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Insurance, Investment and Asset Management

FT Asia Insurance Summit 2019

Charting a course for growth

Hong Kong |
Speakers include:
Raymond Tam

Raymond Tam

Insurance Authority, Hong Kong

Ng  Keng Hooi

Ng Keng Hooi

AIA Group

Jack  Howell

Jack Howell

Zurich Insurance Group


The past two years have seen steady growth in the Asian insurance sector, spurred by a combination of climbing incomes, demographic factors and strong potential in emerging markets, especially India and China. Indeed, European and US insurers are looking at Asia with fresh enthusiasm since China announced plans to allow more access to its insurance markets. Overall, the non-life insurance sector has been livelier than its life insurance counterpart. Health insurance in particular has been robust, but other newer forms of insurance, such as cyber insurance, also have been carving out a market for themselves.

But the winds that buffeted insurers earlier, may continue to trouble them today and in the months to come. A global economic slowdown is a major worry, as is the likely fallout from an ongoing US-China trade dispute that could be sobering for the region. Regulatory oversight has checked some of the worst excesses of the insurance business, and steered the industry onto a more stable path. But has this supervision been too broadly applied to be truly effective, or has it been too strict, thereby stifling entrepreneurship and innovation? 

How can insurers chart the best course? Cost management is one way; it involves driving operational efficiencies and altering distribution channels. Digitalisation is another powerful tool; it enables insurers to adapt to changing customer behaviour, cut operational costs and improve productivity. Disruptive innovation is energising traditional business models, products and services, and modernising the business and management of insurance in Asia.

FT Asia Insurance Summit:Charting a course for growth will take a clear-eyed look at the best way forward for an evolving insurance industry. Now in its sixth year, the summit will gather together leading insurers, regulators, asset managers and technology experts from Asia to evaluate whether the region’s insurers and investors are ready for the opportunity and the challenge ahead.

fallback Add to my Calendar 10/09/2019 08:00:0010/09/2019 19:00:00trueFT Asia Insurance Summit 2019The past two years have seen steady growth in the Asian insurance sector, spurred by a combination of climbing incomes, demographic factors and strong potential in emerging markets, especially India and China. Indeed, European and US insurers are looking at Asia with fresh enthusiasm since China announced plans to allow more access to its insurance markets. Overall, the non-life insurance sector has been livelier than its life insurance counterpart. Health insurance in particular has been robust, but other newer forms of insurance, such as cyber insurance, also have been carving out a market for themselves.But the winds that buffeted insurers earlier, may continue to trouble them today and in the months to come. A global economic slowdown is a major worry, as is the likely fallout from an ongoing US-China trade dispute that could be sobering for the region. Regulatory oversight has checked some of the worst excesses of the insurance business, and steered the industry onto a more stable path. But has this supervision been too broadly applied to be truly effective, or has it been too strict, thereby stifling entrepreneurship and innovation? How can insurers chart the best course? Cost management is one way; it involves driving operational efficiencies and altering distribution channels. Digitalisation is another powerful tool; it enables insurers to adapt to changing customer behaviour, cut operational costs and improve productivity. Disruptive innovation is energising traditional business models, products and services, and modernising the business and management of insurance in Asia.FT Asia Insurance Summit: Charting a course for growth will take a clear-eyed look at the best way forward for an evolving insurance industry. Now in its sixth year, the summit will gather together leading insurers, regulators, asset managers and technology experts from Asia to evaluate whether the region’s insurers and investors are ready for the opportunity and the challenge ahead.FT-Asia-Insurance-Summit-20190af5527f17811db38c98983a5141d1a8MM/DD/YYYY

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Speakers (30)

Raymond Tam

Raymond Tam

Executive Director, Policy and Development
Insurance Authority, Hong Kong

Raymond Tam is Executive Director, Policy and Development, at the Insurance Authority (IA) of Hong Kong. His responsibility covers the development of the Risk-based Capital Regime, Policy Holders’ Protection Scheme, insurance-linked securities, Insurtech and the Belt and Road Insurance Exchange Facilitation (BRIEF) platform. Mr Tam has extensive experience in the insurance and pension business in Hong Kong, mainland China, Asia and North America. He designed the solvency regime for life insurance business when he was Assistant Commissioner of Insurance in the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance, and formulated Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) regulations when he was Assistant Director of the MPF Office. He helped establish the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority as an Executive Director. Prior to joining the IA, Mr Tam was Chief Risk Officer for Asia of a multinational insurance group and helped to set up and built greenfield insurance and pension operations in mainland China, Vietnam and the Philippines. He received China’s first Actuary of the Year Award.

Ng  Keng Hooi

Ng Keng Hooi

Group Chief Executive and President
AIA Group

Ng Keng Hooi is Group Chief Executive and President of AIA Group. Prior to his current role, which he assumed on June 1, 2017, Keng Hooi was Regional Chief Executive at AIA Group, responsible for the Group’s business operations in China, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan and Brunei, as well as Group Agency Distribution. Keng Hooi has a wealth of industry experience that spans more than 38 years – in general management as well as in hands-on operational roles covering a broad range of functions. He joined AIA Group in October 2010 from Great Eastern Holdings, where he was Group Chief Executive from December 2008, driving impressive growth in business results. Previously, Keng Hooi was with Prudential for almost 20 years, including as a member of Prudential Corporation Asia’s board and Regional Managing Director of Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia – three of Prudential’s key markets. This followed his very successful tenure as Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Malaysia during which he grew the business from a Number 9 ranked insurer to Number 2. Keng Hooi has a past link to AIA: earlier in his career, he worked at AIA Malaysia for six years, where he started in the Actuarial department before becoming Head of Life Operations. Keng Hooi has been appointed as a member of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance since 2019 and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (US) since 1985. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lafayette College (Pennsylvania, US) in 1979.

