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The Pulse reports

Faber’s research focuses on insurance and reinsurance markets and their product segments where information may be scant. We combine industry expertise with data analysis and research, enabling clients to understand customer perceptions and drivers behind business decisions, as well as benchmarking against peers.

First launched in 2011, our “Insurance Pulse”, “Reinsurance Pulse” and “Insurance Barometerreports combine in-depth desk-top research with intelligence gathered with senior executives to identify and analyze the current state and future prospects of insurance markets, business classes or client segments. Our main focus is on the insurance and reinsurance markets in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

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2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016

2021

ASEAN Insurance Pulse 2021

According to the ASEAN Insurance Pulse 2021, published on 26 October 2021 by Malaysian Re, floods have been responsible for more than 45% of accumulated total natural disaster losses of US$ 137 billion since 1990 in the region – well ahead of other hazards such as storms or earthquakes. Notwithstanding the region’s considerable natural catastrophe exposure, the executives interviewed for this year’s ASEAN Insurance Pulse regard flood risk as insurable as sufficient capacity is available. However, insurance penetration remains low and in particular the lower income sections of society which are most exposed to the risk rely mostly on government protection.

ASEAN Insurance Pulse 2021
Pulse Report from October 2021
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Exclusive Partner Malaysian Re and supporting organisations

2021 Africa Insurance Pulse on the "African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)"

The "African Continental Free Trade Area" (AfCFTA) will create a single market covering more than 1.2 billion people, with a current gross domestic product of more than USD 2.5 trillion. The free flow of goods, services, people and capital under the AfCFTA is expected to boost the intra-African trade and strengthen the competitiveness of African companies. According to the publication 2021 Africa Insurance Pulse launched on 7 September 2021 at the 47th AIO Conference and General Assembly, the African insurance market participants are optimistic about the AfCFTA but hope for better regulatory cooperation. This edition of the African Insurance Pulse, conducted by Faber Consulting on behalf of the African Insurance Organisation (AIO), is based on market research and in-depth interviews with nearly 30 insurers, reinsurers, intermediaries, regulators and policymakers operating in Africa.

ASEAN Insurance Pulse 2020
2021 Africa Insurance Pulse
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Sponsors of the 2021 Africa Insurance Pulse

Malaysian Insurance Highlights 2020

The second edition of the Malaysian Insurance Highlights was launched on 26 February 2021, in a webinar by Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad (Malaysian Re) and Faber Consulting. The Malaysian Insurance Highlights 2020 examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Malaysia's economy and its insurance markets. It rests on two strong pillars: thorough market research and in-depth interviews with insurance industry executives operating in the country.

ASEAN Insurance Pulse 2020
MIH from February 2021
Logos Partners
Exclusive Partner Malaysian Re and supporting organisation

2020

ASEAN Insurance Pulse 2020

The fourth edition of the ASEAN Insurance Pulse, launched on 15 December 2020 in a webinar by Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad (Malaysian Re) and Faber Consulting, focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the region’s economies and its insurance markets. Once again, our research takes the pulse of the insurance executives operating in the region and analyses how the pandemic shapes their markets, which actions regulators took to avert the impact of the crisis and how the virus will change the regions’ insurance industry.

ASEAN Insurance Pulse 2020
Pulse Report from December 2020
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Exclusive Partner Malaysian Re and supporting organisations

Africa Insurance Pulse 2/2020 "Growth perspectives of African re-/insurance markets"

The COVID-19 pandemic posed severe challenges to Africa’s insurers. In response to the various types of lockdowns and social distancing measures decreed by the African governments, the insurance sector had to assure continued customer service, staff health, adequate liquidity management and operational resilience. For the remainder of 2020 and 2021, insurers and reinsurers expect further uncertainty. The Africa Insurance Pulse on the "Growth perspectives of African re-/insurance markets", launched on 25 November 2020, investigates the main trends and developments at play in advancing Africa's insurance industry. Produced by Faber Consulting on behalf of the Africa Insurance Organisation (AIO) and sponsored by Africa Re, the study is based on in-depth market research and interviews with senior insurance executives operating in Africa.

