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  • Global: Takaful operators need to break dependence on Qard

    As competitive market conditions create significant underwriting losses in the (re)takaful sector, many operators based in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have become dependent on the Qard' Hasan, according to a new briefing by A.M. Best.

    Middle East | 20 Aug 2018
  • Global: MoU signed for development of prudential standards for Islamic deposit insurance systems

    The International Association of Deposit Insurers (IADI) and the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on collaboration in Kuala Lumpur.

    Middle East | 19 Aug 2018
  • Now Health Int'l announces senior promotions

    Now Health International Group, a leading International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) provider, has announced three senior staff promotions in Asia.

    People | 17 Aug 2018
  • World: Catastrophes cause global economic losses of US$36bn in 1H

    Global economic losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in the first half of 2018 stood at $36bn, according to Swiss Re Institute's preliminary sigma estimates.

    Asia | 17 Aug 2018
  • My scars don't define me - Kechi Okwuchi

    Thirteen years ago, when Kechi Okwuchi was just 15 years old, her life took a dramatic turn. She survived a plane crash which killed 107 out of 109 passengers, 60 of whom were her fellow classmates and friends.

    Agents | 17 Aug 2018
  • An emerging markets story- Reaching the next 1bn by 2030

    LeapFrog Investments founder and CEO Dr Andrew Kuper was honoured with the 2018 John S. Bickley Founder's Award Gold Medal for Excellence at the recent Global Insurance Forum in Berlin, hosted by the International Insurance Society (IIS) and The Institutes. Dr Kuper, who received a standing ovation, was lauded for his pioneering work in profit with purpose investment and for opening new investment channels aimed at closing protection gaps and serving to build economic security.

    AIRPlus | 16 Aug 2018
  • Global: Alternative capital unfazed by Nat CAT losses

    There was more than enough inflow of alternative capital to renew coverage for cedants on 1 January 2018, even after severe natural catastrophe events in 2017 caused $138bn in insured losses globally. This had the effect of limiting the extreme price hikes that would traditionally have followed such severe losses, notes S&P Global Ratings.

    Asia | 16 Aug 2018
  • Global: Five cyber security threats on the rise--Accenture

    Organisations and critical infrastructure will likely experience a greater number of, and more destructive cyberattacks, including physical damage perpetrated by highly funded rogue nation states and cybercriminals looking to disrupt business operations, make money or spy on targets, according to a new report from Accenture.

    Asia Risk | 15 Aug 2018
  • Global: Expectations for improved risk management and information reporting have increased--RIMS

    With mounting global uncertainty and the accelerating pace of change impacting business on many levels, expectations for improved risk management and information reporting have significantly increased, according to the Risk Management Society's (RIMS) latest report.

    Asia Risk | 15 Aug 2018
  • LAMP Asia: The art of leadership

    What does it take to be a leader? Here's a quick look at what some speakers had to say on the first day of LAMP Asia.

    Agents | 15 Aug 2018


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