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Oops! Am Insured?

Recently I came across a very interesting blog on medical insurance. Peeling off the US-centricity and Obama-bashing aspects in the piece, the main point that the blogger wanted to drive home is that one shouldn’t purchase insurance after a loss … Continue reading

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Positioning and Segmentation in Saturation [UAE Insurance Market]

Introduction: Positioning or Segmentation Capturing market share is a perennial topic in most markets, not least in the Middle Eastern insurance markets. Notwithstanding the crisis one still sees companies competing for top-line. I was talking to the Head of Motor … Continue reading

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The Broker’s four ‘I’s

When someone in the market moves from an underwriting to a broking role or vice versa the expression that is generally used is, “the poacher turned game keeper.” In my case, I have the privilege of now being neither a … Continue reading

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Qatarlyst: Ahead of the game in building a truly international insurance hub

Qatarlyst is a secure web-based electronic platform designed for the negotiation and placement of insurance, facultative and treaty reinsurance and Takaful business.  It has been developed to address the needs of brokers, insurers, reinsurers, Takaful and Re-Takaful companies through the … Continue reading

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Brokers: They Make the Insurance World Go Round

Having recently moved from a role that kept me relatively detached from the insurance and reinsurance market place to a role that puts me in the heart of the market, I feel like I have been born again. I’ve worn … Continue reading

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Regulatory Arbitrage and Solvency II

2012 Looming Although Solvency II is expected to be implemented over a number of years, the process is expected to start rolling out in early 2013. Major corporate insurance buyers and captive insurance owners, particularly in Europe where the full … Continue reading

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Malta: A platform, a partner and a winning proposition

Middle East: looking west? The A.M. Best October 2010 report on Captive Insurance and with specific reference to the Middle East noted that a number of insurance regulators are encouraging captive formation. Dubai, Qatar and Bahrain, for instance, have introduced … Continue reading

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