Asian market News

Aon Taps Jones from Guy Carpenter as Exec. Chairman, Asia Reinsurance Solutions

Aon plc has appointed Richard Jones as executive chairman of its Reinsurance Solutions business in Asia. Jones will be responsible for business development and supporting clients across the Asia region. Based in Singapore, Jones will join Aon in May 2019 …

Tokio Marine Kiln Closes Hong Kong Office

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) announced a reorganization of its Asian operations based primarily in Singapore with supporting offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai. TMK will be closing its Hong Kong office with immediate effect and making arrangements over the next …

Markel Appoints Beazley’s Lam as Professional & Financial Risks Underwriter

Markel International, the London-based specialist insurer, has appointed Gordon Lam as a senior professional and financial risks (PFR) underwriter. He will be based in Singapore initially and is expected to relocate to the Hong Kong office in due course. He …

HWI International Launches MGA with Asian Focus: NuVu Underwriting Hong Kong

HWI International Group, the privately owned insurance business, has announced the launch of NuVu Underwriting Hong Kong Ltd., a new managing general agent (MGA) in Hong Kong, headed up by industry veteran Jeremy Austen. Subject to regulatory approval, NuVu Underwriting …

BHSI Introduces Private Company & Nonprofit Organization Portfolio Cover in Asia

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. (BHSI) has introduced Executive First Private Company Portfolio and Executive First Nonprofit Organization Portfolio policies in Asia. “Our Private Company and Nonprofit Organization Portfolio forms provide far-reaching, contemporary coverage backed by BHSI’s financial strength,” said …

Tokio Marine Kiln Promotes Dugand to Regional Managing Director, Asia

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK), the provider of specialist and corporate insurance, announced the promotion of Alex Dugand to regional managing director, Asia. Dugand takes up the role with immediate effect and will report to James Dover, group chief financial officer. …

AXA Investment Managers Bullish About Europe as Asian Investors’ Interest Grows

Andrea Rossi doesn’t buy into the story that Europe is a dead end for growth. In fact, he sees luring Asian investors to his continent as one of the key ways AXA Investment Managers will expand in years to come. …

Allianz’ Property Unit Plans to Double Asian Investments in Next 3 Years

Allianz SE’s property unit plans to double investments in Asia over three years as the German firm is drawing in more money from its insurance operations in the region. Property investments may swell to 3.75 billion euros ($4.5 billion) by …

BHSI Launches Financial Institution Professional Indemnity Insurance in Asia

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. (BHSI) announced it has introduced Financial Institution Professional Indemnity (FIPI) insurance in Asia. “Financial institutions are seeing an increase in both the frequency and severity of professional indemnity claims,” said Scotland Walsh-Riddle, head of Executive …

Willis Towers Watson Taps Yeung from AIG as Head of P/C, North Asia

Willis Towers Watson announced the appointment of Evariste Yeung as head of Property and Casualty, North Asia. Yeung’s appointment took effect on Sept. 25, 2017. He is based in Shanghai and reports to Richard Collis, managing director for Willis Towers …