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Pulse Report from November 2020
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Sponsors

Africa Insurance Pulse 1/2020 "The digitization of Africa’s insurance markets"

Digitization will transform Africa's insurance industry. Digital technology is expected to affect all functions of insurance, enhancing the appeal and affordability of products and ultimately increasing insurance penetration. There are, however, pronounced differences in the degree of digitization across Africa's insurance markets and players. The Africa Insurance Pulse "The digitization of Africa's insurance markets", launched on 1 October 2020, investigates the main trends and developments at play in advancing Africa's insurance industry. Produced by Faber Consulting on behalf of the Africa Insurance Organisation (AIO) and sponsored by Africa Re, the study is based on in-depth market research and interviews with senior insurance executives operating in Africa.

Malaysia
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Pulse Report from October 2020
Logos Partners
Sponsors

2019

Malaysian Insurance Highlights 2019

The 1st edition of the Malaysian Insurance Highlights was launched on 4 December 2019 in Kuala Lumpur. The study includes the input from over 30 senior insurance executives and experts operating in the market, and focuses on five major trends, namely de-tariffication, market consolidation, B40 strategies, Takaful prospects and InsurTech.

Malaysia
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Pulse Report from December 2019
Logos Partners
Exclusive sponsor Malaysian Re and contributing partner

ASEAN Insurance Pulse 2019

The third edition of the ASEAN Insurance Pulse was launched on 1 October 2019 at the occasion of the 12th ASEAN Insurance Congress in Bali, Indonesia. The survey is based on structured interviews with executives representing 43 regional and international (re)insurance companies, intermediaries, policy makers and trade associations and analyses the impact of digitization on the region’s US$ 31 billion non-life insurance markets and their growth and profitability prospects. The study was published by Dr. Schanz, Alms & Company and Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad (Malaysian Re) in an exclusive partnership.

Malaysia
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Pulse Report from October 2019
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Exclusive sponsor Malaysian Re and contributing partners

Africa Reinsurance Pulse 2019

The 4th edition of the Africa Reinsurance Pulse was launched at the 24th African Reinsurance Forum on 30 September 2019 in Tunis, Tunisia. This annual survey is based on in-depth interviews with 19 senior executives of regional and international reinsurance companies and intermediaries operating in Africa. It paints a comprehensive and quantitative picture of the current market sentiment and offers a summary of key regional (re)insurance market data and an overview of the most relevant trends shaping the African reinsurance markets.

Malaysia
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Pulse Report from September 2019
Logos Partners
Sponsors

Africa Insurance Barometer 2019

The 4th edition of the Africa Insurance Barometer was launched in Johannesburg on June 10, 2019. This annual survey, based on in-depth interviews with senior executives representing regional and international (re)insurance companies and intermediaries, provides an overview of the current state and future prospects of the African insurance market and paints a comprehensive and quantitative picture of the current market sentiment. In addition, the report features a summary and analysis of key data on Africa’s insurance markets.

Malaysia
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Pulse Report from June 2019
Logos Partners
Exclusive sponsor African Insurance Organisation

Emerging Asia Life Insurance Pulse 2019

Our inaugural edition of Emerging Asia Life Insurance Pulse, launched on March 11, 2019, offers an authoritative overview of the current state and future prospects of the region’s life insurance markets with a combined premium volume of USD 448 billion. The Pulse draws on in-depth interviews with senior executives of 29 national, regional and international (re)insurance companies and intermediaries, based in 8 different markets.

Malaysia
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Pulse Report from March 2019
Logos Partners
Exclusive sponsor Peak Re

2018

ASEAN Insurance Pulse 2018

The 2nd edition of the ASEAN Insurance Pulse was launched at the 3rd ASEAN Insurance Summit in Kuala Lumpur on 28 November 2018. Non-life protection gaps, defined as uninsured losses as a share of total economic losses caused by natural disasters and cyber incidents, for example, may seriously hamper a country’s economic growth and societal progress as large uninsured losses adversely affect its fiscal position and ability to recover swiftly. This is one of the key findings from this year's ASEAN Insurance Pulse, published by Dr. Schanz, Alms & Company and Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad (Malaysian Re) in an exclusive partnership.

Malaysia
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Pulse Report from November 2018
Logos Partners
Exclusive sponsor Malaysian Re and supporting partners

Africa Reinsurance Pulse 2018

The 3rd edition of the Africa Reinsurance Pulse was launched at the 23rd African Reinsurance Forum on 1 October 2018 in Windhoek, Namibia. This annual survey is based on in-depth interviews with senior executives of 17 regional and international reinsurance companies and intermediaries operating in Africa. It paints a comprehensive and quantitative picture of the current market sentiment and offers a summary of key regional (re)insurance market data and an overview of the most relevant trends shaping the USD 7.5 billion reinsurance markets.

