Tag Archives: emerging markets

Sub-Saharan Africa: Insurance’s New Frontier?

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is not only fascinating for tourists, but it has started to get serious attention from the insurance industry as well. Indeed, insurance companies are starting to look at SSA with both interest and caution. Africa’s economy has … Continue reading →

Guide to Political Risk Insurance for Financial Institutions

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Political risk insurance (PRI) is a product designed to help mitigate the political uncertainties investors and lenders face when investing or lending into emerging markets. Typically clients are concerned about the long-term political stability of a country, and a PRI … Continue reading →

Kenya is Open for Business — Will Opportunities Outweigh Risks?

Kenyan business

President Obama’s recent trip to East Africa raised the profile of the region’s economic powerhouse. Kenya, the continent’s tech-hub, is now seen as Africa’s answer to Silicon Valley. Even so, the benefits from business growth and innovation have not reached … 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

IATA insurer collage

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 →

VIDEO: Asia Aviation Sector Is Taking Off

Willis-IATA-AAPA Aviation Insurance Conference: Interviewee collage

In this video from the Willis-IATA-AAPA Aviation Insurance Conference in Hong Kong earlier this year, aviation experts from across the region describe the huge opportunity that Asia represents for the sector. Continue reading →

Navigating China’s Growing Insurance Market

Chinese Insurance Market: One of the Most Dynamic and Changing Markets in the World

China’s insurance market is one of the most dynamic and changing insurance markets in the world. Hand in hand with that new opportunity and flexibility come changing rules and regulations that should be considered when looking to enter the China … Continue reading →

Pilot Training is a Top Priority for Asian Airlines

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Chris Kempis, chief pilot of the Airbus Fleet at Cathay Pacific Airlines, and I spoke about airline safety earlier this year in Hong Kong.  In that conversation (videotaped here), he said that safely transporting dangerous goods and maintaining a highly … Continue reading →

IndiGo Airlines CEO: Air Traffic Management a Top Issue for India’s Aviation Sector

Aditya Ghosh, CEO of IndiGo AIrlines

Earlier this year Aditya Ghosh, CEO of IndiGo Airlines, and I discussed the top concerns of airline businesses in his region.  “In India we are such a large country and so underpenetrated in terms of the airline business,” he said. … Continue reading →

Cathay Pacific CEO: Asia’s Rapid Expansion Brings New Risks for Airlines

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Earlier this year I spoke to Ivan Chu, CEO of Cathay Pacific Airways, about Asia’s enormous growth opportunity for the aviation sector. Chu explained that over half of the world’s population lives within five hours flight time of Hong Kong. … Continue reading →