Global insured natural catastrophe losses totalled $39.5bn (£31.3bn) in 2016, the highest market losses since 2012’s $60bn, according to Willis Re.
Losses caused by severe weather outbreaks in the United States have exceeded $1bn (£800m) in January, according to the latest Aon catastrophe report.
Munich Re has seen full year profits decline by 16% owing to storm and earthquake claims in the last quarter.
The London market must be prepared for a major loss event according to Robert Childs, chairman of Hiscox.
The London market has sufficient resilience to withstand a $200bn (£160bn) loss caused by two major events over a two week period, according to a stress test conducted by an industry steering group.
With insured losses totalling $54bn (£44bn), global natural disasters in 2016 combined to cause the highest economic losses in four years, according to a new report from Aon Benfield.
Catastrophe data firm Perils said flooding linked to storms Eva and Frank caused insured losses of £504m.
Nine months into the job, Cunningham Lindsey’s newly appointed CEO of UK and International, talks about a career spent on the move, and the need to keep your head above water in those sink or swim moments.
The estimated insured property market losses for Storm Desmond comes in at £604m, according to catastrophe modelling firm Perils.
Though clearly a massive humanitarian impact event, Wednesday’s earthquake in central Italy will not lead to significant losses for insurers, risk modelling firm RMS said.
He's a CEO with £24m burning a hole in his pocket but Charles Taylor boss David Marock isn't in a great hurry to spend it.
In the wake of Storm Desmond, loss adjusters have been using drones to provide an aerial view of the flood-stricken areas. They've started only recently experimenting with the technology and, initially, there was a school of thought that it's a ‘nice to…
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In the wake of the tragic crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, the insurance of space travel has been headlining global news.
How much would the insurance claim for the Downton Abbey fire have been? Crawford & Company's UK Major Loss team calculates the cost of small screen disasters.
Professor James F Lygate of IFIC Forensics takes a look back at maritime disasters of the past to learn lessons for the future
Increased data availability may have transformed business interruption cover, but the sector still has much work to do in improving communication, clarity and policy wordings
Following the riots in 2011 there was considerable discussion in the media and with government ministers about the response of insurers, the performance of the claims industry and indeed the relevance and application of the Riot Damages Act.
Total economic losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters reached $44bn (£26.5bn) in the first half of 2014, according to preliminary estimates from Swiss Re’s Sigma database.
With Airmic’s 2014 conference taking place in Birmingham, Post asked industry movers and shakers about which city hotspots they’ll be checking out and what they expect from this year’s event
As part of Post’s countdown to the 20th anniversary of the British Insurance Awards in July, we spoke to major loss experts at insurers and claims firms who have experienced wins over the years, asking them how the industry has changed since the first…