SIRC 2019

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GR SIRC 2018: day 3 live

2018-10-30T23:10:00+00:00

Read the third and final day of GR’s coverage of the Singapore International Reinsurance Conference 2018

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GR SIRC 2018: day 2 live

2018-10-29T16:16:00+00:00

Read the second day of GR’s coverage of the Singapore International Reinsurance Conference 2018

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GR SIRC 2018: day 1 live

2018-10-29T00:02:00+00:00

Read the first day of GR’s coverage of the Singapore International Reinsurance Conference 2018

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Resilience focus amid worsening global macro conditions – Swiss Re

2019-11-07T17:00:00+00:00

Chief economist briefing emphased the ‘R’ word(s): trade war is risk number one; recession in the US 35% likely; and resilience in the global economy is worse than before the financial crisis

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Broker role under threat? - SIRC panel debate

2019-11-04T13:24:00+00:00

A panel debate at the end of the SIRC conference asked whether traditional broking is dead and how it should evolve

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Asia remains “pivotal” to Neal’s Future at Lloyd’s plan

2019-10-31T02:06:00+00:00

Lloyd’s CEO John Neal addressed SIRC 2019 about Asia’s place within the Blueprint One strategy for the future at Lloyd’s

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Singapore pushing itself as ILS hub; new lines added to Belt & Road consortium

2019-10-31T01:59:00+00:00

A government minister’s speech at SIRC 2019 emphasised three issuances so far, encouraging more Asian cat bond business to come to the Southeast Asian city-state

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GR at SIRC 2019: Day 3 live & free to read

2019-10-31T01:58:00+00:00

Catch up with all the news on the third day of the 16th Singapore International Reinsurance Conference (SIRC)

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Pointless continuing reinsurance relationships on bad terms – PartnerRe’s Beedle

2019-10-31T01:54:00+00:00

Pricing inadequacy means saying no to some business, stresses PartnerRe’s Asia Pacific CEO

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Q&A with TMK: Cyber risk does not recognise borders

2019-10-31T01:48:00+00:00

There has never been a better time to buy cyber insurance. Despite this, there is still a concerning lack of take-up among Asia’s insurance buyers, according to Alex Jomaa (pictured), cyber underwriter at Tokio Marine Kiln

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Al Zain’s mission to rebuild Trust Re

2019-10-31T01:39:00+00:00

Transparency for investors and clients together with “institutionalising” corporate governance, are at the centre of Trust Re’s new chief executive’s plan to return the reinsurer to a growth trajectory

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GR at SIRC 2019: Day 2 live & free to read

2019-10-29T17:49:00+00:00

Catch up with all the news on the second day of the 16th Singapore International Reinsurance Conference (SIRC)

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The future of the industry - SIRC 2019 opening debate

2019-10-29T17:48:00+00:00

This year’s event is “the largest SIRC ever”, organisers boast, welcoming 1,130 delegates from more than 400 organisations and 53 countries to Singapore

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Hong Kong situation highlights competing regional hubs

2019-10-29T17:41:00+00:00

Tony Gallagher, reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter’s CEO of Asia Pacific answers GR’s questions, as the region’s reinsurance players meet for the annual SIRC rendezvous in Singapore

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Axis Re targets Asian health business, sets new priorities amid shifting standards

2019-10-29T17:35:00+00:00

China, India and Vietnam represent health reinsurance opportunities

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New Dawn Risk focusing on fac to treaty transformation

2019-10-29T17:27:00+00:00

Smaller Asian insurers have had limited provision under reinsurance treaties to write professional lines business, relying on fac placements, something broker New Dawn Risk is trying to change

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Emerging Asia dominates Aon study of geographic opportunities

2019-10-29T17:19:00+00:00

Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore were ranked in top positions in a country opportunity index

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Aon: Developing the Asian modelling landscape

2019-10-29T17:15:00+00:00

Catastrophe risk poses one of the big challenges for Asia Pacific’s economies. Modelling solutions need to keep up with the reinsurance market’s developing exposures, Brad Weir, Head of Analytics for Asia at Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions business tells GR.

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GR at SIRC 2019: Day 1 live & free to read

2019-10-28T16:05:00+00:00

Catch up with all the news from the first day of the 16th Singapore International Reinsurance Conference (SIRC)

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The Hong Kong protests: What if the government labels them terrorism?

