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Why pandemic models can learn much from cyber risk—and the insurance industry can help

Global15-12-2020Cyber, General Insurance, Life & Health, Medical Liability, Non-life Insurance, Non-life Reinsurance, Risk Modelling, Terrorism Insurance

As the world attempts to find a way of understanding, managing, and transferring the risk associated with pandemics, much can be learned from the extensive work the insurance industry has done to better handle cyber risk, says a new report by CyberCube, with contributions from Munich Re and Metabiota.

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.

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.

COVID-19: the unintended consequences of suspended dividends

Global17-04-2020Life Insurance, Life Reinsurance, Non-life Insurance, Non-life Reinsurance

Insurers taking tough decisions on paying shareholders have a lot to consider, and pressure to make the best choice will only increase the longer the pandemic lingers on. Intelligent Insurer reports.

Deposing King Coal - the ESG future for re/insurance

Asia Pacific, Australasia, Europe, US09-04-2020Energy, Flood Insurance, General Liability, Industrial Lines, Life Insurance, Life Reinsurance, Non-life Insurance, Non-life Reinsurance, Property and Casualty (P&C), Renewable Energy, Risk ModellingClaire Churchard

European re/insurers are leading the charge towards forcing the eventual abdication of 'king' coal. How successful will the industry be in toppling the age-old monarch of fossil fuels, and why are climate campaigners still frustrated? Intelligent Insurer investigates.

COVID-19 crisis overshadows Lloyd’s strong 2019 results

Global, London, London Market, USA27-03-2020Broking, Capital Management, Catastrophe, Claims, Directors and Officers (D&O), Medical Liability, Risk ModellingClaire Churchard

The market reports a £2.5bn return to profit and improved underwriting performance, but the pandemic is already taking its toll hitting assets and refocusing future priorities. CEO John Neal says the outbreak will change the world and ways of working forever. Intelligent Insurer reports.

Munich Re reveals huge potential Olympics loss from Covid-19

Global28-02-2020Cyber, Life & Health, Life Insurance

The ongoing spread of Covid-19 was a prominent theme at Munich Re’s balance sheet update in terms of the potential for event interruption and the impact on the life and health sector.

‘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.

Data scientists key to Getsafe’s global ambitions

Europe24-01-2020Personal Insurance

As the app-focused insurance firm launches in the UK, II interviews its head of UK business development to talk ‘technology as an enabler’ and having the right skills in-house.

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