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New Hiscox-backed MGA plans to transform personal lines business

UK02-09-2021Personal Insurance

A digital-focused, broker-only MGA can meet the challenges and opportunities of a radically altered business environment: Gott.

Asking the right questions about climate change


While admitting to not knowing all the answers, Hiscox Re & ILS believes that cooperation and partnerships will be vital in future to meet the challenges of climate change and to identify the opportunities for new covers and capacity.

COVID-19 BI judgment: not quite the worst-case scenario

Global, UK06-10-2020General Insurance, Life Insurance, Medical Liability, Non-life Insurance, Professional Indemnity (PI)

The FCA judgment on COVID-19 business interruption is in. But what is the impact for insurers, and was the judgment on September 15 really the last word on the matter? Intelligent Insurer finds out.

Underwriting accuracy and quality are on frontline in insurance ‘data war’

Europe, UK, US30-06-2020Broking, Commercial Insurance, Construction, Flood Insurance, Homeowners Insurance, Non-life Insurance, Non-life Reinsurance, Property and Casualty (P&C)

Commercial insurers are looking beyond postcodes and ‘COPE’ criteria to the huge potential of data supersets as they push for better underwriting and market advantage. Intelligent Insurer spoke to Simon Perry at Precisely to find out more.

Equity raises are increasing as pandemic pressures bite - but the future winners and losers are far from clear

Global, UK, USA12-06-2020Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), Broking, Capital Management, Casualty Insurance, Claims, Commercial Insurance, General Insurance, Life & Health, Marine, Non-life Insurance, Non-life Reinsurance, Property and Casualty (P&C), Specialty InsuranceClaire Churchard

As the pandemic stress test continues, re/insurers are preparing for what comes next, including expectations of a hardening market. This is driving a growing trend for equity raises, with some building war chests and some taking advantage of new opportunities, while others look to protect their credit rating in a fight for survival. Intelligent Insurer reports.

Insurers stand up to be counted in COVID-19 test case

UK02-06-2020Accident and Health (A&H), Broking, Casualty Insurance, Claims, Commercial Insurance, Credit Insurance, Direct and Facultative (D&F), Directors and Officers (D&O), General Insurance, Life & Health, Non-life Insurance, Property and Casualty (P&C), Specialty Insurance, Travel Insurance

Difficulty in resolving disputes over pandemic business interruption payouts has led the FCA to bring a group of representative examples in front of the UK High Court to secure an industry-wide resolution. Intelligent Insurer reports.

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: 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.

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.

Hiscox takes the cyber ILW lead

Bermuda, Global31-05-2018Industry Loss Warranties (ILW), Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

Hiscox recently announced it had expanded into the ILW market with a new cyber ILW product – the first to respond specifically to cyber losses. Devin Page, assistant vice president – underwriting, Hiscox Re, explains how Hiscox developed the new product and how innovation and ILWs may be natural bedfellows.

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