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​Purely digital insurers and their service providers increase the attractiveness of Germany’s insurance market

Europe19-03-2019Liability Insurance, Motor re/insurance

​The current wave of insurtech startups is producing purely digital insurers that are competing with the established players, says Ingolf Putzbach, managing director of sum.cumo, an end-to-end provider for the digitisation of insurance companies.​​

Burnt by the Fyre: lessons in festival insurance

Caribbean, Global18-03-2019Risk Modelling, Specialty Insurance

Two years on from the failure that was the Fyre Festival, what lessons can be learned in terms of obtaining event insurance? Intelligent Insurer investigates.

Pressure from anti-coal activists highlights investment dilemmas

Europe, Global, UK, USA11-03-2019Investment Management

As companies rid themselves of coal-related assets and other elements that are linked to the fuel, Intelligent Insurer looks at the reasons behind this—and the potential implications for other investment decisions.

Managing the office romance


The re/insurance industry is no stranger to sex scandals. Relationships between colleagues will happen no matter what, so how can employers ensure they protect themselves and their workforce when Cupid’s arrow lands? Intelligent Insurer reports.

What ILS funds must learn from Irma

Global28-02-2019Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

Despite a multitude of other catastrophes in 2018, the single biggest loss event for reinsurers was so-called loss creep from 2017’s Hurricane Irma. Dirk Lohmann of Schroders examines what went wrong and what the industry must learn.

The secrets to a successful MGA—and a warning

EMEA, Europe, Global, UK28-02-2019General Insurance, Specialty Insurance

More managing general agents are being created all the time. But what will determine which succeed and which fall by the wayside? Intelligent Insurer investigates.

The insurer winning business by battling discrimination

UK25-02-2019Accident and Health (A&H), Casualty Insurance, General Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Travel Insurance

Managing general agent Emerald Life was created to meet a very specific gap in the insurance market, caused by discrimination. Intelligent Insurer investigates.

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.

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