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Editor's comment: The lesser-spotted hard market

The world has long held a fascination with mythical beasts and the younger generation is picking up the passion with Smallfoot, Abominable and Missing Link the latest in a long line of films to encourage children to believe in the magic of the Yeti or…

This week: The wait is over

The wait began in 2017, and many of us felt that the agonising limbo might never end. But after two and a half years, the wait is finally over. That’s right: Kesha’s new album is out today.

Insurtech funding hits record $6.35bn in 2019

Research by Willis Towers Watson has revealed that $1.99bn (£1.52bn) of global investment into insurtechs in the final quarter of 2019 propelled the yearly total to a record $6.35bn, a leap of 52% on the previous year.

Roundtable: Getting over the back office blockade

Digitalisation remains the juggernaut that insurers cannot sidestep if they are to remain relevant. However, they risk falling behind more agile rivals if they fail to modernise their back offices: the beating heart of the business which might be in need…

Analysis: Review of the Year 2019

It feels as if 2019 was an uncomfortable year for the general insurance market as it never quite seemed to grasp control of its own destiny. Wherever you look, carefully laid plans were derailed by the unexpected – and often unwanted – intervention of…

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