Magazine

May 2018

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Elusive consolidation

COVER STORY - M&A

MENA has not seen any consolidation in the real sense in the past two years, leaving the market with more or less the same number of insurance players. The pace will remain slow until there is a change in the mindset of shareholders, especially those of family-owned companies, and a real push from regulators giving insurers only two options – comply or consolidate.  
 

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Strength in the face of adversity

COUNTRY PROFILE - Lebanon

Though challenges remain with saturation in domestic market, Lebanon’s insurance sector has responded with tenacity and still growing though at a slower rate.

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All eyes on Africa

SPOTLIGHT ON AFRICA

The low penetration rate, huge population size, growing infrastructure investments and diversified economies, all offer immense opportunities for Africa’s insurance industry to grow and prosper.

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Featured Articles


All Stories

  • Magazine article aboutEditor-s-Message

    Editor's Message

    The complex geopolitical situation does present high risks in the region. But interestingly, those operating here work with a salutary ‘business as usual’ motif, minimising the impact of these tensions.

Cover Story

M&A

  • Magazine article aboutElusive-consolidation

    Elusive consolidation

    MENA has not seen any consolidation in the real sense in the past two years, leaving the market with more or less the same number of insurance players. The pace will remain slow until there is a change in the mindset of shareholders, especially...

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Country Profile

Lebanon

  • Magazine article aboutStrength-in-the-face-of-adversity

    Strength in the face of adversity

    Though challenges remain with saturation in domestic market, Lebanon’s insurance sector has responded with tenacity and still growing though at a slower rate.

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  • The drive to flourish with life

    Regional strife has impacted the business environment, but the life sector has done well, outpacing industry and economic growth with a 5% surge in premiums. The upward trend looks set to continue in 2018.

Insights

Political Risk Insurance

  • Magazine article aboutManaging-risks-in-an-unstable-world

    Managing risks in an unstable world

    The complex geopolitical situation in the Middle East presents high risks for businesses operating in the region. Messrs Jason Herriot and Vipul Gupta of MS Amlin explain how the company delivers the right insurance cover at the right price.

Cyber Risks

News

MENA

People on the move

Diary

Feature

Insurance for SMEs

  • Magazine article aboutHealth-is-a-big-issue-for-small-businesses

    Health is a big issue for small businesses

    Health insurance should be a vital part of the armory for SMEs operating out of the Middle East as it serves to attract and retain talent, says Mr David Healy of Aetna International.

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  • SMEs at risk

    SMEs can easily fail due to under-insurance or overlooking other critical protection they need to manage business risks, says Mr Anthony Cerchiai of Nexus Insurance Brokers.

Takaful – Market Profile

Africa

  • Magazine article aboutMomentum-stalled-but-potential-remains

    Momentum stalled but potential remains

    Takaful operations account for a negligible portion of Africa’s total insurance business and has so far failed to show strong presence in the continent. Still, there are encouraging attempts to benefit from the continent’s massive Muslim...

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Interview

Conference Report

  • Magazine article aboutWorld-Takaful-Conference-The-differentiating-factor

    World Takaful Conference: The differentiating factor

    With cutting-edge technologies like AI and blockchain being integrated into insurance, the need for takaful and insurance operators to differentiate their offering and adopt new technologies is crucial to unlock long-term profitable growth,...

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Spotlight on Africa

  • Magazine article aboutAll-eyes-on-Africa

    All eyes on Africa

    The low penetration rate, huge population size, growing infrastructure investments and diversified economies, all offer immense opportunities for Africa’s insurance industry to grow and prosper.

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  • Mobile tech aids healthcare access

    Technology is making affordable healthcare a reality in Africa, says Ms Sonja de Pattenden of Now Health International.

Technology Column