Four Seasons Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel, 8號 Finance St, Central, Hong Kong
Event Date Wed Oct 9 HKT (5 months ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Oct 8 8:00pm - Wed Oct 9 5:35am
Location Four Seasons Hotel
8號 Finance St, Central, Hong Kong
Region APAC

The past two years have seen steady growth in the Asian insurance sector, spurred by a combination of climbing incomes, demographic factors and strong potential in
emerging markets, especially India and China. Indeed, European and US insurers are looking at Asia with fresh enthusiasm since China announced plans to allow more
access to its insurance markets. Overall, the non-life insurance sector has been livelier than its life insurance counterpart. Health insurance in particular has been robust, but other newer forms of insurance, such as cyber insurance, also have been carving out a market for themselves.

But the winds that buffeted insurers earlier, may continue to trouble them today and in the months to come. A global economic slowdown is a major worry, as is the likely fallout from an ongoing US-China trade dispute that could be sobering for the region. Regulatory oversight has checked some of the worst excesses of the insurance business, and steered the industry onto a more stable path. But has this supervision been too broadly applied to be truly effective, or has it been too strict, thereby stifling entrepreneurship and innovation?

How can insurers chart the best course? Cost management is one way; it involves driving operational efficiencies and altering distribution channels. Digitalisation is another powerful tool; it enables insurers to adapt to changing customer behaviour, cut operational costs and improve productivity. Disruptive innovation is energising traditional business models, products and services, and modernising the business and management of insurance in Asia.

FT Asia Insurance Summit:Charting a course for growth will take a clear-eyed look at the best way forward for an evolving insurance industry. Now in its sixth year,
the summit will gather together leading insurers, regulators, asset managers and technology experts from Asia to evaluate whether the region’s insurers and investors
are ready for the opportunity and the challenge ahead.

Who attends?
This summit has been produced to meet the needs of senior insurance professionals including; CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CROs, Chief Actuary, Heads of Product Development, Heads of Distribution, Heads of Investment, Heads of Business Strategy and other senior positions operating in:
• Life Insurance Companies
• Non-Life Insurance Companies
• Regulators

A limited number of paying places are available to senior representatives from the following companies, including:
• Insurance Brokers
• Reinsurance Companies
• Asset and Investment Management Firms
• Banks
• Law Firms
• Credit Rating Companies
• Technology Companies


2019 Speakers

Raymond Tam
Executive Director, Policy and Development, Insurance Authority, Hong Kong

Ng Keng Hooi
Group Chief Executive and President, AIA Group

Jack Howell
Chief Executive Officer, Asia-Pacific and Member, Group Executive Committee, Zurich Insurance Group

Chris Wei
Global Chairman
Aviva Digital

Stephanie Magnus
Head of Financial Institutions, Asia Pacific, Baker McKenzie

Gilles Dauphiné
Head of Euro Alpha Fixed Income, Amundi

Yeo Siew Mee
Chief Investment Officer, Conning Asia Pacific

Shantini Nair
Senior Product Specialist, Infrastructure Debt Investments, HSBC Global Asset Management

Simon Gregory
Managing Director, Global Equity, RBC Global Asset Management

Alia Yousuf
Chief Executive Officer, Global Evolution

Edwin Northover
Partner and Head of Financial Institutions, Asia, Debevoise & Plimpton

Ryan Kim
Group Chief Digital Officer, FWD Group

Tao Xing
Head of Asset Liability Management, BOC Group Life Assurance

Jason Kelly
Head of International Financial Lines, AIG International

Stephan van Vliet
Chief Investment Officer, Prudential Corporation Asia

Boris Moutier
Chief Investment Officer, AXA Hong Kong and Asia

Jonathan Larsen
Chief Innovation Officer, Ping An Group and Chief Executive Officer, Ping An Global Voyager Fund

Philip Kent
Chief Executive Officer, MSIG Insurance (Hong Kong)

Vivek Pathak
Regional Director, East Asia and the Pacific, International Finance Corporation

Jackie Choy
Director of ETF Research, Asia, Morningstar Investment Management Asia

Hudson Lockett
Asia Capital Markets Correspondent, Financial Times

Michael Chan
Co-founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Bowtie

Douglas Wong
Head of Property and Casualty, Chubb Insurance Hong Kong

Koh Yi Mien
Managing Director, Health and Employee Benefits, AXA Hong Kong

Guy Mills
Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong and Macau, Manulife (International)

Mary Kwan
Head of Risk Management, Fubon Life Insurance Hong Kong

Saket Modi
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Lucideus

Lucas Hui
Senior Director, Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Trusted Technologies, Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI)

Grace Park
Co-founder and President, DocDoc

Natalie Fong
Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Wesurance

Harprem Doowa
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, E-Direct

Ravi Mattu
Deputy Asia News Editor, Financial Times

Stefania Palma
Singapore Correspondent, Financial Times

Daniel Shane
Reporter, FastFT, Financial Times

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors and Partners

• Conning

• Baker McKenzie

• Amundi
• Debevoise & Plimpton
• RBC Global Asset Management

• Actuarial Society of Hong Kong (ASHK)
• Professional Insurance Brokers Association
• Reinsurance Brokers’ Association
• Risk and Insurance Management Association of Singapore
• Chartered Insurance Institute