View from the Top video: Climate, catastrophe and insurance – understanding and preparing for the next major systemic risk
In this exclusive interview recorded as part of the Insurance Post Live Annual Conference 2021 and sponsored by Verisk, Emma Karhan discussed what steps insurers can take to protect the economy and society from the next big systemic risk.
Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches, investments and strategic moves of the week.
Hélène Galy, managing director of Willis Towers Watson’s Willis Research Network, considers the growing threat of cascading risks.
The annual 1 January reinsurance renewal season delivered firmer pricing for UK property risks, according to Willis Re as its figures also indicated another year of strong rises in motor.
Aon UK CEO Julie Page reveals her focus as president of the Chartered Insurance Institute and calls on the industry to step up the pace in finding solutions to society’s evolving risks and protection gaps.
Insurers face responding to the Covid-19 crisis in an informational black hole, operational risk experts at Oric told Post.
October can be one of the worst months for hurricanes in the US. While Atlantic hurricanes tend to become tropical storms by the time they reach the Irish or British coasts, the increase in ocean temperatures means there may be more chance of hurricanes…
Greater clarity is needed around where cyber insurance policies stand with regard to war and terrorism exclusions, catastrophe risk and ransomware, the global head of financial lines at Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty said on Tuesday.
British-based corporations are already finding it harder to access insurance coverage because of the effects of climate change, Marsh & McLennan’s director of climate resilience told risk managers on Tuesday.
Rather than focusing on hindsight and a fatalistic approach to risk, pursuing a more forward-looking, proactive strategy will improve resilience when, not if, the next crisis strikes, writes Hélène Galy, director of the Willis Research Network.
It is the year 2030. The focus on climate change continued to gather momentum throughout the 2020s. But despite pressure to bring the date forward the UK government is still committed to helping reduce gas emission to net zero by 2050.
As part of a monthly series, where Post looks into how the insurance industry is set to evolve by 2030, David Worsfold looks at climate change and why tackling it might once again be top of the agenda for most insurers
PREMIUM: The insurance industry has suffered very large losses from natural disasters over the past two centuries and this still remains a problem today, with 409 natural catastrophe events totaling $232bn in losses in 2019. Post looks at some of the…
Parametrics has been around for a while but a slew of new entrants means it is now poised to make its mark on UK general insurance
Pool Re boss Julian Enoizi spoke to Post senior reporter Emmanuel Kenning about Pandemic Re, the Office for National Statistics change in the terrorism reinsurer’s classification and using its funds to pay for business interruption claims in the…
Post Claims Club Live Webinar: Handling claims in a digital age - how insurtechs are changing customer expectations at the moment of truth
In this live webinar session from 11:00am we will hear from - and have a chance to question - a number of people who manage claims on behalf of the new breed of insurtech start-ups; businesses looking to reinvent the customer journey from cradle-to-grave…
Analysis: How loss adjusters are responding to the coronavirus - remote inspections, Covid-19 technical teams and prioritising the vulnerable
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Jonathan Swift caught up with a number of loss adjusters to find out what they are doing to reduce staff and client exposure to Covid 19, whilst keeping operations as business-as-usual as possible.
Pool Re has expanded its definition of SMEs to include firms with assets up to £5m, increasing the number eligible for its business interruption cover at no extra cost.
Risk management within the insurance industry has drastically changed within the last 10 years and, according to Henry Umney, CEO of Cluster Seven, this is mainly due to regulatory responses to the 2007 financial crisis.
The size and complexity of cyber perils are constantly increasing and pose a major challenge to insurers and insureds alike as they attempt to assess potential cyber losses.
Lloyd’s Charities Trust has joined forces with Habitat for Humanity Great Britain as part of its ongoing response to emerging risks to communities around the world.
Sedgwick loss adjusters arrived on Great Abaco Island in the wake of Hurricane Dorian aboard a Black Hawk helicopter on 6 September.
The insurance industry has become progressively familiar with the idea of ‘unthinkable risks’ in recent years as unpredicted and unprecedented losses, caused by both natural catastrophes and man-made events, have continued to happen
In a highly competitive market, it is important that insurers maximise their data models to create more intelligible insights. Only then, argues Alan O’Loughlin of Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions, will they gain a strategic advantage over competitors