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Risk modellers grapple with wildfire risk in wake of record losses

North America20-02-2019Catastrophe, Risk Modelling

The Californian wildfires of 2018 set new records in terms of losses and left risk modelling agencies scrambling to reassure insurers they can get a handle on the risks.

Spooked ILS investors have become wary of which funds they trust

Global, London Market, North America13-02-2019Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), Catastrophe, Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

The spate of heavy losses in 2017 and 2018, compounded by ‘loss creep’ as some funds struggled to post accurate loss estimates, seems to have made ILS investors pause for thought, with many being much more circumspect as to where to place their money. Intelligent Insurer investigates.

Driverless cars will need a new insurance model

Global, North America07-02-2019Motor re/insurance

Autonomous vehicles will transform many industries sooner than we think, and the implications for insurers are profound and complex. In the second of two articles about driverless cars Intelligent Insurer looks in more detail at the possible consequences for the motor insurance market.

Adaption without disruption: the market’s evolving view of insurtech

Global, London Market, UK04-02-2019

Insurtech innovations continue to fascinate the market, but how do incumbent players see the companies that are entering—and are their opinions evolving over time? Intelligent Insurer investigates.

Robots will transform motor insurance,but risk appetite might determine how fast

Global24-01-2019Motor re/insurance, Risk Modelling

Driverless cars seem destined to redefine the landscape for motor re/insurers—the only question is how quickly. Intelligent Insurer assessed the views of insurance executives in an online survey.

A fresh start for the new year

Global21-01-2019Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

Tom Johansmeyer of PCS, Verisk Insurance Solutions, looks back at 2018 and what impacted the ILS market over the year, and forward to the next 12 months.

Strange bedfellows: risks and rewards as re/insurers dabble in venture capital

Global21-01-2019

The race to reap the rewards of insurtech has prompted a growing number of re/insurers to launch their own venture capital arms—but this comes with potential risks as well as rewards. Intelligent Insurer investigates.

Why 2019 looks promising for reinsurers

Global15-01-2019Property and Casualty (P&C)

The outlook for the non-life reinsurance sector is improving as prices are expected to rebound in 2019 following the sector’s second consecutive year of above-average losses.

BMA: ILS continues to surge forward

Bermuda20-12-2018Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

The insurance-linked securities market continues to grow, with Bermuda leading the way, according to the latest report from the Bermuda Monetary Authority.

Rates will harden in 2019—but fears of a false dawn may be real

USA20-12-2018Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

Rates will harden in 2019—or at the very least remain stable. That is what our readers believe as they approach the January 1 renewals. But we are also mindful that the Christmas spirit may have made some a little too optimistic.

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