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Singapore: a risk transfer hub for Asia


Singapore is a thriving risk transfer hub for the Asian region, with buyers preferring to execute locally where possible. Beazley, which opened an office in the country some 12 years ago, is prospering on the back of this—especially where it can target specialty lines and offer something different.

No fear of cyber: AXIS forges ahead

Bermuda, Global18-04-2018Cyber ProtectionChristian Wuestner

AXIS Capital is among the top five players in cyber globally by premium written, and the Bermuda-based insurer has appetite for more and plans to grow faster than the market in the coming years, as Dan Trueman, chief innovation officer and cyber unit head, tells Intelligent Insurer.

Mastering a new AI-driven insurance world

Global13-04-2018Property and CasualtyChristian Wuestner

The ways risks are likely to change due to artificial intelligence (AI) are manifold, presenting many challenges to the insurance industry, but they are the subject of much current debate and development, as Allianz and SCOR suggest in their reports.

A new fund launches to compete for insurtech investments

Europe, Global11-04-2018Life Insurance, Property and CasualtyChristian Wuestner

A new fund is seeking to attract financing from insurers to invest in the insurtech sector, aiming to offer an alternative solution to insurers as they leverage new technologies that are transforming the sector.

Lloyd’s goes digital, but that’s not all

Europe, North America05-04-2018Property and CasualtyChristian Wuestner

Lloyd’s of London made a heavy loss in 2017 after being hit hard by the US hurricane season. While this may have been expected due to the market’s gearing towards US natural catastrophes, Lloyd’s top executives are now urging the market to boost profits by curbing costs and being more cautious with its risk selection.

Cyber: The generation game

Bermuda29-03-2018Alternative Capital, Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

Cybersecurity is a generational exposure, according to Rick Welsh, CEO of Sciemus, but Bermuda has a chance to lead in dealing with it—and ILS could have a part to play.

Bermuda leads in ILS innovation


2017 was a record-breaking year for ILS—and Bermuda again led from the front in terms of being both the domicile of choice for the special purpose vehicles issuing ILS and a hub of innovation for new structures and risks.

AI: insurers must mimic Google, Facebook and Amazon

Global, London, UK26-03-2018Technology

Insurers that place the potential of technology such as AI at the centre of their business will gain a significant competitive advantage, Abhishek Breja, the former head of performance transformation and AI at Assurant, tells Intelligent Insurer.

Cyber coverage dislocation—why buyers and sellers struggle

Global23-03-2018CyberChristian Wuestner

Cyber insurance is a rapidly growing market for insurers as more corporates realise the very real risks they face. But there is also growing frustration that insurers are not structuring coverages in a helpful way, and the buying process remains unwieldy, as Intelligent Insurer discovers.

Munich Re pins its hopes on digitisation – but also cuts costs

Global20-03-2018Property and Casualty, Technology

Munich Re expects its investments in digitisation, data and technology to become the major driver of future growth in its reinsurance operations. The German reinsurance giant sees digitisation as a means of moving the business closer to the end consumer while generating new technology-based products.

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