Briefing: Insurtech buys incumbent – is Hippo’s deal for Spinnaker a pointer to the future as unicorns spread their wings?
The news today that unicorn insurtech Hippo has entered into an agreement to acquire Spinnaker Insurance - subject to regulatory approval - certainly highlights the continued maturity of the sector.
Axa has estimated it will face €1.2bn (£1.07bn) in property and casualty coronavirus related costs along with spending €300m on ‘solidarity measures’.
Zego co-founder and CEO Sten Saar tells Emmanuel Kenning about the insurtech’s significant growth ambitions, how he came into the market nearly four years ago and why he is committed to it for the long haul
Direct Insurance Group has offered all staff the choice and flexibility of working from home, in the office or a mixture of the two on a permanent basis, Post can reveal.
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…
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
The London Market was responsible for $110bn (£89.7bn) of premium in 2018 with 8.1% year on year core growth across property, casualty and financial lines, according to the latest research by the London Market Group.
Zurich has predicted a $750m (£614m) property and casualty hit over the course of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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…
Using Pool Re’s £6.6bn fund to pay coronavirus business interruption claims would not be the greatest idea, CEO Julian Enoizi told Post as part of an exclusive interview.
Covéa has scrapped its $9bn (£7.3bn) buy of Bermuda-based global reinsurer Partner Re from the Ferrari-owning Agnelli family’s holding company Exor less than two years after if failed to takeover reinsurer Scor.
The UK government has pledged support for coronavirus-affected businesses which rely on trade credit insurance through a temporary reinsurance agreement.
John Ludlow, CEO of Airmic, has warned that the insurance industry is at a “critical juncture” due to the coranvirus crisis with member surveys suggesting the hardening market is already forcing businesses to look at alternative risk transfer options.
Chubb has appointed Robert Wilson as deputy chief underwriting officer and head of underwriting operations for Chubb Global Markets.
Pricing momentum towards a hard insurance and reinsurance market will continue with the coronavirus crisis acting as a catalyst for steeper rate increases, industry executives have said.
Munich Re today reported “high Covid-19 losses totaling €800m (£699.43m), particularly in event insurance” as it posted results for the first quarter of 2020.
Jefferies has revised the probability of Beazley raising equity up to 40%, citing feedback from investors that, were the insurer considering the option, it should come “now or never”.
The insurance industry stands ready to participate in the creation of a Pandemic Re vehicle but opinions differ on how it would work.
Beazley has reported a $170m (£137.7m) impact from Covid-19 related claims while Chubb took $13m of pre-tax $13m losses in the first quarter of the year.
Insurance heavyweights from across the market have come together to launch a steering group to improve the industry’s response to future pandemics.
Post gathers feedback from across the industry on what Aon’s takeover of Willis – to create the biggest broker in the world – will mean for the market
Julian Enoizi, CEO of Pool Re, discusses coronavirus, the reclassification of Pool Re, tapping the ILS market again and moving to a treaty basis to help increase SME take-up of terrorism cover. He also responds to press speculation about ‘Pandemic Re’…
Direct Line suspends share buyback as it reports 500% increase in travel claims relating to Covid-19
Direct Line Insurance Group has today suspended its share buyback programme as a result of the volatile conditions arising from the Covid 19 pandemic.
The industry is set to pay out £363m on claims from storms Ciara and Dennis that hit the UK last month, the Association of British Insurers has calculated.