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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.

ILS market reports record Q1 issuance

Global31-05-2018Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

The first quarter of 2018 has seen record levels of growth in the ILS market. Intelligent ILS investigates.

Analysing results of the 60 biggest MGAs in the London Market

London Market, UK30-05-2018Managing General Agencies (MGA)

Managing general agents (MGAs) remain a vital part of the rich tapestry of the London Market. In this report, we gathered the results of the 60 biggest MGAs in the London Market, examining their growing affinity with insurance and grilling a few on their outlook and plans for the coming years.

Insurtech to lift Lloyd’s commercial lines to next level

Europe25-05-2018Commercial Insurance, Property and Casualty (P&C)Christian Wuestner

Insurtech firms have been transforming the personal lines business by delivering new applications and products for clients. But now it’s time for new technology to upgrade the commercial side of the insurance business, as Trevor Maynard, Lloyd’s head of Innovation, commercial, suggested to Intelligent Insurer.

GDPR to test cyber policies in Europe

Global23-05-2018Cyber

The insurance sector has been hoping that the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) would boost the demand for cyber insurance as the cover has largely been sold as protection against data breaches. But how the market will be affected will depend on the severity of the enforcement actions taken by the EU and UK supervisory authorities, says Alex Jomaa, cyber underwriter at Tokio Marine Kiln.

Give me back my data: what insurers can expect from GDPR

Europe21-05-2018Christian Wuestner

A new data protection regulation which comes into force from May 25 in Europe will offer customers more insight into insurers’ decisions with regards to pricing and claims payments, increasing the likelihood of disputes while facilitating the switch to a different provider, as Intelligent Insurer discovers.

Getting the best out of data

Global16-05-2018

Many re/insurers understand the value and potential of data but leveraging its full potential requires a systematic approach designed to achieve very specific outcomes, says Meghan Anzelc, chief analytics officer, AXIS Capital.

Insurers bet on reinsurance in unexpected U-turn

Bermuda, Europe, North America14-05-2018Property and Casualty (P&C)

Having given up on reinsurance in recent decades, some large insurers have had a change of heart as they seek diversification and the access to the capital markets which reinsurers have developed in recent years. Is their bet that they can handle these volatile risks—and that their shareholders will back them—a risky one? Intelligent Insurer investigates.

Duperreault promises AIG is on the right track

North America09-05-2018Property and Casualty (P&C)Christian Wuestner

American International Group (AIG) had a disappointing start to 2018 as results missed expectations and caused the share price to dive, but CEO Brian Duperreault promised during the May 3 first quarter 2018 results call that the company is on track to address the issues in general insurance and deliver double-digit return on equity (ROE).

MGAs: the new breed of insurtech firms

Europe, UK04-05-2018Managing General Agencies (MGA), Property and Casualty (P&C)Christian Wuestner

Managing general agents are partnering with insurtech firms—a trend that could transform the sector and the very nature of MGAs, Peter Staddon, managing director of the Managing General Agents’ Association, tells Intelligent Insurer.

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