisation is critical across the entire insurance value chain, both for great customer on-boarding and outstanding ongoing service experiences. For this reason, Manulife Asia chief information officer Mark Van den Broek said the company's digitalisation spending and efforts are focused on being able to provide innovative services and frictionless digital solutions along the entire customer journey - from acquisition and on-boarding through to servicing claims and withdrawal.

    Agents | 20 Jun 2018
  • Mitigating flood risk - the role of private sector and government

    An urban planner and a village priest could be as important as an insurer in playing a role to protect a community at risk of floods.

    AIRPlus | 18 Jun 2018
  • Mutual trust and cultural alignment essential to further public-private partnerships

    Among the myriad challenges in building a successful public-private partnership (PPP) is the challenge of aligning the interests of all parties, said panellists at the recent 16th Conference on Catastrophe Insurance in Asia, in discussing making PPPs work to bridge the protection gap.

    AIRPlus | 18 Jun 2018
  • Piecing together a holistic Nat CAT management solution

    Microinsurance is not the way forward in managing natural catastrophes, according to UN Capital Development Fund regional inclusive insurance specialist Michael Carr. By virtue of the fact that in the short term, there are 'too many barriers' such as the lack of incentives and subsidies for microinsurance development, and 'insufficient interest from many insurers'.

    AIRPlus | 14 Jun 2018

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