New name for microinsurance consortium and venture incubator

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Microinsurance Consortium has named its microinsurance venture incubator (MVI), which is aimed at extending insurance protection, Blue Marble Microinsurance.

The consortium announced the formation of the MVI in Davos, Switzerland on January 22, 2015.

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Podcast #5: Women's World Banking's client education in Morocco

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In the 5th edition of our microinsurance podcast series, we interview Women's World Banking's Microinsurance Director Gilles Renouil and Senior Associate Hilary Nichols, to find out more about the major marketing and client education efforts they rolled out as part of a partnership with Morocco's AlAmana to boost their microinsurance product which had been experiencing a low claims ratio and whose benefits were little understood by clients..

Actuary

18 June 2015
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30 June 2015

The Actuary will be responsible for supporting quantitative analytics and in particular actuarial analysis for the design and pricing of new insurance products and the performance of existing products. The role may also include project based work for weather index insurance. This will include management of databases for MicroEnsure to track product performance and future pricing. The actuary will need to be able to interact internally with country based teams as well as with the head office staff and external insurance / reinsurance partners.
 

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Microinsurance Network: Experts take stock of the sector

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Microinsurance experts from the Microinsurance Network will gather in Königstein, Germany this June 23-24 to take stock of the current state of microinsurance and set priorities for the coming years, balancing the interests of business and clients.

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UNDP confirms importance of microinsurance in new development agenda

Thursday, June 11, 2015
The Microinsurance Network's development coordinator Jenny Nasr attended some of the panel sessions at the OECD Forum in Paris last week, where heated discussions took place around climate change, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and tackling inequality.
 
There was unanimous recognition at the Forum that the key events that will take place in the coming months will be a unique opportunity to put the world on an “inclusive and sustainable course”.
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Microinsurance put on the agenda at G20 GPFI meeting

Friday, June 5, 2015
This week the Microinsurance Network’s Executive Director Véronique Faber represented the Network at the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) meeting and at a related workshop on financing entrepreneurship-innovative solutions, organised with the SME Finance Forum and CapitalPlus Exchange in Izmir, Turkey.
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African regulators and insurers agree to better cooperation at 4th Consultative Forum

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
At a Policy Seminar-Consultative Forum on “Microinsurance Regulation for Insurance Supervisory Authorities and Insurance Practitioners” on the 27th – 28th May 2015, African insurance regulators and key members of the industry came to a consensus on the need for better collaboration between the two parties to improve client awareness and education.
 
The 4th Consultative Forum, a bi-yearly event organised by the Microinsurance Network, the Access to Insurance Initiative (a2ii), International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and this yea
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Regulation, climate change and long-term investments in infrastructure hot topics at Insurance Europe's 7th International Conference

Thursday, May 28, 2015
The Microinsurance Network supported Insurance Europe's 7th International Conference in Luxembourg this week.
 
Around 400 insurance companies and associations from across the world came together to discuss issues around the globalisation of the insurance industry and challenges in regulation. 
 
Although the conference focused primarily on topics relating to commercial insurance in traditional markets, GFIA chair Dirk Kempthorne highlighted in his keynote speech the important work FIDES is doing in microinsurance, and some of the
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