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Swiss Re’s Lohbeck: Specialty classes must look to ESG and infrastructure opportunity

2021-10-19T01:00:00+01:00

Government-sanctioned ESG and infrastructure projects in both Europe and the US offer specialty lines carriers a unique opportunity to grow their premium base while also demonstrating their value to policymakers, Swiss Re’s head of global specialty Anne Lohbeck has said.


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  • Anne Lohbeck – Swiss Re

    Swiss Re’s Lohbeck: Specialty classes must look to ESG and infrastructure opportunity

    2021-10-19T01:00:00+01:00

    Government-sanctioned ESG and infrastructure projects in both Europe and the US offer specialty lines carriers a unique opportunity to grow their premium base while also demonstrating their value to policymakers, Swiss Re’s head of global specialty Anne Lohbeck has said.

  • Urs Baertschi – Swiss Re_

    Swiss Re’s Baertschi: Secondary perils to fuel insurance demand

    2021-10-18T06:55:00+01:00

    The increasing frequency and severity of losses from secondary perils will lead to greater demand for insurance products, Urs Baertschi, CEO of Reinsurance EMEA at Swiss Re, has said.

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    Corvus’ Tadikonda: Cyber industry must respond quicker to threat actors

    2021-10-14T07:47:00+01:00

    The dynamism of cyber threat actors has highlighted the increasing requirement for the insurance industry to respond quickly to new information coming in, Lori Bailey and Madhu Tadikonda of Corvus have said on the latest episode of Close Quarter.

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    Close Quarter with Swiss Re’s Nikhil da Victoria Lobo

    2021-10-07T08:33:00+01:00

    Swiss Re recently released a report – Women as Insurance Decision Makers – which highlighted that women hold significant financial power as household breadwinners and business owners globally.

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    Swiss Re’s Gonzalez: More to come from insurtech despite “unprecedented” advances

    2021-10-05T11:22:00+01:00

    The insurtech industry has made “unprecedented” advances in recent years as evidenced by the capital raised and the innovations launched but the sector still remains some way from fully realising its potential, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions’ Ivan Gonzalez has told The Insurer TV.

  • Howard Kunreuther – Close Quarter

    Kunreuther: Climate change “uninsurable” if left to the private sector alone

    2021-09-16T10:05:00+01:00

    Catastrophic risks associated with climate change will remain largely uninsurable unless the private (re)insurance market forges long-term partnerships with the public sector, according to Wharton School professor Howard Kunreuther.

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    Close Quarter with Swiss Re’s Beat Kramer Mölbert

    2021-08-25T00:11:00+01:00

    Welcome to a new edition of Close Quarter, in which we speak with Beat Kramer Mölbert, managing director – Property Treaty Underwriting EMEA at Swiss Re.

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    Close Quarter with eReinsure’s Igor Best-Devereux

    2021-08-18T00:37:00+01:00

    Welcome to another edition of Close Quarter, in which we speak to Igor Best-Devereux, founder and CEO of eReinsure – the 20-year-old insurtech that supports engagement between carriers, brokers and reinsurers, and has completed almost one million transactions.

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    Close Quarter with Aon’s Adam Podlaha

    2021-08-16T00:32:00+01:00

    Welcome to our latest edition of Close Quarter on The Insurer TV, in which we speak with Adam Podlaha, head of Impact Forecasting at Aon.

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    Close Quarter with Aon’s Graeme Rayner

    2021-08-09T12:24:00+01:00

    In this episode we invite Graeme Rayner, CEO of Alternative Distribution at Aon, to talk about one of the fastest growing sectors in the industry – the MGA space.

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    Close Quarter with Swiss Re’s Paul Murray

    2021-07-19T09:05:00+01:00

    Welcome to the latest episode of Close Quarter from The Insurer TV, in which we speak with Paul Murray, head of life & health (L&H) products at Swiss Re.

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    Close Quarter with Aon’s Catherine Mulligan and James Trainor

    2021-07-12T11:11:00+01:00

    Welcome to our latest edition of Close Quarter with Catherine Mulligan, global head of cyber at Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions, and James Trainor, senior vice president within Aon’s Cyber Solutions.

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    Close Quarter with Swiss Re’s Tamara Soyka

    2021-06-28T00:14:00+01:00

    Welcome to our latest edition of Close Quarter on The Insurer TV, in which we speak with Tamara Soyka, head of Cat Perils EMEA at Swiss Re.