2019-10-28T15:01:00+00:00

Defining the pro-democracy protests as terrorism could impact insurance policies, as the cost of the demonstrations continues to rise

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Winds of change: 16th SIRC welcomes delegates with 2019 theme

2019-10-28T11:21:00+00:00

Q&A with Marc Haushofer, SRA chairman and honorary advisor to the organising committee for the 16th Singapore International Reinsurance Conference (SIRC)

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AXA XL: Addressing emerging Asia’s protection needs

2019-10-28T11:15:00+00:00

Q&A with Peter Schmidt, chief executive, MEA, APAC, LATAM, Credit & Surety, AXA XL Reinsurance, a division of AXA

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Insurance should cater to Asia’s emerging middle class – Peak Re

2019-10-28T11:07:00+00:00

The insurance protection gap in emerging Asia has been exasperated by insufficient protection through social security, according to Hong Kong-based reinsurer Peak Re

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GIC Re: Pricing has not matched growth

2019-10-28T11:00:00+00:00

Q&A with GIC Re General Manager Satyajit Tripathy, who explains that even after significant loss events Asian prices have barely budged

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Beazley reveals Asia Pacific growth strategy amid underwriting expansion

2019-10-28T10:53:00+00:00

Beazley is expanding its Asia Pacific underwriting footprint. The specialist insurer said it has made a strategic investment in the region to facilitate its expansion.

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Aon: Matchmaking for life

2019-10-28T10:43:00+00:00

Asia’s life and health (L&H) reinsurance market is changing, with fresh entrants and a change of products being sold on the primary side, according to Pierre Vende, Head of Accident, Health and Life, Aon Reinsurance Solutions.

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Japan’s Typhoon Hagibis to cost insured losses of $8-16bn, according to AIR

2019-10-23T12:32:00+01:00

Catastrophe risk modeller AIR Worldwide said more than half of the losses would come from inland flooding

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Contingency focus for Beazley in Asia

2018-11-30T17:00:00+00:00

From K-Pop concerts to the Singapore Airshow, contingency covers are in demand in Asia

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Munich Re differentiating via services

2018-10-30T23:38:00+00:00

Cyber, analytics and advisory skills mark out Munich Re’s approach from rivals, its two top Asia Pacific executives told GR

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Typhoons creating demand for backup covers

2018-10-30T23:32:00+00:00

Recent nat cat activity and particularly Typhoon Jebi in Japan have created demand for backup covers

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ILS is needed to transfer cyber risk – AIG’s Duperreault

2018-10-29T18:14:00+00:00

The ILS market needs to turn its guns on cyber risk, if the emerging threat is to be contained, Brian Duperreault told SIRC 2018

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Singapore’s finance minister opens SIRC 2018

2018-10-29T18:12:00+00:00

Singapore’s minister of finance addressed SIRC 2018 as the official keynote speaker and guest of honour

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Regional hubs Dubai and Singapore have much in common

2018-10-29T18:10:00+00:00

Roger Bickmore hosted a GR roundtable discussion at SIRC 2018 on the links between Asian reinsurance and MENA business

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Six themes from NMG reinsurance study

2018-10-29T18:05:00+00:00

A global study looking into the problems facing reinsurance has revealed six major challenges for the market to overcome.

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China flood model “first of its kind” - JBA

2018-10-29T18:03:00+00:00

JBA has released a new flood model for China, which it said is the first of its type

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Canopius makes Singapore hires to boost AsiaPac arm

2018-10-29T17:59:00+00:00

The global specialty re/insurer announced four new hires in Singapore to further its regional expansion

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Reducing Indonesia’s protection gap

2018-10-29T00:01:00+00:00

Protectionism versus the protection gap. By David Benyon

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How long until a Chinese broker is in the global top ten?

2018-10-28T11:18:00+00:00

Steve Hearn, CEO of Ed, spoke to GR about Chinese investment, broker consolidation, and growth prospects in Asia

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“Super regulator” driving Chinese market acceleration – JLT Re

2018-10-28T10:55:00+00:00

Market developments, M&A activity, technological innovation and regulatory change are all factors in China’s market acceleration, according to reinsurance broker JLT Re

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Hitting the ground running: Beazley Asia Pacific's CEO, Lucien Mounier

2018-10-28T10:48:00+00:00

Interview with Lucien Mounier, CEO, Beazley Asia Pacific

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ACR is up for sale, again – Bloomberg report

2018-10-28T10:42:00+00:00

Singapore-based reinsurer ACR is looking for a new buyer, with a reported $800m price tag

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Canopius makes Singapore hires to boost Asia Pacific business

2018-10-28T10:39:00+00:00

The global specialty re/insurer announced four new hires in Singapore to further its regional expansion

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TMK reorganises in Asia – closes HK office

2018-10-25T14:19:00+01:00

Tokio Marine Kiln’s Hong Kong underwriting business goes into run-off

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Trust Re sets out commitments after AM Best downgrade

2018-10-25T09:22:00+01:00

Bahrain-based reinsurer intends to bounce-back with strong focus on partnerships and claims management

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Asia cats cost AIG $1bn in Q3

2018-10-20T10:43:00+01:00

Typhoons Jebi and Trami led Q3 cat losses of around $1.5-1.7bn

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Japan’s Typhoon Jebi cost Swiss Re $500m in Q3

2018-10-18T21:28:00+01:00

Swiss Re’s natural catastrophe claims burden of $1.1bn in the third quarter was dominated by Japanese weather-related losses