Jack  Howell

Jack Howell

Chief Executive Officer, Asia-Pacific and Member, Group Executive Committee
Zurich Insurance Group

Jack Howell is Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Asia-Pacific, and Member, Group Executive Committee, at Zurich Insurance Group. He has held these positions since 2016. Jack has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial-services sector, of which more than 10 years have been in various senior leadership roles in insurance companies in Asia. Prior to Zurich, he was the Regional Officer for Assicurazioni Generali based in Hong Kong. He joined Generali from Prudential UK, where he briefly served as CEO for Prudential Life Assurance Indonesia and for almost six years as CEO for Prudential Vietnam Assurance. Before Prudential, Jack held various positions at AIG in the Philippines, Hong Kong and New York, co-founded a boutique investment bank called TwentyTen and spent several years as a consultant, including at The Boston Consulting Group. Jack holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science in quantitative economics from Tufts University in Massachusetts.

Stephanie Magnus

Stephanie Magnus

Head of Financial Institutions, Asia Pacific
Baker McKenzie

Stephanie Magnus is Head of Financial Institutions, Asia-Pacific, with Baker McKenzie. She looks after the Insurance and Financial Services Regulatory Practices in Singapore. She has extensive experience in local and cross-border insurance matters, including insurance regulatory matters, and insurtech, including the digitalisation of services. She also advises on insurance merger and acquisition; negotiating local and regional bancassurance matters; advising on post-acquisition integration and restructuring and providing insurance regulatory advice to insurers, insurance intermediaries and insurtech companies. In the FinTech and InsurTech space, she advises both traditional financial institutions exploring the usage of technology, as well as start-ups, and large TechFin companies. Stephanie is a steering committee member of Baker McKenzie's Global FinTech Group and plays a key role in driving the firm's FinTech practice for clients globally and across the Asia-Pacific. Stephanie also regularly advises international banks, capital markets intermediaries, fund managers and other financial institutions on financial services compliance and regulatory matters. Stephanie was named in Chambers Asia Pacific for "timely, practical and business-oriented" advice.

Gilles  Dauphiné

Gilles Dauphiné

Head of Euro Alpha Fixed Income

Gilles Dauphiné is Head of Euro Alpha Fixed Income at Amundi. He moved to the platform covering active and Buy & Maintain strategies in June 2019, after working 18 years with AXA IM. Gilles began his career in the mid-1990s as an interest rate vanilla, and then exotics, derivatives dealer on non-EUR rates with CIC Paris, a French bank.In 1999, he moved to BNP Paribas Asset Management as a Structured Product Portfolio Manager. In 2001, Gilles integrated AXA IM in the same role within the Structured Product Portfolio Management department. He then held various positions in the Structuring & Development department before heading the Insurance and Pension Solutions Strategies group. In 2014, Gilles was appointed Head of Fixed Income for the AXA portfolios, then Global Head of Buy & Maintain for non-AXA clients. He then moved to head Amundi’s Euro Alpha Fixed Income platform. Gilles holds a master's degree in Engineering from ENSEIR Bordeaux. He also holds a master's degree from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce Paris.

Yeo  Siew Mee

Yeo Siew Mee

Chief Investment Officer
Conning Asia Pacific

Yeo Siew Mee is Chief Investment Officer at Conning Asia Pacific. She heads the investment department, and oversees investment strategy, process, performance and risk management. Siew Mee joined Conning Asia Pacific from HSBC Private Bank Singapore, where she was the lead investment manager for the fixed-income component of discretionary multi-asset programmes. Prior to HSBC, she headed the Global Credits team in the Global Fixed Income Division of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), including leading the team's investment activities out of the MAS Singapore and New York offices. She started her career in the MAS as a financial regulator supervising securities and futures intermediaries, and has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. Siew Mee holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics (Honours) from the National University of Singapore, and is a CFA charterholder.

Shantini Nair

Shantini Nair

Senior Product Specialist, Infrastructure Debt Investments
HSBC Global Asset Management

Shantini Nair is Senior Product Specialist for Infrastructure Debt Investments with HSBC Global Asset Management. She supports the growth of the infrastructure debt investments platform, interfacing with the sales team in promoting the capability and developing sales prospects, as well as working with the product function in increasing the available range of products and determining product priorities. Previously, Shantini was the lead global private credit investment specialist and product development manager at Legal & General in London. She also has experience as the lead product solutions executive for AMP Capital Investors in Sydney. Shantini holds a post-graduate diploma in applied finance and investments from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and a bachelor’s degree in Science, Mathematics and Statistics from the University of New South Wales. She is fluent in English and Malay.

Simon Gregory

Simon Gregory

Managing Director, Global Equity
RBC Global Asset Management

Simon Gregory is Managing Director, Global Equity, RBC Global Asset Management. He is responsible for client engagement and representing the RBC Global Equity strategy within the investment community. Simon joined RBC Global Asset Management in 2013, having spent 12 years at Western Asset Management as Head of UK Client Service & Marketing, with overall responsibility for all aspects of business development and client service in the UK and Ireland. Previously, Simon worked at two UK-domiciled institutional asset management firms as an Institutional Marketing Manager dealing with clients, prospects and consultants. He started his asset management career in 1997, and was earlier a high school teacher since 1993. Simon holds a BSc (Econ) Economics from the London School of Economics.

Alia  Yousuf

Alia Yousuf

Chief Executive Officer
Global Evolution

Alia Yousuf is Chief Executive Officer at Global Evolution (GE) Singapore, where she is responsible for managing the local office. She is also involved in Asia on the ground research for the newly established corporate team with GE. Alia joins GE with a background as a fixed- income portfolio manager with over 15 years of emerging markets experience, managing across the asset class in local currency rates, hard-currency sovereign and corporate securities and EMFX. Most recently, Alia was a senior macro portfolio manager for UBS Asset Management and before that, she was with INGIM based in Singapore. Prior to 2014, Alia was based in London and managed Global EMD total return funds. She was the Head of EMD at ACPI and Standard Asset Management, with wide-ranging investment experience covering emerging and frontier markets. As the Head of EMD, she was involved in business and product development for the Fixed Income team. Alia, who is from Bangladesh, started her career as an emerging market economist at the World Bank. She holds Bachelor and BSc and MSc degrees in Econometrics and Economics, respectively, from the London School of Economics. She is a CFA Charter holder. 

