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Contractors: is it time to relocate?

11 July 2019

by Megan Walsh

There are so many benefits to be had from relocating overseas - we covered many of them in our recent webinar on international relocation. Besides the allure of a new life in a different country, international experience can do wonders for your CV.

Take Asia, for instance.

Asia, more specifically Hong Kong, is a major hub for life insurance, and experience gained in this region is valued all over the world due to its innovative approach to insurance practices.

And, as you’ll already know from our previous post, IFRS17 has changed the insurance market – which has resulted in a huge demand for professionals who are skilled in this area.

The new standard will take effect in 2022, and, with the deadline looming, companies all over the world are beginning to take their search for talent overseas.

This is good news if you’re a UK-based contractor.

Like we mentioned in the webinar, global businesses are actively recruiting candidates who have UK risk and regulatory experience; and APAC is no different.

As a contractor, you’ll have probably acquired the deep technical knowledge that’s needed for an industry change of this magnitude through your experience in dealing with Solvency II.

So, if you’ve ever thought about a career in Asia, now would be the perfect time. The APAC insurance industry is growing at an exponential rate, so experience in this region will help you climb further up the career ladder; not to mention the global exposure you will receive.

I know what you’re thinking: where do I start? Well, that’s where we come in. Oliver James Consulting acts as a facilitator to contractors who are looking to break into the Asian market.

A secondment service to the APAC insurance market, as an employee of Oliver James Consulting you can rest assured that everything will be taken care of – from visa applications to advice on accommodation.

And while there are many things to consider when taking the plunge to relocate overseas, you can find out more by watching our webinar here, in which we answer some of the most pressing questions you might face on the run-up to your big move. And if APAC is calling, we can help you every step of the way. 

Call Liza at Oliver James Consulting on +852 30184618, or send an email to, or to see how we can help you.

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