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.