Posts Tagged ‘Asia’



March 7th, 2018

Takaful and the Opportunity for Peer-To-Peer Insurance; Part II

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justinJustin Lee, Senior Vice President

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“Takaful”- an Islamic alternative to conventional insurance that has been around since 622 CE - shares several similarities with P2P insurance, and for Malaysia, which is one of the world’s largest Takaful markets, there are opportunities aplenty if the country can ride the growth in the popularity of P2P insurance.

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March 6th, 2018

Takaful and the Opportunity for Peer-To-Peer Insurance; Part I

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

justinJustin Lee, Senior Vice President

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There has been much talk about peer-to-peer (P2P) insurance, and a number of startups in this space are emerging globally and in Asia. But while P2P insurance is a new disruptor in the insurance market, it is not a new concept. “Takaful”— an Islamic alternative to conventional insurance that’s been around since 622 CE – shares several similarities with P2P insurance, and for Malaysia, which is one of the world’s largest Takaful markets, there are opportunities aplenty if the country can ride the growth in the popularity of P2P insurance.

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November 29th, 2017

Guy Carpenter Asia-Pacific Climate Impact Centre Publishes Annual Report

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gcacic_advThe report, covering the Centre’s activities during 2016, is divided into five sections.

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November 2nd, 2017

Asia Pacific Catastrophe Report 2017: Executive Summary: Protection Gap and Convergence Capital

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cover-thumb1The proportion of losses uninsured in the Asia Pacific region remains high. For example, examination of this year’s major landfalling typhoons in China shows a wide discrepancy between economic and insured losses.

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November 1st, 2017

Asia Pacific Catastrophe Report 2017: Executive Summary: Losses

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cover-thumbInsured losses in Australia and New Zealand were the largest events. The region was also impacted by floods in China, India and Thailand and an earthquake in China. Once again, flood was a major contributor to economic losses in the region, but often in areas where insurance penetration was limited. Flood is difficult for (re)insurers to model, but Guy Carpenter has made significant steps to help clients deal with the problems.

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October 31st, 2017

Asia Pacific Catastrophe Report 2017: Executive Summary

Posted at 4:00 AM ET

cover-thumbA year marked by generally benign loss experience and few large catastrophe events meant that rates continued to remain positive for buyers in the Asia Pacific region throughout 2017. At the same time, the trend for steady growth in limit purchased continued. Much of the new limit purchased tends to be at the top of programs, and this feeds through to lower overall average rates on line (ROL), which is also reflected in the indices.

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September 7th, 2017

Guy Carpenter Announces Senior Appointments in the Pacific Region

Posted at 9:30 PM ET

Guy Carpenter & Company  today announced the appointment of Andre Eisele to the role of CEO of the Pacific Region. In addition, Heinrich Eder will join the Guy Carpenter Advisory Board for the Pacific Region.

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August 29th, 2017

Public-Private Partnerships Address Cat Risk Across the Globe

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Here we review recent GC Capital Ideas posts concerning the emergence of public-private partnerships addressing catastrophe risk across the globe.

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August 14th, 2017

Insurtech in China: Revolutionizing the Insurance Industry: Part III: Risks and Uncertainties Facing the Insurtech Industry

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cliff-sheng-portrait-sm3Cliff Sheng, Partner and Head of Financial Services, Greater China, Oliver Wyman

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Notwithstanding the tremendous scope and opportunity for certain simple products — such as travel insurance and shipping return insurance — in the Chinese insurtech market, several products such as auto insurance and universal life insurance face uncertainties owing to the following four factors:

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