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Parametric based insurtech pays out one day after storm Ciara

UK18-02-2020Flood Insurance

Recent flood damage caused by storm Ciara and Dennis has heightened awareness of growing flood risks again. Parametric flood policies and live flood forecasting are key developments allowing insurers and business to tackle flood risk.

The influences shaping future insurance M&A

Global18-02-2020General Insurance, Life Reinsurance, Non-life Insurance, Political Risk and Trade Credit

Artificial intelligence and machine learning that leverage large legacy, and not so legacy, data caches are set to provide improved pricing accuracy for firms merging with or acquiring others, while Latin America and Asia offer fresh conquests for acquisitive firms. Intelligent Insurer investigates.

Coronavirus ‘a wake up call’ for insurers

Global10-02-2020Health Insurance, Life Reinsurance, Risk Modelling

As the coronavirus continues to spread, questions are being raised regarding its potential impact on the insurance industry and global economy

Economic reform key for burgeoning Brazilian reinsurance market

Latin America07-02-2020Catastrophe, Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

Brazil’s evolving reinsurance market still has significant barriers to entry, but economic reform and changes to regulation could whet foreign investor appetite.

Start-up broker aims to boost diversity in insurance

North America06-02-2020

Two industry stalwarts, formerly of Willis Re and Maxfield Risk Consulting, have teamed up to create a more diverse and technologically aligned insurance industry with the launch of a fresh thinking re/insurance broker.

Nat cat events in US and Japan bring substantial losses for Hannover Re

Japan, North America05-02-2020Catastrophe

Despite an ‘overall satisfying renewal’, according to CEO Jean-Jean Henchoz, natural catastrophe events in the US and Japan presented substantial loss burdens for Hannover Re and with €3.5 billion up for renewal in these regions in the coming months, significant rate increases are expected.

Axa in advanced stages to sell Polish side of business

Europe04-02-2020Hull Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor re/insurance

After seeing losses in the life sector and a lack of scale in other sectors, the French insurer is progressing its preparations to sell the Polish side of its business.

Insurance leader calls for greater government guidance to combat climate risk

Global03-02-2020General Insurance

Senior insurance sector leaders emphasised the importance of government leadership in combating climate change during a Fitch roadshow panel discussion on the future of the non-life market.

Global reinsurers buoyed by European markets as cats hit US and Japan

Europe, Japan, US31-01-2020Catastrophe

Following Moody’s recent reinsurance renewals report Intelligent Insurer spoke to the ratings agency about the trends in property catastrophe, retrocession and casualty lines.

RiskStream develops ‘cost saving’ insurance blockchain with DLT

Global, USA29-01-2020Claims, Motor re/insurance

The complexity of data sharing is a major pain point for the insurance industry, but blockchain has the potential to save members of the Institutes RiskStream Collaborative $300m in aggregate, the group says.

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