Insurance

Lloyd’s of London built a reputation as the place to insure practically anything, but a scandal in the 1980s severely damaged its reputation. Now may be the time for investors to give it a second chance

Never dull at Lloyd’s of London: 1688 to present

Lloyd’s of London built a reputation as the place to insure practically anything, but a scandal in the 1980s severely damaged its reputation. Now may be the time for investors to give it a second chance

For such a venerable and pioneering financial institution, it is somewhat surprising that insurance market Lloyd’s of London is still looked at with considerable suspicion by many within the global business community. Despite a long and successful histo...

World Finance talks to Yilmaz Yildiz, CEO of Zurich Sigorta, about how Turkey's economic growth and demographics have impacted on its insurance sector

Yilmaz Yildiz on the Turkish insurance sector | Zurich Sigorta | Video

World Finance talks to Yilmaz Yildiz, CEO of Zurich Sigorta, about how Turkey’s economic growth and demographics have impacted on its insurance sector

Thanks to a growing economy and favourable demographics, Turkey's insurance sector is thriving. Yilmaz Yildiz, CEO of Turkish insurer Zurich Sigorta, talks about the surge in foreign investment for the industry, the effects of Turkey's attempt to join the...

World Finance interviews Choy Chung-Foo, CEO of BOC Group Life Assurance, on the internationalisation of the Renminbi currency

Choy Chung-Foo on Renminbi insurance | BOC Group Life Assurance | Video

World Finance interviews Choy Chung-Foo, CEO of BOC Group Life Assurance, on the internationalisation of the Renminbi currency

The internationalisation of the Renminbi has created some exciting opportunities in the Hong Kong Insurance sector. Choy Chung-Foo, CEO of BOC Group Life Assurance, talks about the benefits of close economic ties between China and Hong Kong, and why inter...

Mumbai-based New India Assurance Company is streamlining its services to better negotiate the challenging Mauritian insurance market

Mastering the Mauritian insurance market

Mumbai-based New India Assurance Company is streamlining its services to better negotiate the challenging Mauritian insurance market

The insurance market in Mauritius – as with the wider island economy – is small yet dynamic, and best characterised by emerging opportunities for growth. Although the market is naturally quite limited in scale, it is nonetheless occupied by as many as...

New India Assurance Company has substantially grown its insurance business in Oman

New India invests in Omani insurance sector

New India Assurance Company has substantially grown its insurance business in Oman

Not content with having recorded the highest profits of the entire Indian general insurance sector last year, the success of the New India Assurance Company (New India) is in large part indebted to a commitment to expand further afield and introduce excel...

Malaysian insurance market looks stable, says Etiqa

Etiqa is profiting from Malaysia’s budding insurance sector, as well as giving back to the community

Malaysia’s insurance sector has come to constitute a sizeable share of the nation’s burgeoning financial services sector in recent years. As of October 2013, insurance accounted for approximately six percent of Malaysia’s total financial assets, equ...

A number of improving sectors are boosting Serbia’s bid for EU membership as the country’s economic recovery continues and foreign investment increases

Serbia sets sights on EU

A number of improving sectors are boosting Serbia’s bid for EU membership as the country’s economic recovery continues and foreign investment increases

After experiencing an extended period of stagnation, various Serbian sectors are beginning to show promise for the immediate future, with one of the best prospects being insurance. As the country’s second-largest provider and a specialist in various lif...

Trust Insurance Cyprus prospers despite financial crisis

The financial crisis that struck Cyprus in 2012 has seriously harmed the country’s economy, but in turn may have created greater opportunities in the insurance sector

Foreseeing a large-scale financial crisis is something that not many can claim genuine credit for. While some have insisted they knew all along that an economic downturn was on the horizon, there are only few examples of companies preparing for such a dev...

With newfound economic status, Turkey’s insurance sector has been presented with a number of exciting opportunities – especially for local providers – and Zurich Sigorta is equipped for the change

Zurich commits to CSR

With newfound economic status, Turkey’s insurance sector has been presented with a number of exciting opportunities – especially for local providers – and Zurich Sigorta is equipped for the change

The complete structural overhaul of Turkey’s political and economic system in recent years has given rise to a plethora of new market opportunities, though not without accompanying complications. In light of Turkey’s recent developments, World Finance...