Malaysia
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Pulse Report from October 2018
Logos Partners
Sponsors

MENA Insurance Pulse 2018

The 6th edition of MENA Insurance Pulse was launched at the 32nd General Conference of the General Arab Insurance Federation (GAIF) in Hammamet, Tunisia, on June 2018. This annual research initiative is aimed at offering an authoritative overview of the current state and future prospects of the region’s US$ 58 billion primary insurance markets. It paints a comprehensive and quantitative picture of the current market sentiment, tracked over time. According to the MENA Insurance Pulse, published by Dr. Schanz, Alms & Company, the insurance markets of the Middle East and Northern Africa are expected to continue outgrowing the region’s GDP over the next 12 months. 

Malaysia
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Pulse Report from June 2018
Logos Partners
Sponsors and media partner

Africa Insurance Barometer 2018

The 3rd edition of the Africa Insurance Barometer was launched in Ghana on May 7, 2018. This annual survey provides an overview of the current state and future prospects of the African insurance market and paints a comprehensive and quantitative picture of the current market sentiment. In addition, the report features a summary and analysis of key data on Africa’s insurance markets.

Malaysia
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Pulse Report from May 2018
Logos Partners
Exclusive sponsor African Insurance Organisation

2017

ASEAN Insurance Pulse 2017

The ASEAN Insurance Pulse 2017 was launched at the Malaysian Insurance Summit 2017 in Kuala Lumpur on 30 October 2017. The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) initiative is expected to benefit ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) insurance markets and the insurance companies operating in the region. This is the main finding from the ASEAN Insurance Pulse, published by Dr. Schanz, Alms & Company and Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad (Malaysian Re) in an exclusive partnership. Based on in-depth interviews with 35 senior executives from regional and international insurance companies, intermediaries and trade organisations operating in the region, the survey provides an authoritative overview of the current state and future prospects of the ASEAN region’s US$ 23 billion non-life insurance markets.

Malaysia
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Pulse Report from October 2017
Logos Partners
Exclusive sponsor Malaysian Re and contributing partners

Africa Reinsurance Pulse 2017

The second edition of the Africa Reinsurance Pulse was launched at the 22nd African Reinsurance Forum on 16 October 2017 in Port Louis, Mauritius. This annual survey is based on in-depth interviews with senior executives of 20 regional and international reinsurance companies and intermediaries operating in Africa. It paints a comprehensive and quantitative picture of the current market sentiment and offers a summary of key regional (re)insurance market data and an overview of the most relevant trends shaping the US$ 6.8 billion reinsurance markets.

Malaysia
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Pulse Report from October 2017
Logos Partners
Sponsors

Africa Insurance Barometer 2017

The second edition of the Africa Insurance Barometer provides an overview of the current state and future prospects of the US$ 64 billion African insurance market and paints a comprehensive and quantitative picture of the current market sentiment. In addition, the report features a summary and analysis of key data on Africa’s insurance markets.

Malaysia
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Pulse Report from May 2017
Logos Partners
Exclusive sponsor African Insurance Organisation

MENA Insurance Pulse 2017

The 5th edition of MENA Insurance Pulse was launched on March 7, 2017 in Doha, Qatar. This annual research initiative is aimed at offering an authoritative overview of the current state and future prospects of the region’s US$ 54 billion primary insurance markets. It paints a comprehensive and quantitative picture of the current market sentiment, tracked over time. According to the MENA Insurance Pulse, published by Dr. Schanz, Alms & Company, the insurance markets of the Middle East and North Africa are expected to weather the region’s continued economic slowdown and geopolitical instability.

Malaysia
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Pulse Report from March 2017
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Exclusive sponsor Qatar Financial Centre and contributing partners

2016

Africa Reinsurance Pulse 2016

The first edition of the Africa Reinsurance Pulse was launched at the 21st African Reinsurance Forum on 3 October 2016 in Dakar, Senegal. This inaugural, annual survey is based on in-depth interviews with senior executives of 22 regional and international reinsurance companies and intermediaries operating in Africa. It paints a comprehensive and quantitative picture of the current market sentiment and offers a summary of key regional (re)insurance market data and an overview of the most relevant trends shaping the US$ 8.3 billion market place.

Malaysia
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Pulse Report from October 2016
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Sponsors