European governments and a wide range of international governmental and non-governmental organisations are looking to big institutional investors to back the development of a sustainable, greener infrastructure. Insurers and pensions funds are top of…
Allianz has reaffirmed its commitment to its open platform initiative despite there being outwardly little progress in the 18 months since it was first announced the plan at the beginning of 2018.
It was the Competition and Markets Authority that recently put paid to Sainsbury’s and Asda’s marriage plans, but there are plenty of other risks that also regularly threaten the success of mergers and acquistions – ranging from the uncovering of…
Electric vehicle sales might be on the rise, but questions remain about how ready the insurance sector is for what has been described as “biggest technology advancement since the invention of the combustion engine”. Europcar Mobility Group UK’s James…
A lot has changed at the AA in the five years since Janet Connor, now director of insurance, joined the organisation. She explains to Jonathan Swift how an investment in data and technology – alongside the relaunch of its insurance company and board…
Swinton CEO Gilles Normand believes brokers can be the Amazon of the insurance market.
With supply chains entwined through businesses like ivy, disruption risks are climbing. Under-utilised policy wordings and little-known specialist covers haven’t weeded them out
The UK is contemplating liability options as it wants to allow satellite launches from its soil.
Railways are travelling through a changing landscape of severe weather risks and terror perils, but perhaps none so arresting as the cyber threats raised by their new reliance on digital connectivity
Specific terms and technical meanings can be misinterpreted and the difference in language used by insurers and insureds could lead to underinsurance when taking out business interruption cover
The perfect storm of conditions that has allowed the legacy sector to boom over the past couple of years looks set to continue throughout 2018 as capital continues to flow into the market, fuelling a pipeline of deals.
Non-damage business interruption has long existed in the maritime sector and could come ashore for companies looking to protect themselves, especially from cyber risk, explains David Williams, underwriter at The Strike Club.
AIG head of UK regions Romaney O’Malley has been heading the group’s industrial segment since June 2016. She explains to Will Kirkman how the insurer is reshaping its approach to risk and fostering its female talent
Emerging Asia is set to remain the world’s fastest growing general insurance market in 2018.
Lloyd's and the London market are trying to win back their market shares in Asia, as the region is experiencing the world's most dynamic growth for the insurance industry.
The European Commission and Insurance Europe have welcomed a report that suggests adapting Solvency II to facilitate sustainable investment.
European insurers are gearing their investment strategies towards sustainable ventures.
Insurers are increasingly finding themselves under pressure on three fronts when it comes to climate change – as underwriters, as major investors and as large employers with their own substantial carbon footprints. That pressure is about to intensify.
Thomas Miller has appointed Ann Haugh as chief operating officer, with immediate effect.
Concerns remain but outlook for global trade shows positive signs, says Axel Theis, member of the board of management of Allianz SE.
The Driven Consortium has welcomed government plans to slash regulation and boost financial support to aid the development of autonomous vehicles.
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…
AM Best’s annual ranking of Asia-Pacific’s non-life insurers includes familiar companies, but they face different challenges
As The Ardonagh Group buys Carole Nash and Mastercover, has the bell finally rung for the model?