Saturday, September 23, 2017

Reinsurance

Hurricane Harvey highlights insurance protection gap

Hurricane Harvey highlights insurance protection gap

A significant proportion of the unprecedented flood losses generated by the hurricane will be uninsured.

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HDI Global SE appoints new Singapore head

HDI Global SE appoints new Singapore head

Graham Silton will take over from Nicholas Cheng, who is retiring at the end of the year.

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GC Securities and Marsh launch ILS platform

GC Securities and Marsh launch ILS platform

The JV standardises the placement process for collateralised reinsurance and private catastrophe bond deals.

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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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PartnerRe names new CEO for L&H in Asia

PartnerRe names new CEO for L&H in Asia

Jerome Matrundola joins from SCOR to lead the life and health business in the region.

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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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Willis Towers Watson hires P&C consulting head for S Asia

Willis Towers Watson hires P&C consulting head for S Asia

David Maneval will be responsible for developing the non-life insurance consulting practice across Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam.

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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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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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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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Guy Carpenter appoints new Asia leadership

Guy Carpenter appoints new Asia leadership

Tony Gallagher has been named CEO of Asia Pacific and Richard Jones becomes chairman.

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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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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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Fitch sees further growth in Indonesia’s insurance sector

Fitch sees further growth in Indonesia’s insurance sector

The rating agency forecasts significant benefits from recent positive economic developments.

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Guy Carpenter launches Asia retrocession unit

Guy Carpenter launches Asia retrocession unit

The new operation will focus on retrocessional solutions, capital raising and product and capacity development.

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China launches catastrophe insurance research centre

China launches catastrophe insurance research centre

The centre will be the country’s first research institution focusing on major disasters.

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Reinsurance softening accelerates

Reinsurance softening accelerates

Despite predictions that pricing would start to bottom out this year, the opposite is actually happening.

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Philippines insurers urge tax cut for non-life players

Philippines insurers urge tax cut for non-life players

A local industry group says taxes should be reduced to be on par with their Asean counterparts.

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