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“Our strategy is to increase footprint in the developed economies while maintaining and growing market share in our part of the world”
In an exclsusive interview with Asia Insurance Post,Reena Bhatnagar,General Manager and Joint Charge of CMD, GIC Re, speaks about listed reinsurer’s strategies to expand its global foot print and to make the listed company a tech-savvy and profitable entity
“We’ve identified a number of areas where the UK and India can work more closely together in innovative financial services- cyber, green and fintech.In fact, our ties are already strong in these areas, and many firms from the UK are already based here. Vice versa many Indian firms are in the UK. After all London’s expertise perfectly matches India’s fast growing market”
The FDI limit could be made 100%, encouraging international players to set up in India and expand their foot print, with their own long-term strategies and best practices. However, adequate provisions will need to be made to safeguard the Indian customers against the adverse effects, if any, of the FII’s international businesses.
Today we are also seeing more and more life insurers invest in digital assets designed for enhanced customer delight. I believe this 360 degree approach towards ensuring customers’ benefits is making life insurance a more preferred investment product.
“Opening up to 100% FDI may trigger a fresh wave of consolidation and change of shareholding. Many players who would want to use digital technologies to disrupt the industry may want to get in. Having said that, the sector is also getting quite crowded and already there is severe competition in the sector.
The life insurance industry is still under evolution in India and a higher FDI will bring in much needed capital into the picture, either to the life insurance industry, or release capital for other sectors of the economy.
FAIR pools are performing satisfactorily, overall, the revenue of the pools and syndicate is growing steadily with expectations to have reached close to $120m in the past year, and each year we have new members sharing the units of the pools’ ownership.
A reasonable growth. at least in line with the industry and simultaneously reducing the incurred claim ratio will be the strategy going forward. Claims ratio will be brought down using better risk selection.
“We do write a lot of agriculture business and it contributes to about 40% of our business in India”
At Swiss Re, we believe that there are many ways we can operate to help address or close the protection gap in India. For instance, infrastructure is a pillar that we will be focusing on, as there are many opportunities in engineering and construction that require capacity in India.
“We are more focused on improving the pricing and the other terms and conditions” Alice Vaidyan, CMD, GIC Re
“When I began my term as the CMD of GIC Re, I had two goals for us- to be a Top 10 Global Reinsurer and to deliver consistent underwriting profit. And I am proud to say that GIC Re has been ranked as the 10th largest Reinsurer in the latest S&P rankings. I realize that it is not enough to be a `Top 10 Reinsurer’ only on the metric of size but to deliver value to our clients, shareholders and business partners.’’