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Consultation Calls, Consultation Call Reports | 2018
Consultative Forum, Newsflash | 2017
Newsflash, Thematic Reports, Briefing Notes, Philippines, Peru, Inclusive Insurance Regulation | 2017
Consultation Calls, Consultation Call Reports, Digital Technology | 2017
Newsflash | 2017

Global Agreement to Enhance Actuarial Skills

On 1 November 2017, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), the International Actuarial Association (IAA) and the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) signed a five-year agreement at the IAIS Annual Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to enhance the actuarial skills of supervisory authorities. The key outcomes will be the development and delivery of supervisory capacity building training programs on actuarial services. 

Consultative Forum, Newsflash | 2017

Insurance regulators and providers meet in Peru to seek solutions for smallholder farmers faced with natural disasters

November 6: The 11th Consultative Forum (11th CF) on “Scaling up insurance as a disaster resilience strategy for smallholder farmers in Latin America” will be taking place this afternoon in Lima, Peru with the objective of fostering sound policymaking for the development and scaling up of agricultural insurance across the region. The event will be  livestreamed  simultaneously in both English and Spanish at this link.

Consultation Calls, Consultation Call Reports, Consumer Protection | 2017
Consultation Calls, Consultation Call Reports, Agricultural and Disaster Risk Insurance | 2017

22nd A2ii-IAIS Consultation Call on "The Importance of Insurance Regulation in Disaster Resilience", 18 May 2017

There is growing awareness of the exposure of countries, private and public sector entities and individuals to potentially crushing economic loss as the result of natural disasters. There is also a recognition that the insurance sector has an important role to play in helping to assess risk, promoting loss prevention and mitigation and in risk financing for sovereigns, sub-sovereigns and others. This call explored the important role that insurance regulation plays in facilitating the deployment of insurance sector resources at the macro,  meso  and micro level in a

Consultation Calls, Consultation Call Reports, Market Development | 2017

21st A2ii-IAIS Consultation Call on "Measuring insurance development: beyond the insurance penetration rate", 23 March 2017

The insurance penetration rate is traditionally calculated based on total premiums as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This has served as a useful high-level measure of insurance development, while providing a good basis for international comparison. However, supervisors pursuing more specific policy goals, such as financial inclusion or client value, may find that this measure on its own does not provide enough meaningful information to guide policy strategies.  

Consultation Calls, Consultation Call Reports, Inclusive Insurance Regulation, Market Development | 2017

20th A2ii-IAIS Consultation Call on Reinsurance, 26 January 2017

In response to requests from the IAIS Executive Committee as well as Latin American supervisors the next A2ii-IAIS Consultation Call will be on the topic of reinsurance. The call focused on reinsurance from a host jurisdictions perspective and will examine questions around enforcement of contracts, direct and indirect supervision of reinsurers and contract oversight among other issues.