Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Hong Kong

Andrew Barrowman joins JLT as Hong Kong head

Andrew Barrowman joins JLT as Hong Kong head

He moves to the role from JLT Australia, where he was head of specialty, servicing clients across multiple lines.

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Chubb names country heads for HK, Singapore, Korea

Chubb names country heads for HK, Singapore, Korea

The announcement is part of a re-branding after the acquisition by ACE, which closed this month.

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New rules threaten Hong Kong life insurers’ growth

New rules threaten Hong Kong life insurers’ growth

More stringent underwriting rules are likely to reduce the life insurers’ growth momentum, says Fitch.

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S&P assigns A+ rating to Metlife Hong Kong

S&P assigns A+ rating to Metlife Hong Kong

Standard & Poor’s has assigned an “A+” rating with stable outlook to MetLife Hong Kong,

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Asia premium growth to outperform world average in 2016

Premium growth will increase despite tougher regulations and a slowing economy, says Swiss Re.

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China United Insurance US$1bn Hong Kong IPO rumoured

China United Insurance US$1bn Hong Kong IPO rumoured

The state-backed insurer is reportedly planning to raise about US$1bn in the second quarter.

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Dah Sing Financial exploring options for life unit

Dah Sing Financial exploring options for life unit

The group has notified the Hong Kong exchange that it is currently exploring options for its life business.

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Lombard to offer insurance-based wealth solutions

Lombard to offer insurance-based wealth solutions

The Philadelphia-based insurer will launch its brokerage business in Hong Kong and Singapore.

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DBS, Manulife officially launch US$1.2bn bancassurance deal

DBS, Manulife officially launch US$1.2bn bancassurance deal

The deal allows the Canadian insurer to distribute its products in DBS branches across the region.

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Mainland Chinese to spend US$3.9bn on insurance in HK this year

Mainland Chinese to spend US$3.9bn on insurance in HK this year

OCI released data show mainlanders taking 21.7% of the city’s total new premiums.

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AM Best affirms China Taiping Insurance’s ratings

AM Best affirms China Taiping Insurance’s ratings

Chinese Insurer receives strength rating of A and issuer credit rating of “a”, with stable outlook.

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HK’s Insurance Authority needs HK$650m seed cash

HK’s Insurance Authority needs HK$650m seed cash

The insurance body will regulate the city’s sales force and crack down on malpractice.

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Hong Kong’s gross insurance premiums up 10.5%

Hong Kong’s gross insurance premiums up 10.5%

Premiums in the city soared during the first three quarters of this year, says industry regulator.

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China Life pays US$754m for Hong Kong office tower

China Life pays US$754m for Hong Kong office tower

The One HarbourGate deal will rank as the biggest office-tower acquisition in Kowloon.

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Zurich buys Hong Kong’s Kono Insurance

Zurich buys Hong Kong’s Kono Insurance

The acquisition gives the Swiss insurer exposure to Hong Kong’s robust construction industry.

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China Re’s not-so-public offering

China Re’s not-so-public offering

Fewer than half of the 5.77 billion shares on sale were actually offered to the public, with 56% going to cornerstones.

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Investors commit US$1.2bn for China Re IPO

Investors commit US$1.2bn for China Re IPO

Cornerstone investors include Great Wall Pan Asia, State Grid and China Development Bank.

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ACE introduces insurance for PE, VC firms in Asia

ACE introduces insurance for PE, VC firms in Asia

The new product protects private equity and venture capital firms in Hong Kong and Singapore.

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