Publications

Jun 01 Disruption of insurance? Don’t get carried away. 0

Dr Kai-Uwe Schanz of Dr. Schanz, Alms & Company cautions against the disruption debate raging across the global insurance landscape taking on a life of its own, and says it’s time to pause and recap a few facts.

Feb 06 Can technology make insurance more relevant? 0

Modern technologies, and digitisation in particular, have the potential to make insurance more appealing, more affordable and better understood. As a result, wide insurance gaps across the globe may . . .

Jan 31 Climate Change: Need public-private partnership to building socio-economic resilience and insurance protection 0

In this synopsis from The Geneva Association report “An Integrated Approach for Managing Extreme Events and Climate Risks”, Dr Maryam Golnaraghi, Dr Swenja Surminski and Dr Kai-Uwe Schanz say . . .

Oct 06 Creating blue oceans of untapped reinsurance opportunities 0

Despite formidable challenges presented by excess supply in global reinsurance, industry executives are not confined to tightening corporate belts and waiting for . . .

Jul 08 Digitisation: A potential game changer for innovation 0

The digital transformation of insurance offers unprecedented opportunities for innovative market participants to tackle some fundamental and long-standing industry challenges . . .

Apr 01 MENA insurance markets: Resilience in the face of headwinds 0

Insurance penetration in the MENA region will continue to increase. At the same time, there is a growing gap concerning the outlook for commercial and personal lines, to the benefit of the latter. In addition, regional markets . . .

Mar 01 MultaQa Qatar at 10 0

This March, the global and regional insurance and risk community will mark Multaqa Qatar’s 10th anniversary. Dr Kai-Uwe Schanz,Conference Chairman for the past nine years, looks at the highlights past, present and future.

Jan 04 The digitisation of health insurance – fighting or joining the disrupters? 0

Health insurance accounts for a quarter of Middle Eastern premiums. In combination with an astounding adoption of technology and an IT-savvy young generation, there is some potential for . . .

Oct 01 Protectionism in global reinsurance markets – On the rise again? 0

Global reinsurers may have to prepare for a reversal of a liberalisation trend which set in during the late 1980s and early 1990s. While understandable to some degree, the longterm consequences of . . .

Jul 02 The Global Insurance Capital Standard: A major regulatory initiative takes shape 0

The Global Insurance Capital Standard (ICS) is one of the most important regulatory initiatives in global (re)insurance. It will not directly apply to Middle Eastern insurers but will accelerate . . .