As Typhoon Noru approaches Japan flooding has killed over 250 people across Asia over the last few weeks and caused hundreds of millions of dollars of damage.
Claudia Salem has been promoted to CEO Singapore and head of country operations for South East Asia at global insurer AIG.
UK-headquartered insurer Aviva has bought 50% of the remaining shares in VietinBank Aviva Life Insurance for an undisclosed amount.
A rapidly rising population in the areas most exposed to flood could make losses in Vietnam an imminent problem for the industry.
Aviva Asia has appointed the regional executive for Indonesia and Vietnam Randy Lianggara as regional CEO for China, Indonesia and Vietnam.
UK catastrophe modeling firm JBA Risk Management has this month released a multi-peril flood model for Vietnam.
Experts agree there are a host of insurance opportunities across Asean's fast growing markets.
Global broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson's pre-tax profit fell 7% to £170.1m in 2015 compared with the 2014 fiscal period.
Australian insurance giant QBE saw rates softening on average 3.4% in Asia-Pacific (excluding Australia and New Zealand) in 2015 as competition intensified across the region.
Anthony Cloney, a QBE veteran, has been promoted to director general in Vietnam.
Swiss Re is predicting robust growth across Asia for general insurance over 2016 and 2017 despite economic headwinds.
Trade credit insurance in Asia looks set to enjoy double-digit growth in the years ahead, but the market is not without challenges writes Nicky Burridge.
Ageas CEO Bart de Smet has said the insurer is interested in expanding in Asia's less developed markets.
Ageas has sold its Hong Kong division to China's largest private equity firm JD Capital for HK$10.7bn (£895m).
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.
Aviva and telematics company the Floow are among 31 UK business leaders chosen to accompany Prime Minister David Cameron on a trip to South East Asia this week to promote the UK's financial technology sector.
Willis has appointed Miller's head of Asia Simon Weaver as CEO of its Singapore office and regional CEO for South East Asia.
Ace has appointed Dang Hoang Tung as its country president, general insurance in Vietnam.
Insurers see high growth potential in several large countries across Asia but caution is needed. Nicky Burridge explains.
Hong Kong based reinsurer Peak Re and the Shanghai Typhoon Institute are partnering for research projects into the impact of tropical cyclones on the insurance market.
Toronto-based Fairfax Financial is set to buy a 35% stake in general insurer BIDV Insurance for an undisclosed sum.
Financial comparison site Compare Asia Group is set to expand after it raised $40m (£26.6m).
Ratings agency AM Best has opened its second office in Asia-Pacific after opening one in Hong Kong sixteen years ago.
Australasia giant is growing slowly but surely in Asia.