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En­joy the read. This is­sue of­fers you an ap­pe­tiser of what is to come at Africa’s in­sur­ance in­dus­try event of the year, the African In­sur­ance and Rein­sur­ance Con­fer­ence 2013, giv­ing you back­ground on the di­verse range of speak­ers at the con­fer­ence and a hint of what to look for­ward to and pre­pare for. It is a priv­i­lege to part­ner with an event of this cal­i­bre at a time of such growth in Africa’s in­sur­ance in­dus­try.

This month, we delve into po­lit­i­cal risk cover in the con­text of Africa’s emerg­ing mar­kets. As the sit­u­a­tion in the Cen­tral African Repub­lic con­tin­ues to un­fold, the threat is starkly clear. The piece was sparked af­ter in­vestor del­e­gates at a con­fer­ence on African growth com­mented on chal­lenges ex­pe­ri­enced in gain­ing cover for po­lit­i­cal risks. While un­pre­dictable poli­cies and volatile cli­mates do make cover dif­fi­cult to ob­tain for cer­tain risks and re­gions, the in­dus­try is grow­ing and de­vel­op­ing rapidly in re­sponse to in­creased for­eign in­vest­ment and the growth of newly di­verse-sec­tor in­vest­ment.

We look for­ward to see­ing you at the con­fer­ence in Nairobi, please do come and say hi. And if you have of­fices in Kenya, we’d love to hear from you. In our next is­sue, we pro­file con­fer­ence del­e­gates and Kenya-based in­sur­ers and pro­fes­sion­als we met while there.

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