The general insurance market is not uniform in the Asia-Pacific region. From consolidation in Japan to potential in China to sophistication in Australia, this article highlights why movers and shakers face a variety of situations and opportunities.
The European insurance market has proven attractive to Asian investors in recent years, but is the trend likely to continue? Post's article sheds light on recent Asian investments in the European insurance market and highlights the factors shaping future investment trends.
As the Asian insurance industry and actuarial profession develops, there has become a demand for actuaries to be involved in a wider range of duties. Yet many companies are struggling to find this skill set within local markets. This article provides advice on recruiting skilled actuaries in Asia.
This report outlines the non-life solvency requirements for selected countries/regions in Asia Pacific. It provides an understanding and benchmarking of the existing methodologies adopted by regulators. The 2011 report has been updated recently to reflect developments in 2012.
This report reviews the global natural disaster perils that occurred during August and the estimated economic costs. Topics covered include: Hurricane Isaac's impact on America's Gulf coast; tropical cyclone activity in Asia; agricultural losses in Italy and Russia; plus African and Asian floods.
Insurance in emerging markets has experienced strong growth over the past decade and the outlook for the next decade remains promising. Nonetheless, given the expectation of persistent low interest rates at least in the near future, achieving profitable growth will become increasingly challenging.
The global financial crisis has clearly shown that deposit insurers without the basic funding elements in place have found it challenging to maintain public confidence. This paper offers a comparative analysis of deposit insurance systems in 16 jurisdictions of the APRC as of July 31, 2011.
Country Profiles provides individual summaries for Lloyd’s key territories. These profiles contain factsheets on the economy, insurance market and Lloyd’s business. This analyst report from May 2012 focuses on South Korea.
The insurance industry has long been known as the financial sector’s risk management service provider. This paper examines the relationship between insurance and economic growth via a cross country study of 93 countries over the period of 1980 to 2006.
Lloyd's Compare Countries analysis provides high level statistics across 200+ territories on the economy, insurance market and Lloyd's business. This tool employs regional heat maps to showcase key indicators for a quick strategic overview. This paper focuses on the Asia Pacific region.