Insurance Monitor is a first of its kind independent platform that actively engages insurance stakeholders in the UAE. The portal has been conceptualized based on progressive opportunities observed in the UAE insurance landscape and on the premise that market competitiveness can be improved by: – empowering consumers to drive competition and improve service levels; – making information available publicly through statistical tools; – sharing insights from technical experts like underwriters, actuaries, rating agencies through a public domain; – pooling of insurance talent in the UAE and providing training opportunities to develop skills sets; – sharing macro-level sector developments and providing ‘market watch’ updates on competition, products and channels; and – initiating discussion papers on improvement opportunities. Key features: the site hosts a real-time rating engine of insurance companies in the UAE as ranked by the consumers (general public), results of which are reflected real-time on the homepage. Insurance Monitor will sponsor the “Best Insurer – Consumer Perspective” award in association with a regional awarding body in Q4 2017. Though recently soft-launched in Q4 2016, Insurance Monitor registers over 6,000 visitors and recently bagged an award at the MENA Insurance Review Awards 2017, Newcomer category.