Interviews

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...

Dr. Adel Mounir,Secretary General, The Federation of Afro-Asian Insurers & Reinsurers (FAIR)

``The FAIR Nat CAT pool  has gained the approval to operate in India’’

Eco/Invest/Demography, Non-Life, Reinsurance       Oct 01, 2019

  How do you see the developments of Afro- Asian Reinsurance and Insurance Industry? FAIR achieves economic integration among Afro-Asian countries. The Federation is active in setting up reinsurance bodies (Pools & Syndicates) for members to share risk and benefit from their capacities, these in return...

Atul Sahai, CMD, New India Assurance

``Growth and profitability are equally important''

Non-Life       Jun 28, 2019

  What are your board agenda for NIA now? The year to date permormance has not been great as we were hit by multiple catastrophe claims in                 India and abroad coupled with non-operational issues like write down of the investments and impact of change in accounting...

Victor Kuk, Managing Director and Head, Client Markets Southeast Asia, India, Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan,P&C Reinsurance Asia,Swiss Re

``We do write a lot of agriculture business and it contributes to about 40% of our business in India''

Reinsurance       Apr 01, 2019

  Swiss Re has completed more than one year of direct operations in Indian market. How do you see the Indian market? The reason that we have established direct operations in India is because we wanted to be on the ground, to better understand and cater...

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