African swine fever has, since 2018 resulted in more than 950,000 pigs dying or being culled in China. With the threat of ASF spreading, this article outlines the strategies being used to stem the spread of disease and how insurers can help clients to minimise the financial impact.
Into Africa: How risk managers can use global programmes as part of their strategy in this fast-changing area
This article explains how global program structures can help risk managers to transfer their African exposures in a consistent manner, and how brokers and insurers can offer risk managers insights as they expand in this developing region.
Recent changes in leadership in South Africa and Chile have significant implications for businesses and their insurance management programmes. Emma Radcliffe, UK project manager – Emerging Markets, and Claudia Thyme, Director Emerging Markets Development, at XL Catlin shed light on the changes.
Over one billion people now live in water-scarce regions; by 2025, the World Bank estimates that as many as 3.5 billion people could face water scarcity. This article highlights the political risks associated with water scarcity and the challenges for companies operating in developing markets.
Creating durable insurance markets within emerging market countries is critical to advancing stability. This article highlights how political risk insurance can be used to facilitate financing for crucial infrastructure projects and associated commercial development in emerging market countries.
Impact Forecasting evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during June 2017. Topics covered: convective storms impact US insurers; seasonal rainfall leads to nearly USD2.5 billion in economic flood damage in China; major wildfires hit South Africa and Portugal.
Established in 1985, Telesure Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd owns and operates several leading insurance brands in South Africa. This case study looks at how Telesure uses K2 to manage data, eliminate work and ensure accuracy across multiple companies.
Santam Insurance is the largest general insurance group in Africa. To gain more control over rating/pricing, reduce excessive risk exposure and enhance its broker offering, Santam invested in Guidewire's software solutions. This case study studies the software's impact upon Santam's performance.
The Nigerian insurance market is being driven by mandatory third-party motor insurance and this growth momentum is expected to increase as compliance for compulsory motor insurance level grows. This Lloyd's report assesses insurance opportunities in Nigeria and the key socio-economic factors.
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 October 2012 focuses on South Africa.