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ILS growth: could this year beat record-breaking 2021?

Global01-04-2022Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

Last year was the fourth costliest year for nat cat losses, yet the ILS market enticed 12 new sponsors and saw investors pivot from collateralised reinsurance to catastrophe bonds, says Judy Klugman of Swiss Re.

Better together: the reinsurance case for developing a digital ecosystem

Global, UK17-01-2022Digital Insurance

It’s time for the reinsurance industry to stop replicating the same work and start realising efficiencies in its use of data, says a new whitepaper from Supercede. Intelligent Insurer talked to some of those involved.

Adapt or die: digital evolution and the re/insurance industry

Global23-12-2021Cyber, Digital Insurance

How well is the re/insurance industry embracing digital innovation – and what are the keys to future success? Four industry experts gave their views in a recent Intelligent Insurer webinar. These are some of their main takeaways.

Culture and people the biggest barriers to digital evolution: Swiss Re

Global, North America30-11-2021Digital Insurance

The risk-transfer industry will continue to rapidly evolve driven by the pressures of technology – but one of the biggest challenges could be changing mindsets and culture. That will be one of the themes of a virtual webinar hosted by Intelligent Insurer, “Digital Evolution and Industry 4.0: Re/insurers must adapt or die”, which will take place on December 7.

APCIA 2021 roundup

Global11-11-2021Catastrophe, Climate Change, Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)

The US re/insurance industry gathered at the Sheraton Hotel in Denver in early November for the first in-person APCIA annual conference since 2019. Here are the key takeaways from this year’s event.

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.

Hard choices over flooding: secondary perils in the balance at January renewals

Global11-11-2021Catastrophe

Secondary perils were the primary topic at Baden-Baden this year. The consensus is that they mean Europe can no longer escape rate rises, and who pays will determine whether we’re truly seeing a hard market. Intelligent Insurer reports.

Rate momentum continues and demand for re/insurance increase driven by loss experience: Swiss Re

EMEA11-11-2021Cyber, Facultative Reinsurance, Financial Lines, General Liability, Property and Casualty (P&C)

Talk of price increases at 1.1 is widespread, also Swiss Re’s Laure Forgeron expects continued rate hardening into 2022, but with decreasing momentum.

Swiss Re calls for new and improved data to modernise pricing methods, risk assessment and unlock growth

Global, Switzerland11-11-2021Climate Change, Cyber, Digital Insurance, Property and Casualty (P&C)

While the industry has steadily perfected its pricing and assessment of risks over the years, the current structure has its limitations without better access to information, says Swiss Re’s head of P&C analytics, Daniel Knüsli.

Risks and rewards: insurers face a bumpy ride in Latin America

Latin America08-07-2021

It has always been a volatile region, but there’s still massive scope for growth in South and Central America. After being hit hard by COVID-19, it’s still too early to say that Latin America won’t face further setbacks, according to panellists on a recent session of the Re/insurance Lounge.

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