Insurers will come under increasing pressure to demonstrate their pro-active engagement with the need for effective action to tackle global warming. Fine words, grand gestures and clever marketing will not be enough. Meaningful, effective action will be…
Total Covid-19 losses remain an unknown, leading to greater complexities and individual approaches at 1 January reinsurance renewals, Guy Carpenter has cautioned.
Munich Re expects its losses from August’s warehouse explosion in Beirut and a trio of recent North Atlantic hurricanes to both reach “low triple-digit million euro” sums.
Early estimates of the insured losses resulting from Hurricane Laura range from $4bn to $12bn, with the damage concentrated in southern Louisiana.
Updated: Over one million homes at risk as Hurricane Laura brings ‘unsurvivable’ storm surge to US Gulf Coast
Hurricane Laura, which made landfall in Louisiana early this morning as a category-four storm, has the potential to impact 1.1 million homes worth $265bn in terms of reconstruction cost value, according to Core Logic.
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…
Lloyd’s syndicates’ plans for 2021 include £11bn of fresh business, but some will be told that they must continue to focus on performance over growth as the market looks to “finish the job” it embarked on 2018 of turning around its profitability woes.
Tiger Risk has appointed Juan England as a partner with a mandate to help develop large, multi-regional clients in Europe and other international markets, the fourth recruit of the month for the rapidly expanding broker.
Perils has pegged insurance and reinsurance industry losses for Australian bushfires at A$1.86bn (£1.03bn)
The coronavirus pandemic has had a bigger impact on claims handling than other natural disasters, with the average time to contact policyholders after a claim up 55% compared to normal levels, a conference heard.
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.
Very few people have 20/20 vision and there is no exception to this when looking forward to what impact the year 2020 will have on the reinsurance market writes Gavin Coull, London Forum of Insurance Lawyers executive committee member and partner at…
Insurance Covid Cast Episode Nine: Could Tiger King Joe Exotic cut it as a fraud fighter or handle big cats at Lloyd’s?
In the latest Insurance Post and Insurance Age video cast brought to you while our journalists are in isolation lockdown we present first in an irregular series - Covid Culture Club - where we discuss things to watch and do at home.
Insurance Post director of content Jonathan Swift is joined by Ed Messer, head of catastrophe management at Aon, and David Rubens, CEO of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management, to discuss if insurance is truly our global risk safety net?
Though losses from natural catastrophes fell in 2019, the proportion of losses that were uninsured rose to a three-year high. Post investigates why.
Beazley hopes to slash its expense ratio in half as a result of the proposed widespread reform of the Lloyd’s market and internal investment in automating simpler classes of business.
Insurance losses resulting from severe weather conditions from 19-21 January in Australia, are estimated to be A$514m (£269m), according to the Insurance Council of Australia
Insurers need to make further efforts to focus on the customer and build trust if they are going to address the $1.2tn (£920bn) global protection gap, a conference heard.
Risk managers have never been busier, Zurich’s group chief risk officer Peter Giger said, as he urged businesses to address environmental risks sooner rather than later.
Environmental and climate-related risks have topped the World Economic Forum’s rankings of long-term global risks ahead of the organisation’s annual meeting of political and business elites in Davos next week.
Insured losses resulting from bushfires ravaging the Australian states of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia are estimated to have reached A$995m (£524m), according to the Insurance Council of Australia.
With the holiday break over, this week has seen people across the UK – some somewhat sluggishly – get back to business.
Insurance losses resulting from months of deadly bushfires in Australia are estimated to be A$431m (£228m), according to the Insurance Council of Australia.