Thought Leadership

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

  • 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

  • When Stakes are High

    Axco has published an overview of the political risk insurance (PRI) market and forecasts potential reforms and developments in global territories.... Read more

  • India’s Healthcare Plans: Will They Take Off?
    modi announces new india healthcare plans

    India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi made two key announcements in his Independence Day speech, bolstering support for re-election next year.

    He pledged to launch India’s first manned space mission by 2020 to make India the fourth country to do so, elevating the Indian’s pride in their country’s status.

    He continued with an announcement to roll out a health insurance system from September, helping protect poor families from the cost of illness.... Read more

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