Global Consumer Insurance Survey 2012 Asia-Pacific by ERNST & YOUNG

The Asia-Pacific region is one of enormous growth and opportunity for insurers. It is also one of significant diversity. In developing countries, agency sales forces dominate and play a vital social role in making products accessible to low earners. The development of insurance markets in western- Developed countries, however, indicates that the emergence of more independent, but also expensive, distribution channels often ultimately leads to the demise of traditional agency sales forces.

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International Insurance News: Willis Launches Innovative Directors’ All Risks Cover in Asia-Pacific Region

Willis Group Holdings (WSH: NYSE), the global insurance broker, has launched its unique directors’ all risks cover (DARCstar) in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

DARCstar policies have already been written for a number of global companies. The policy has been launched in the United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden, Israel and Columbia with plans to extend the wording to other jurisdictions including New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, France, Germany, Mexico and the Netherlands.

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