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Insights and analysis of the latest news and trends affecting the insurance and employee benefits industries

Aviation: Impact of Boeing Crash

Aviation: Impact of Boeing 737 MAX 8 Crash

On Sunday 10 March 2019, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft crashed in Ethiopia, killing all 157 passengers on board. The airline was owned and operated by Ethiopian Airways and the plane crashed 6 minutes after take-off. The crash could have vast international implications as passengers from 35 different countries were on board the Kenya-bound flight.... Read more »


Turkey’s Auto-Enrolment Opt-Outs Soar

Turkey’s Auto-Enrolment Opt-Outs Soar

If auto-enrolment (AE) is the big idea nudging a reluctant world into retirement saving, its attractions are not lost on Turkish policymakers. Otomatik Kalinin Sistemi (OKS), launched a two-year staged roll-out to employers from January 2017. Despite tax incentives, however, enrolled employees have voted with their feet. More than half opted-out in 2017 and total membership actually fell in 2018. So, where’s it gone wrong?... Read more »


Top Geopolitical Risks of 2019

Top Geopolitical Risks of 2019

This year marks Axco’s second annual preview of the top risks that will affect businesses and investors in the year ahead. Although analysts never anticipate every headline that captures international attention, we aim to distil the significance of the most important developments that will inform decision makers.... Read more »


Hong Kong: An Assessment of Growth

Hong Kong: An Assessment of Growth

Apart from a brief interruption caused by the global financial crisis in 2008-09, the Hong Kong life market grew by a minimum of 10% a year from 1993 to 2016. Can this growth be sustained?... Read more »


How Will Kenya Fare in the Green Bond Market?

How Will Kenya Fare in the Green Bond Market?

Kenya enters the green bond market. What are the possible implications for the country and potential investors?

In May 2018, the Kenyan Treasury Principal Secretary, Dr Kamau Thugge, announced that Kenya would start planning the legal framework to support issuing green bonds, the culmination of a journey started in 2016 at the United Nations Environment Assembly. The proposition was suggested by Amina J. Mohammed, then Nigeria’s Minister of Environment and now Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.... Read more »