Exclusive: Private equity providers need to have realistic expectations when investing in insurtech start-ups, because they are unlikely to find the next “flying Uber car”.
Underinsurance casts a long shadow across the world of listed properties, especially when owners are constantly expanding commercial activities. Experts warn that there can be many traps for the unwary or naïve, many of which do not come to light until…
Insurance can help mitigate the economic impact of poor mental health in the workplace, but policy design must adapt to meet the challenge, argues Michael Ryley, partner at Weightmans.
The news that Axa is to spend $15.3bn (£11.1bn) to acquire XL Group will certainly get the insurance boards around the world chattering.
As demand for kidnap and ransom insurance is rising in France, Tania Bensoussan-Arthur, underwriting manager – specialty, France at XL Catlin, explains why coverage needs to be tailored the buyer's needs.
Seventeen Group has acquired East Sussex-based Rupert Burgoyne Limited for an undisclosed sum.
Hiscox will display real-time cyber attacks to raise awareness of the threat that cyber crime poses to SME businesses, as part of its new ad campaign.
Insurtech start-up Policy Castle has become the latest venture to seek funding, with a stated ambition to raise £1m.
Zoo insurance is a niche market, with only a few underwriters and brokers, all very much focused on managing a ferocious variety of risks for visitors, staff and animals
Ex-Axa boss Matthew Reed has launched an insurtech MGA targeted at SMEs.
This week the results season well and truly got underway with big names in the UK’s insurance sector reporting back to market on how they fared over 2017.
The collapse of the construction giant Carillion serves as a warning sign that businesses need adequate insurance coverage, says James Dalton, director for general insurance policy at the Association of British Insurers.
Gallagher has made a senior promotion and external appointment within its UK small business & personal lines division.
As SMEs in the UK face increasingly complex insurance needs, Jane Kielty, managing director, national at Aon Risk Solutions, reflects on how the industry can respond to these.
The year started with an executive merry-go-round but this week proved that less senior people were also liable to redundancy, as it was revealed that a total of 480 jobs are at risk as a result of the LV/Allianz deal.
The Federation of Small Businesses is launching its own broker following the termination of its affinity deal with Towergate.
While the US has led the consumer rights crusade against defective products, other countries are becoming increasingly protective, writes Lei Yu, managing director, Marsh Hong Kong and Macau.
With their restrictive covenants expiring at the end of 2017, the former LV general insurance management are now free to re-enter the market. Jonathan Swift speaks to the quintet about their new consortium ABC Investors, digital innovation and what it…
A survey of Singapore SMEs suggest half are confident the economy will grow this year.
There does not appear to be any slowdown in the number of insurtech start-ups that are aiming to mark their mark on the insurance sector.
Australian giant QBE has hired a senior manager from Allianz for a newly created SME role.
Global Risk Partners has acquired The County Group.
Bermuda-based Fidelis has taken an equity stake in small business MGA Firestone Surety.
Taking risks is in the DNA of many media and technology firms and insurance should be the enabler that allows them to do this effectively.