Spotlight: Data - Ordering data in

Insurers continue to hang their success on the quality and use of data, with businesses continually reviewing how to gain a commercial advantage. Edward Murray looks at the benefits of using external data providers and why some peril risks have proven…

The evolution of risk modelling in insurance

Regulation might have helped to speed up the evolution of risk modelling but technology advances, especially cloud computing, are now taking this development to the next level. Edward Murray explores the benefits this is bringing and how insurance…

Aviva improves flood map

Aviva is set to unveil a new flood mapping model it claims will enable it to offer "more competitive prices" to household policyholders.

Geography lessons

Loss of local expertise has meant many insurers have found it difficult detecting fraud. But the use of intelligent geographical data could help many detect fraudulent policies at inception, reports Sarah Adams.

The future of modelling

Once the preserve of geeks, financial modelling is almost mainstream today, although there is still much more to achieve. Andrzej Czernusewicz concludes this three-part series with a look into the future of modelling.

Black swan theory

Unlike bankers, insurers have so far averted trouble in the recession. But, how much of this is due in part to the effective use of modelling and can this help them stay out of trouble? Rachel Gordon speaks to key market figures about modelling…

Modelling for the masses

Financial models have traditionally been seen as the preserve of technical boffins but the insurance industry's senior managers will need to have more than a passing understanding of what they mean in coming years, explains Andrew Harley.

Not just for geeks

With increasing pressure on insurance management to understand the outputs of financial modelling, Rachel Gordon finds out if firms are heeding the call.

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