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Fit to burst: is the insurtech bubble set to explode?

Global01-04-2021

Insurers, providers and investors discuss the rise and rise of the insurtech sector, its popularity with investors and its future.

The Florida market: death from a thousand cuts

Florida, US, USA22-03-2021Broking, Casualty Insurance, Catastrophe, Claims, Commercial Insurance, Flood Insurance, General Insurance, Homeowners Insurance, Non-life Insurance, Property and Casualty (P&C), Risk Modelling, Specialty Insurance

The threat of catastrophe losses from hurricanes may be re/insurers’ main concern when writing business in Florida—but, in fact, there are many arguably bigger challenges that are manmade, and therefore potentially preventable.

Florida: a market in crisis—but is it too big to fail?

Florida, US, USA22-03-2021Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), Broking, Capital Management, Casualty Insurance, Catastrophe, Claims, Commercial Insurance, Flood Insurance, General Insurance, Homeowners Insurance, Life Insurance, Life Reinsurance, Managing General Agencies (MGA), Motor re/insurance, Non-life Insurance, Non-life Reinsurance, Property and Casualty (P&C), Risk Modelling, Specialty Insurance

Florida accounts for some 10 percent of all cat risk globally, but the market is in crisis—again. A panel of experts discussed some of the challenges facing the state’s insurance carriers and what that means for the reinsurers that support them.

Renewals: coming to terms with mixed outcomes

Global11-02-2021Broking, Commercial Insurance, Non-life Insurance, Non-life Reinsurance

In a market still dominated by COVID-19, renewal season was met with a few unanticipated outcomes despite an early start and hardening rates, a Re/insurance Lounge panel found.

A bumper year ahead for ILS issuance

Global27-02-2020Alternative Risk Transfer (ART)

January 1 retro and European reinsurance purchasing tend to be a good indicator of what ILS market activity will look like for the rest of the year. If that trend continues, 2020 is set to be a busy year for ILS, perhaps even rivalling 2017, says Brad Livingston of Willis Re Securities.

Reinsurance: reshaping for a difficult future

Asia Pacific, Global02-01-2020Catastrophe, Non-life Reinsurance, Property and Casualty (P&C)

Senior executives met to discuss how the industry can rise to the challenge of accelerating change at the Intelligent Insurer and Allianz roundtable at SIRC 2019 in Singapore.

Investors draw breath

North America15-10-2019Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

ILS investors have been battered by a series of trials in recent years including losses, loss creep, trapped capital and disappointing rate increases. Some may have paused for thought, but there is no sign of the majority walking away yet. Intelligent Insurer reports.

Are the riches of a hard market just fool's gold?

Global04-09-2019

Say its name too loud and it might disappear—the onset of a hard market has been whispered about for some 12 months. Even if rates are hardening, is the industry clutching at straws when underlying exposures also seem to be increasing, and with so much capacity waiting in the wings? Intelligent Insurer investigates.

ILS market navigates stormy waters

Global30-08-2019Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

A number of new reports on the global ILS market point to increasing signs of stability after a tough start to the year. Intelligent ILS investigates.

Willis Re underlines importance of ILS relationships

Global29-08-2019Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

A report published this month by Willis Re Securities claims that relationships are important as the ILS market returns to a more normal environment.

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