Coming of age: Adolescent Health

Health       Oct 15, 2018

  The world now has more young people than ever before – of the 7.2 billion people worldwide, over 3 billion are younger than 25 years, making up 42% of the world population. Around 1.2 billion of these young people are adolescents aged between 10 and...

Jinen Dedhia, Co-Founder & MD, DronaHQ

Transforming the Insurance Ecosystem

Technology       Oct 07, 2018

  A front-runner technology for digital transformation, enterprise mobility plays a pivotal role in an organisation’s business-success. While it helps companies across sectors gain fast-track growth and competitive edge, the nature of its application is different in different sectors.   The organisations in the financial services industry...

Suicide-Key Global Facts

Health       Sep 28, 2018

  Every year close to 800 000 people take their own life and there are many more people who attempt suicide. Every suicide is a tragedy that affects families, communities and entire countries and has long-lasting effects on the people left behind. Suicide occurs throughout the...

Samir H. Shah Executive Director & CFO, HDFC ERGO General Insurance

Risky Business-Insurers Face Shifting Landscape   

Risk Management       Sep 21, 2018

    Insurers are increasingly operating on a shifting landscape across the world. From technological innovations, unconventional monetary policies, political upheavals to regulatory tweaking; the ground rules are being redefined.   Today, with technology-driven eco-system we see increased efficiencies, better economies of scale, quicker delivery and innovations. Traditional...

Profitability gaps in major non-life insurance markets, Swiss Re's Sigma

Reinsurance       Sep 08, 2018

  Worldwide, most major non-life insurance markets are in a phase of below-average profitability. The latest sigma report from the Swiss Re Institute, "Profitability in nonlife insurance: mind the gap", assesses the existing earnings gap in the non-life insurance sector. The analysis shows that insurers in ...

Christine Lagarde, MD, International Monetary Fund

Ten Years After Lehman—Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead

Risk Management       Sep 06, 2018

  The global financial crisis remains one of the defining events of our time. It will forever mark the generation that lived through it. The fallout from the crisis—the heavy economic costs borne by ordinary people combined with the anger at seeing banks bailed out and...

Hélène Stanway, Digital Leader at XL Catlin

Marine blockchain platform goes live

Risk Management, Technology       Aug 30, 2018

  Blockchain - the secure, decentralised and distributed ledger housed on a shared platform - is something that has been discussed by the tech community for a few years now. But the practical implications, and benefits, of blockchain for the risk and insurance business are only...

Unlocking a Trillion-Dollar Opportunity

Technology       Aug 22, 2018

Lending an impetus to financial inclusion A recent report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) indicates that over the next five years, digital lending is an unmissable1 trillion-dollar opportunity. This has been spurred on by lending undergoing a massive transformation, especially in developing economies that are...

Concerns mount over Data Privacy Guidelines set by Genetic-Testing companies

Health, Regulation, Risk Management       Aug 04, 2018

  Genetic-testing companies that have decoded the DNA of millions just introduced new guidelines to protect data privacy.   But those best practices failed to address a major concern: what happens to customers’ data that is shared for research with pharmaceutical giants, academics and others, often for...