The emergence of a cluster of start up and scale up carriers, or a class of 2020, caught analysts by surprise despite the hardening market.
The insurance needs of the gaming sector are complicated and ever evolving but there are plenty of opportunities for those prepared to immerse themselves in this flourishing market.
With the world’s top scientists racing to create effective vaccines, innovation in the life sciences arena is at the top of the news agenda. Behind the headlines and the remarkable breakthroughs, insurance plays a vital role enabling these innovative…
Video: Embracing new technology and a digital workforce to drive a more efficient and innovative business
From chatbots and the internet of things, to drones and artificial intelligence, technology is having a profound impact on the insurance sector, how it engages with customers and the way it conducts its business.
Lloyd’s diversity survey found that 71% of black employees say they have faced barriers to recruitment and 80% believe they experience barriers to promotion once in the role.
There is now just a fortnight to go before Insurance Post holds its Future of Insurance Work event.
Beazley has increased the estimated cost of coronavirus claims to its first party business, in a move labelled “disappointing” by analysts.
Following the Covid-19 outbreak live events across the world had to be postponed or cancelled due to fears for public health and safety. Multibillion-dollar losses as a result of coronavirus has put the contingency market under the spotlight, while…
Blog: The changing workplace - from the practical to the emotional, how we choose to work is changing
The world of work has been rapidly changing over recent years as the influence of technological, social and environmental factors has repeatedly challenged the status quo. And significant as it has been, Munira Hirji, head of commercial management at…
Sabre senior independent director Andy Pomfret will take over from the insurer’s chairman Patrick Snowball at the beginning of September.
Beazley has posted a pre-tax loss of $13.8m (£10.8m) for the first half of 2020 after seeing claims surge for its contingency and property divisions amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
With analysts cautioning the Covid crunch will begin to bite insurers in the second quarter of 2020, Post investigates what impact the coronavirus pandemic has already had in the first quarter
In the 28th episode of Post and Insurance Age’s video series we gathered together an expert panel to discuss how employers manage the return to the office, given many staff members might have anxieties about the ‘new normal’ - not least travelling to and…
Briefing: EC3's 'Plantation Place' – Insurers back renaming as London’s Square Mile faces up to slavery links
When the Black Lives Matters movement blew up in the UK following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota I wondered how long it would take before the insurance sector came under the spotlight.
Insurance Covid-Cast episode 15: Has there been a rise in cyber threats and scams during coronavirus lockdown?
In the latest episode of Post and Insurance Age’s video series we gathered together a group of cyber experts to discuss how hackers and scammers are using Covid-19 to prey on people’s thirst for knowledge and information at this time.
Beazley’s stock price rose 10.3% in the first hour of trading this morning after the insurer announced that it had successfully raised £247m through the issuing of new shares.
Beazley hopes to raise £247m through the placing and subscription of new shares representing 15% of the insurer’s existing issued share capital.
Business interruption, the British Insurance Awards shortlist and Q1 results kept us busy this week, but it was a move by biggest-broker-in-waiting Aon that grabbed the most attention.
Jefferies has revised the probability of Beazley raising equity up to 40%, citing feedback from investors that, were the insurer considering the option, it should come “now or never”.
Markel has posted a $1.4bn (£1.13bn) loss for the first quarter of 2020 blaming “significant volatility in the equity markets” due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Beazley has reported a $170m (£137.7m) impact from Covid-19 related claims while Chubb took $13m of pre-tax $13m losses in the first quarter of the year.
Insurers’ gender pay gaps narrowed marginally in 2019, with the difference between the median and mean pay of women and men shrinking by 0.94% and 1.46% respectively among a sample of top insurers collated by Post.
Digital Risks has hailed new lead investor BHL Holdings as a potential game changer in terms of the SME specialist insurtech realising its global ambitions.
Beazley hopes to slash its expense ratio in half as a result of the proposed widespread reform of the Lloyd’s market and internal investment in automating simpler classes of business.