BLOG: Reflections on 3 years of ASR, Mikir Shah

This is a very exciting time for everyone associated with ASR, the launch of syndicate 2454, at Lloyd’s, the first Africa focused syndicate at the oldest insurance market in the world. A lot of hard work has gone into making this a reality, across our entire team at ASR, our Managing Agent, Apollo and at […]

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BLOG: Navigating the South African Insurance Landscape: Insights from Brian McGregor

Navigating the South African Insurance Landscape: Insights from Brian McGregor The insurance industry in South Africa has been navigating a dynamic landscape, shaped by both local and global events. Recently, we caught up with Brian McGregor, Director of Underwriting and Head of Property, who shed light on some key developments and trends.   Market Conditions […]

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BLOG: Brewing Success: How Insurance Could Support East Africa’s Thriving Tea Market

Kenya is the largest producer of black tea in the world and in 2021 the country produced approximately 500,000 metric tons of tea, accounting for about 9% of global tea production, ahead of China and Sri Lanka. The tea industry plays a crucial role in Kenya’s economy and is a major source of employment and […]

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BLOG: Regional approach needed for ESG underwriting strategies

ESG has emerged as a potential solution to our sustainable development agenda. Used as a regulatory-mandated reporting tool, it is believed ESG can propel the global economy towards a more sustainable path of development to ensure we meet our present responsibilities without causing further environmental harm and compromising existing and future generations, while promoting important […]

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Energy Voice: Parametric insurance and renewable pathways in Africa

Parametric insurance addresses these challenges by enhancing investment certainty and facilitating cash flow, whilst protecting against the broadest range of potential perils. By Dr Raveem Ismail, Head of Parametric Underwriting and Ian Bishop, Parametric Underwriter at Africa Specialty Risks

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