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Karen Clark LV

Karen Clark: Hurricane Andrew would cost insurers ~$70bn if it struck today


A storm with similar characteristics to Hurricane Andrew would cost insurers in the region of $70bn if it were to occur today, according to Karen Clark.

Xubin Zeng CQ

Xubin Zeng: Limited collaboration with academia is slowing development of cat models


A lack of collaboration between the (re)insurance sector and the academic world is slowing progress in the development of catastrophe modelling tools, according to University of Arizona professor Xubin Zeng.

Chris McGill CQ 2

Ascot calls for standardised approach to war covers in cargo market


The marine cargo market must come up with a “standardised and predictable” approach when writing war covers and issuing notices of cancellation (NOCs) in both ongoing and new conflicts, Ascot Group’s head of marine cargo Chris McGill has said.

Chris McGill CQ

Ascot’s McGill: Ukraine cargo facility is “what the Lloyd’s market is all about”


Ascot’s new marine cargo facility providing all-risks coverage for food and grain exports from Ukraine demonstrates how Lloyd’s syndicates are “stepping up” to deliver innovative solutions to global issues, the carrier’s head of cargo Chris McGill has said.

William Bill Smith CQ

Aviation hull war rates continue to accelerate ahead of Q4 airline renewals


The aviation hull war market continues to respond “vigorously” to the fallout to the Russia-Ukraine conflict with 100 percent rate increases witnessed at airline renewals this year expected to continue into the busy fourth quarter for the sector.


Leading Voices

Richard Brindle LV

Richard Brindle interviewed: “Nobody feels like they’re getting screwed”


Fidelis CEO Richard Brindle has earned a reputation as an underwriting innovator during his near four decades in the (re)insurance space, from his tenure with Lloyd’s insurer Tarquin Underwriting in the 1990s, through the formation of Lancashire in the 2000s and the subsequent launch of Fidelis in 2015.

Close Quarter

Wes Dupont and Dana Franzetti CQ

The Insurer TV: “Do things differently” to combat social inflation


Allied World’s Wes Dupont and Swiss Re’s Dana Franzetti have told The Insurer TV that the industry needs to change its approach to combat social inflation, with pointers including having a knowledge of plaintiffs’ attorney strategies and telling juries a better story.


ITV – Programme – 30 min Monte Carlo

Prospective: The 30-minute Monte Carlo


This month’s edition of Prospective, The Insurer TV’s flagship analysis programme, is dedicated to #ReinsuranceMonth.