Insurance Risk & Capital Asia webinar series

Upcoming webinars

Webinar 4:
26 January

4pm HKT (UTC + 8)

ESG considerations for insurers investing in Asia

The integration of ESG criteria in investment processes in Asia may have started later than in other parts of the world, but the region is catching up fast.

This webinar will look at the challenges and opportunities for insurers' ESG implementation in Asia. We will cover:

  • Challenges to source ESG assets
  • How are local regulators tackling the topic
  • Where do the opportunities lie

Panellists:
Julie Delongchamp, Climate Transition Risk Analyst, Wellington Management
Robert Turnbull, Head AM Solutions, Swiss Re Asia
Dylan Bryant
, HKGFA

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Webinar 5:
2 February

4pm HKT (UTC + 8)

How to overcome challenges of complying with RBC

The roll out of new or updated risk-based capital frameworks across the region raises compliance issue for local insurers.

This webinar will look at the regulatory changes coming into force and how insurer can cope with those.

  • Overview of the regulatory changes in the woodworks or recently implemented
  • What will be the impact on investment decisions and asset allocations?

Panellists:
Tao Xing, Head of ALM, BOC Group Life Assurance Company
William Chan, Chief Investment Officer, HSBC Insurance 
Jateen Vaghela, Head ALM, Asia, Sun Life

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Webinar 6:
9 February

4pm HKT (UTC + 8)

Asian insurers' appetite for illiquids

From property to infrastructure to debt and loans, private market investments often offer insurer the yield they miss from more traditional liquid investments. Although the trend as accelerated in recent years in Europe with insurers setting up dedicated asset manager for the asset classes, what is the state of play in Asia?

This webinar will look at insurers' appetite for Asian illiquid assets and associated challenges.

  • Asian insurers' appetite for private market investments? Have insurers' priorities in terms of illiquid assets changed as a result of COVID-19?
  • Are CIOs in Asia sourcing private market investments locally or abroad?
  • Is the illiquidity risk worth the premium, in CIOs' eyes?
  • Some insurers say they cannot find enough long-dated assets locally, to match liabilities. What are the alternatives? Or is an A/L mismatch destined to be a way of life for Asian insurers?
  • Has the Belt & Road initiative offered any opportunities for insurers or is that a privileged area for banks?

Panellists:
Jethro Goodchild, CIO, FWD Life Insurance Company
Richard Chan, HK and Asia Head of ALM and Investment Monitoring, Axa 
Chun-Yen Liu, Chief Investment Officer, AIA Singapore
Chloe Tan, Insurance Strategy & Advisory-AsiaPacific, DWS

DWS

  

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Webinar 7:
2 March

4pm HKT (UTC + 8)

Developing scenario planning and stress testing practices as part of an effective ERM strategy

Panellists:
Jonathan Tang, CRO Reinsurance Hong Kong, Swiss Re
Eckart Roth, Chief Risk Officer, Peak Reinsurance Company
Additional panellists to be confirmed

 

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On-demand webinars

WEBINAR 1:

8 December 2020

4pm HKT (UTC + 8)

IFRS 17: WHAT WE'VE LEARNT ABOUT IMPLEMENTATION FROM SMALL AND LARGE INSURERS

This webinar, sponsored by Aptitude Software, will share the experiences of implementing IFRS 17 at both small and large insurers, featuring speakers from Chubb, Randall & Quilter and EY.

With just three years left to introduce new processes and practices necessary to comply with the insurance contracts accounting standard, we will discuss:

  • The pros and cons of taking tactical and strategic approaches to compliance
  • Best practices for implementation, in terms of data, accounting policy decisions, and disclosures for business steering
  • Challenges with selecting the appropriate measurement model

Panellists:
Brian Birch, IFRS 17 Project Manager, Randall & Quilter
Brian Heale, Senior Pre-sales, Consultant, Aptitude Software
Zeljko Strkalj, Global IFRS 17 Program Director, Chubb

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WEBINAR 2:
12 January 2021

4pm HKT (UTC + 8)

CIOs IN THE HOT SEAT TO MANAGE INSURANCE ASSETS IN ASIA

With a lack of domestic long dated assets to match their long-term liabilities and some restrictions on overseas investments, Asian insurers' biggest risk exposure comes from their investments. New regulatory and accounting rules coming into place could help mitigate that risk, but compliance might make life difficult for CIOs in the region.

This webinar will look at how CIOs are preparing for the new rules and dealing with the current market conditions.

  • How to be innovative to counter the lack of long dated local assets and regulatory constraints on investments
  • Will the new or updated regulations as well as the new accounting rules (IFRS17 & 9) make life easier or harder for CIOs in the region?
  • How much investment risk should insurers consider taking in the current environment?
  • Will the roll out of RBC frameworks across the region benefit external asset managers.

Panellists:
Mark Konyn, Group Chief Investment Officer, AIA
Sally Yim, Managing Director at Moody's Investors Service
Max Davies, Insurance Strategist, Wellington Management

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WEBINAR 3:
19 January

4pm HKT (UTC + 8)

CRO ROUND TABLE: REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS AND A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD – THE CRO'S STRATEGIC RESPONSE

  • What will the introduction of Hong Kong's RBC mean for market dynamics?
  • Response to QIS 3 results
  • Perceived impacts of regulation on:
    • The solvency position
    • Operational and decision making processes
    • The role of the risk team
  • How is regulation – and other pressures – set to shape the role of the risk function & the risk management framework?
  • How are CROs guiding the response to Covid-19, digital transformation and consideration of climate change

Panellists:
Kai Tse, Chief Risk Officer, QBE
Mary Kwan, Head of Risk Management, Fubon Life Insurance
William Song, Chief Risk Officer, MSIG

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