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ID Comment: Lloyd’s reforms have the market’s support

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Making complex issues simple

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Covid-19

Viewpoint: Insurers must beware a post-Covid credit default crisis

The fault lines in the credit sector are beginning to show, but stress and scenario testing can mitigate the financial impact on their investment portfolios and governance frameworks

Asset Management/Investment Coronavirus

Focus: Covid has accentuated the value of digital and reinsurance

Many accident and health and life companies are looking to digital strategies, merger and acquisition activity and the enhanced use of reinsurance to deal with Covid-19 challenges

Focus Coronavirus

Covid-19 recovery demonstrates the resilience of M&A insurance market

The six-month lull in activity has given the merger and acquisition insurance market time to reflect on best practice and find ways to broaden the use of its products

Coronavirus Specialty

Focus: Opportunities for professional indemnity market amid pandemic pressures

The professional indemnity market is braced for challenging times ahead, but there are also good reasons to be optimistic about the prospects for this class

Focus Coronavirus
Cyber

Cyber market growth inhibited by complex data privacy rules

Insurers must do more to help clients understand their exposures if the market is to benefit from the more punitive approach to data privacy violations

Cyber Regulation

P&I clubs resist cyber exclusions despite rise in attacks

The market has no plans to introduce cyber exclusion clauses, but there could be problems for those clubs which reinsure their primary risk retention in the commercial market

Cyber International

Viewpoint: The rising tide of cyber risk is a challenge for marine underwriters

The insurance market needs to revise the nature of its coverage to shipowners and operators, so that it addresses all marine risks, including pricing for cyber attacks as a contributory peril

Cyber Marine

Viewpoint: Ransomware is transforming the cyber risk landscape

Ransomware is fast becoming a systemic and high-severity risk across a range of exposures

Cyber Viewpoint
Insurtech

Viewpoint: Ecosystem approach can solve the insurtech funding challenge

Platforms hosting several insurtechs are helping to ease the pressures on the sector post-Covid – but ongoing investment is critical

Technology Insurtech

Viewpoint: ‘Insurtech collaboration crucial to overcome Covid-19 challenge’

These are testing times for both insurtechs and traditional insurers as they struggle to adjust to the impact of the pandemic on investor confidence and customer trust and behaviour

Insurtech Coronavirus

AI makes inroads into reinsurance automation

But a lack of standardisation is creating challenges for those looking to adopt the technology

Reinsurance Insurtech

Viewpoint: To close the protection gap, regulation must evolve to accommodate insurtech

Governments need to update regulations to enable the use of tech-driven insurance solutions

Insurtech Regulation
Marine

Cargo and marine hull face turning tide in hard market

Optimism as cargo and hull rates set to continue rising as sector grapples with increasing claims costs and economic slowdown

International Marine

Viewpoint: Data sharing will help to propel the digitalisation of marine insurance

In a digital marketplace, participants will be rewarded for sharing data and not hoarding it

Market Modernisation Marine

Viewpoint: Reduced premiums highlight need for rate adequacy across marine market

Most carriers recognise the need for rates to rise, but holding the line at renewal is a very different challenge

Marine International

P&I clubs resist cyber exclusions despite rise in attacks

The market has no plans to introduce cyber exclusion clauses, but there could be problems for those clubs which reinsure their primary risk retention in the commercial market

Cyber International

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ID Comment: Blueprint Two puts meat on the bones of Lloyd’s reform plans
Lloyd’s is hoping the reforms will shave 3% of its operating cost base
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ID Comment: This year’s hurricane season is a reminder of how bad things get
A record number of storms have formed in the Atlantic this year, although overall losses have so far been manageable
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Risk origination and capital management critical as reinsurers seek higher returns

Reinsurers that successfully quantify and package risks for third-party investors will attract growing amounts of external capital at a lower average cost

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ID Comment: It is time for insurers to pay Covid-19 BI claims

Disasters are memorable, and not just to insurers

 



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StockWatch: Buyout drives RSA shares to 12-year high

Lloyd’s stocks rally 6.6% as outlook brightens for 2021

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StockWatch: RSA soars 44% on £7bn takeover talks

Investors flock to insurance stocks as Q3 yields encouraging results

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StockWatch: Swiss Re surges 13% after Q3 profits
European insurance stocks outperform as markets react to US election

 




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