Fernand  Lendoye

Fernand Lendoye

Managing Director
Aviva Ventures

Fernand Lendoye is Managing Director with Aviva Ventures, the £100m (US$122.8m) corporate venture capital fund of Aviva. He is passionate about new venture strategy and start-up financing, and is actively engaged in advising, mentoring, investing and partnering with ambitious entrepreneurs who have the drive to disrupt industries. Prior to Aviva Ventures, Fernand was a seasoned financial-services executive with global transactional and significant operating experience in shaping growth strategies and business development, opening new markets and driving business turnaround in Asia, Europe and North America. His broad transactional experience ranges from a £5bn+ transformative acquisition in the UK to a US$20bn+ IPO in Asia. Fernand holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Ryan Kim

Ryan Kim

Group Chief Digital Officer
FWD Group

Ryan Kim is Group Chief Digital Officer with FWD Group. He leads FWD’s digital transformation, responsible for the digital journeys of customers as well as employees. Ryan has nearly 20 years of experience in various digital strategy roles across the financial services industry. Previously, he was Managing Director and Regional Head of Digital at Standard Chartered Bank within the Greater China & North Asia region. Ryan also spent nearly eight years as Management Consulting Director for Technology at Accenture. During this time, he consulted on several executive-level programmes for clients, including Swiss Re, Cisco and Telstra.

Tao Xing

Tao Xing

Head of Asset Liability Management
BOC Group Life Assurance

Tao Xing is Head of Asset Liability Management (ALM) at BOC Group Life Assurance. His main responsibilities include the Strategic Asset Allocation for Life portfolio, ALM, capital management and risk management. Prior to joining BOC Life,Dr Tao Xing was with AIA HK and Prudential HK, responsible for portfolio investment strategy and capital management. He started his career at Aviva UK‘s head office before moving to Hong Kong.

Lucas Hui

Lucas Hui

Chief Technology Officer
Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI)

Lucas Hui is Chief Technology Officer at Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI). He is responsible for developing strategic plans for the technology division, which focuses on authentication, cyber-security and big data analytics; building and leading R&D teams, as well as engaging customers and collaborators from both industry and government. His research interests include information security, authentication services, network security, cryptography and electronic commerce.

Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly

Head of International Financial Lines
AIG International

Jason Kelly is Head of International Financial Lines with AIG International. He currently manages all Financial Lines products outside of North America including financial institutions, cyber liability, professional indemnity and construction PI. An insurance professional with nearly 20 years’ experience across the globe, Jason joined AIG in 1999 in New York, and has worked extensively across a variety of portfolios under Financial Services, including the technology D&O portfolio in the AIG San Francisco office and International D&O based in London. He moved to Asia in 2009. Jason brings a wealth of knowledge from the developed markets of the US, Europe, developed Asia and Australia/New Zealand to the developing markets of Southeast Asia. He is considered an expert speaker across the Financial Lines portfolio and is often asked to provide his insights throughout Asia on various trending issues, including the Internet of Things and Cyber Risk.

Stephan van Vliet

Stephan van Vliet

Chief Investment Officer
Prudential Corporation Asia

Stephan van Vliet is Chief Investment Officer of Prudential Corporation Asia, a position he has held since May 2017. From 2014 to 2016 he worked at Pinebridge Investments as Head of Insurance Asset Management and led the global insurance advisory practice. Stephan has worked in Hong Kong since 2005, as Head of Investments forING Insurance Asia-Pacific from 2010 to 2013 and as Director of Proprietary Asset Management for ING Investment Management Asia-Pacific from 2005 to 2008. His other positions at ING were Head of Insurance Asset Management Europe in The Hague and General Manager ING Investment Management Italy in Milan. He was also a Board Member of ING Life Malaysia. Stephan holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Bocconi University, and a master’s from the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University. He earned his undergraduate degree at Nijenrode University, Netherlands.

Boris Moutier

Boris Moutier

Chief Investment Officer
AXA Hong Kong and Asia

Boris Moutier is Chief Investment Officer of AXA Hong Kong and Asia, based in Hong Kong. He is directly in charge of investments and Asset and Liability Management at AXA Hong Kong, and of overseeing such activities of the Life and General Insurance entities in China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Korea. Previously, Boris was until April 2015 Director, Client Group and head of relationships with AXA Group, Asia and Japan at AXA Investment Managers Asia for two years, also based in Hong Kong. He was responsible for the relationships with AXA’s insurance clients across Asia and Japan. Boris joined AXA Investment Managers in 2002 and held several positions in Paris and Tokyo as Financial Engineer (with a focus on Variable Annuities) and as a Derivatives Trader until 2010. Before moving to Hong Kong, Boris was in charge of AXA Investment Manager’s relationship with its largest client, AXA France. Boris graduated from E.N.S.A.E., a leading French institution of higher learning in the fields of statistics, economics, finance and actuarial science.

Jonathan Larsen

Jonathan Larsen

Chief Innovation Officer
Ping An Group and Chief Executive Officer, Ping An Global Voyager Fund

Jonathan Larsen is Chief Innovation Officer, Ping An Group, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ping An Global Voyager Fund. He has been at the leading edge of the financial-services industry for the past 29 years across the Asia-Pacific and globally. Mr Larsen previously spent 18 years at Citigroup, where he was most recently Global Head of the firm’s Retail Banking and Mortgage businesses. Prior to Citi, he was a Principal in the Financial Services Practice of Booz Allen & Hamilton, a global management consulting firm, where he spent eight years advising large banks and other financial institutions in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, as well as in the US and Europe. Mr Larsen is a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Banking and Finance, Singapore, and was named Retail Banker of the Year in 2011 by Asian Banker magazine. He has been widely quoted in major media outlets, including the Financial Times, Bloomberg, Reuters, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Economist, as well as in local media throughout the Asia-Pacific. Mr Larsen holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from the University of Melbourne.

