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The impact of US tax reform

North America14-06-2018Life & Health, Property and Casualty (P&C)

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.

Pockets of optimism in Greece

Europe, Greece12-06-2018Life & Health Reinsurance, Motor Insurance & Reinsurance, Non-life Insurance

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.

RSG: A unique approach

Global, North America06-06-2018Managing General Agencies (MGA), Specialty Insurance

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 takes the cyber ILW lead

Bermuda, Global31-05-2018Industry Loss Warranties (ILW), Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

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.

Retro: what cyber needs next

Bermuda, Global31-05-2018Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

Tom Johansmeyer of PCS, Verisk Insurance Solutions, takes a look at the potential in cyber risk transfer.

ILS market reports record Q1 issuance

Global31-05-2018Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

The first quarter of 2018 has seen record levels of growth in the ILS market. Intelligent ILS investigates.

Analysing results of the 60 biggest MGAs in the London Market

London Market, UK30-05-2018Managing General Agencies (MGA)

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 to lift Lloyd’s commercial lines to next level

Europe25-05-2018Commercial Insurance, Property and Casualty (P&C)Christian Wuestner

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.

GDPR to test cyber policies in Europe


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.

Give me back my data: what insurers can expect from GDPR

Europe21-05-2018Christian Wuestner

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.

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