ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The use of protectionist measures in emerging countries remains a “significant barrier” to the ability of European re/insurers to place business in these regions, according to Insurance Europe. In a recent report, the European insurance and reinsurance federation highlighted concerns about protectionist trends in a number of high growth potential markets. For […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Rising geopolitical tensions and protectionist sentiments, in combination with ongoing trade disputes, and resulting in increased uncertainty and risk for multinationals such as re/insurers, according to Marsh, particularly for those with direct foreign investments. Marsh’s Political Risk Map 2019 rated more than 200 countries and territories on the basis of short and […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Insurers and reinsurers in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) are struggling to remain profitable in the face of significant geopolitical instability and regulatory changes, according to a report by A.M. Best. The rating agency noted that, whilst the overall economy for the CIS improved in 2018 compared to prior years, challenges […]

ОРИГИНАЛЬНАЯ ПУБЛИКАЦИЯ ЗДЕСЬ. Версия в PDF ЗДЕСЬ При ожидаемой стоимости в триллионы долларов и планах по развитию в 68 странах на 3-х континентах, инициатива «Один пояс, Один путь», естественным образом привлекает внимание всех участвующих сторон, как в государственном, так и частном секторах. Asia Insurance Review побеседовал о способах трансфера рисков в данном проекте с Кириллом Саврасовым, […]

原文的文章在这里。PDF版本在这里。IN ENGLISH HERE. НА РУССКОМ ЗДЕСЬ 由于成本预估将超过好几万亿美元,主要设施发展遍及三个大陆上涉及到68多个国家,因此中国的“一带一路”倡议很自然地吸引各种会员国家和工商界的注意。《Asia Insurance Review》采访了专门关注欧洲与独联体国家区域的百慕达Phoenix CRetro保险连接证券公司总裁吉里尔·萨符拉索夫(Kirill Savrassov)商量保险连接证券作为“一带一路”倡议的风险转移选择。 作者:阿努普·哈娜(Anoop Khanna) 中国的“一带一路”倡议应该是现代人类历史上最大的基础设施发展方案之一。Phoenix CRetro Reinsurance公司总裁吉里尔·萨符拉索夫(Kirill Savrassov)指出,“由于其规模和地理的多样化,一带一路相关的项目肯定面临着各种挑战和风险,无论是方案倡议者和其他的所有参与者”。目前该方案实现评价范围在九千亿至几万亿美元,其中最大的金融压力和工作由国有企业承担。

With its cost estimated to run into trillions of dollars and main developments spread over 70 countries in three continents, it is natural for China’s belt and road initiative to be in the spotlight of all participating countries and business sectors. As there are massive infrastructure investments in both China and many more nations including its neighboring countries, the (re)insurance industry, together with insurance-linked securities (ILS) community will have its own multi-task opportunities and challenges with regards to the BRI projects. Parametric reinsurance and particularly ILS risk transfer instruments are exact solutions for such issues at the sovereign or provincial government levels.

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Insurers working across the Commonwealth Independent States (CIS) of former Soviet Russia can expect to see further consolidation in their sector, according to the latest special report from AM Best. The report said mergers and acquisitions (M&As) have been driven in part by companies trying to gain the “critical mass” they need […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The use of insurance-linked securities (ILS) structures and access to third-party capital are essential requirements now for a reinsurance company to remain competitive in the evolving and challenging marketplace, according to analysts. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in reinsurance has clearly evidenced the appetite of major insurance and reinsurance players to embed the […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Protectionism is a “lose-lose situation” and its impact on both global reinsurance players and policyholders alike is not positive, according to Swiss Re’s Chief Economist Jerome Haegeli. In a recent conversation with Reinsurance News Haegeli spoke positively about the current state of the reinsurance market, but warned against the trend of protectionism […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION BY DAVID BENYON HERE Destructive earthquakes hitting Lombok and Sulawesi in 2018 have highlighted the scale of the protection gap facing Indonesia’s re/insurance market. In October, the country’s insurance regulator used its industry rendezvous in Bali to call for ideas to kickstart further development of the country’s insurance sector. However, rules limiting overseas […]