March windstorms cause billion-dollar damage across Europe. Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe modeling development center of Aon Benfield, continuously tracks the worldwide natural disaster perils and aggregates the insured and economic losses for each region in this monthly report.
‘Acts of God’ were relatively benevolent last year, with insurers more stirred than shaken by reported losses. This article studies the latest natural catastrophe trends, policy exclusions, as well as recent advances in modelling and analytics capabilities.
How will the new microinsurance incubator launched by the World Economic Forum impact on lower-income communities, and what are other insurers doing to cater for this group?
According to climatologists, there’s a 75%-80% chance that 2014 will be an El Niño year. It’s bad news for any multinational with interests in South America, South Africa, Asia-Pacific and India. This News Analysis looks at the climatic evidence and the likely impact on local and global markets.
Insurers in the Asia-Pacific region continue to face slower economic growth, low-interest-rates and strict regulation. However, reduced trade barriers and an increase in affluent consumers offer new opportunities. This whitepaper analyses the key factors shaping the Asia-Pacific insurance market.
Concern over the Indian rupee reflects a host of structural economic problems in the country and other high-growth developing countries in Asia and Latin America. This article sheds light on the underlying issues and the implications for risk managers, investors and European manufacturers.
BestWeek Asia-Pacific provides regional ratings information and analytical content. This week's issue focuses on: Asia's new tigers; captive tax cuts in Hong Kong; cancer insurance demand in Japan; IPO insurer restrictions in India and APAC credit ratings.
BestWeek Asia-Pacific provides regional ratings information and analytical content. This week's edition covers: China's healthcare reforms and private medical insurance; Takaful arbitrage; Chinese life premiums data; top 25 global insurers by NWP; plus ING's sale of Indian joint venture stake.
In this paper, Praveen Gupta takes a view on one of the most visible aspects of the insurance industry: distribution. He discusses the changing landscape of insurance distribution and calls for a more sustainable strategy for emerging markets like India to prevent mis-selling.
In this issue, the ASHK invited submissions from actuarial societies of various APAC countries. The articles describe the issues facing insurers in their respective countries. Topics covered: Chinese insurance solvency standards, Singapore's RBC regime and off-shored Indian actuarial functions.