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Making complex issues simple

Focusing on what matters to the market, understanding the forces that are shaping the industry

 

Covid-19

Prudence needed when downgrading Covid security

Any business that decides to do away with Covid protection measures needs to have a clear document trail to explain its thought processes

Legal focus United Kingdom

'Life sciences carriers braced for wave of pharmaceutical patent infringement claims'

Post-pandemic, life science IP litigation are likely to increase with renewed vigour, as companies attempt to ‘reclaim’ assets that may have been shared during the virus’ peak

Viewpoint Coronavirus

Major reinsurance disputes are on the rise post Covid

With no readily available playbook to direct how such disputes are to be answered, the market is gravitating towards lawyers again

Legal focus Reinsurance

'Live streaming is fundamental to the future of the contingency risk market'

The pandemic has fundamentally transformed the sports and entertainment sector, but it has also presented the contingency and live event insurance market with new opportunities

Specialty Coronavirus
Cyber

CFC's Walsh: ‘We have a tailwind of growth behind us'

London market MGA's chief executive discusses the company's new Lloyd’s syndicate, the challenges of writing cyber risk and its $2bn premium target

Big Interview Lloyds

'Co-ordinating cyber and D&O covers is critical for the reputation of both markets'

The wide-ranging nature of cyber security risks means companies and their brokers must review those exposures in tandem with related risks to ensure there are no gaps in cover

Cyber Casualty

Focus: Threat posed by D&O risk environment leaves no room for complacency

Developments in the cyber, regulatory and environmental liability areas are set to be among the most significant drivers of D&O claims for businesses and their insurers

Focus Casualty

US tax system promises ransomware respite as insurers refrain from cover

Companies consider the possibility that ransomware payments might be tax deductible as increase in frequency and size of claims puts pressure on carriers to withdraw from market

Claims Management Cyber
Insurtech

Insurtechs are ‘rewriting Africa's insurance narrative’

Innovative technology firms are driving health insurance inclusion and impact at scale in Africa and providing solutions to the cash flow problems faced by healthcare providers on the continent

Insurtech Middle East and Africa

Viewpoint: Capacity, technology and trust are essential to mitigating flood risk

A partnership based on collaboration and trust between policy holders, insurance carriers and insurtechs have never been more important

Property United Kingdom

Viewpoint: Covid is driving insurtech adoption in Latin America

The pandemic has shown local insurers that the role of insurtechs is not to take away business but to help them stay close to clients by facilitating access to new distribution channels

Insurtech South America

Profit and volume 'key to successful insurer-insurtech partnerships'

Incumbents are under pressure to grow their partnerships with insurtechs to scale at an acceptable loss ratio in order to recover their investment in a shorter timeframe than previously envisaged

Technology Insurtech
Marine

Ever Given was human error but it won’t happen again, Suez Canal chair says

In an exclusive interview with Lloyd’s List, Suez Canal Authority chairman, Osama Rabie, describes the circumstances that led to Ever Given becoming jammed across the canal in high winds on March 23, halting traffic in both directions and disrupting global trade

Middle East and Africa Marine

London marine arbitrators revise terms

Changes to LMAA terms are welcome and ensure they remain current and reflect best practice

Legal focus London

Viewpoint: Suez Crisis will test marine market's ability to manage claims

The scope and complexity of the losses and liabilities arising from the blocking of the Suez Canal by Ever Given will affect insurance markets and insureds globally for years to come

Marine Losses

Legal Focus: The Ever Given – lesson learnt or insurer fingers burnt?

Marine insurers can expect to suffer long-term pain from the grounding of the Ever Given

Legal focus Losses

Regulars

Deeper insight into market trends

Insurance Day’s regular sections, providing clarity on market trends and insight into their implications

 

 

ID Comment

ID Comment Company News

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ID Comment: Aon/WTW see light at the end of the tunnel

Regulatory logjam might be easing  but DoJ lawsuit still looms

Red traffic light (Kurt Brady/Alamy Stock Photo)
Regulatory red lights continue for Aon

Canada’s decision to review the Aon-Willis Towers Watson merger is the latest in a string of hold-ups

US Department of Justice, Washington DC (B Christopher/Alamy Stock Photo)
Aon and WTW's battle for merger victory

The brokers now face the prospect of bruising legal battle with the US government 

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ID Comment: European insurance consolidation could be on its way

There are plenty of opportunities in European insurance for those willing to invest in the right proposition

 



People Moves


Market News

Insurtech Lemonade names new co-CEO
BHSI names UK head of general casualty
BMS swoops on Price Forbes for senior marine duo

 




Stockwatch


Stockwatch Company News

Stock market up (Panther Media GmbH/Alamy Stock Photo)
AIG share price rises on Blackstone deal
Aviva stock price wobbles as investors pull out of its European funds
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StockWatch: Aon, WTW stocks dip amid merger wrangles

The markets have heavily favoured Marsh McLennan in recent months

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Beazley's stock continues to rise
Lloyd's stock gains 4.5%, while Scor rollercoaster continues
StockWatch: Beazley tipped for rapid share price revival

Analysts predict strong growth for Lloyd’s stock and Renaissance Re

 




Legal Focus


Market News

Prudence needed when downgrading Covid security
London market reducing misconduct despite challenges from coronavirus
FCA intensifies drive to reform general insurance pricing practices
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