Research from AIG Singapore suggests that high-impact incidents such as extreme weather events, virus outbreaks and socio-political volatility are the top emerging risks for Asia-Pacific travellers in 2017.
Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2016 resulted in insured losses of $54bn (£43bn), an increase of 46%, according to Swiss Re's latest Sigma study.
Fracking has been given the go-ahead in Lancashire and insurers need to consider the risks associated with the technique.
Over 850 insurance claims have been received by New Zealand's insurers after flash floods in the Auckland area.
An early start to the severe weather season has resulted in a $1bn (£820m) insurance toll in Australia and the United states, according to an Aon catastrophe report.
Novae has described its 98.3% pre-Ogden 2016 combined operating ratio as disappointing while the Lloyd's (re)insurer's investment portfolio performed well.
The 18 February Sydney hailstorm will cost Brisbane-based financial services group Suncorp between A$150m (£93.4m) and A$170m.
Sydney's dramatic hailstorm on 18 February has cost Australian insurer IAG at least A$160m (£99m) in claims so far.
My one-year-old just started toddling. She was so proud after pushing her walker to the other side of the room that she applauded herself. As a result, she lost her balance and landed on her bum.
Hiscox’s London market business has presented an inconsistent and mixed operating year for the insurer, according to Steve Langan, CEO of Hiscox Insurance.
Australian insurer QBE has reported an increase in its combined operating ratio for its European division and a dip in it profits in the year 2016.
Reinsurance giant Swiss Re has reported a 45% drop in fourth quarter net profit, citing costly natural catastrophe claims for the fall in profit.
Global insurance centres are under competitive pressure to be a Europe-friendly base for insurance linked securities, said PWC's Marta Abramska
Over 17,500 claims have been lodged after an intense hailstorm hit Sydney on Saturday 18 February, according to the Insurance Council of Australia.
Non-life insurance-linked securities grew to $75bn (£60bn) in 2016 overcoming a tough operating environment, according to Willis Capital Markets & Advisory.
Catastrophe bonds were invented in the early 1990s to help insurance companies mitigate the risk of major disasters. With storms brewing both politically and environmentally, can the catastrophe bond market open new doors to insurers in 2017?
Over 100 bushfires across rural areas of New South Wales in the last few days will cost insurers at least A$20m (£12m) according to the Insurance Council of Australia.
New South Wales has seen 120 bushfires over the last few days as temperatures in the state hit record highs over the weekend.
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.
Global (re)insurer Axis's after-tax profits fell 23% in 2016 to $465m (£367m) from $602m the previous year.
Bermuda-based global insurance giant XL Catlin saw operating profits fall from $706m (£557m) in 2015 to $461m last year as the firm paid out significantly more for nat cat losses.
Post interviews Colin Fagen, former group chief operations officer at QBE, who assumed the role as president of the board of the Insurance Council of Australia at the beginning of January.