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Challenges bring opportunity for (re)insurance in Asia - The Insurer

The silver lining to any challenge is the opportunity it brings, and, in Asia, reinsurers may be on the cusp of unlocking significant potential, says Fitch's Jessica Pratiwi and Siew Wai Wan...
The silver lining to any challenge is the opportunity it brings, and, in Asia, reinsurers may be on the cusp of unlocking significant potential, says Fitch's Jessica Pratiwi and Siew Wai Wan...
Article / 2 years ago

Not All APAC Insurers' Hybrid Issues Are Created Equal

Instrument features and local regulatory frameworks are key to understanding the hybrid instruments issued by insurers in the Asia-Pacific. Unlike regulations for the banking industry, where regulators have universally adopted the Basel framework, rules for the insurance industry are fragmented...
Instrument features and local regulatory frameworks are key to understanding the hybrid instruments issued by insurers in the Asia-Pacific. Unlike regulations for the banking industry, where regulators have universally adopted the Basel framework, rules for the insurance industry are fragmented...
Article / 4 years ago

Capital Rules Will Push Morocco Insurers into Gov't Bonds

Moroccan insurers are likely to gradually reduce their equity exposure and hold more government bonds in their investment portfolios when the country's new risk-based solvency regime comes into effect...
Moroccan insurers are likely to gradually reduce their equity exposure and hold more government bonds in their investment portfolios when the country's new risk-based solvency regime comes into effect...
Article / 4 years ago

China's Enhanced Asset-Liability Management Rules Positive for Insurers

China's new regulations on asset-liability management will be positive for the insurance industry and help protect insurers from risks associated with asset-liability mismatches, Fitch Ratings says. Insurers are likely to shift towards selling protection...
China's new regulations on asset-liability management will be positive for the insurance industry and help protect insurers from risks associated with asset-liability mismatches, Fitch Ratings says. Insurers are likely to shift towards selling protection...
Article / 4 years ago

French Mutual Insurers Will Continue to Lose Market Share

French mutual insurance companies will continue to lose market share as rising regulatory costs threaten their ability to compete with traditional insurers and bancassurers, Fitch Ratings says. Many mutual insurers are relatively small and therefore face a disproportionately...
French mutual insurance companies will continue to lose market share as rising regulatory costs threaten their ability to compete with traditional insurers and bancassurers, Fitch Ratings says. Many mutual insurers are relatively small and therefore face a disproportionately...
Article / 4 years ago

IFRS 17 May Put Up Cost of Capital for European Insurers

IFRS 17, the new international accounting standard for insurance contracts from 2021, could temporarily increase the cost of capital for European insurers while investors familiarise themselves with the new standard, Fitch Ratings says...
IFRS 17, the new international accounting standard for insurance contracts from 2021, could temporarily increase the cost of capital for European insurers while investors familiarise themselves with the new standard, Fitch Ratings says...
Article / 4 years ago

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