Philip Kent

Philip Kent

Chief Executive Officer
MSIG Insurance (Hong Kong)

Philip Kent is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at MSIG Insurance (Hong Kong). Prior to his current position, Philip served as Executive Vice-President of Planning for MSIG Holdings (Asia), where he was responsible for business development in the region. His specific responsibilities were to drive the synergy opportunities with MS Amlin, as well as to spearhead the regional digital strategy. Prior to MSIG, he was CEO of GlobalHealth Asia, a leading regional insurance provider specialising in health insurance for internationally mobile executives. Philip joined GlobalHealth Asia from Allianz where he was CEO of Allianz Insurance (Hong Kong). Philip has 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, encompassing leadership and technical roles across Asia, including in Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore, as well as Hong Kong. An English national, he has lived and worked in Asia since 1996. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute as well as a Chartered Insurer

Vivek Pathak

Vivek Pathak

Regional Director, East Asia and the Pacific
International Finance Corporation

Vivek Pathak has been Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) since October 2014. He has extensive emerging markets experience in principal investments, restructuring and risk management across all industry sectors. Mr Pathak joined IFC in 1998 and has since covered Asia-Pacific, Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia in various leadership capacities. Based in Hong Kong, he leads IFC’s advisory and investment operations across 18 countries, which in fiscal 2019 reached US$3.8 billion in long-term investments, including funds mobilised from other investors. Previously, Mr Pathak served as IFC Director for Investment and Credit Risk based in Washington DC, managing a professional team responsible for global coverage of credit risk, investment risk, integrity risk, pricing and credit/equity training. Prior to that, he oversaw IFC’s portfolio in the Middle East and North Africa, and led IFC’s business development efforts in frontier markets such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran. Before joining IFC, Mr Pathak worked with Bank of America and ABN AMRO Bank in new business and risk management. In his capacity as Head of Risk Management at ABN AMRO Bank Thailand, he was responsible for managing a large and diverse portfolio during the Asian financial crisis. 

Jackie Choy

Jackie Choy

Director of ETF Research, Asia
Morningstar Investment Management Asia

Jackie Choy is Director of Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) Research for Morningstar Investment Management Asia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar. He oversees ETF research in Asia. Prior to joining Morningstar in 2012, Choy was an investment analyst covering Hong Kong’s real estate securities for Cohen and Steers. Before joining the latter in 2010, he was a research analyst for Nomura/Lehman Brothers, covering Hong Kong and China real estate securities. Choy has a master’s degree in mathematical sciences from the University of Oxford. He is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Hudson Lockett

Hudson Lockett

Asia Capital Markets Correspondent
Financial Times

Hudson Lockett is the Financial Times’ Asia Capital Markets Correspondent based out of Hong Kong. He covers equities, debt, foreign exchange, regulation and politics across the Asia-Pacific region, with a focus on the renminbi’s growing international clout, the opening up of Chinese capital markets and China’s growing role in global finance. He joined the FT as a breaking news reporter for fastFT in 2016 from China Economic Review in Shanghai, where he served as editor. Prior to that, Hudson completed a course of intensive Mandarin study at the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He has lived in the greater China region for over eight years.

Michael Chan

Michael Chan

Co-founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer

Michael Chan is Co-founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Bowtie, considered Hong Kong’s first virtual insurance company. He is an actuary by training and believes that insurance serves a fundamental social good that can only be bettered through using technology to reach under-served customers. Michael is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a member of the Actuarial Society of Hong Kong and a holder of the Certified Financial Planner qualification

Douglas  Wong

Douglas Wong

Head of Property and Casualty
Chubb Insurance Hong Kong

Douglas Wong is Head of Property and Casualty at Chubb Insurance Hong Kong. He has 16 years’ insurance underwriting experience, including 10 years of underwriting mainland China Financial Lines insurance. Douglas now manages one of the biggest general insurance portfolios in Hong Kong that includes cyber insurance. He joined Chubb Insurance in 2005. Prior to that, he was a Financial Lines underwriter in another international insurance company. Douglas was a commodity trader before joining the insurance industry. He holds an MBA degree, and is a CFA charterholder.

Koh Yi Mien

Koh Yi Mien

Managing Director, Health and Employee Benefits
AXA Hong Kong

Koh Yi Mien is Managing Director, Health and Employee Benefits with AXA Hong Kong. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of AXA Hong Kong that hosts the Health Centre of Excellence for Asia. Prior to joining AXA Hong Kong, Dr Koh was Medical Director of AIA Group. Her career in healthcare spans the UK, Australia and Asia. She has served as Chief Executive Officer of a health authority and a teaching hospital in London. Her previous roles include being a Chief Medical Officer in Australia, Medical Director and Director of Performance in London, and clinical advisor to health regulators in the UK. She has been an Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and is a Visiting Professor at James Cook University, Australia. Dr Koh studied medicine at Melbourne University and received her specialist training in public health medicine in the UK and Australia. She has a Master of Science degree in public health medicine from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a Master of Business Administration degree from Cass Business School, UK, and a Doctor of Business Administration degree from Cranfield University, UK. 

Guy Mills

Guy Mills

Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong and Macau
Manulife (International)

Guy Mills is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Manulife (International), overseeing all of Manulife’s businesses and distribution in Hong Kong and Macau, except the mutual-funds business. He is also a Director of the Board of both Manulife (International) and Manulife Asset Management (Hong Kong). Mr Mills serves as Chairman of the Life Insurance Council and as a member of the Governing Committee at The Hong Kong Federation of Insurers. In addition, he is a Member of the General Committee of the Employers’ Federation of Hong Kong. He has more than two decades of practical experience with Manulife, including as CEO of Manulife-Sinochem, Manulife’s life insurance joint venture in China; Chief Operating Officer for Manulife Asia; and the first CEO of Manulife Business Processing Services, the company’s global resourcing capabilities facility. Mr Mills holds an MBA degree from both University of Washington in St Louis, US, and Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

Mary Kwan

Mary Kwan

Head of Risk Management
Fubon Life Insurance Hong Kong

Mary Kwan is Head of Risk Management at Fubon Life Insurance Hong Kong. She is in charge of the Risk Management team in the company, looking after the Enterprise Risk Management framework and risk initiatives, as well as ensuring regulatory compliance on Risk Management. She currently acts as the key person for the Risk Management function and works closely with the Risk Committee to ensure appropriate risk capabilities to support the risk governance framework. Prior to joining Fubon, Mary worked for local and regional insurer offices in Hong Kong. She has experience in Financial Risk Management, Risk Policy implementation, Modelling Governance, Risk-Based Capital and Strategic Finance. Mary started her career as an actuarial consultant in London and has worked on a variety of projects across Europe and Asia. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in the UK and graduated from the London School of Economics in Actuarial Science.