  • John Huff – ABIR

    ABIR’s Huff on G7 tax deal: Jurisdictions must be able to “chart their own path”

    2021-06-25T12:07:00+01:00

    John Huff, president and CEO of the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR), has told The Insurer TV that the G7 tax agreement must respect the concept of sovereignty, with the executive also stressing the importance of maintaining the use of deferred tax accounting for the industry.

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    Close Quarter with ABIR’s John Huff

    2021-06-25T09:20:00+01:00

    Welcome to our latest episode of Close Quarter with John Huff, president and chief executive officer of the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR), where he directs the worldwide public policy initiatives.

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    Close Quarter with Swiss Re's Frank Reichelt

    2021-06-10T00:32:00+01:00

    Welcome to a new edition of Close Quarter with Frank Reichelt, head of Northern, Central and Eastern Europe at Swiss Re since 2018. 

  • Jessica Turner Close Quarter

    UK climate stress test a sign of increasing scrutiny of insurer climate risk

    2021-06-07T00:06:00+01:00

    The Bank of England’s climate stress test is a sign that central banks and international regulators are looking to “ramp up” oversight of insurer climate risk, according to Guy Carpenter’s managing director of catastrophe advisory Jessica Turner.

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    Russell Group’s Basi: underwriters need to get a handle on port accumulations

    2021-05-28T07:05:00+01:00

    With as much as 55 percent of global trade now transiting through just 50 ports each year, the (re)insurance industry needs to get a better handle on the exposures that are accumulating at these transportation hubs, Russell Group’s Suki Basi has urged.

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    Close Quarter with Russell Group’s Suki Basi

    2021-05-27T07:35:00+01:00

    Welcome to the latest edition of Close Quarter with Suki Basi, founder and managing director at Russell Group.

  • Nikhil da Victoria Lobo Swiss Re

    (Re)insurers can help educate on climate and change behaviours

    2021-05-21T09:20:00+01:00

    (Re)insurers have the opportunity to be a positive force in changing the current path towards catastrophic climate change impacts, according to Swiss Re’s head of Western and Southern Europe Nikhil da Victoria Lobo.

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    Close Quarter with Swiss Re’s Nikhil da Victoria Lobo

    2021-05-21T00:51:00+01:00

    Welcome to the latest episode of Close Quarter with Nikhil da Victoria Lobo, head of Western and Southern Europe (WSE) at Swiss Re.

  • Amanda Nguyen Aon

    Aon’s Nguyen: Covid showed casualty risk “is alive and well”

    2021-05-18T06:37:00+01:00

    Despite benefiting from a Covid-related slowdown in courts in 2020, casualty insurers are facing a myriad of challenges that show that “risk is alive and well”, believes Amanda Nguyen, senior managing director at Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions.

  • Amanda Nguyen – Aon

    Aon’s Nguyen: Casualty market has been too basic for too long

    2021-05-17T00:58:00+01:00

    The casualty market needs to become more creative, according to Amanda Nguyen, senior managing director at Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions, with a new collaboration between the broking giant and Praedicat aimed at increasing the size of the market.

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    Close Quarter with Aon’s Amanda Nguyen

    2021-05-13T06:16:00+01:00

    Welcome to the latest episode of Close Quarter with Amanda Nguyen, senior managing director at Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions, who joined the corporation in 2001.

  • Adrian Jones – Hudson Structured

    HSCM’s Jones: Public insurtechs already “bigger than Bermuda”

    2021-03-19T14:20:00+00:00

    The value of the insurtechs that have already gone public easily outstrips that of public Bermuda (re)insurers, but leaders at insurtechs should think carefully about whether – and when – they want to list, according to Hudson Structured Capital Management (HSCM)’s Adrian Jones.

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    HSCM’s Jones: SPAC interest in insurtechs to surge in 2021

    2021-03-18T15:57:00+00:00

    The focus on insurtechs from special purpose acquisition companies is likely to increase but investors are not yet distinguishing between insurance combinations and other SPAC acquisitions, according to Hudson Structured Capital Management’s Adrian Jones.

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    Close Quarter with Adrian Jones of HSCM

    2021-03-18T07:28:00+00:00

    In the latest edition of Close Quarter, we speak to Adrian Jones, managing director and partner in insurtech venture investing group Hudson Structured Capital Management (HSCM) on the trends set to define the insurtech space in 2021.