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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.

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.

Lion Rock Re is just the beginning for Hong Kong

Hong Kong27-02-2020Alternative Risk Transfer (ART)

Peak Re has completed the renewal of its Lion Rock Re II sidecar. The success of this transaction, and its predecessor the year before, is a taste of things to come, says Peak Re’s Lawrence Cheng.

PPL at Lloyd's ‘changing the mindset’ of insurance players

Global, London Market27-02-2020General Insurance

Lloyd’s has announced targets for all syndicates to write 80 percent of their risk using a recognised electronic placement system in Q1 2020. The move reveals a gradual push for digitisation as well as a deeper transformation in the mind set of players in the Lloyd’s and London markets.

ANALYSIS: Neal and Rigby outline key Future of Lloyd’s delivery details

London, London Market26-02-2020Broking, Casualty Insurance, Claims, Energy & Marine, General Insurance, Hull Insurance, Non-life Insurance

Lloyd’s much talked about modernisation programme has moved into phase one of execution. Intelligent Insurer finds out more about the priorities and market involvement for 2020 from chief executive officer John Neal and chief operating officer Jennifer Rigby.

INTERVIEW RMS: Ciara and Dennis spotlight Europe’s widening protection gap

UK25-02-2020Catastrophe

Despite high levels of insurance penetration, recent storms in the UK and Europe have emphasised the region’s growing protection gap. While the storms have not been as severe as in the past, the frequency is increasing, according to risk modellers.

Standardise data to leverage ‘wasted’ information, urges insurtech

Global24-02-2020General Insurance

Insurers need to hold and manage overwhelming quantities of data to accurately assess their risk. But one insurtech expert warns that a large amount of this valuable data goes to waste as it is left languishing in non-standard formats.

MGAs face fresh challenges as market hardens

Europe, UK, USA21-02-2020Cargo, Hull Insurance, Managing General Agencies (MGA), Professional Indemnity (PI), Specialty Insurance

The end of the long soft market will be music to the ears of many but one industry veteran sounds a note of caution for MGAs. Intelligent Insurer looks at what changing market conditions mean for these specialists.

Climate change prompts ‘forceful model adjustment’ at Swiss Re, says CFO

Global20-02-2020Catastrophe, Energy, General Insurance, Health Insurance, Life & Health

Natural catastrophe, sustainability and the Covid-19 coronavirus were high on the agenda for Swiss Re as its leaders pledged to reach net-zero emissions by 2030.

Parametric based insurtech pays out one day after storm Ciara

UK18-02-2020Flood Insurance

Recent flood damage caused by storm Ciara and Dennis has heightened awareness of growing flood risks again. Parametric flood policies and live flood forecasting are key developments allowing insurers and business to tackle flood risk.

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