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Green-minded Solvency II proposals may leave some short-changed

The Europe Commission’s proposed changes to Solvency II link insurance regulation with the societal zeitgeist like never before. However, many feel the steps to mobilise insurer capital and give proportional treatment to smaller insurers do not go far enough

Europe Asset management

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Focus: The insurance industry must decide its response to hybrid working and hydrocarbons

The year ahead will be defined by the continued fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic, with the industry set to face both internal and external challenges

Focus Coronavirus

Focus: Face-to-face underwriting vital to the future of London's PI market

The professional indemnity market may have survived Covid-19, but it needs to address the pandemic’s most profound legacy: the increase in competition from domestic markets

Focus Coronavirus

Focus: Co-ordinated action essential to mitigate maritime supply chain crisis

Supply chain issues enable shipowners to obtain higher freight rates and offset increased costs, including the cost of insurance, but a more comprehensive solution is needed to avoid a global recession

Claims Management Marine

ID Comment: Learning the lessons of hybrid working

Firms that want to return to normal should pause for thought

London International

Contrasting ransomware recovery in England and Switzerland

Both English and Swiss law provide the victim of a ransomware attack with options to recover the ransom. In both jurisdictions, it is vital to make the necessary preparation for recovery before paying out the ransom

Europe United Kingdom

'Climate change, inflation and cyber are the greatest risks for the sector in 2022'

While 2022 will be a year of increased risk, there will also be opportunities for re/insurers to develop products that can manage these exposures

Swiss Re Viewpoint

Radius CEO: The hard market is redefining reinsurers' core lines of business

Current market conditions are fundamentally changing the calculation of where and how reinsurance capacity is being deployed in the market, Rob Ashton, the chief executive of the specialty reinsurance MGA, argues

Cyber Reinsurance

Focus: Market must prioritise cyber security as solution to ransomware crisis

Around 80% of ransomware incidents can be avoided if organisations follow cyber security best practices such as regular patching and multi-factor authentication

Focus Cyber

'Blockchain will radically transform the microinsurance market'

Insurtechs are working with insurers and distribution partners to drive economic growth in developing regions, and create sustainable, resilient futures for underserved communities

Technology International

Focus: The industry must continue to drive claims management into the insurtech era

The industry can’t afford to take its foot off the gas pedal with respect to digitalisation, especially given the significant momentum that it has gained over the last 12 months

Claims Management Insurtech

Focus: Four trends in insurtech that are transforming the market

The insurtech landscape is evolving rapidly and it is critical to understand the main business models that are shaping the future of the market at present

Insurtech International

Focus: Slow authorisation is a threat to London’s insurtech status

The FCA estimates the authorisation process for new insurtech ventures takes between three to four months – in reality it is taking up to 12 months

Focus Insurtech

Has Brexit changed the appetite for London arbitrations?

London has long been a hub for international dispute resolution cases, but Brexit may alter that

Europe Brexit

'Alternative fuel confusion is biggest exposure for marine risk market'

Insurers have a critical role in bringing clarity to the alternative fuel debate and building consensus among maritime industry players

Risk Management Marine

Supreme Court warns on voyage planning and unseaworthiness

Setting sail with a defective voyage plan that endangered the safety of the ship constituted unseaworthiness

United Kingdom Marine

UK's underinsured ports are 'highly exposed to catastrophe liability event'

Changes in the liability landscape mean the third-party liability cover held by most ports is woefully insufficient to cover the cost of a multiple serious personal injury claim event, experts warn

United Kingdom Marine


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ID Comment Company News

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ID Comment: Technology and smart underwriting key to MGA success

With the right elements, MGAs can extract value where other players would struggle to succeed, industry experts say

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ID Comment: Stormy weather ahead?

Insurance Day looks at what has been a lively 2021 Atlantic hurricane season

Lloyd's head office, London (Donatas Dabravolskas/Alamy Stock Photo)
Weighing up Lloyd’s options

As the new year approaches, Lloyd’s needs to take a pragmatic view of the next stage of the market’s evolution

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ID Comment: COP26 meeting concentrates insurers' minds

Negotiations have ended but uncertainty remains over their impact


People Moves

Market News

Brit adds to property facilities team
Markel International restructures liability lines
Zurich shuffles North America leadership team



Stockwatch Company News

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Lancashire wobbles at start of 2022

Allianz, Zurich and Hiscox extend strong start to the year

Stock market up (Panther Media GmbH/Alamy Stock Photo)
Lloyd’s stocks make strong start to 2022

Lancashire and Hiscox shareholders look towards recovery after challenging 2021

Allianz rises on capital strengthening plans

SiriusPoint recovers ground, as European stocks decline 

Stock market up (Panther Media GmbH/Alamy Stock Photo)
Everest Re leads Bermudian stock bounce-back

US-listed insurance stocks perform strongly as S&P 500 chases new highs


Legal Focus

Market News

Insurers lose out in mobile phone witness ruling
Contrasting ransomware recovery in England and Switzerland
Another win for US insurers on Covid-19 BI losses