Perils pegs January 2020 Australian hailstorms losses at $1.46bn


Loss aggregator Perils has disclosed its final insured loss estimate of A$1.887bn ($1.46bn) for the January 2020 Australian hailstorms.


HSBC and Maybank’s Etiqa in running for Axa Singapore: reports


HSBC Holdings and Malayan Banking Berhad’s insurance venture are reportedly on the shortlist of potential buyers for French insurer Axa’s Singapore business.

Jennifer Law – Aon

Aon continues build-out of Asia Pacific capital advisory unit


Aon has added Jennifer Law to its Asia Pacific capital advisory unit.

Concirrus Davies Miloschewsky

Concirrus names Axa XL duo to lead Asia expansion


Marine and motor insurtech Concirrus has appointed former Axa XL Asia Pacific marine executives Mike Davies and Oliver Miloschewsky to lead the expansion of its commercial offering into Asia.

Howden and Steadfast

Howden confirms Australian launch and extends Steadfast partnership


Expansive broking group Howden has confirmed the launch of its new Australian retail operation, as revealed by The Insurer last month.

WTW Shanghai

WTW adds Shanghai to P&C hub


Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has added Shanghai to its global markets P&C hub in a move designed to extend its global placement model across the Asia Pacific region.

MS AMlin Singapore

MS Amlin unveils $42mn reinsurance sidecar to support Lloyd’s Asia unit


MS Amlin has launched a reinsurance sidecar to provide collateralised capacity to support Syndicate 2001’s Asian reinsurance portfolio.

BMS – Singapore

BMS Asia broking platform goes live


London-headquartered intermediary BMS has launched its broking platform in Singapore, which will serve as the headquarters for its Asian operations.

Zurich Malaysia

Zurich Malaysia appoints Ai Lin as CEO


Zurich Malaysia has appointed Khoo Ai Lin as CEO of Zurich Life Insurance Malaysia.

Allianz CPIC

Allianz exits China Pacific Insurance joint venture: reports


Allianz Group is pulling out of its insurance joint venture with China Pacific Insurance Co (CPIC), according to reports.

Howden and Marsh

Howden swoops for Marsh Australia as 12+ execs resign in bold pre-Xmas move


Expansive U.K. broker Howden is once again swooping for former JLT executives as it makes a strategic play to build an Australian business, The Insurer can reveal.

Typhoon Haishen

Insurers pay out $1.6bn+ for Japanese flooding and Typhoon Haishen claims


More than ¥87bn ($841mn) of claims payments have now been made in relation to the July 2020 Japanese floods with a further ¥85bn ($822mn) paid out due to Typhoon Haishen, according to the latest data released by the General Insurance Association of Japan (GIAJ).

Sedgwick Indonesia

Sedgwick overhauls leadership in Indonesia


Carlyle Group-backed Sedgwick has announced new leaders for its operations in Indonesia following Paul Hough’s appointment as Singapore CEO, effective 1 January 2021.

Zaid Alami Generali GCCandC

Generali GC&C names Alami head of financial lines underwriting Asia


Generali Global Corporate & Commercial (GC&C) has appointed Zaid Alami as head of financial lines underwriting for Asia.

Anviti and Aon – India

Aon re-enters broking in India with 49% stake in Anviti


Aon has acquired a 49 percent equity stake in Anviti Insurance Brokers Pvt Ltd, which was set up in 2017 and is led by former Aon executive Jonathan Pipe.

Amanda Blanc – Aviva

Aviva to sell off Vietnam business as international restructure continues


London-listed Aviva is to sell its Vietnamese operation – Aviva Vietnam Life Insurance Company Limited – as the carrier’s strategy of exiting its sub-scale markets in Europe and Asia gathers pace.

Pietro Toffanello – Guy Carpenter

Guy Carpenter names Gen Re’s Toffanello head of Japan


Guy Carpenter has announced the appointment of former Gen Re executive Pietro Toffanello as head of Japan.

Sedgwick Singapore

Sedgwick names Hough Singapore CEO in management overhaul


Carlyle Group-backed Sedgwick has named Paul Hough as its CEO for Singapore as part of an overhaul of its executive management team in the country.


UnderwriteMe names Hughes head of Asia Pacific


Insurtech firm UnderwriteMe has announced the appointment of Paul Hughes to the newly created role of head of Asia Pacific.

Sam Pik Ying – Markel

Markel adds marine underwriter to Singapore team


Markel International has appointed Sam Pik Ying as a marine underwriter in its Singapore team.