Insurtech Development Amid Covid-19

Speaker : Mr. Erwin Chak, Senior Manager, Policy and Development Division, Insurance Authority

Date :   17 Nov 2020 (Tue)

Time :  5:30  -  6:30 p.m.

Language:  English

Venue:        Online via Zoom

Fee: Free Registration. A processing fee applies for proof of attendance

The impact of technologies on insurance industry is beyond doubt as its adoption has been on a steady rise over the past few years.  However, Covid-19 unexpectedly created many challenges for industry players and laid a testing ground for technology to prove its value. Financial regulators also have a role to play in maintaining market stability and facilitating market development during this pandemic period. Mr. Erwin Chak, Senior Manager of Policy and Development Division of the Insurance Authority (“IA”), will share with the audience on the regulatory framework of the insurance sector, recent development of Insurtech in Hong Kong and the IA’s vision on such development during this unprecedented period.






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Mr. Erwin Chak joined the former Office of the Commissioner of Insurance in 2011 as a Senior Manager before he joined the Insurance Authority in 2017. His experience with the insurance regulators has covered on-site inspection of insurers, setting of a framework of a risk-based capital regime and international affairs with standard-setting bodies like the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, International Monetary Fund and Financial Stability Board. He has also been heading the Insurtech Facilitation Team to facilitate the development of Insurtech in the insurance industry since 2016.


The CUHK FinTech Seminar Series is co-organized by the Centre for Financial Engineering (CFE) and the Asia-Pacific Institute of Business (APIB). Industry practitioners are invited to campus to share their areas of expertise.  We see the advantage of bringing together the academia and industry experts, providing a platform to carry out fruitful and productive discussions, encourage the exchange of ideas and promote future collaboration opportunities.  CUHK students may also widen their exposure and receive some enlightenment in their career development.

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Nov 17, 2020 (Tue) Topic: Insurtech Development Amid Covid-19

Speaker: Mr. Erwin Chak, Policy and Development Division, Insurance Authority

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