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RESEARCH LIBRARY

sigma 4/2017

sigma 4/2017 - Insurance: adding value to development in emerging markets

The standard measure to gauge the development of a country's insurance market is the insurance penetration rate. But premiums expressed as percent of a country's GDP do not help elucidate how, in terms of real-life experience, insurance ownership can help improve the quality of peoples' lives. The latest sigma reviews recent evidence-based research, which offers more granular insights about the contribution of insurance across a broad range of development metrics. The sigma also addresses local demand and supply-side barriers, such as lack of awareness, institutional factors and behavioural biases that can hinder extension of the reach of insurance to cover more people.

Year: 2017 | Type: Video

sigma 3 2017

World insurance in 2016: the China growth engine steams ahead

The global primary insurance market grew solidly in the past year and China made the most significant contribution. Nevertheless, advanced markets remain the biggest in premium volume terms. A feature of the growth of China and other selected markets has been a strong increase in the share of online purchases of insurance. More broadly, however, the pace of development of digital distribution in insurance has varied across different markets and in some, agents and brokers remain dominant, the latest sigma says.

Year: 2017 | Type: Article

Next Generation Insurance Customer: Solutions for an ageing society

Next Generation Insurance Customer considered solutions for an ageing society. The conference asked four key questions: (1) How will we fund an increasing number of elderly in their upkeep, their health and their care if and when needed? (2) What changes can we expect to see in mortality and morbidity trends in older age? (3) How will our relationship with technology affect how we care and support those in older age? And (4) how can insurance continue to develop products and services for elderly consumers?

Year: 2017 | Type: Video

Lefkos Middleton

Lefkos Middleton: Dementia research is focussing on genetic markers

Lefkos Middleton, Professor of Neurology and Chair Neuroepidemiology and Ageing Research, School of Public Health, Imperial College London gave a keynote on "Prevention strategies for Alzheimer's disease and other late onset dementias" at the Swiss Re Institute's NGIC 2017: Solutions for an ageing society conference at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue.

Year: 2017 | Type: Video

Vishal Gondal

Vishal Gondal: Digital platforms help insurers influence consumer health

Vishal Gondal, the CEO and Founder of GoQii spoke on "Using human motivation, behaviour tech and karma to engage and improve elderly life" at the Swiss Re Institute's NGIC 2017: Solutions for an ageing society conference at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue.

Year: 2017 | Type: Video

Nashina Asaris Bacorn

Nashina Asaria: Mental health can be detected by mobile data

Nashina Asaris Bacorn, the Chief Commercial Officer of LifeQ, co-presented "How biology and technology can impact our health" at the Swiss Re Institute's NGIC 2017: Solutions for an ageing society conference at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue.

Year: 2017 | Type: Video

Tom Wright

Tom Wright: Insurance must address the risks of ageing society

Tom Wright, the CEO of Age UK and Age International, gave a presentation on "The needs of an ageing population" at the Swiss Re Institute's NGIC 2017: Solutions for an ageing society conference at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue.

Year: 2017 | Type: Video

Eris Chinellato

Pepper, E.Chinellato, M.Singleton: Care robots are no substitute for human touch

Eris Chinellato, Lecturer in Design Engineering and Pepper the Robot, both from Middlesex University, London and Matt Singleton, Senior Business Analyst Swiss Re, discussed "Robotics and elderly care" at the Swiss Re Institute's NGIC 2017: Solutions for an ageing society conference at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue.

Year: 2017 | Type: Video

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