Publications

Dec 15 Insurance view of Nobel Economics Prize 0

Behavioural economics can be harnessed by regulators and insurers to “nudge” customers towards making better buying decisions, argues Dr. Kai-Uwe Schanz of Dr. Schanz, Alms & Company.

Nov 01 Technology and talent can transform FAIR-Land 0

The 25th FAIR Conference in Bahrain lists innovative use of technology and development of talent as insurance industry’s top priorities in battling emerging risks.

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 . . .

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 . . .