Insurance the micro way

Much of the world's population has now moved out of extreme poverty and into the lower middle class. Francesca Nyman examines whether there is a market for micro-insurance in this demographic.

Natural disaster: Filling the $254bn insurance gap

The problem of underinsurance has been seen with a number of natural catastrophes recently. Lucia Bevere explains why relying on governments as a last resort is a risky strategy, and what insurers can do to tackle this area.