Insight: The Africa Debate Conference 2021 – developing local financial services & capital markets

Last week, Invest Africa hosted its annual flagship event, The Africa Debate, bringing together 1000+ thought leaders, industry experts and entrepreneurs to discuss how to best support Africa’s transformative recovery. Mikir Shah, CEO of Africa Specialty Risks joined the inaugural panel discussion featuring key financial African leaders on ways to develop local financial services and […]

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Insight from our CEO Mikir Shah in Jeune Afrique

ASR were recently featured by Jeune Afrique in an advertorial sharing insight from CEO Mikir Shah on our comprehensive, bespoke offering to the pan-African reinsurance market, as well as the role of insurance in de-risking investment and contributing to development on the continent. The piece featured in the paper’s June report which also lists the […]

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Africa Specialty Risks launches liability offering with new hire

Read about hte launch of our liability offering and the appointment of Martin Boreham as department Head. Insurance Insider featured the news of the launch and the types of products the Group will offer on a proportional and non-proportional basis, as well as the experience Martin brings to the rapidly expanding team. Click below to […]

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Insurtechs are ‘rewriting Africa’s insurance narrative’

Insurance Day published an article around the impact of insurtech on the African continent, featuring comments from our CEO, Mikir Shah, on the use of tech in the specialty lines market. According to Mikir, the same technologies used in parametric insurance for agricultural small holdings can also be employed through different distribution platforms: “For example, […]

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Africa Specialty Risks continues its expansion with new construction offering

Read about the launch of our construction line, alongside the appointment of James C. as Head of Construction Underwriting. “The opportunity to build a construction book from scratch is incredibly exciting, and I’m very much looking forward to working with the team at ASR to build a business which is dedicated to providing specialist risk […]

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