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  • Stampede
    Opinion

    IGI should be applauded as it runs towards the stampede

    2019-10-11T16:27:00Z

    In his autobiography “My life and hard times”, the creator of Walter Mitty, James Thurber, writes of a fine day in Spring 1913 when his town of Columbus, Ohio was temporarily gripped with insanity.

  • IFTRIP – Brussels
    Opinion

    Terrorism pools highlight benefits of industry working with governments

    2019-10-09T15:57:00Z

    As the International Forum of Terrorism Risk (Re)Insurance Pools (IFTRIP) holds its annual conference in Brussels this week, The Insurer looks to the role that public sector partnerships can play in transferring risk for the world’s most costly threats.

  • Businessman falling
    Opinion

    The Fall Guy

    2019-10-04T16:29:00Z

    If soon-to-depart European Central Bank president Mario Draghi thought he would receive a warm congratulatory speech and a gold clock as he prepares to step down from his post, he was gravely mistaken. Instead, in the form of an interview this week with The Financial Times, Draghi has been roundly ...

  • John Neal – The Future at Lloyd's
    Opinion

    A long journey…

    2019-10-01T17:37:00Z

    Yesterday John Neal unveiled his widely anticipated blueprint for his transformation programme, The Future at Lloyd’s.

  • William Wharton – Argo
    Opinion

    Leadership is key to achieving diversity

    2019-09-30T14:45:00Z

    As the industry digests the revelations from last week’s international Dive In festival – insurance’s biggest event promoting D I to date – Argo’s head of insurance in Bermuda, William Wharton, shares the benefits leaders can affect by fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce…

  • Jeremy Corbyn addressing crowd
    Opinion

    Corbyn’ cold shoulder as the Brexit monster continues to dominate

    2019-09-26T13:58:00Z

    Yesterday morning the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson returned from New York, his trip cut short by the unexpected Supreme Court ruling that his temporary closure of Parliament (or proroguing in political language) was illegal.

  • San Diego
    Opinion

    Time for the E&S market to stand up and deliver

    2019-09-22T22:27:00Z

    This year’s WSIA annual marketplace, which starts in San Diego today, comes amid a surge of new business and widespread price increases that are creating the hardest market many will have experienced in their careers.

  • Greg Hendrick AXA XL
    Opinion

    The pricing mismatch…

    2019-09-10T21:03:00Z

    Insurance rates and terms are hardening in most specialty classes after years of attritional losses. Retro – after the shocks of 2017-18 – is tightening rapidly and is expected to continue into 1.1.

  • Light bulbs
    Opinion

    Taking the initiative forward

    2019-09-10T21:02:00Z

    Luzi Hitz, CEO, and Eduard Held, head of products, at Perils consider how the industry initiative will build on the successes of the last decade.

  • Tom Booth, CEO of Darag
    Opinion

    European legacy remains competitive and strong

    2019-09-10T21:02:00Z

    Over the past decade, as the impact of Solvency II capital requirements has become evident, continental insurers have warmed to the solutions offered by legacy providers. The established legal frameworks, with UK Part VII transfers just one example, have aided the expansion of the sector. Legacy companies and their clients ...

  • Business strategy
    Opinion

    Disrupt from within

    2019-09-10T21:01:00Z

    For all the talk of collapsing the capital-to-risk chain, little has been accomplished.

  • Property data
    Opinion

    The property data revolution

    2019-09-10T21:01:00Z

    Many traditional exposure models are unfit for purpose. High resolution data tools can take property underwriting to the next level, says Jason Futers, CEO, Insurdata.

  • Data
    Opinion

    New data standards for a new era of risk

    2019-09-10T21:01:00Z

    The positive impact of catastrophe data exchange formats, such as the RMS Exposure Data Model (EDM) and Results Data Model (RDM), and other vendor formats, is a testament to the pioneering work carried out in the first decades of cat modelling. But the (re)insurance industry now requires a new data ...

  • Short and long term
    Opinion

    Seeing beyond the short term

    2019-09-10T21:00:00Z

    Liberty Mutual Re’s president Dieter Winkel examines how best to respond to what seems an increasingly chaotic world.

  • Evolution
    Opinion

    Evolution not revolution

    2019-09-10T20:59:00Z

    It was Justin Trudeau who in 2018 first coined the phrase that ‘the pace of change has never been this fast – yet it will never be this slow again’. One year later these words seem wiser than ever and the phrase has become a truism. While exciting, it can ...

  • Osaka wakes up after Typhoon Jebi
    Opinion

    What happens when an ILW trigger under delivers?

    2019-09-10T20:59:00Z

    What happens when everything you’ve counted on fails right in front of you? When everything you’ve believed just collapses, leaving you with questions and regret?

  • Boris Johnson – Lloyd's
    Opinion

    Britain’s new Prime Minister and the cunning Lloyd’s fraudster

    2019-09-10T20:59:00Z

    Boris Johnson swept into 10 Downing Street this summer. The (re)insurance industry is naturally focused on his government’s negotiations with the EU over the UK’s exit but he also has an intriguing connection with the Lloyd’s market that goes back almost 30 years…

  • Putting breaks on
    Opinion

    Putting the brakes on claims inflation

    2019-09-09T21:43:00Z

    Casualty claims inflation shows no sign of slowing. Liberty Mutual Re’s head of casualty reinsurance, Thomas Greene, asks why and explains what action the market is taking.

  • Regional growth analysis
    Opinion

    Solving for X

    2019-09-09T21:42:00Z

    Following The Insurer ’s exclusive coverage of Hyperion X Analytic’s reinsurance market analysis published on Sunday, David Flandro explains how the newly launched data and technology business differs from competitors.

  • Johnathan Spry – Envelop
    Opinion

    Lloyd’s not-so silent cyber clean up provides reinsurance opportunity

    2019-09-09T21:42:00Z

    Co-founder and chief executive of cyber-focused Insurtech and MGA Envelop Risk, Jonathan Spry, applauds Lloyd’s mandate to eliminate non-affirmative or “silent” cyber risks and predicts it could provide a fillip for the nascent cyber reinsurance market…