From April 7 2015, consumers will benefit from (i) access to an interactive online web portal ("compareFIRST") that compares the life insurance products of various companies and (ii) being able to purchase… more
This paper presents a comprehensive assessment of premiums, reserves and solvency capital requirements for long-term care (LTC) insurance policies using Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and U.S. data… more
Better insurance against rainfall risk could improve the security of hundreds of millions of agricultural households around the world. However, customers have shown little demand for stand-alone insurance… more
Welcome to the quarterly Baker & McKenzie Asia Pacific Insurance Newsletter. In this edition, we present a round-up of regulatory developments in the region. China has established rules on custodial… more
Quality advice and improved insurance coverage across the community are essential to the wellbeing of all Australians. This is recognised by the financial advice and life insurance industries who are… more
Change is the one constant in financial services, but the next few years will be particularly important as the industry focuses on the future beyond the weight of implementing significant new regulations… more
There is new, robust evidence that the global oceans have warmed significantly. Given that energy from the ocean is the key driver of extreme events, ocean warming has effectively caused a shift towards… more
This paper considers the lifetime asset allocation problem with both idiosyncratic and systematic longevity risks, in which the stochastic mortality model is given by a general diffusion process. A wage… more
1. This consultation ran from 26 November 2013 to 10 January 2014, seeking stakeholders’ views on amendments to three sets of regulations, to simplify the administration of occupational pension schemes… more
Welcome to this report on customer sentiment and behaviour in relation to financial protection, prepared for MetLife Australia and the Financial Services Council (FSC).  … more
The research was prepared for the Financial Services Council and MetLife by GfK Australia. It is based on a two-phased research program comprising two ‘conflict’ focus groups of consumers and a 15 minute… more
The level of underinsurance of employed people in Asutralian families is estimated to be $304 billion per annum against disability. In determining the level of underinsurance, allowance was made for existing… more
The level of underinsurance of the lives of employed people in Asutralian families is estimated to be $800 billion in respect of insurance against premature death. This is still a significant level of… more
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