Saturday, July 22, 2017

Reinsurance

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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Peak Re approved to open Labuan branch

Peak Re approved to open Labuan branch

The Hong Kong-based reinsurer has been granted approval-in-principle by the Labuan Financial Services Authority.

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Hong Kong, overseas firms seek China entry

Hong Kong, overseas firms seek China entry

Among those making a beeline into the mainland market is FWD Hong Kong, which has applied for a life insurance licence.

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Quick take: Milli Re

Quick take: Milli Re

We take a look at Turkish reinsurer Milli Re and speak to the head of its Singapore branch, Chew Kwok Choong.

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Sri Lanka taps Renaissance Re for insurance trust fund

Sri Lanka taps Renaissance Re for insurance trust fund

The fund provides disaster cover for disasters including droughts, floods and cyclones.

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Insurance cooperation eyed along Belt and Road route

Insurance cooperation eyed along Belt and Road route

At least 20 countries along the route have entered into agreements with China Re, which is taking a lead.

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Irdai approves Gen Re R3 licence in India

Irdai approves Gen Re R3 licence in India

The R3 licence covers underwriting and risk management expertise locally rather than cross-border.

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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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London losing steam in reinsurance

London losing steam in reinsurance

Other markets are eating up the British capital’s share of the global reinsurance industry.

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Swiss Re reports net income of US$656m

Swiss Re reports net income of US$656m

The results were affected by expected insurance claims in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie.

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Philippines urged to follow UK reinsurance probe

Philippines urged to follow UK reinsurance probe

A senior insurance executive has asked the regulator to take a closer look at foreign reinsurance brokers.

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Emerging Asia leads growth in global insurance market

Emerging Asia leads growth in global insurance market

The economies of many emerging markets are showing signs of recovery, boosting global premiums.

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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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SUMMER 2017

House of cards

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