THE AXCO DOCTORAL SCHOLAR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BATH
Axco Insurance Information Services Ltd is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with the University of Bath to bring best practice academic research into our existing model of in-country research and high quality analysis. Starting in 2012 Axco will be sponsoring Ms Julia Rozhkovskaya, the Axco Doctoral Scholar at the University of Bath's School of Management, in her effort to develop a deeper understanding of the Russian non-life insurance market and the factors influencing company profitability and efficiency.
Ms Rozhkovskaya on working with Axco:
"It is a great honour for me to be sponsored by Axco - the leading market intelligence information provider in the UK. However, sponsorship is also a challenge and I am grateful to Mr Tim Yeates from Axco and Professor Mike Adams from the University of Bath School of Management for giving me the chance to become a leading specialist in the Russian insurance market. With my research I aim to make a positive contribution to Axco's long-term competitive advantage and the image of the University of Bath."
Ms Rozhkovskaya, a native of Moscow and a graduate of both Moscow International Higher Business School and the University of Swansea, will be working with Axco to develop a better understanding of insurance and risk dynamics in a vital and expanding market. Russia, with a population in excess of 142 million and a projected real GDP growth rate of 4.5% in 2012, is a major Eurasian economy, whose importance will only grow for global insurers in the coming decades. A project which will analyse Russian industry governance, board composition and ultimately its corporate environment will serve to improve the authority of Axco's existing products while enhancing analytical coverage.
Axco Director of Business Development Tim Yeates, speaking about the project:
"Russia is an excellent example of the opportunities for new insurance development in fast growing economies. Penetrating these markets presents unique challenges for many of our clients. Therefore this project, by creating links with first-class academic thought will serve to enhance significantly Axco's specialised research and rigorous analytical approach."