HE has been busying himself for the past 12 months with the mammoth task of "future-proofing" insurer Prudential Singapore since he took over as chief of the 86-year-old company...

NEWS ANALYSIS

BRITISH insurer Prudential is sticking to its guns in selling exclusively through its agency force even as more insurers in Singapore move to set up their own financial advisory (FA) arms.

TOPLINE

THE insurance industry has been rejuvenated of late as the trend of a rising financial advisory (FA) channel here powers up and brings surprises to players in more ways than one.

TO provide financing quickly in the aftermath of regional disasters or catastrophic losses, Singapore has moved to develop alternative risk transfer mechanisms such as insurance-linked securities (...

TO provide financing quickly in the aftermath of disasters or catastrophic losses, Singapore has moved to develop alternative risk transfer mechanisms such as insurance-linked securities (ILS) and...

HOCK LOCK SIEW

IT'S been argued that technically, one can tango, but it definitely took two to dance in the latest poaching incident in the insurance industry...

A GROWING financial advisory (FA) sector with more insurers setting up their own FA firms is putting pressure on smaller players to compete more aggressively for talent in a market where there are at...

SHARES of local lender OCBC edged up while that of its insurance arm Great Eastern clocked losses at the closing on Wednesday following reports that the insurer is selling its stake in its Malaysian...

THE escalating poaching activity in the financial advisory (FA) space in recent years has caught the eye of the regulator. In what could keep insurance agents' movements in check, the Monetary...

HOCK LOCK SIEW

WHO'S next? This is one of the questions hanging in the air as insurance players wonder who else would jump on the financial advisory (FA) train amid the pick-up in the distribution channel in...