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Economic reform key for burgeoning Brazilian reinsurance market

Latin America07-02-2020Catastrophe, Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

Brazil’s evolving reinsurance market still has significant barriers to entry, but economic reform and changes to regulation could whet foreign investor appetite.

Start-up broker aims to boost diversity in insurance

North America06-02-2020

Two industry stalwarts, formerly of Willis Re and Maxfield Risk Consulting, have teamed up to create a more diverse and technologically aligned insurance industry with the launch of a fresh thinking re/insurance broker.

Nat cat events in US and Japan bring substantial losses for Hannover Re

Japan, North America05-02-2020Catastrophe

Despite an ‘overall satisfying renewal’, according to CEO Jean-Jean Henchoz, natural catastrophe events in the US and Japan presented substantial loss burdens for Hannover Re and with €3.5 billion up for renewal in these regions in the coming months, significant rate increases are expected.

Axa in advanced stages to sell Polish side of business

Europe04-02-2020Hull Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor re/insurance

After seeing losses in the life sector and a lack of scale in other sectors, the French insurer is progressing its preparations to sell the Polish side of its business.

Icebreaker One aims to address climate data latency in insurance industry


With more climate data collected than ever before, an organisation developing an open standard of climate data sharing claims to have the key to unlocking a sclerotic sharing system.

Insurance leader calls for greater government guidance to combat climate risk

Global03-02-2020General Insurance

Senior insurance sector leaders emphasised the importance of government leadership in combating climate change during a Fitch roadshow panel discussion on the future of the non-life market.

‘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.

Global reinsurers buoyed by European markets as cats hit US and Japan

Europe, Japan, US31-01-2020Catastrophe

Following Moody’s recent reinsurance renewals report Intelligent Insurer spoke to the ratings agency about the trends in property catastrophe, retrocession and casualty lines.

RiskStream develops ‘cost saving’ insurance blockchain with DLT

Global, USA29-01-2020Claims, Motor re/insurance

The complexity of data sharing is a major pain point for the insurance industry, but blockchain has the potential to save members of the Institutes RiskStream Collaborative $300m in aggregate, the group says.

Taal Volcano eruption has modest impact on insurance market

Asia Pacific28-01-2020Catastrophe

Seismologists have lowered the volcano’s alert status. As the dust settles, Intelligent Insurer asks the experts to put a figure on the insurance losses in the Philippines.

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