Reinsurance giant Swiss Re has been granted a branch license for India and will open up an office in Mumbai at the beginning of February.
Bharti Axa General Insurance has promoted chief commercial and principal officer Sanjeev Srinivasan to CEO and managing director.
The coming year looks set to be an exciting but challenging one for general insurers in Asia as strong growth continues in many markets across the region writes Nicky Burridge.
In the last financial year Australian-headquartered insurer IAG grew its gross written premiums in Asia, outside of China, 7.5% to A$757m (£582m).
Praveen Chhajed, vice president and head of non-motor claims at Indian insurer Bajaj Allianz, reflects on winning two awards at the Claims Awards Asia last year.
Lloyd's has started talks with the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority about a reinsurance branch license in Mumbai, India.
Lloyd's has appointed Shankar Garigparthy as country manager for India.
India-based global business process management company WNS has signed a worldwide deal with Sydney-based insurance giant QBE.
Axa's property and casualty gross written premiums in Asia exceeded €1bn (£789m) in 2015 for the first time.
Global broking giant Aon is partnering with technology investment firm Catamaran to establish a broking start-up in India.
The Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India has confirmed six foreign reinsurers have applied to open branches in the country.
XL Catlin has begun the licensing process to establish a reinsurance branch in India.
Swiss Re is predicting robust growth across Asia for general insurance over 2016 and 2017 despite economic headwinds.
Axa has made 33 staff at its Lytham St Annes office in Lancashire redundant after a decision to move 35 credit control roles to Pune, India.
Insured natural catastrophe losses were $27bn (£18.3bn) in 2015 down from $31bn in 2014 and an average of $34bn over the past 30 years according to reinsurance giant Munich Re.
Aon Benfield's modeling team Impact Forecasting believes India and other countries in Asia need to learn quickly from recent dramatic flooding.
The devastating floods in Chennai, the capital of India's province Tamil Nadu, will cost insurers at least $300m (£198m) in claims as the rains continue.
Taking advantage of new regulations Axa has increased its stake from 26% to 49% in Bharti Axa General Insurance and Bharti Axa Life Insurance.
Vincent Vandendael, director - global markets, Lloyd's has told Post an agreement for a Lloyd's reinsurance market to open in India is imminent.
The winners of the Claims Awards Asia 2015 were announced on 10 September at the Regent Hotel, Singapore.
Ageas has sold its Hong Kong division to China's largest private equity firm JD Capital for HK$10.7bn (£895m).
Coastal risks are rising in Asia at a rapid rate according to new research.
Post is pleased to announce the shortlist for the Claims Awards Asia 2015.
Sydney-headquartered QBE saw a 24% rise in first half after tax profits to $488m (£331m) compared with $392m in the first half of last year.