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Life Insurance in Asia : Sustaining Growth in the Next Decade.

Author: Stephan Binder; Joseph Luc Ngai
Publisher: New York : Wiley, 2012.
Series: Wiley fiance series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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An incisive look at the war for market share in the Asian life insurance market Although the life insurance industry in Asia has emerged from the financial crisis stronger than ever, it has not escaped unchanged. As the general focus of insurance companies across the continent moves towards profitability beyond growth, tightening regulatory measures, shifts in consumer preferences, and risk tolerance, battle lines  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephan Binder; Joseph Luc Ngai
ISBN: 9781118360286 1118360281 9781118323175 1118323173
OCLC Number: 815391171
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages).
Contents: Life Insurance in Asia, Second Edition: Sustaining Growth in the Next Decade; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; What Is New in This Second Edition?; Chapter 1: Emerging Themes in Asia; A New Paradigm; Asia as the Emerging Powerhouse in Insurance; Solid Fundamentals Supporting Growth; A Shift toward Quality; A Heated Battle between Multinationals and Locals; Multinationals in Asia: Survival of the Fittest; The Coming-of-Age of the Asian Insurer; The Changing Face of Distribution; Agency: The End of an Era?; The Bancassurance Revolution. Growth of Third-Party Distributors and the Direct ChannelDriving Innovation in Insurance; Asian Consumers Moving Online; Rapid Pace of Technological Development; An Opportunity for Insurers to Innovate; Changing Product Mix to New Needs of Asian Consumers; Investment-linked Products: Managing the Cyclicality; Protection Products: Closing the Gap; Annuities and Retirement Products: Pockets of Growth; Health Insurance: Potential for Private Insurers to Play a Greater Role; Takaful (Islamic Insurance): Continued Rapid Growth; Conclusion; Chapter 2: China: Yes, Size Does Matter. A Winding Road to the TopRise of the Chinese Giants; Foreign Multinationals in China: Scaling the Great Wall; Key Challenges to Overcome in China; Tied Agency: Transforming the Traditional Model; Bancassurance: Extracting Value from the Relationship; Addressing Diversifying Customer Needs; The Future: Growth in Uncertainty; Chapter 3: India: Dance of the Elephant; Dawn of a New Era; Near-term Slowdown, but Attractive Growth Prospects over the Medium-to-Long Term; Shift toward Long-term Savings and Protection; Need to Focus on Value Creation; Changing Landscape of the Life Insurance Market. Continued Regulatory ChangesShifts in Consumer Behavior; Digital Revolution; Intensifying Competition Ahead; Path to Sustainable Growth in the New Normal; Revamping the Agency Force; Responding to the Bancassurance Discontinuity; Developing Alternative Distribution Models; Shift toward a More Balanced Product Portfolio; Managing the Large Geographic Expanse; Driving Breakthrough Innovations through Technology; Capturing Value from Existing Customers; The Future: India Life Insurance 2.0; Chapter 4: Japan: A Giant Awakening?; Continued Stagnation in the Overall Market; Lack of Economic Growth. Shrinking Addressable MarketSaturated Insurance Market; Shifting Competitive Landscape; Slow Decline of the Japanese Incumbents; Giants Awakening?; Consolidation of Select Foreign Players; Emerging Opportunities in Certain Product Submarkets; Health and Medical Insurance; The Retirement Opportunity; Individual Annuities; Increasing Scope for Innovative Sales Models; Professionalization of the Agency Channel; Bancassurance Deregulation and Japan Post Privatization; Emergence of Direct, Multichannel, and Internet Distribution; The Future.
Series Title: Wiley fiance series.

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This book offers a compelling look at the Asian life insurance industry. Despite the recent financial crisis, the Asian markets recovered remarkably swiftly. Markets such as China and India are  Read more...

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