Saket Modi

Saket Modi

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Saket Modi is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lucideus, an enterprise cybersecurity platforms company. A computer science engineer by education, Saket founded Lucideus in 2012 while in his final year of engineering. Incubated from IIT Bombay and backed by John Chambers, Cisco's former Chairman and CEO, Lucideus today protects multiple Fortune 500 companies around the world with its cyber risk measurement and mitigation platform called SAFE. The product was recognised among the Top Innovations of the Year by Forbes magazine in 2018. Saket has been on Fortune magazine's 40 under 40, Entrepreneur magazine's 35 under 35, and Forbes’ 30 under 30 lists, among others.

Grace Park

Grace Park

Co-founder and President

Grace Park is Co-founder and President of DocDoc, whose aim is to help patients to find the right care at the right time. She has more than 19 years of leadership experience, about 13 of which were in international healthcare when she led large teams of distributors and a direct-to-doctor, pan-Asian sales force for Fortune 500 companies. Prior to DocDoc, Grace held senior positions at Medtronic, most recently as Managing Director for its ASEAN operations. She has also worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where she managed local grants of more than US$100m to support women and children with HIV/AIDS in 10 African countries. A Fulbright Fellow, Grace holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She previously graduated with honours from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Her military career includes leading a platoon and completing her service as a Captain at the Pentagon. Grace contributes to charitable causes, and has raised donations by running 250 km across the Gobi Desert to benefit heart surgery in Vietnam and China, and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Singapore.

Natalie Fong

Natalie Fong

Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer

Natalie Fong is Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Wesurance. She has more than 10 years of experience in people management, consultative sales, digital marketing, product development and customer service, working at large and small companies, as well as at start-ups. Natalie is now collaborating with Wesurance’s Chief Executive Officer on reinventing a new generation of insurance, and bringing it to market.

Harprem  Doowa

Harprem Doowa

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Harprem Doowa is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of E-Direct, which operates Frank focuses on getting insurance to customers through an online portal by bringing in multiple insurance carriers and products. Previously, Harprem was Co-founder and Managing Director of Moxy/Orami Thailand, an e-commerce platform, growing the company from inception to a valuation of US$50m. Prior to Moxy/Orami, he was in the financial sector, working in the private equity and derivatives division of a local firm where he managed high net-worth individuals and a portfolio of over 1 billion baht. Harprem holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Sasin/Northwestern University with a major in finance, marketing, entrepreneurship and international business. 


Chair (1)

Ravi Mattu

Ravi Mattu

Deputy Asia News Editor
Financial Times

Ravi Mattu is the Deputy Asia News Editor of the Financial Times, helping to drive the paper's coverage across the region. Since joining the FT in 2000, he has held a number of senior positions at the FT, including Tech Editor; Editorial Director of commercial department FT2; Business Life editor, overseeing the management section of the paper; Acting Editor and Deputy Editor of the FT Weekend Magazine; and editor of Special Reports (magazines and websites), during which time he edited a number of titles, including Mastering Management, and launched FT Wealth.

Ravi has interviewed leading CEOs, entrepreneurs and politicians, and is a frequent speaker and conference chair.

Moderators (2)

Stefania Palma

Stefania Palma

Singapore Correspondent
Financial Times

Stefania Palma is the Financial Times’ Singapore correspondent covering the city-state, Malaysia and Indonesia. Travelling extensively across these markets, she reports on local economics, politics, finance and social issues. Prior to joining the FT, Stefania was Asia Editor at The Banker magazine, of the FT group. In that role, she reported from across Asia-Pacific interviewing finance ministers, central bank governors, bank CEOs and economists. Her reporting took her to all corners of the region, from China to India, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Nepal, Brunei, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan and the Philippines, among others. She read for a MPhil in Modern Chinese Studies at the University of Oxford, during which she completed archival research and a language exchange at Peking University. She has a bachelor's degree in Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, UK, where she first started studying Mandarin Chinese.

Daniel  Shane

Daniel Shane

FastFT, Financial Times

Daniel Shane is Reporter for the Financial Times' FastFT news service in Hong Kong. He writes and edits news and analysis on financial markets, companies, economics and geopolitics. He joined the Financial Times in 2019. Previously, Daniel reported from Asia and the Middle East for, among others, CNN and Barron's, a Dow Jones publication. He has followed and reported on key trends that have shaped these regions in recent years, including the US-China trade war, China's stock market meltdown of 2015-2016 and Dubai's investment boom and bust. Daniel has interviewed several prominent global chief executive officers and business people over the past decade and has spoken at a number of high-profile events in Asia. He is a graduate of the UK’s University of Sussex, where he studied anthropology.

Agenda - 9th Oct

  • 8:00am
    Registration and refreshments
  • 8:50am
    FT chair’s opening remarks

    Ravi Mattu, Deputy Asia News Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:00am
    Regulatory keynote address

    Raymond Tam, Executive Director, Policy and Development, Insurance Authority, Hong Kong

    Ravi Mattu, Deputy Asia News Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:20am
    Keynote interview: Asia’s insurance industry—what’s around the corner?

    Ng Keng Hooi, Group Chief Executive and President, AIA Group

    Ravi Mattu, Deputy Asia News Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:40am
    Dialogue: The investment perspective

    Asia is an attractive investment destination, and remains the world’s largest recipient of foreign direct investment inflows. But several major factors are clouding the investment climate in Asia: the ongoing US-China trade dispute, financial-market volatility and slowing regional economic growth, among others. To ensure consistent value, however, insurers and investors should take a long-term view of investment. What are some of the strategic approaches they could adopt?

