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- 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 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.
- 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 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 7 2023
Opinion: Indonesia’s 1998 riots and their impact on the (re)insurance market
Peter Phillips, chief client officer South Asia at Marsh, gives his views on how the events shaped political violence and terrorism cover.
- 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.
- February 28 2023
Opinion: Asia premium momentum paves way for strong 1.4, 1.7 renewals
2022 results and 1.1 renewals show there is still plenty of upside in Asia despite a myriad of challenges.
- 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.
- January 26 2023
Opinion: Australia’s (re)insurers are testing the limits of climate change
As the outlook worsens, the sustainability of the market picking up most of the risks might be called into question.
- December 16 2022
Opinion: RACQ exit rumour calls into question CTP scheme
Demands for an overhaul of the state’s motor insurance framework have resurfaced with the reports of a possible sale of the club’s motor arm.
- December 8 2022
Opinion : Why blockchain failed to transform Asia’s (re)insurance sector
The revolution may yet come for areas such as ILS. It will take time and look very different to originally imagined.
- November 25 2022
Opinion: Can carriers take advantage of the Hong Kong crypto opportunity?
As insurers rush to amend policy wording and reinforce crypto exclusions, the city’s regulatory initiatives offer hope.
- November 7 2022
Opinion: Hong Kong EC terrorism pool leaves much to be desired
It is time the government adjusted the coverage limits that were set 20 years ago and allowed private participation.
- October 13 2022
Opinion: Can reinsurers step up to Japan’s offshore ambitions?
Carriers are reluctant to provide capacity for offshore wind farm construction and operational risk covers.
- September 29 2022
Opinion: Australia’s natural disaster fund far from ‘ready’
The US$135m federal government funding should be matched and cross-country coordination improved, as the ICA demands.
- September 13 2022
Opinion: Japanese majors swept up in Lloyd’s legacy zeitgeist
RiverStone’s run-off acquisition of Sompo's Endurance at Lloyd’s marks the end of an era.
- September 1 2022
Opinion: Lloyd’s Asia to keep growing despite leavers
Opportunity knocks for the remaining syndicates who have been offsetting the departing capacity.
- July 22 2022
Twists and turns ahead for Asia’s insurtech market
The space is still finding its feet with valuations yet to settle, but there are some familiar themes.
- July 7 2022
Time to learn from Australia’s unmitigated disasters
As insurers' budgets come under pressure and nat cats intensify, mitigation needs to be prioritised.
- June 17 2022
Howden Tiger deal lacks Asia bite
Deal won't threaten global brokers yet - but the firm is a patient and determined competitor.