Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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Protecting against wearable liabilities

Protecting against wearable liabilities

From fitness monitors to digital tattoos, wearables are creating a host of issues that insurers need to address.

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India looks at reforming reinsurance sector

India looks at reforming reinsurance sector

A review of the sector could pave the way for solutions built around insurance-linked securities.

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China gets tough

China gets tough

And this time it’s serious. After the ouster of its chairman, CIRC has reaffirmed a stricter approach.

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Cyber confusion

Cyber confusion

A recent case against an insurer in the US highlights how confusing some policy wording can be.

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China’s mythical insurtech unicorns

China’s mythical insurtech unicorns

The IPOs of China’s biggest fintech companies have been slow to get off the ground, suggesting lukewarm interest.

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Chubb’s Greenberg on London brokers and US-China relations

Chubb’s Greenberg on London brokers and US-China relations

The outspoken chief executive has ruffled some feathers with criticism of broker practices and Trump policies.

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Cat bonds hit new high

Cat bonds hit new high

Issuance hit a new record during the first quarter, though the market in Asia remains under-developed.

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Hong Kong plays catch-up with Singapore

Hong Kong plays catch-up with Singapore

The city is facing a serious challenge and is lagging behind its competitors in many areas. Can China come to its rescue?

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Is CIRC under scrutiny now?

Is CIRC under scrutiny now?

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection has disappeared China’s top insurance regulator.

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Reinsurance continues to attract alternative capital

Reinsurance continues to attract alternative capital

While alternative capital is widely seen as a threat to the industry, there are some benefits too.

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Philippines terrorist threat remains high

Philippines terrorist threat remains high

While an improved economy has reduced the ranks of unemployed people for terrorists to recruit from, risks remain high.

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Tackling cancer risk

Tackling cancer risk

On World Health Day, we ask if more can be done to arrest the rapid rise of cancer in the region.

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Asia’s hidden cyber vulnerabilities

Asia’s hidden cyber vulnerabilities

The lack of disclosure around hacks is hampering the development of cyber security — not to mention cyber insurance.

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Can insurers help Asia’s cities become resilient?

Can insurers help Asia’s cities become resilient?

In a world where the US president claims that “coal is great”, resilience is going to be increasingly important.

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Brexit begins

Brexit begins

Britain will start the process of exiting the EU on March 29, sparking two years for both sides to negotiate the separation.

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Blockchain’s insurance revolution

Blockchain’s insurance revolution

While bitcoin itself remains a wild frontier, the underlying technology of blockchain is evolving into a powerful insurance tool.

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Anbang’s fake news

Anbang’s fake news

The Chinese insurer’s investment in 666 Fifth Avenue isn’t true, but the overseas investment trend is.

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Risk manager Q&A: Suchitra Narayanan

Risk manager Q&A: Suchitra Narayanan

We speak to the head of risk and insurance at Bumi Armada about attitudes to risk and the development of the profession in Asia.

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SUMMER 2017

House of cards

From supply chains to cyber, we discuss emerging risks with a roundtable of Singapore risk managers