Debevoise & Plimpton

UK, EU & US Russian sanctions considerations for insurers


Over the past two months, there has been an unprecedented rise in the scope and scale of UK, EU and US restrictive measures targeting Russia in response to the war in Ukraine.


Navigating (re)insurers’ role in the evolving hydrogen economy


Brandon Statton, a founding partner at energy-focused wholesaler Nardac Insurance Services, shares his insight on the “green hydrogen revolution” and what role the (re)insurance industry can play to support its growth, as well as the potential opportunities it may bring.

Axa XL

Supporting the ESG transition – the critical role of insurance


ESG has risen up the corporate agenda and is now a top priority for many businesses. But with the changes needed to achieve more sustainable business models comes changing risk. Luis Prato, chief underwriting officer, UK and Lloyd’s at Axa XL, discusses the important role of insurance in the process ...

Lloyds Lab

The Lloyd’s Lab is a worthy experiment in innovation….


Mark Huxley, non-executive director of Altus and 40+ year veteran of Lloyd’s explores the importance of the Lloyd’s Lab and explains why internal stakeholders need to pay greater attention if the initiative is to flourish

Scott Keller IACP

The challenges of change – climate, capital and Covid


International Association of Claim Professionals (IACP) president Scott Kellers explains why transformation was the key message coming from the organisation’s annual European Conference.

Moses Ojeisekhoba Swiss Re

Deploying our risk knowledge to address threats in an interconnected world


Swiss Re’s Moses Ojeisekhoba says (re)insurers must stay close to clients and deploy their risk knowledge to boost societal resilience in an increasingly interconnected world.

RMS renewable energy

New approaches required to assess risk to renewable energy assets


Derek Blum and Kamile Rudaviciute highlight the need to better understand the risks facing renewable energy assets as the need for clean energy accelerates.


Insurindex: “Underwriter opinion of London insurers as employers is extremely low”


Ben Bolton from Insurindex reflects on a new employment survey which reveals the obstacles facing insurers as employers and how they can overcome them.

Sir Bernard Rix ≠ RPC Insurance covered

50th episode special: A judge’s view of insurance


Welcome to a special episode of Insurance Covered, celebrating its 50th edition. In this episode RPC partner Peter Mansfield interviews Sir Bernard Rix, discussing his career as a barrister and a judge, focusing on the judgments he made that impacted the insurance industry.

Climate change

Why open source is needed to combat climate change and prevent a ‘VHS vs Betamax’ face-off


WTW’s Matt Foote outlines how more open sources of data and open, common standards and metrics for models will enhance our understanding of the potential implications of climate-transition decisions.

Steve Weinstein – RPC

The Bermuda insurance market: A podcast with Stephen Weinstein


In this episode of Insurance Covered podcast, RPC partner Peter Mansfield is joined by Stephen Weinstein, chair of the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA). The topic for discussion is the Bermuda insurance market and why it has become a global insurance hub.

Pete Dunlop Walkers Bermuda

Bermuda: Opportunities abound with island at forefront of evolving industry


Peter Dunlop, a partner at Walkers Bermuda, reflects on Bermuda’s position at the forefront of the global (re)insurance industry’s evolution with the island’s innovative ILS market continuing to grow and new products and platforms being developed to support ESG and manage emerging risks.

Axa and Corbin & King

Corbin & King: what the judgment means for future Covid BI claims


As The Insurer reported late last month, Corbin & King, the owner of upmarket London restaurants The Wolseley and The Delaunay, has defeated insurer Axa in its high-profile court case over Covid-related business interruption (BI) claims.

Climate change collage 2

How (re)insurance can help mitigate impacts of climate change


Rod Thaler examines how (re)insurance solutions can play a critical role in helping society become more resilient to the impacts of climate change

Russia and Ukraine

Russia/Ukraine: Insurers brace for cyber warfare fallout


Paul Handy, global head of cyber for Crawford & Company, warns cyber attacks initiated in the Russia-Ukraine conflict pose a global cybersecurity threat that calls for close examination of exposures and policy wordings.

Ida flooding

Resisting the deluge: How the private sector can reduce flood risk in 2022


Richard Smith-Bingham, executive director at Marsh McLennan, says 2021 offered stark reminders of the threat posed by flooding to businesses and societies.

Tom Beckett – RPC Insurance Covered

Why Gen Z should choose insurance: A podcast with Tom Beckett


Welcome to Insurance Covered, the podcast that covers everything insurance. In this episode Peter Mansfield, partner at RPC, is joined by Tom Beckett who a broker with CityNet Insurance Brokers and in this episode, we discuss why Tom chose to start his career in insurance and why others should consider ...

Coronavirus and court

Is Covid a catastrophe?


BCLP senior associate James Fairburn and Jonathan Sacher, co-leader of its insurance practice, examine the impact of the recent Australian Covid-19 test cases to see whether the pandemic can also be considered a “catastrophe” for the purposes of aggregating losses.

Oxbow Partners

Hard or soft: The end of market cycles?


The fourth quarter of 2018 saw the insurance market transition from the longest soft market in living memory to a hard market. Since then, primary corporate and specialty insurers have enjoyed the improving rates. In this article, Oxbow Partners’ Greg Brown looks at the current market cycle and assesses how ...

Henri de Combles de Nayves – McKinsey

What can insurers do to beat the odds?


McKinsey partner Henri de Combles de Nayves highlights nine strategic imperatives for insurers as they navigate through an evolving operating environment that challenges traditional ways of value creation.