Sarfraz Thind

Articles by Sarfraz Thind

  • Climate risk remains "uncertain and challenging", says MAS's Daniel Wang

    02 January 2024

    Singapore's insurers have not yet mirrored US withdrawal surge

  • Japan's finance minister orders improvement in wake of insurance price fixing scandal

    27 December 2023

    Four of the country's biggest insurers caught up in inappropriate business practices

  • Dave Snyder: We will advocate for a greater society-wide focus on loss prevention and mitigation

    26 December 2023

    Dave Snyder, vice president of policy, research and international for the American Property Casualty Insurance Association, discusses how artificial intelligence regulation has developed and how "political polarisation" has impacted firms

  • IMF takes a shot at private equity-backed insurers

    21 December 2023

    Contagion, illiquidity risk and regulatory arbitrage... the International Monetary Fund has this week raised concerns over PE-owned insurance and advised regulators to talk more about the risks. Sarfraz Thind reports

  • Japan's Fair Trade commission looking into antimonopoly violations at Tokio Marine subsidiary - UPDATED

    21 December 2023

    The investigation follows price fixing scandals earlier in the year

  • Vishal Desai: taking Mitsui Sumitomo's risk team to the Champions League

    20 December 2023

    Vishal Desai already had a busy job as the chief risk officer (CRO) for MS Amlin in London when he got the call to help parent Mitsui Sumitomo at the head office in Tokyo. Since June, he has been giving his experience and advice to the Japanese insurer's risk team, he tells Sarfraz Thind

  • BMA issues paper justifying PE-insurance regulatory regime

    19 December 2023

    "Educational" paper comes in the wake of heightened global scrutiny of PE-insurance business

  • Lara addresses California's insurance emergency

    15 December 2023

    Will not be pressured by "entrenched groups seeking to defend a broken status quo"

  • US life insurers lagging rest of industry in AI

    13 December 2023

    NAIC survey finds less than 50% of life insurers are using AI and ML

  • PE insurers are better insulated against risks than rest of industry, AM Best says

    12 December 2023

    Athene remains biggest PE-insurer as industry assets grew 15% last year