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Preaching to the converted: environmental protesters find a willing crowd in Baden-Baden

Global11-11-2021Climate Change, Climate Transition Pathway (CTP), Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)

For those at Baden-Baden who had not decided so already, the protests made clear that the focus on ESG issues is not diminishing, only intensifying—and broadening.

Life after COVID: how the pandemic will reshape life insurance

Europe02-06-2021Life Insurance

Data can help meet the industry’s needs and customers’ demands, says Brona Magee of SCOR Global Life.

The pandemic remains an earnings event for reinsurers, but why?

Europe26-08-2020Capital Management, Casualty Insurance, Credit Insurance, Life Insurance, Life Reinsurance, Non-life Insurance, Non-life Reinsurance, Surety Insurance

Pandemic-related losses are large but reinsurers look to have avoided the worst with a combination of financial discipline and the arrival of a hard market. Will efforts to inoculate themselves against the pandemic in H1 continue to be effective into the second half of the year, and how will it affect the wider market? Intelligent Insurer speaks to Robert Mazzuoli, director at Fitch Ratings, to find out more.

SCOR absorbs pandemic hit in H1 2020 but says ‘it’s not over yet’

Australia, Canada, Europe, Global, US24-07-2020Aviation & Aerospace, Catastrophe, Claims, Commercial Insurance, Credit Insurance, Energy & Marine, Engineering, General Insurance, General Liability, Investment Management, Liability Insurance, Life Insurance, Life Reinsurance, Marine, Non-life Insurance, Non-life Reinsurance, Political Risk and Trade Credit, Property and Casualty (P&C), Surety Insurance

CEO Kessler says COVID-19 impact on reinsurer is ‘limited’ and points to a hardening market as ‘perfect’ conditions for SCOR to prosper.

Underwriters look to AI as business and career coach

Global21-05-2020Broking, Life Insurance, Life Reinsurance, Non-life Insurance, Non-life Reinsurance

AI offers the opportunity to boost the skills and value of underwriters as it ‘rides sidecar’ to people, providing on the job learning, says Richard Hartley, CEO of insurtech Cytora. 

Intelligent automation enhances underwriter ability to ‘out compete’ rivals

Global19-05-2020Commercial Insurance, General Insurance, Life Insurance, Life Reinsurance, Non-life Insurance, Non-life Reinsurance, Property and Casualty (P&C)

AI has come of age as the technology ensures a more accurate view of risk and can help insurers win more valuable business, says Richard Hartley, CEO of insurtech Cytora.

How COVID-19 insured losses map across to company exposures

Europe, London Market, US30-04-2020Claims, Life Insurance, Life Reinsurance, Non-life Insurance, Non-life Reinsurance, Personal Insurance, Property and Casualty (P&C), Risk Modelling, Surety Insurance

Investment bank analysts have calculated and explained how the huge insured losses from COVID-19 are likely to pan out for the industry, particular companies and lines, and are affecting already firming prices. Intelligent Insurer reports.

COVID-19: Countrywide lockdowns make AGM attendance tricky - but what are the rules?

Bermuda, France, Germany, Global, UK, US31-03-2020Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), Catastrophe, Commercial Insurance, General Insurance, Investment Management, Life Insurance, Life Reinsurance, Non-life Insurance, Non-life Reinsurance

As efforts to contain the coronavirus contagion continue to ramp up worldwide, re/insurance industry leaders are taking a number of actions to comply with movement restrictions, while ensuring AGMs meet regulatory requirements. But what are the rules in different jurisdictions. Intelligent Insurer investigates.

‘Benign’ cat losses in 2019 support higher industry capital for reinsurers

Global31-01-2020Catastrophe, Life Reinsurance, Non-life Reinsurance

Fitch analyst explains the global reinsurance drivers in 2019 and discusses what to expect in 2020.

Why re/insurers should fear the rise of activist investors

Global04-04-2019Capital Management, Investment Management

There are some chief execs right now taking a pretty good look at their own affairs in terms of how they spend company funds. I have also heard of a number of companies asking their investor relations teams for a thorough analysis of peer-related performance.

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