WEF Agenda Blog – China 2017
Insurance – China's path to advancing a clean energy future, food security and city resilience
By Jayne Plunkett, CEO Reinsurance Asia, Swiss Re
The 12th Swiss Re Underwriting Forum achieved prominent success in Shanghai on 28 August, 2013. The event took place at the Taiping Life Tower, which became famous after being featured in the 007 movie Skyfall.
A total of 33 underwriters from 18 life insurance companies gathered on the 30th floor of Taiping Life Tower to receive cutting-edge information regarding underwriting delivered by Swiss Re Life and Health Underwriting team. Dr. Detloff Rump, Chief Underwriter of Swiss Re Asia, and Xiaopeng Shen, Chief Underwriter of Swiss Re China, each gave a speech on the topics of medical test value and thyroid lumps. The professional opinions received great appreciation from all audiences, and several companies have invited Swiss Re for on-site training immediately after the seminar.
Beginning in 2012, the Swiss Re Underwriting Forum, operated by the Life and Health Underwriting Team of Swiss Re Beijing Branch, has taken its responsibility of providing professional underwriting training to life and health insurance markets in China. Throughout the 12 impressive events thus far completed, there have been more than 1,000 underwriters benefitting from the extensive courses.
These training courses have received overwhelming recognition within the industry and some of them have been recognized as credits by Society of Actuaries (SOA) and China Association of Actuaries (CAA).
This most recent successful event in Shanghai marks a powerful extension of the Swiss Re Underwriting Forum from Beijing to Shanghai, which strengthened our relationship with insurers.
The Underwriting Forum plans to cover more topics such as how to read ECG and other reports, underwriting various diseases of different organs, the latest development in clinical and laboratory medicine, new trends in product development and risk management in developed markets. Please stay tuned for more information.
We are grateful for all industry associates for the enormous support shown to the Swiss Re Underwriting Forum.
Published September 2013