    Stephan van Vliet, Chief Investment Officer, Prudential Corporation Asia
    Yeo Siew Mee, Chief Investment Officer, Conning Asia Pacific

    Ravi Mattu, Deputy Asia News Editor, Financial Times

  • 10:00am
    Framer: Going digital

    Stephanie Magnus, Head of Financial Institutions, Asia Pacific, Baker McKenzie

    Ravi Mattu, Deputy Asia News Editor, Financial Times

  • 10:10am
    Panel discussion: Going digital

    Technology is starting to disrupt the traditional and highly regulated insurance industry. Quickly capitalising on data and artificial intelligence for distribution and marketing, insurers have gained valuable insights into their customer base, and into management of their products, processes and pricing. Data analytics also has helped in risk evaluation of potential policy-holders, or in identifying bogus claims. But can insurers ramp up their embrace of technology to generate a truly digitally-driven business model that breaks the traditional mould? Are enough insurers hearing the knock on the door? Are insurers planning ahead for the risks that go with greater digitalisation? For the moment, how can they best use data to add value to their business?

    Philip Kent, Chief Executive Officer, MSIG Insurance (Hong Kong)
    Ryan Kim, Group Chief Digital Officer, FWD Group
    Jonathan Larsen, Chief Innovation Officer, Ping An Group, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ping An Global Voyager Fund
    Stephanie Magnus, Head of Financial Institutions, Asia Pacific, Baker McKenzie

    Ravi Mattu, Deputy Asia News Editor, Financial Times

  • 10:50am
    Networking break
  • 11:10am
    Panel discussion: Insurtech start-ups rattle value chain

    Although Asia’s insurtech ecosystem is still at a formative stage, the emergence of start-ups is rattling the traditional insurance value chain. The region’s insurtech evolution is at its most disruptive in Singapore, Hong Kong and China. In the latter market, the technology giants are driving this dynamic change, investing in both start-ups and established insurers. Are other investors following suit? Should large traditional insurers be worried? Insurtech start-ups in most key markets are under a benign official eye, but will the regulatory stance harden after they grow bigger? Are the start-ups truly a positive disruption in the region’s insurance sector? What are their main challenges? How are they addressing the risks to cyber security?

    Harprem Doowa, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, E-Direct
    Natalie Fong, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Wesurance
    Guy Mills, Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong and Macau, Manulife (International)

    Stefania Palma, Singapore Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 11:45am
    CEO chat: Diversity and inclusion as strategy

    Major insurers unveiling diversity and inclusion initiatives see them as a business necessity to create value and attract talent. What is their impact on organisational performance and competitiveness? What are the challenges to launching such a strategy in Asia? Why is it important to insurers’ future in the region? 

    Jack Howell, Chief Executive Officer, Asia-Pacific, and Member, Group Executive Committee, Zurich Insurance Group

    Ravi Mattu, Deputy Asia News Editor, Financial Times

  • 12:05pm
    Investment focus: Riding the ESG wave?

    Alive to the need for responsible business practices, both insurers and investors are beginning to use environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards to determine where to put their money. The aim is to ensure that they avoid—or at least adequately manage—the effects of unfavourable ESG conditions in investment targets. To what extent can ESG standards take investment beyond the ethical to the practical? Is this so-called sustainable investing the wave of the future? How popular is it in Asia? Which of the three components is the most easily applicable in the region?

    Boris Moutier, Chief Investment Officer, AXA Hong Kong and Asia
    Alia Yousuf, Chief Executive Officer, Global Evolution

    Stefania Palma, Singapore Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 12:25pm
    Investment focus: Identifying, addressing and mitigating investment risk

    Insurers are having to recalibrate their strategies on asset liability management in the face of trade and political turbulence, disruptive digitalisation, and regulatory demands for greater compliance. How can they best adjust to the new forms of risk, especially now that risk management increasingly involves data measurement? How are regulatory legislation and capital requirements influencing their decisions on asset allocation? To what extent has portfolio risk increased? 

    Gilles Dauphiné, Head of Euro Alpha Fixed Income, Amundi
    Mary Kwan, Head of Risk Management, Fubon Life Insurance Hong Kong
    Tao Xing, Head of Asset Liability Management, BOC Group Life Assurance

    Stefania Palma, Singapore Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 1:00pm
  • 2:00pm
    Afternoon address: Practical innovation as strategy

    To get that competitive edge, innovation can be a valuable tool for insurers. Innovation encourages out-of-the-box thinking on customers, operations and prices. It creates new products and services or enhances the uniqueness of the old ones, investing in technology and research & development to make this happen. How are insurers using innovation to tap market opportunity, take nimble decisions and get ready for the future?

    Fernand Lendoye, Managing Director, Aviva Ventures

    Ravi Mattu, Deputy Asia News Editor, Financial Times

  • 2:20pm
    Viewpoint: Why invest in infrastructure?

    The demand in Asia for quality infrastructure has created opportunities for long-term investors, including insurers and pension funds. Among insurers looking for new investment types that fit their requirements to deliver appropriate yields over a longer period (10-20 years), the infrastructure asset class has been gaining popularity. What are the benefits of infrastructure investments? What will be the impact on them of infrastructure business models that are changing in the face of technological innovation and greater environmental awareness driven by a millennial generation? What does the future hold for infrastructure assets?

    Shantini Nair, Senior Product Specialist, Infrastructure Debt Investments, HSBC Global Asset Management
    Vivek Pathak, Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific, International Finance Corporation

    Stefania Palma, Singapore Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 2:50pm
    Trending: Passive evolution?

    A shift towards passive investment is changing the way portfolio managers are handling the money of insurers and other investors. Why are investors moving away from active management and towards the passive? Is active management still alive?

    Jackie Choy, Director of ETF Research, Asia, Morningstar Investment Management Asia
    Simon Gregory, Managing Director, Global Equity, RBC Global Asset Management

    Daniel Shane, Reporter, FastFT, Financial Times

  • 3:10pm
    Networking break
  • 3:30pm
    Trending: Health insurance—flexing its muscle

    Asia’s ageing population, longer life expectancy and surging incidence of non-communicable diseases have compelled several governments to legislate national health insurance systems for their citizens. But these systems are largely inadequate, and private health insurance is often the best option available, acquired either through an employer or on an individual basis. Despite being expensive, private health insurance has soared in demand. To what extent has this translated into better quality healthcare? Where are the gaps in coverage? What are the regulatory challenges that confront private health insurers in Asia? How viable is an expensive health insurance ecosystem in the long run?

