Marsh: Asia Insurance Market Report 2016March 21 2016
As part of our Commitment to keeping you informed, Marsh is pleased to present you with the Asia Insurance Market Report 2016. The report is a snapshot of current market conditions and risk trends across major lines of coverage in countries throughout the region; it also reflects the experience of Marsh insurance professionals who work daily with the global insurance marketplace and provide clients with risk management advice.
With 2016 under way, the global insurance marketplace appears to be heading in the general direction of soft pricing, reflecting insurer capacity, competition, and relatively low catastrophe losses. At the same time, our industry will continue to be affected by macro-dynamics, including global, political, regulatory, technical, and environmental developments.
In addition, the insurance industry is also experiencing some significant developments that bear watching throughout 2016, including:
- Large scale mergers and acquisitions
- Executive leadership changes
- A reduction in and changes in underwriting appetite at several companies
- Some insurers’ disposition of unprofitable segments
- Recent announcements regarding potential and actual reinsurance underwriting
These developments may ultimately produce positive outcome, such as a prolonged healthy, competitive market with higher levels of innovation, new product offerings, and improved service.
- August 20
The move comes as the broking group's MGA division acquires AIG's HNW home and contents portfolio.
- July 2
The Asia chief executive discusses Covid-19, going digital and restructuring.
- April 10
Climate change, increased urbanisation and a growing concentration of assets were on the risk agenda for 2018.
- March 19
Economic uncertainty, more complex risks and tighter underwriting are all influencing Asia's markets.
With power demand soaring and coal placements declining, fossil fuel plants and insurers must work in tandem to accelerate decarbonisation and ensure the region’s resilience.
Climate modelling and risk engineering expertise can help with risk mitigation and insurance affordability.
Embedded insurance is more than just a tick in the box, it calls for a hands-on approach involving thoughtful consideration of customer value.
Multiple positive growth drivers underpin optimism about the insurance outlook of the region.