A New Perspective…
Iam happy to bring a fresh perspective to the INSURANCE magazine beginning with this issue. The magazine has evolved since its humble beginnings. It percolates new ideas from the younger generation of professionals while bringing it to a new intellectual trajectory with the wisdom of the senior fraternity.
As part of our endeavour to continuously improve and add value to our members and readers, please allow me to briefly share with you how the publication has evolved since 2009. The MII News was originally a member-based publication that provided members with updates on the Institute’s training programmes, events, activities, membership announcements and occasionally, feature articles. Over time, we felt the need to meet the profession’s career development in an ever changing and challenging financial services environment. So we embarked on transforming the magazine in a way that members will be able to apply the knowledge gleaned from the magazine, the courses and activities that they have attended at the Institute into their lives and careers. This is one of the many means of support that the Institute provides to our members. Just to give you a brief highlight on the contents of this issue; the Cover Story deals with the issue of corporate governance which is always a significant topic for financial services institutions. Navin Pasricha in Unintended Governance
Challenges For CEOs explains that corporate governance arrangements in listed companies have been improving over the years, and there have been a number of reasons for this, I shall let you discover these reasons for yourself. Another topic which is a concern to the industry is motor insurance de-tariffication, which was certainly a hot topic during the Third Malaysia Insurance Summit in Kuala Lumpur late last year.
Challenges Ahead for De-tariffication talks about what the industry needs to develop in terms of a system that works and the education that is required for both staff and the public to make de-tariffication a reality. You will also find a potpourri of articles contributed from a variety of sources including articles from our very own MII members. The articles that are contributed by our members are: Fact Versus Misconception by Billy Gumbang
CMII, AMII and Networking Tips for Introverts by Hairul Hilmi Ramlee, AMII. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our contributors and loyal members and readers for your continued support. We are open to receiving your thoughts on the refreshed look of the magazine. Feel free to share your comments for improvement or if you wish to contribute an article please contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org. In more ways than one, we hope that the fresh look and design will excite you to look forward to future publications of INSURANCE!