    Michael Chan, Co-founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Bowtie
    Koh Yi Mien, Managing Director, Health and Employee Benefits, AXA Hong Kong
    Grace Park, Co-founder and President, DocDoc

    Daniel Shane, Reporter, FastFT, Financial Times

  • 4:00pm
    Trending: Cyberinsurance—small, but necessary, market

    Still relatively small and amorphous, the market for cyberinsurance in Asia is expected to develop as companies become more digitalised. Greater use of technologies is likely to increase the risks to cybersecurity, although better awareness and stronger legislation should weaken that threat. Cyberinsurance is the safety net, should a breach occur. For insurers, this is a new opportunity. What are their cyber offerings to customers? Who are they targeting?  Are governments providing regulatory support in terms of legislation? What defines Asia’s cyberinsurance ecosystem?

    Lucas Hui, Chief Technology Officer, Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI)
    Jason Kelly, Head of International Financial Lines, AIG International
    Saket Modi, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Lucideus
    Douglas Wong, Head of Property and Casualty, Chubb Insurance Hong Kong

    Daniel Shane, Reporter, FastFT, Financial Times

  • 4:40pm
    Trending: Impact of the US-China trade dispute

    FT insight—the renminbi
    The global economy continues to be vulnerable to the ongoing US-China trade skirmish. By letting the renminbi fall to 7 against the US dollar, Beijing softened the impact on its economy of the trade war. What happens now? How is the currency move playing out in Asia? How is it affecting the region’s economies and investments?

    Hudson Lockett, Asia Capital Markets Correspondent, Financial Times

    Daniel Shane, Reporter, FastFT, Financial Times

  • 4:55pm
    Interactive “Town Hall” business meeting

    The FT and speakers from insurance and asset management companies examine the results of a few polls conducted through the day. They then take questions from the audience on policy, profits and other topics.

    Simon Gregory, Managing Director, Global Equity, RBC Global Asset Management
    Koh Yi Mien, Managing Director, Health and Employee Benefits, AXA Hong Kong
    Stefania Palma, Singapore Correspondent, Financial Times
    Daniel Shane, Reporter, FastFT, Financial Times

    Ravi Mattu, Deputy Asia News Editor, Financial Times

  • 5:15pm
    FT chair’s closing remarks

    Ravi Mattu, Deputy Asia News Editor, Financial Times

  • 5:30pm
    Cocktail reception

CPD hours

The summit is qualified for 6 CPD hours by The Chartered Insurance Institute. 


This Summit is qualified to 6 CPD hours by The CPD Certification Service.



Who attends?

This summit has been produced to meet the needs of senior insurance professionals including; CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CROs, Chief Actuary, Heads of Product Development, Heads of Distribution, Heads of Investment, Heads of Business Strategy and other senior positions operating in:

Life Insurance Companies
Non-Life Insurance Companies

A limited number of paying places are available to senior representatives from the following companies, including:

Insurance Brokers
Reinsurance Companies
Asset and Investment Management Firms
Law Firms
Credit Rating Companies
Technology Companies

To register the complimentary places, please contact for verification.

To register the paying places, please click here.


Presented by (1)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

Founding Partner and Cocktail Reception Sponsor (1)

Conning ( is a leading global investment management firm with a long history of serving the insurance industry. Conning supports institutional investors with investment solutions, asset management offerings, risk analytics and consulting services. Founded in 1912, Conning manages $149 billion* in global assets through its offices in Asia, Europe and North America.

Conning’s mission is to enhance the financial strength of its clients by delivering strong investment results, customized solutions, and exceptional service. The company's unique combination of asset management and risk analytics tools help insurance clients achieve their financial goals through customized business and investment strategies.

*As of August 31, 2019, represents the combined global assets under management for the affiliated firms under Conning Holdings Limited, Cathay Securities Investment Trust Co., Ltd. (“SITE”) and Global Evolution Fondsmæglerselskab A/S and its group of companies (the “Global Evolution Companies”).  The Global Evolution Companies are affiliates of Conning.  SITE reports internally into Conning Asia Pacific Limited, but is a separate legal entity under Cathay Financial Holding Co., Ltd. which is the ultimate controlling parent of all Conning controlled entities.

Gold Sponsor (1)

With 17 offices in Asia Pacific, across major cities and emerging markets, Baker McKenzie has a strong client service platform that few other firms can match in terms of geographical coverage and breadth of practice. Our long experience in Asia Pacific means that we have established experience and interaction with relevant regulators in each jurisdiction. The depth of our legal knowledge in the region is unrivaled as our lawyers combine local industry expertise and understanding, together with international experience. We have worked with many major international and local insurers, insurance intermediaries, and self-regulatory bodies across a spectrum of matters. We fluently apply our extensive industry experience to help develop innovative, compliant and value-driven products.

Our insurance group covers a wide range of services and is frequently cited and consistently ranked among the best in their respective markets. Client-focused and committed to excellence, we observe rigorous service standards to ensure our clients receive consistent and seamless service in Asia Pacific and across the globe. Through our innovative consulting approach, we give practical and timely advice to help our insurance clients gain a competitive advantage in a highly regulated industry, allowing them to compete confidently across various jurisdictions in the region.

Silver Sponsors (4)

Amundi is Europe’s largest asset manager by assets under management and ranks in the top 101 globally. It manages 1.487 trillion2 euros of assets across six main investment hubs3 . Amundi offers its clients in Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the Americas a wealth of market expertise and a full range of capabilities across the active, passive and real assets investment universes. Clients also have access to a complete set of services and tools. Headquartered in Paris, Amundi was listed in November 2015.

Thanks to its unique research capabilities and the skills of close to 4,500 team members and market experts based in 37 countries and territories, Amundi provides retail, institutional and corporate clients with innovative investment strategies and solutions tailored to their needs, targeted outcomes and risk profiles. 

[1] Source IPE “Top 400 asset managers” published in June 2019 and based on AUM as of end December 2018
[2] Amundi figures as of June 30, 2019
[3] Investment hubs: Boston, Dublin, London, Milan, Paris and Tokyo

Debevoise & Plimpton’s Insurance Group brings more than 35 years of industry experience to provide premier legal advice on complex transactions, high-stakes disputes and challenging regulatory engagements. The firm has a long history in Asia, regularly working with major insurers on matters that grow, reshape or refocus their business.

