The new US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will have meaningful implications for tax-advantaged securities, particularly municipal bonds, as Sean Conaghan, Sean Coughlin and Harold Hawkins of NEAM explain.
The Greek economy has been in recession since 2010 and has the lowest level of insurance penetration in the EU. Nevertheless, there are pockets of growth and optimism, says Gerry Tighe, head of treaty at reinsurance broker MATRIX.
Just shy of eight years old, RSG Underwriting Managers now has 80 lines of business and more than 250 specialty underwriters. Intelligent Insurer speaks to chairman and CEO Mike Rice and COO Miles Wuller about the principles behind RSGUM’s rapid rise and what the future holds.
Hiscox recently announced it had expanded into the ILW market with a new cyber ILW product – the first to respond specifically to cyber losses. Devin Page, assistant vice president – underwriting, Hiscox Re, explains how Hiscox developed the new product and how innovation and ILWs may be natural bedfellows.
Tom Johansmeyer of PCS, Verisk Insurance Solutions, takes a look at the potential in cyber risk transfer.
The first quarter of 2018 has seen record levels of growth in the ILS market. Intelligent ILS investigates.
Managing general agents (MGAs) remain a vital part of the rich tapestry of the London Market. In this report, we gathered the results of the 60 biggest MGAs in the London Market, examining their growing affinity with insurance and grilling a few on their outlook and plans for the coming years.
Insurtech firms have been transforming the personal lines business by delivering new applications and products for clients. But now it’s time for new technology to upgrade the commercial side of the insurance business, as Trevor Maynard, Lloyd’s head of Innovation, commercial, suggested to Intelligent Insurer.
The insurance sector has been hoping that the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) would boost the demand for cyber insurance as the cover has largely been sold as protection against data breaches. But how the market will be affected will depend on the severity of the enforcement actions taken by the EU and UK supervisory authorities, says Alex Jomaa, cyber underwriter at Tokio Marine Kiln.
A new data protection regulation which comes into force from May 25 in Europe will offer customers more insight into insurers’ decisions with regards to pricing and claims payments, increasing the likelihood of disputes while facilitating the switch to a different provider, as Intelligent Insurer discovers.