Fast food and parcel deliveries by drones seemed a fantasy just a couple of years ago but it is now close to reality. Wherever you look, they are in the air. They are being flown by leisure users, the French police, UK lifeboats, Indian railways, oil rig…
Insurers have backed calls from the National Fire Chiefs Council to fit all refurbished schools with sprinklers.
Guy Miller, head of macroeconomics at Zurich, looks at the risks associated with extreme weather and anti-climate change initiatives.
Allan Macpherson, operations chief engineer at FM Global, explains how the commercial damage caused by fire can be mitigated.
Local government insurance has to deal with emerging risks. How is it adapting as competition increases?
Organisations spend on average four times more on insuring physical damage, such as property, plant and equipment insurance, than they do on insuring information assets.
The Canadian market offers unique opportunities for UK brokers, explains Servca's managing director Nomaan Jamal.
Companies in the sharing economy sector are more exposed than others to the risks associated with an evolving employee base and the emergence of digital technologies, according to a report by Marsh.
Crawford adjusters are continuing to assess the devastation brought by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Sint Maarten. Director Tim Cramer-Todd and vice-president Rob Kleinveld, who just came back from the Caribbean, recount what they saw on the ground.
Hit by a negative discount rate, the top 100 UK insurers reported a combined underwriting loss last year. What other challenges has the market faced?
GRP-owned commercial property underwriter European Property Underwriting Limited has appointed Steve Lawrence as business development director.
Almost a year into her role Zurich UK CEO Tulsi Naidu talks to editor Stephanie Denton about the events of the last 12 months and how the insurer is progressing with its transformational programme.
Only a small portion of arson cases are prosecuted, so perhaps it’s time for the insurance industry to take ownership of this issue, as it has with fraud
Marine insurer Skuld and third-party managing agent Asta have received in principle approval from Lloyd’s to establish Agora syndicate 3268.
Manchester Underwriting CEO Charles Manchester examines the possible knock-on effects of the Grenfell Tower tragedy on the professional indemnity market.
Hong Kong-based online property and casualty insurer Zhong An is planning to seek an initial public offering valuation of up to $11bn (£8.3bn).
Hurricane Irma could see industry property losses of $131bn, according Lloyd's realistic disaster scenario analysis.
Tokio Marine has become the latest insurer to base its post-Brexit European hub in Luxembourg.
Arthur J Gallagher has acquired Scandinavian property and casualty broker Nordic Försäkring & Riskhantering for an undisclosed sum.
Crawford and Company has deployed more than 200 adjusters in Southern Texas to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. One of them, James Warren, whose own home has been damaged, describes the streets as eerie as there is no power, no road signs,…
Commercial and residential landlords are facing increaded risks from a more litigious society and Nigel Todd, head of real estate at JLT Specialty, questions whether liability limits being purchased are sufficient for the increased exposures.
Ascot Group has launched Vertical Underwriting Managers, a specialty managing general agent cell under Ethos Specialty Insurance Services.
Ian Burford is joining Fidelis’ London underwriting team as chairman of specialised risks.
Brokers, there is still time left to shape the runners and riders for this year’s Underwriting Service Awards.