Category Archives: Latin America

Brazil: A Busy but Bright Future

There are many reasons why insurers and reinsurers get excited about Brazil. The relaxation of certain regulatory restrictions, coupled with sustained economic growth, has resulted in a significant influx of capacity into Brazil from both domestic carriers and international firms … Continue reading →

Chile Earthquake 3 Years On: The Dust has Finally Settled

Chile quake headline

The 8.8 earthquake that hit the central coast of Chile on 27 February 2010 was the biggest natural disaster that the Chilean general insurance market has ever had to face. Continue reading →

Emerging Chilean Risks of 2013

Emerging Risks

In Chile, we’re seeing three emerging risks of note: cybercrime, underinsured transport systems, and sexual harassment and bullying. Continue reading →

What Risks Will Emerge in 2013?

Emerging Risks

We look ahead for the risks businesses should prepare for in 2013. Read their predictions and vote for the one most likely to affect your business this year. Continue reading →

Our Scariest Brazilian Risk – Cargo Transport in Brazil: A White-Knuckle Ride

Scariest Risks

The statistics in the Brazilian cargo transport market are really scary. Many companies need to transport products within Brazil, whether import or export, but the risks are high for vehicles on Brazil’s roads, increasing the insurance and the goods carried … Continue reading →

Mobile Microinsurance Sales Increasing in Popularity in Brazil

Insurance Sale by Cell Phone Becomes Popular in Brazil

After a successful pilot, by the end of 2012 more carriers will be selling microinsurance via SMS. What products are available, and how did this trend emerge? Continue reading →

Prevention is the Best Cure in the Brazilian Construction Market

Sao Paolo Construction

The building sector is currently experiencing a boom in Brazil thanks to large-scale infrastructure projects that are being generated by the FIFA World Cup 2014, PAC (Growth Acceleration Programme) and the 2016 Olympics. According to the Sebrae, a Brazilian agency … Continue reading →

Brazil’s Insurance Market Powers Ahead Despite Economic Slowdown

Brazil’s economic retraction in the first quarter of 2012 has not put the brakes on its insurance market, which is expected to continue growing by double digits over the next three years. Continue reading →

Argentina Nationalizes YPF – Who Should Worry?

Argentina's nationalization of YPF can only serve to dampen future foreign direct investment in that country. Should other foreign investors there worry? Continue reading →