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A Shield from the Storm: 3 steps to help insurance companies weather the coming labor crunch

By Arthur Ozeki, Executive Vice President, Head of Asia Pacific, Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA)

A three-step plan could help insurance companies fend off the labor shortage bearing down on the industry. 

I was able to share those three steps and some examples of how they are playing out right now at RGA during a recent online event sponsored by the International Insurance Society (IIS).

Solar Storms and Cybersecurity

IIS Executive Insights Cyber Expert: David Piesse, CRO, Cymar


When it comes to space weather, Jake Bleacher, chief exploration scientist for NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, said, “There is no bad weather, just bad preparation. Space weather is what it is—our job is to prepare.”[i]

Building a Climate Resilient Future

Presented by Oliver Wyman

Over the past 50 years, the number of weather-related disasters has risen five-fold, with climate change generally accepted to be a primary driver. Climate-related risks continue to grow and threaten global business and communities. The increasing frequency and severity of extreme-weather events is compounded by population growth and economic development in high-risk areas due to urbanization — placing more people in harm’s way and resulting in a significant increase in losses.  

Rise of Intangible Assets, Causal AI, and Cybersecurity

IIS Executive Insights Cyber Expert: David Piesse, CRO, Cymar

“The value of a business is a function of how well the financial capital and the intellectual capital are managed by the human capital. You’d better get the human capital part right.”— Dave Bookbinder, author i   

Why Asian insurers are ideally positioned for embedded market gains

Presented by McKinsey & Company

Supportive regulations, intensifying competition, digital-savvy consumers, and a coverage gap have created favorable conditions for Asian insurers to consider embedded-insurance opportunities.

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Five Tips to Combat the Insurance Industry’s Talent Shortage

Presented by RGA

Embracing technology, reimagining operating models, and developing a comprehensive talent strategy aligned with business strategy can help bridge today’s talent gap.

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Transition Center of Expertise: Mobility – Land

Presented by BlackRock

The movement of people and goods over land represents about 12% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Enabled by recent advances in battery energy storage, we believe the electrification of road transport will be central in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

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Preparing for Overseas Child Education: An in-depth Analysis of the Evolving Preference of Parents in Hong Kong and Mainland China

 A research report by HSBC Life Hong Kong (partnered with Economist Impact)

With an increasing customer demand for help with planning overseas education for children, the insights in this research report will help parents better plan for the longer-term costs of international education and put in place proper financial plans to ensure their children can benefit from the global opportunities that await them.