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RGA Leaders of Tomorrow Spotlight: Lawrence Cheng, Managing Director, Peak RE

What is the most important thing you learned from your LOT mentor?

GCIE Focus: Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) Graduate School of Global Insurance and Pension

Sungkyunkwan University is a top tier university in Korea with global ranking 100, and the Graduate School of Global Insurance and Pension is the first graduate school providing specialist programs, perceived also as one of the best quality graduate schools in SKKU.

Insight on the Coronavirus, China Insurance Market and the Future

Chris Wei, Executive Chairman, Asia & FPI and Global Chairman, Aviva Digital


Lead Story: Global Concerns Survey: Social & Environmental

Michael Morrissey, President & CEO, International Insurance Society, Inc.


Last month we presented our first report on the joint IIS and Institutes’ Global Concerns Survey of senior insurance company executives and other industry thought leaders.   The objective of this annual effort is to examine “what keeps insurance CEOs up at night”.  After delving into the survey’s responses on Economic Concerns in the last edition, we share results in May on Social & Environmental (S&E) Concerns.

Hall of Fame Laureate Spotlight: Denis Kessler, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, SCOR

What is the biggest challenge facing the industry in the next decade?
The ongoing technological developments – such as artificial intelligence (AI), robots, e-processing, big data and multi-cloud – represent the biggest challenge facing the industry, even though they also create opportunities. They will have far-reaching consequences for (re)insurers.

GCIE Focus: University of Alabama - Culverhouse College of Business

The University of Alabama has a proud heritage of teaching Risk Management, Insurance & Financial Services (RMI) and Actuarial Science (AS).  The first insurance course was taught here in 1921, only five years after Dr. Solomon S. Huebner taught the first university course in the subject.  Students have been qualifying for actuarial designations for decades and in 2007 a formal actuarial science program was established. Beginning in fall 2019 students may elect to take a newly established minor in RMI or in AS.  

Axco Flashpoints: Geopolitical Developments

One of the main roles of Axco’s Global Risk Intelligence and Data (GRID) team is to monitor emerging risks around the world, particularly those which affect the strategic activities of governments, companies and individuals. Each month, the GRID team newsletter will offer you recent highlights of our global analysis of significant geopolitical developments, and possible implications for Axco’s core insurance and risk management markets.

Joan Lamm-Tennant, CEO of Blue Marble Microinsurance provides insight on providing socially impactful, commercially viable insurance protection through programs that deliver risk protection to the underserved

While the banking sector has made significant progress extending access to credit and savings to the 3 billion people in the emerging middle class, this population remains particularly vulnerable to risk but lacks effective safety nets, such as insurance. The estimated size of the microinsurance market is 3-4 billion policies and $30-40 billion in annual premium revenue.

Lead Story: Global Concerns Survey: The Economic "Black Swan"

Michael Morrissey, President & CEO, International Insurance Society, Inc.

Each year the IIS and The Institutes conduct a Global Concerns Survey, an evaluation of the issues that keep insurance CEOs awake at night.  This survey derives its results from senior life and nonlife executives, brokers, consultants, law firms and other industry thought leaders from every geographic sector of the insurance world.  The survey’s outcomes are therefore a valuable measure of industry concerns and priorities.