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FSC approves CTBC's purchase of Taiwan Life Insurance
22 April, 2014 Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) has approved the CTBC Financial Holdings US$890 million acquisition of Taiwan Life Insurance.
  • Crown Global enters into new reinsurance treaty
    17 April, 2014 Crown Global Insurance has signed a new reinsurance treaty with a major reinsurance company, under which Crown Global will receive up to $40m of additional reinsurance capacity per insured life.
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Under-achieving Greek insurance industry continues to stagnate
01 March, 2014 High levels of unemployment, lack of consumer awareness and large reductions in disposable income has seen the underdeveloped Greek insurance industry suffer further setbacks since 2008, according to the Life Insurance in Luxembourg report, Key...
  • Dominant life sector major part of Swiss economy
    01 March, 2014 Government regulations and the nature of Swiss consumers helped the Swiss life segment continue growth throughout the Eurozone crisis, according to the Life Insurance in Switzerland report, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017, available on the...
  • Life sector records substantial growth despite tough conditions
    01 March, 2014 Luxembourg’s life segment recorded a 17.7% growth rate between 2008 and 2012 mainly due to a large increase in demands for individual products, according to the Life Insurance in Luxembourg report, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017, available...
  • Life sector records growth as Danish economy recovers
    01 March, 2014 The Danish life segment recorded growth rate of 3.7% between 2008 and 2012, partly thanks to strong penetration rate, which has been largely due to the country’s increasing life expectancy, according to the Life Insurance in Denmark report, Key...
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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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