World Finance interviews Maria Bianca Farina, CEO of Poste Vita, on the challenges in the Italian insurance sector

Maria Bianca Farina on insurance in Italy | Poste Vita | Video

World Finance interviews Maria Bianca Farina, CEO of Poste Vita, on the challenges in the Italian insurance sector

Following the financial crisis, Italy is undergoing social and economic change, representing interesting opportunities, but also challenges for the insurance sector. Maria Bianca Farina, CEO of Poste Vita and Poste Assicura, discusses Poste Vita's strateg...

World Finance interviews Christos Christodoulou, Frixos Savvides, and Mehran Eftekhar, from Trust International Insurance Company, on the challenges and opportunities for Cyprus' insurance industry

Christos Christodoulou, Fixos Savvides, and Mehran Eftekhar, on Cyprus insurance | Trust International | Video

World Finance interviews Christos Christodoulou, Frixos Savvides, and Mehran Eftekhar, from Trust International Insurance Company, on the challenges and opportunities for Cyprus’ insurance industry

Cryprus' insurance industry is relatively small, but EU membership is helping the country to attract international insurance management and reinsurance operations. Christos Christodoulou, Frixos Savvides, and Mehran Eftekhar from Trust International Insur...

World Finance interviews Mohan De Alwis, MD and CEO of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation, on the impact that Sri Lanka's new Insurance Industry Act will have on business, and how as Sri Lanka's national insurer

Mohan De Alwis on insurance in Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka Insurance | Video

World Finance interviews Mohan De Alwis, MD and CEO of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation, on the impact that Sri Lanka’s new Insurance Industry Act will have on business, and how as Sri Lanka’s national insurer

Sri Lanka's insurance market is about to undergo wide-reaching changes. Mohan De Alwis, MD and CEO of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation, talks about the impact that Sri Lanka's new Insurance Industry Act will have on business, and how as Sri Lanka's nationa...

World Finance interviews Stephen Wandera, Regional Director with the British-American Insurance Company, on the future for insurance in Kenya, after the Westgate seige

Stephen Wandera on insurance post-Westgate Kenya | Britam | Video

World Finance interviews Stephen Wandera, Regional Director with the British-American Insurance Company, on the future for insurance in Kenya, after the Westgate seige

Kenya's economy appears to be on the cusp of remarkable growth, yet its insurance is still just a fledgling industry. Stephen Wandera, Regional Director with the British-American Insurance Company, talks about what is needed to boost the industry to a lev...

World Finance interviews Nazym Tulchinsky, Deputy Chairman of Eurasia Insurance Company, on the current trends and future for insurance and reinsurance in Kazakhstan

Nazym Tulchinsky on Kazakhstan Insurance | Eurasia Insurance | Video

World Finance interviews Nazym Tulchinsky, Deputy Chairman of Eurasia Insurance Company, on the current trends and future for insurance and reinsurance in Kazakhstan

For the last 10 years, Eurasia Insurance has hosted an international risk management conference. Nazym Tulchinsky, Deputy Chairman of Eurasia Insurance, explains how Eurasia's good risk management has helped the company through the turmoil of the financia...

World Finance interviews Natdhanai Mankosol, Assistant Department Manager, Marketing Department with Viriyah Insurance, on how Viriyah has adapted to the Thailand insurance market after the 2011 floods

Natdhanai Mankosol on Thailand insurance | Viriyah Insurance | Video

World Finance interviews Natdhanai Mankosol, Assistant Department Manager, Marketing Department with Viriyah Insurance, on how Viriyah has adapted to the Thailand insurance market after the 2011 floods

As of mid-2013, it has become clear that Thailand's floods of 2011 had a profound impact on the country's non-life insurance segment. Natdhanai Mankosol, Assistant Department Manager, Marketing Department from Viriyah Insurance, talks about how motor insu...

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