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Editor's comment: The tech revolution

While the Odgen discount rate changes hit the headlines, and terrorist attacks, the Grenfell Tower fire and the hurricanes in the US dominated the year, 2017 will definitely be remembered in the global insurance industry for its technological…

Covéa's Adrian Furness on removing gender barriers

Adrian Furness, claims and operations director at Covéa Insurance, wants his daughter and other women to be able to fulfil their potential, so as an industry leader he's making sure he can feel proud rather than apologetic about the industry’s diversity…

Interview: Wayne Xu, Zhong An

While all eyes are trained on the meteoric rise of Lemonade in the US, another insurtech player is causing widespread disruption in the East.

Roundtable: Modernising the London market

For years, Lloyd’s of London has been grappling with the challenges of modernisation. As businesses within the London market come under increasing competition and margins are challenged, both Lloyd’s and the wider market are focusing greater energies on…

Analysis: Review of the year 2017

The past year has been a stormy one for the insurance market – and not just in terms of weather: the discount rate saga and the insurance premium tax hike helped propel motor premiums to stratospheric highs. Industry figures see clearer skies, however,…

Analysis: NIHL: Make some noise

The fixed-cost regime proposed for noise-induced hearing loss claims is like music to insurers’ ears, although it comes way after the hubbub

Analysis: Energy risks: negative energy?

The insurance industry is worried about the energy sector. This already complicated and fragmented industry is getting more complex, especially with pressure from governments to increase production from renewable sources, just as the risks it faces are…

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