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Parametric insurance: plugging the gaps in business interruption cover

UK13-07-2020Agriculture, Broking, Catastrophe, Claims, Commercial Insurance, Construction, Cyber, Flood Insurance, General Insurance, Managing General Agencies (MGA), Non-life Insurance, Political Risk and Trade Credit, Property and Casualty (P&C), Terrorism Insurance

Gaps in SME business interruption cover have become a critical issue as the pandemic has wrought extensive trading disruption around the world. Alastair Speare-Cole, president and general manager of the Insurance Division of QOMPLX, outlines why parametric business is a powerful way to close some of these gaps.

COVID-19: managing cyber risks arising from the pandemic

Global07-07-2020Broking, Commercial Insurance, Cyber, Financial Lines, General Insurance, Industrial Lines, Life Insurance, Life Reinsurance, Managing General Agencies (MGA), Non-life Insurance, Non-life Reinsurance

The pandemic has significantly altered the cyber-risk landscape, amplifying existing issues and posing new challenges for re/insurers. Ahead of an Intelligent Insurer webinar on the topic, Darren Thomson, head of cyber security strategy at CyberCube, discusses the challenges and opportunities faced by the industry.

Liability market challenges reveal opportunities to innovate

Global, UK, USA01-07-2020Accident and Health (A&H), Broking, Casualty Insurance, Commercial Insurance, Liability Insurance, Life & Health

While COVID-19 and social inflation create challenge and uncertainty for the liability market, they also hold the key to innovation and lasting success, according to Bob Reville, co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Praedicat.

Underwriting accuracy and quality are on frontline in insurance ‘data war’

Europe, UK, US30-06-2020Broking, Commercial Insurance, Construction, Flood Insurance, Homeowners Insurance, Non-life Insurance, Non-life Reinsurance, Property and Casualty (P&C)

Commercial insurers are looking beyond postcodes and ‘COPE’ criteria to the huge potential of data supersets as they push for better underwriting and market advantage. Intelligent Insurer spoke to Simon Perry at Precisely to find out more.

Why the cloud and digital-first platforms are key for SME insurance growth

UK29-06-2020Life Insurance, Managing General Agencies (MGA), Non-life Insurance

As SMEs manage evolving business interruption issues and complex technology-related risks, commercial insurers have an opportunity to help them meet these ever changing needs. Find out more about how insurers are using the latest technology to grow their business in this area. 

The strange case of the specialty exposure that became a cat risk

Asia Pacific, Dubai, Europe, Global, Qatar, Singapore, US26-06-2020Aviation & Aerospace, Catastrophe, Shipping, Specialty Insurance

Data on how aviation exposure values have shifted during the COVID-19 pandemic have revealed an issue that could trip up unwary insurers as the world begins to ease lockdown. Intelligent Insurer reports.

How to get started with augmented underwriting – and why it’s worth doing

Europe, USA19-06-2020Agriculture, Broking, General Insurance, Homeowners Insurance, Life Insurance, Life Reinsurance, Motor re/insurance, Non-life Insurance, Non-life Reinsurance, Property and Casualty (P&C), Specialty Insurance

Doing what you’ve always done can leave you trailing the competition in today’s innovative market. As the pandemic encourages people to be more amenable to change, it's the ideal time to get ahead by embracing augmented underwriting, says Todd Rissel chairman and CEO of insurtech e2Value.

How policymakers can ensure the best post-COVID-19 recovery possible

China, Europe, Global, USA17-06-2020Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), Asset Management, Capital Management, Casualty Insurance, Commercial Insurance, Financial Lines, General Insurance, Investment Management, Life Insurance, Life Reinsurance, Non-life Insurance, Non-life Reinsurance, Property and Casualty (P&C)

As many countries begin easing lockdown, all eyes are on what comes next. Policymakers hold the key to achieving the best possible recovery after the most severe recession in our lifetime, and they need to step up, says Swiss Re’s chief economist. Intelligent Insurer reports.

Equity raises are increasing as pandemic pressures bite - but the future winners and losers are far from clear

Global, UK, USA12-06-2020Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), Broking, Capital Management, Casualty Insurance, Claims, Commercial Insurance, General Insurance, Life & Health, Marine, Non-life Insurance, Non-life Reinsurance, Property and Casualty (P&C), Specialty InsuranceClaire Churchard

As the pandemic stress test continues, re/insurers are preparing for what comes next, including expectations of a hardening market. This is driving a growing trend for equity raises, with some building war chests and some taking advantage of new opportunities, while others look to protect their credit rating in a fight for survival. Intelligent Insurer reports.

Why blockchain transcends insurtech and can drive growth for insurers – as well as cut costs

Global09-06-2020Broking, General Insurance, Life Insurance, Life Reinsurance, Non-life Insurance, Non-life Reinsurance

Blockchain has the potential to do more than cut costs and create efficiencies for re/insurers – it can also be used to drive growth and assimilate varied insurtech platforms. And those companies that fail to realise its potential will be left behind.

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