April 19, 2019

Face to Face

Face to Face
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Seizing an Opportunity

Sylvain Villeroy de Galhau speaks to Premium on the perception of run-off in the regional insurance market.   Run-off is not a new concept, but is still a growing trend in the region. Hitherto perceived in negative light, run-off is shedding its stigma, with more cases being witnessed in the...

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Looking at the Bright Side

Yolla El-Khoury, executive group vice president of ACE Holding stays positive in a soft market scenario and looks to bring in efficiency and cost-effectiveness through innovation and diversification in the operation. In spite of the Middle East retaining its attractiveness for the global reinsurance market, the soft pricing, pressures to...

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Ambassador of Professional Ethics

Keith Richards speaks to Premium on the role of the Personal Finance Society and the Chartered Insurance Institute in instilling a commitment to ethics and professional standards. The Chartered Institute (CII) has its origins from 1912, initiated under Royal Charter and is globally recognised for its qualification frameworks and code...

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The Mathematical Perspective

Would the insurance industry benefit from the services of a credit bureau in ushering in loftier professional standards witnessed in developed international markets? Marwan Ahmad Lutfi, CEO of the Al Etihad Credit Bureau, believes it would lend a different insight into pricing. One of the biggest challenges for an insurance...

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‘Through partnerships, knowledge and confidence’

Massimo Falcioni, CEO of Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI), emphasises on the need for corporate education and partnerships to increase insurance penetration and foreign direct investment (FDI). In an attempt to provide support for UAE-based entrepreneurs in the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) segment, Etihad Credit Insurance, the UAE Federal export...

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Partnerships make all the Difference

Premium speaks to Oussama A. Kaissi, chief executive officer of the Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit on the organisation’s progress, struggles and outlook for the future. The potential for takaful and Islamic finance is undisputed, with Islamic finance attests expected to grow to USD3.8 trillion...

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The Impact of Regulation

New regulations – local and global – will have a profound impact on the Middle East life insurance market, emphasises Bernard Retali. LIMRA International recently conducted a workshop in Dubai on the topic of ‘Changing Regulation on Distribution with the Middle East’. Bernard Retali, president of LIMRA Europe, Middle East...

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IPMI: Fast & Effective

Paul Winstanley, head of Business Development, Generali Global Health, answers questions regarding International Private Medical Insurance in the region. The latest buzzword in the last few months for the health insurance circles has been International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI). Paul Winstanley, head of Business Development, Generali Global Health answers questions...

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A Leap to the Future

Experts at Lloyd’s insurance marketplace discuss the Middle East, new products, initiatives and more with Premium. With new theories on the functioning of insurance comes a new world order. That is why it is all the more important to speak about the Middle East and its relevance in this new...

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Expanding Boundaries

Differentiation is the name of the game in the current market scenario. Insurance companies are in no way taking a back seat, asserts David Healy. In fiercely competitive regional market, insurance companies are in a race to differentiate. And Aetna is no different, by moving the headquarters of the Europe,...

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