Category Archives: Asia

Changing the conversation on risk in the aviation industry

The aviation industry in Asia has changed dramatically in the past 20 years, and so has the nature of the risks it has to navigate. Adapted from the keynote speech at Willis Towers Watson’s 2017 aviation conference in Singapore on … Continue reading →

Hong Kong to introduce new “Senior Managers Regime”

There was speculation, following the introduction of the Senior Managers Regime (SMR) in the U.K., that other regulators would follow suit and introduce similar regimes in their countries. It looks as if Hong Kong will now be the first to … Continue reading →

Asian transportation execs fear cyber risk most

Transportation executives in Asia believe that their companies’ primary business threats are emerging from cyberspace, according to the 2016 Willis Towers Watson Transportation Risk Index. The Index’s consolidated findings – taken from land, sea and air transportation companies – showed … Continue reading →

High-tech role retention reaches boiling point?

Competition for hot skills is fierce, but many businesses are uncertain about what level of premiums they should pay, and what their policies on hot skills recruitment and retention should be. Continue reading →

Why Asian TMT companies are recognizing the importance of insurance and a risk management approach

Asian telecommunications, media and technology companies are increasingly expanding outside their core markets to seek out new sources of growth, widening their exposure to risks. Continue reading →

Navigating cargo risks following Hanjin’s collapse

After Korean creditors pulled the plug on Hanjin’s financing in the last days of August, ramifications are being felt throughout its supply chain. Continue reading →

On resolving disputes in China

When people ask me advice about doing business in China, one of the first things I tell them is don’t assume that the way disagreements are resolved in your country is how they’ll be resolved in China. This is especially … Continue reading →

A More Litigious China in Overseas Disputes

In its competition with developed economies, China is ahead in some places and behind in others. But in one area they are catching up quickly: the use of class-action law suits in international disputes. Continue reading →

Threats and Opportunities of Demographic Change: Asia

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The landscape for recruitment is changing far more dramatically than many employers realise. Adapting to the new dynamics will be essential for financial groups seeking not only to hire the best, but also to grow sustainably into new regions of … Continue reading →

Aviation Insurance Experts Describe Key Market Forces

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Earlier this I year I spoke with leaders of the aviation insurance industry about the implications of recent trends and market forces affecting the sector. They spoke to me of abundant capacity, consolidation, and more. Continue reading →