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ACE appoints Blain Waterford to new accident and health business role in Asia-Pac
26 November, 2014 ACE Group has appointed Blain Waterford to the newly created role of vice president and deputy head of its accident and health business in Asia Pacific.
  • Swiss Re: Global life premium growth expected at 4.3% in 2015
    25 November, 2014 The life insurance sector will be notably stronger in both the advanced and emerging markets, and global in-force premiums are forecast to increase by 4.8% this year, and by around 4% in 2015 and 2016, according to Swiss Re.
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Latest Features

Asia’s strong fundamentals
20 November, 2014 Opportunities abound for life insurers in Asia. By Jeffrey Liew, senior director, head of insurance (Asia-Pacific) at Fitch Ratings
  • Recovery and rising middle classes bolster Mexican industry
    24 October, 2014 Mexico’s economy benefits from the pick-up in the US, which increases the momentum of its own recovery and the rise of its middle class, according to the Life Insurance in Mexico, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 report, available on the...
  • UK's Retail Distribution Review: short-term pain, long-term gain
    02 September, 2014 The Retail Distribution Review has drastically reduced the number of IFAs—who account for much of the life segment’s distribution. However, due to better quality of advice, and a reduction in mis-selling, consumer confidence is expected to...
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Blogs

Ensuring success in Asia through human capital
21 November, 2012 Pagan Van, managing partner of executive search firm CTPartners in Hong Kong, gives an insightful overview on the latest trends in insurance recruitment in Asia and explains why Vietnam and Indonesia are drawing particular interest from...
  • Code of conduct under scrutiny
    18 October, 2012 LifeSearch, a UK protection intermediary, has warned against the poor industry selling practices of other distributors and the "laissez faire approach to the quality of distribution" by some product providers. Kevin Carr, chief executive of...
  • Emotional engagement: the new frontier for protection coverage
    18 October, 2012 The protection gap in the UK for mortality and morbidity products is enormous. Over the years, many wise men and women have considered, debated and cogitated at length over the reasons for this: “Underwriting puts people off”; “It’s too...
  • The power of enterprise social networking
    17 October, 2012 James Fabricant, CEO and Founder of IdeaPlane, an enterprise social network, and former MySpace International executive, explains how enterprise social networking can change the way financial industries communicate.
  • Get set for G-Day’s impact on underwriting
    10 October, 2012 The EU gender directive means that from 21 December 2012, which is known as ‘G-Day’, premiums and benefits for all new insurance contracts will have to be calculated on a gender-neutral basis. Insurance spans a wide range of contracts that...
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