Racehorses, spacecraft, Ronaldo’s right foot: why young talent love insurance

15-06-2021

Racehorses, spacecraft, Ronaldo’s right foot: why young talent love insurance

Albert Zhou, SiriusPoint, Martin Thomas, Probitas 1492 syndicate at Lloyd’s, Jo Stainer, TigerRisk, Ashley Cliff, IGI

Insurtech, new risks and the growing involvement of the capital markets are all making the re/insurance industry more attractive to young people—and they look increasingly important to its future. Intelligent Insurer interviews and profiles a number of young executives who are tipped by their employers for success within the sector.

The re/insurance industry has not traditionally been associated with innovation and cutting-edge practices and that has hurt its ability to attract talent over the years—but that is changing.

A heady combination of new technologies, increasingly sophisticated cat and alternative capital are creating an industry deemed far more dynamic by younger people.

Yes, some of these are Millennials with very different outlooks and ambitions from previous generations. But as technology blurs the lines between sectors and disrupts sales channels and other aspects of the industry including the line between re/insurance and the capital markets continue to blend, firms able to get the most from their younger executives may be those that not only survive but thrive.


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