BIA offering insurance expertise for OBG report
Manama, January 5, 2011
Oxford Business Group (OBG) is partnering with the Bahrain Insurance Association (BIA) to provide business intelligence on the insurance sector for The Report: Bahrain 2011.
The BIA is the industry association which represents more than 50 local and foreign insurance companies, brokers and service providers.
It plays a key role in promoting the insurance industry locally and regionally.
It also acts as an interface between the Central Bank of Bahrain, under which it falls, and representatives from other areas of business.
'Since launching its operations in Bahrain, Oxford Business Group has provided in-depth coverage of the country's successful efforts to cement its position as a regional financial services hub and the growth of its insurance industry is a key component in this achievement,' said OBG country director Syanna Swyers.
'The Bahrain Insurance Association has played a pivotal role in promoting the kingdom as a regional insurance centre, while improving technical skills and championing good practice within the sector.
'I am delighted that our team will have the benefit of the association's expertise and resources as we begin work on The Report: Bahrain 2011,' she added.
'Bahrain's insurance sector has been marked by strong growth over the past years following a strong regulatory platform and favourable market dynamics,' said BIA chairman Ashraf Bseisu.
'We expect to see further progress and development such as consolidation within the industry.
'I am confident that our business intelligence capacity will enable OBG to give detailed insight and analysis of the changes taking place within our industry in its highly-anticipated new report.'
The Report: Bahrain 2011 will be a vital guide to the many facets of the country, including its macroeconomics, infrastructure, political landscape, banking and other sectoral developments.
The report will include a detailed, sector-by-sector guide for foreign investors.
It will also feature a wide range of interviews with the most prominent political, economic and business leaders.
The report will be available in print form and online.-TradeArabia News Service