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Eastern exposure

Eastern exposure

Climate change and the growth of coastal megacities is exposing Asia to increasing risk from windstorms.

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What customers want

What customers want

Companies that succeed in the future will be those that successfully redefine the very nature of what it means to be an insurer.

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Allianz rebuffs Chinese takeover

Allianz rebuffs Chinese takeover

It emerged this week that Anbang and HNA both attempted a takeover of the German insurer earlier this year.

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Reinsurers look to Asia

Reinsurers look to Asia

As market conditions get “ugly”, Asian diversification is more important than ever for reinsurers.

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Targeting Asia’s greying population

Targeting Asia’s greying population

Insurers could be missing a trick by not offering more retirement income products to the region’s ageing population.

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Reinsurance industry braces for Harvey impact

Reinsurance industry braces for Harvey impact

Will the storm, the first major hurricane to make landfall in the US since 2005, bring an end to the soft reinsurance market?

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Convergence of reinsurance and capital management roundtable

Convergence of reinsurance and capital management roundtable

Prominent industry voices discuss this important topic and how it is affecting the sector in Asia in a roundtable with Allianz Re.

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Troubled waters

Troubled waters

More than a quarter of shipping losses during 2016 occurred in the Asian maritime region.

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Philippines launches parametric disaster programme

Philippines launches parametric disaster programme

The pilot scheme will provide parametric disaster coverage for 25 at-risk provinces in partnership with World Bank.

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Bank Negara on captives

Bank Negara on captives

Governor Muhammad bin Ibrahim gave the keynote address at the Asian Captive Conference 2017 in Kuala Lumpur.

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Asia’s insurtech edge

Asia’s insurtech edge

Legacy issues are one of the biggest obstacles for insurers in developed markets. But not in Asia.

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Asian boards need to take responsibility for cyber

Asian boards need to take responsibility for cyber

Cybersecurity is too important an issue for senior executives and company boards to ignore.

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Reinsurers drawn to Asian growth

Reinsurers drawn to Asian growth

Strong underlying growth is a cure for many ills, including the need to worry about “innovation”.

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China’s asset dilemma

China’s asset dilemma

The investment patterns of Chinese life companies such as Anbang continue to raise concerns.

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Insurers tasked to fund disaster relief in poor nations

Insurers tasked to fund disaster relief in poor nations

The UK and Germany have pledged to support the development of insurance solutions for disaster risks.

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Promise over profits in India

Promise over profits in India

Less than a year after new rules to nurture domestic reinsurance capability, ITI Re is set to quit the business.

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Monitoring construction delay

Monitoring construction delay

Risk managers are looking for better solutions to protect against delays on construction projects.

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Solving the pandemic problem

Solving the pandemic problem

The systemic nature of pandemic risk poses a challenging problem for the reinsurance industry.

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