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The top 30 European Insurers 2021: A turbulent time

The impact of Covid-19 saw the European non-life insurance market report a decline in gross written premium and profit after tax. Mathilde Jakobsen, director, analytics, Amsterdam, AM Best, analyses the numbers and reports on the movements in the ranking…

Analysis: Europe's costliest weather event

Floods caused by torrential rain across western and central Europe in July are likely to become the continent’s costliest weather event, raising the question of how prepared at-risk communities and insurers are to deal with the onset of climate change.

Gefion declared bankrupt

Gefion Insurance has been declared bankrupt by the Maritime and Commercial High Court in Denmark and is no longer paying claims.

Intelligence: EU Trading - Doing business in Europe

With no post-Brexit equivalence or passporting regime available to UK brokers, they have had to explore other avenues to continue to trade across the European Union. David Worsfold explores the options open to intermediaries and the benefits they can…

Interview: Christian Formby, Assurant

Assurant’s Europe boss Christian Formby tells Post how he came into the role, explains the growth opportunities for its B2B2C connected home, lifestyle and car offering and discusses how it faces competition from all angles, despite having no similar…

Intelligence: State insurance - The last resort

The global pandemic of 2020 saw insurers stepping back from coverage in some areas of the market and led to calls of a Pandemic Re backed by the government. Post asks if the government can and should step into the void as the insurer of last resort

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