Interviews

Alby Van Wyk, Executive Vice President, Asia, Munich Re Automation Solutions

``Millennial buyers and the maturity of digital tools will bring about profound change in insurance distribution models''

Eco/Invest/Demography, Life, Technology       Aug 09, 2020

  How do you see the situation triggered by the Covid-19 Pandemic and its extensive impacts on insurers? The biggest challenges and impact insurers are facing due to Covid-19 are: (1)the inability to sell face-to-face (this is pretty much how insurance was sold to date) (2)the...

SN Rajeswari,General Manager,New India Assurance

``Traditional products will become  simpler and standardized,the demand will be more for innovative products to cover emerging risks''

Non-Life, Reinsurance       Jul 26, 2020

  How do you see the broad trends in the Indian general insurance industry? The Industry has been growing at  a CAGR of around 15% since 2002 to date, despite challenges like detariffing, motor TP pool etc. in the interim.The trend of growth should continue in...

Rana Biswas, Vice Presidents,Insurance & Wealth Solutions,APAC,Equisoft

``Insurers are fast-tracking their digital adoption to survive Covid-19 Pandemic''

   How do you see the situation triggered by the Covid-19 Pandemic and its impact on the Indian insurers? Firstly, COVID-19 has reset the rules of the game for insurers. The entire value chain— from prospecting, underwriting, customer onboardingand finally claim settlement—, all have to be...

Reena Bhatnagar,General Manager and Jouint Charge of CMD, GIC Re

``Our strategy is to increase footprint in the developed economies while maintaining and growing market share in our part of the world''

Non-Life, Reinsurance       Dec 02, 2019

  Which are the segments of business where GIC Re is seeking leadership globally? GIC Re has emerged as a major regional reinsurer and aspires to grow into a major global reinsurer.  This is on account of our higher share of domestic reinsurance business at about...

Catherine McGuinness, Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee, City of London

``There will be a post-Brexit trade deal between India and the UK''

Eco/Invest/Demography, Policy, Technology       Jan 30, 2020

  How is City of London preparing for Brexit as it is now very certain? Departure from the EU on 31st January is just the end of phase 1 of the Brexit process.  The future trading relationship still needs to be resolved, and negotiations will be...

Tarun Chugh, MD & CEO, Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance

``Industry should focus on product innovations, especially in the pension space''

Life, Pension       Jan 14, 2020

  Govt has formed a high level panel under IRDA chairman SC Khuntia to bring about wide ranging fresh set of reforms in the Indian insurance sector? What are you suggestions to the panel on reforms required for the Indian insurance industry? IRDAI is constantly bringing...

 RM Vishakha, MD & CEO, IndiaFirst Life Insurance

``Raising FDI limit will provide opportunities to existing players as well as to new players''

Life       Sep 10, 2019

  How do you see the govt’s decision to allow 100 per cent  FDI for insurance intermediaries. What will be its impacts on the industry particularly on the insurance broking front? The govt’s decision to allow 100 per cent FDI for insurance intermediaries is an enabling...

Mahesh Balasubramanian, MD & CEO, Kotak General Insurance

``Opening up to 100% FDI may trigger a fresh wave of consolidation and change of shareholding''

Non-Life       Jan 01, 2020

How do you see the govt’s decision to allow 100 % FDI for insurance intermediaries? What will be its impacts on the industry particularly on the insurance broking front? Government’s decision is a welcome move. It will help more global capital and expertise to flow...

Prashant Tripathy, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Max Life Insurance

``With increasing maturity, the FDI limits can be enhanced beyond 49%'' 

Life       Dec 01, 2019

  How do you see the govt’s decision to allow 100 % FDI for insurance intermediaries? What will be its impacts on the industry particularly on the insurance broking front? We welcome the government’s move to permit 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) in insurance intermediaries. Building...

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