- June 1 2023
Opinion: Florida’s return to orderly renewals a welcome sign for APAC
Prospects of 30-40% rate hikes tempt reinsurers back to a normalised attitude towards the assumption of nat cat risk as 1.6 draws to a close.
- May 25 2023
Going to war on cyber wordings
As Lloyd’s war exclusions cause disquiet among insureds and reinsurers, the market is set to see a battle royale with APAC in the thick of it.
- May 17 2023
Opinion: Will the APAC trade credit market rise to the looming insolvency challenge?
With corporate risks expected to rise across Asia, carriers need to up their game and evolve more sophisticated methods of risk assessment.
- May 11 2023
PI specialist ITIC targets Hong Kong and Singapore for regional expansion
The carrier is moving away from marine to aviation and offshore energy, Robert Hodge, head of South-East Asia, tells IAN.
- May 3 2023
ICA calls for regulatory planning overhaul along UK lines
The insurer body is pushing for new financial services planning and prioritisation forum modelled on the Financial Services Regulatory Initiatives Forum.
- May 2 2023
Pressure mounts on Japan to provide long-term solution for marine risks
While the dispensation for insuring imports from Russia's Sakhalin project remains in place, the future remains uncertain.
- April 28 2023
Mitsui Sumitomo facing lunar loss after ispace mission failure
The Japanese carrier provided the world’s first 'lunar insurance' cover for the risks arising from the mission.
- April 21 2023
Opinion: Ransomware payments down under – to ban or not to ban?
Insurers suggest an outright ban on ransoms and extortion demands in data breach incidents could be a blunt, ineffective policy instrument.
- April 17 2023
APAC aviation renewals on course for 50% hikes
Middle and higher XOL treaty layers see steep climbs while terms and conditions are under scrutiny, especially for war risks.
- April 13 2023
Opinion: India’s non-life players edging towards international systemic risk status
Home-spun big beasts GIC Re and New India will soon have more of an impact on the global stage.
- April 3 2023
Japan bucks the trend with orderly 1.4 renewals
Alarmist projections of 35% hikes haven't materialised as the market saw a broad rating uplift of 15-20% with client and reinsurer expectations better aligned than at 1.1.
- March 28 2023
NSW’s new government urged to bin premium levy
Dropping the emergency service levy, which adds an 18% surcharge to home insurance and 40% to business premiums in the state, will lower insurance costs.
- March 24 2023
Japan H3 rocket failure losses trigger domestic aviation pool
With the launch costs estimated at around US$50m, the loss won’t spill over to international reinsurers.
- March 17 2023
Opinion: Lloyd’s investment losses flag risks for Asian (re)insurers
The US$3.6bn hole in the market's 2022 results and current banking turmoil show the need for carriers to revisit their portfolios and reassure investors.
- March 13 2023
Howden to ‘consider strategic acquisition opportunities’ in Asia: Chye Huat
IAN spoke to the Howden Asia CEO on the broker's plans for regional growth and key risk opportunities in energy, cyber, nat cats, and employee benefits.
- March 2 2023
Fac to the fore in Asia as treaty turbulence continues
"The general consensus is that people have not seen a market like this before," says Miller's Ron Whyte.
- February 21 2023
Opinion: Asia’s mega rail projects to ignite premium boom
The China-backed infra projects set to generate US$14bn by 2030 come as a blessing for local and international carriers.
- February 16 2023
Chubb’s Greenberg: Asia growth will outpace rest of company
The global carrier's APAC premium was up nearly 40% in 2022 with half of the growth coming from the Cigna acquisition.
- February 2 2023
Scor’s APAC leadership faces 1.4 renewals test after Laurent Rousseau exit
The French reinsurer will be looking to capitalise on last year's growth with new CEO Thierry Léger starting in May.
- January 27 2023
Japan’s carriers support marine war market as deadline looms
(Re)insurers could see a potential US$1bn loss in February for policies connected to stranded ships.