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- May 22 2023
Starr targetting Korea market entry: report
The carrier will seek to enter the country’s travel and accident insurance markets from 2024 if it gets a licence later this year, a BusinessKorea report said.
- May 10 2023
Kyobo Life Insurance eyes general insurance re-entry via acquisition: report
The life insurer denied reports that it was in talks to acquire a 51% stake in digital carrier Kakao Pay Insurance.
- May 2 2023
Berkley bolsters Korean desk with senior marine underwriter from UIB
Hans Hwang joins the team as marine underwriting manager in Singapore.
- April 26 2023
Gallagher targets South Korea and Taiwan after Japan foray
Following the announcement of a corporate broking and fac operation with 15 people in Tokyo and senior regional hires, IAN understands the broker is close to launching in Korea.
- April 20 2023
Korean P&C insurers falling short on oil and gas exclusions
While most of the insurers have started acting on coal policies, only Samsung has extended it to the petroleum industries.
- April 11 2023
Charles Taylor ties up with Korean loss adjuster
CTA works with a network of loss adjusting businesses around the world to offer its clients services where it does not have a regional presence.
- April 4 2023
Easing capacity constraints offer hope for mid-year renewals: Aon
April renewals progressed in an orderly fashion as the reinsurance market has found itself on a more sustainable footing.
- April 4 2023
Hannover Re names Firdaus Kasman as Korea team lead
Kuala Lumpur-based Kasman will also continue to head the reinsurer's affinity team with responsibility for Asean, South Asia, Korea and Japan.
- April 4 2023
Korean risks reeling from large industrial losses see 50% hikes in 1.4 renewals
Protracted negotiations on structures and data analysis requirements due to changes to cessions led to delays
- March 20 2023
Korean Re 2022 COR flat at 100.4%, gross premiums grow 16%
The carrier's GWP climbed to US$7.4bn, but its net profit fell 1.5% to US$133.5m.
- March 16 2023
Exclusive: Hankook Tire fire losses may reach liability limit of US$230m
While KB Insurance has a 40% exposure to the risk pool, Samsung, Hyundai and DB Insurance have 20% each, IAN can reveal.
- March 13 2023
Seoul Credit Insurance to kick off pre-IPO roadshows in Hong Kong, Singapore
The Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation-owned insurer has reported a profit of US$433m in FY 2022.
- February 28 2023
DB Insurance acquires Vietnam National Aviation Insurance
The Korean carrier, in its second Vietnamese acquisition, has picked up a 75% stake in the Hanoi-based P&C insurer.
- February 23 2023
Hyundai Insurance’s premiums grow 5.8% to US$12.6bn
The Korean carrier's commercial arm's COR for FY 2022 was at 89.2%.
- February 21 2023
Samsung Fire & Marine P&C underwriting profits dive 95% to US$3m
The group, including motor and long-term businesses, posted a COR of 102.2% in FY 2022 at an underwriting loss of US$315m.
- February 15 2023
Ramon International elevates Lee Ellis to chief strategy officer
London-based Ellis will assume board roles across international operations of the Lloyd's broker, which entered Asia last year through the acquisition of CKI Korea.
- February 14 2023
FM Global handed Korea licence
The commercial property specialist has appointed Yong-Ju Shim as the Seoul office manager.
- February 10 2023
East Asian insurance markets may have ‘bottomed out’
Carriers in Japan, China and Korea are on a recovery path, however, nat cats, new solvency regimes, and inflation are key challenges.
- December 28 2022
Korea’s DB Group reshuffles insurance leadership
The chaebol names Kim Jeong-nam as vice chairman and Jeong Jong-pyo as the chief executive of the insurance arm following a group restructuring.
- December 22 2022
Korean P&C carriers to improve profitability: S&P Global
Insurers have limited catastrophe exposure, and this comes with effective reinsurance protection.