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Munich Re and Hiscox back Neos

The re/insurers will underwrite home insurance policies for the insurtech start-up.

Zurich’s Salvatore moves to The Hanover

The executive joins the firm as Zurich merges its specialty products and North America commercial insurance divisions.

ANALYSIS: Autonomous ships an emerging threat

Autonomous ships could provide a host of new challenges and opportunities for insurers if maritime regulations allow the technology to flourish.

Ironshore boosts single-risk M&A capacity

Ironshore can now offer mergers and acquisitions insurance limits of up to £150m after increasing the coverage available through its specialist sector consortium.

Cyber "very interesting for capital markets"

The capital markets are showing great interest in the cyber insurance market, with Mike Millette urging investors to "take it on".

Blue Marble teams with Nestlé for crop pilot

Microinsurance consortium Blue Marble has partnered with Nestlé to offer smallholder coffee farmers affordable protection.

AGCS appoints global head of aviation

Mike Hansen takes over from Henning Haagen to lead Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty's aviation division.

XL Catlin appoints CUO for global marine

McAdams steps into the global marine role from his former position of UK and Ireland marine leader.

ProAssurance extends $200m to Dale at Lloyd’s

Dale Underwriting Partners Syndicate 1729 gets a $200m capital injection from ProAssurance Corporation.


Terrorism risk modelling: the logic of terror

Recent attacks have heightened awareness but the principles of terrorism modelling remain the same.

US market: Political risk returns home

In the US, firms are increasingly aware of the need for political risk protection.

Man the barricades – political risk demand surging

The political risk insurance market is rising to meet the demands of unstable times.

Managing Editor comment: flood losses highlight Canadian ...

Christopher Munro writes that the insurance gap isn't just restricted to emerging markets.

Gap in app usage

Insurers are failing to exploit the potential of smartphone technology.

Garry Booth comment: Robot wars and Industry 4.0

Technological change is shifting insurers' liability as well as the law.

Queensland recovers from cyclone Debbie

Uninsured losses highlight Australia's crop insurance gap.

Drought: insurers left high and dry

Drought may not grab many industry headlines, but its impact may in fact be the widest reaching catastrophe.

PI problems loom large for law firms

Law firms need to improve their risk culture – or face big PI claims from clients.

Canada: reflection in the True North

Canada’s re/insurance industry has been looking back on a testing 2016, but more needs to be done in the future to address some of the country’s considerable natural catastrophe exposure.

Flood Re turns one: stemming the tide

As Flood Re reaches the end of its first operational year, Reactions asks what role the government backstop reinsurance scheme really plays.

Convergence quarterly: ILS maintains momentum

The ILS market has continued to grow despite external pressures, and its expected to continue on the same path for the foreseeable future.

RISKbitz May 2017

Your favourite re/insurance market satire.

All quiet on the litigation front

Disputes are down, creating little litigation business for legal eagles, but there is far more demand for transactional, restructuring and regulatory legal work to keep re/insurance lawyers busy.

Cyber study highlights reputational dilemma

A disturbing number of UK firms do not believe that cyber insurance is a viable fit for their business.

Editor's comment: is disruption overblown?

Could the threat of digital disruption be overstated? Reactions' editor David Benyon thinks so.

Investments: Alternatives in focus

Alternative asset classes have caught the eye of chief investment officers, and they’re turning to third parties to access the sector.

Schroders: emerging market debt and the mirage of passive...

Passive emerging market debt ETFs have received a lot of attention and seen some extraordinary inflows from a range of investors, but Schroders' research shows that ETFs may not be the panacea that some investors think they are.

Latest Issue

May 2017


In this month's Reactions

  • Political risk
  • Terror modelling
  • Drought
  • Flood Re turns 1

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