Business-to-consumer ecosystems could turbo-charge the growth of insurance in Asia. Trouble is, partnerships often fizzle out due to insurers’ old-fashioned wiring and inflexible cultures. Time for a reboot.
Japanese firm was the dark horse in race to buy CBA’s stake in a Chinese life insurer. While it celebrates its surprise win, it will do well to remember clinching the deal is just the opening skirmish in a battle to crack the market.