The effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and above-average temperatures, have long been apparent, however Swiss Re’s CEO, Tava Madzinga argues the resulting risk landscape is now more dynamic than ever.
The global recession triggered by Covid-19 is “like a crash without an airbag” according to Jérôme Jean Haegeli, group chief economist at Swiss Re.
Insurance Covid-Cast: Insurtech 100 special - Lemonade CEO Daniel Scheiber talks AI, European expansion and IPOs
The CEO and co-founder of Lemonade has declared young IPOs better for the long term viability of new technology businesses because it prevents them getting stuck in a state of ‘protracted adolescence,’ comforted by the ‘cocoon’ of private equity.
Supreme Court dismisses hull underwriters' attempt to recover $22m paid out for deliberately sunken ship
The Supreme Court has dismissed an attempt led by Aspen to recover $22m paid out by hull underwriters following the sinking of a ship in 2013 that was later ruled to have been deliberate.
Analysis: What are insurtechs doing in the face of the coronavirus pandemic – Part Three: International start-ups?
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Post content director Jonathan Swift caught up with a number of insurtechs to find out what they are doing to reduce staff and client’s exposure to Covid-19, while keeping operations as business-as-usual as possible…
The popularity of the Chelsea Flower Show has driven demand for small florists to start up and for larger garden centres to expand. Are their insurance needs being met though?
The former Zurich, Axa and Towergate leader discusses her portfolio of NED positions, challenges for insurers in the current market, the partnership opportunities for insurtech businesses as well as rugby and schools.
Victor Insurance will operate at Lloyd’s as a “virtual syndicate” writing follow-on business as it looks to provide its capital partners opportunities to participate in risks around the world.
Insurtech Seyna has been approved as a non-life insurance risk carrier by the French Prudential Supervisory Authority.
Victor Insurance is set to establish a syndicate at Lloyd’s and will commence underwriting with a capacity of £57m on 1 January 2020.
As Markel International gears up for more growth across its national markets business and looks to build on its presence in Europe, Jen Frost spoke to Markel International president William Stovin about the history of the business and why Brexit has…
Aviva has appointed Jan-Hendrik Erasmus as chief risk officer, joining from Netherlands-headquartered financial services firm NN Group.
As the negotiations over Brexit reach another crescendo of confusion, especially as the EU, UK and European leaders meet in Brussels, the insurance industry can only look on nervously. Those nerves, spiced with concern, are not just felt in the UK but…
Gross written premium reported by the 30 largest European insurers in 2018 was 4.4% higher than the aggregated figure for the previous year but those writing significant business outside of the eurozone have seen foreign exchange rate movements having an…
The UK has seen a wave of consolidation in regional broking over the past few years, making competition for viable targets a challenge. In response, several consolidators are starting to look to Ireland and Europe as a potential area of expansion.
Several UK insurers are in discussions over the possible adoption of a device that blocks the physical use of a phone by the driver in a moving vehicle.
Global insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters during the first half of 2018 were $20bn, 33% below the ten-year average of $35bn, according to Swiss Re Institute's preliminary sigma report.
Cycle insurers have mixed feelings about the European proposal to mandate insurance for electric bikes.
Liberty Specialty Markets has entered into a renewal rights agreement with Ironshore Europe to take on its European non-merger & acquisition business and staff.
International cargo theft has a huge impact on the frequency and severity of insurance claims and the problem is increasing.
Outdated static rating factors and underwriting losses mean the marine market is ripe for disruption. Technology, including, blockchain is set to shake up the sector.
RSA's UK business will transfer all of its passported business for commercial customers to its recently approved post-Brexit hub in Luxembourg.
Castel Underwriting Agencies has opened its first branch office in Amsterdam to support plans to expand its operations in Europe.
Over the past four years insurtech has become a very familiar word and start-ups are launching every day to target sectors underserved by traditional insurance. Post, in association with Tällt Ventures, indexes those that have the most potential to…