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

Should Insurers Influence Behaviour?

Should Insurers Influence Behaviour?

The insurance industry is trying to sharpen up the way it does business. Increasing ranges of policies are looking to use data to improve their risks and consequently, to improve their pricing and customer service. What is the impact on the customer's behaviour and the insurer from these efforts to redefine risk costs by the industry?... Read more »


Brexit: Origins and Impacts for the Risk and Insurance Industry

Brexit: Origins and Impacts for the Risk and Insurance Industry

Political risks often fly under the radar for many firms, but surveys of risk managers both in mature and emerging markets increasingly show they are worried about them. In the United Kingdom, Brexit is exposing long standing economic and social frustrations and threatening to create significant disruption for organisations and businesses. ... Read more »


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 »