About HSBC Global Asset Management

HSBC Global Asset Management is a truly global organisation, with expertise and a local presence in 261 countries and territories around the world, and specialist expertise in growth markets. Our purpose is to connect the developed and developing world to unlock sustainable investment opportunities for individual and institutional investors, using our international expertise in equities, fixed income, multi-asset, liquidity and alternatives. We manage assets of more than USD507.3 billion2 (at 30 June 2019) through active, passive, factor and smart beta strategies. Our investment process is characterised by structure and discipline, implemented with skill by empowered and accountable teams of portfolio managers and analysts. We have embedded risk management at the heart of our approach and, as we aim to achieve sustainable solutions for investors, we have fully integrated responsible investment within our investment culture and process. Through a long-term commitment to our clients, we deliver solutions to support their financial ambitions.

1. Source: HSBC Global Asset Management as at 30 June 2019
2. Assets under management as at 30 June 2019. Any differences are due to rounding.

RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) is the asset management division of Royal Bank of Canada, which includes BlueBay Asset Management and Philips, Hager & North Investment Management. RBC GAM has access to the infrastructure and resources of the broader RBC organization, which enables it to invest in and grow its business. It traces its roots back to 1933 and has grown both organically and through strategic acquisitions.

Today, RBC GAM manages around US$ 350 billion as of 30 June 2019.

With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, RBC GAM provides a comprehensive range of investment solutions for investors around the world. RBC GAM is committed to leveraging the discipline of our leading investment teams to bring you investment, service excellence and our approach to responsible investment. Our clients are central to every decision we make. Our culture demands excellence in client service, investment management and risk management.

Supporting Partners (6)

The Hong Kong actuarial professional body was first formed in 1968 as the Actuarial Association of Hong Kong.  26 years later, its successor, the Actuarial Society of Hong Kong (ASHK) was duly incorporated in January 1994.  The ASHK is a membership organization for actuaries in the industries of insurance, consultancy, finance, education institutes and government.  Since 1999, the ASHK has become a full member of the International Actuarial Association. The ASHK is governed by an elected Council and regulates its members by setting certain Professional Standards and Actuarial Guidance Notes.

ASIFMA is an independent, regional trade association with over 100 member firms comprising a diverse range of leading financial institutions from both the buy and sell side, including banks, asset managers, law firms and market infrastructure service providers.  Together, we harness the shared interests of the financial industry to promote the development of liquid, deep and broad capital markets in Asia.  ASIFMA advocates stable, innovative and competitive Asian capital markets that are necessary to support the region’s economic growth.  Through the GFMA alliance with ‎SIFMA in the United States and AFME in Europe, ASIFMA also provides insights on global best practices and standards to benefit the region. 

ASIFMA is delighted to present our 9th China Capital Markets Conference on Friday, 29 November 2019 in Hong Kong. This event brings together high-level regulators, ASIFMA members and their clients, issuers and treasurers, invited guests of both sell side and buy side to discuss key China capital market developments. For more details of the event, please visit:

Professional Insurance Brokers Association (PIBA) has been one of the approved bodies of insurance brokers authorized by the Insurance Authority pursuant to Insurance Ordinance (Cap. 41), to approve licence to an insurance broker and to regulate the conduct of Members, their Chief Executives and Technical Representatives since 1995.

For over 20 years, the Reinsurance Brokers’ Association (Singapore) (RBAS) represents the professional body for reinsurance brokers licensed in Singapore. 

The Association has supported the professional efforts of its members and the overlying development of Singapore as the leading regional reinsurance center in Asia. The Association enjoys and promotes close dialogue between regulators, competitors, suppliers and markets, always mindful of our regional and international role and the responsibilities of its membership as leaders of industry practice. 

RBAS requires its membership to conform to its rules and regulations regarding accounting, compliance, contract certainty, ethics, professional indemnity coverage and code of conduct.

The Risk and Insurance Management Association of Singapore (RIMAS) is a non-profit organisation founded in 1988 and dedicated to advancing the discipline and practice of risk management. RIMAS’ mission is to lead and promote risk management in industry, commerce, government and the community in Singapore. 

The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) is a professional body dedicated to building public trust in the insurance and financial planning profession. Through relevant learning, insightful leadership and an engaged membership, CII drives forward professional standards.

CII qualifications are universally recognised as evidence of knowledge and technical expertise. CII members commit to high professional standards by maintaining continuous professional development and abiding to CII Code of Ethics.

Chartered Insurance Institute Hong Kong is one of the CII’s global presence. The Hong Kong office works with business to develop bespoke, company-wide solutions, and delivers CPD seminars and networking events in the region.

Media Partners (3)

Asia Insurance Review (AIR), hailed by market leaders as the leading premier professional regional journal, is a strategic partner to the insurance industry.  It is continually committed to serving the insurance industry with information, technical and editorial content as well as daily on-the-spot updates, high quality technical conferences, reinsurance rendezvous and industry Awards to support the industry’s march towards higher standards and greater professionalism.

For 25 years, AIR has remained the official magazine of leading industry events in Asia including the East Asian Insurance Congress (EAIC), and the Singapore International Reinsurance Conference (SIRC), while being the Permanent Observer of the Asean Insurance Council. 

Published from Hong Kong, Insurance Asia News offers leading-edge commentary, opinion forming features and in-depth interviews for Asia’s insurance market. 

Across the areas of emerging risks, life, health, asset management, regulation, convergence etc., Insurance Asia News will provide an essential take on the news of the moment and where possible, interpret the news in terms of its impact for markets in the future.

There is a clear demand for objective, independent and authoritative analysis. At a time of immense market change, and through the convergence of the insurance and banking sectors, the editorial coverage provided by Insurance Asia News will be valued and trusted by our readers.

Nikkei is a trusted media brand in Asia, known for its quality journalism and capability in providing business news and information. Founded as a market news media in Japan in 1876, Nikkei has grown to be one of the largest media conglomerates with 37 foreign editorial bureaus and approximately 1500 journalists worldwide, with another global media brand, the Financial Times, joining in our group in 2015. Nikkei are continually deploying new technology to find new ways to deliver news as a reliable source of information for the global community.


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