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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

Long Covid casts a dark shadow over the claims landscape

A clear link is being established between certain kinds of work and disability or death from Covid, with an ever-increasing number of occupations being targeted by the claimant market

Legal focus Claims Management

'Technology will support the London market's return to a new way of working'

The shape of the new work environment, including the use of outsourcing, will continue to change as technology further transforms market practices and the nature of the re/insurance transaction

London Coronavirus

'Clarity of cover critical for cyber market to benefit from Covid-19 opportunity'

As a result of the pandemic and the proliferation of cyber crime, developing more transparent cyber policies has become an issue of the utmost urgency for insurers and their policyholders

Legal focus Cyber

Viewpoint: Collaboration is vital to mitigating pandemic risk in the pharma sector

The pandemic has had a major impact on corporate risk considerations, but nowhere more so than in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries

Risk Management Coronavirus
Cyber

'UK draft Online Safety Bill will affect insurers'

New rules do not expressly prohibit insurers offering cover for fines issued by Ofcom 

Legal focus United Kingdom

'Clarity of cover critical for cyber market to benefit from Covid-19 opportunity'

As a result of the pandemic and the proliferation of cyber crime, developing more transparent cyber policies has become an issue of the utmost urgency for insurers and their policyholders

Legal focus Cyber

Legal Focus: Solicitors' PI insurers grapple with silent cyber cover

The market faces challenges when it comes to professional indemnity and cyber cover

United Kingdom Cyber

Cyber insurers cut risk appetite as losses mount

Two years of escalating losses and evolving threats have left cyber insurers little choice but to dramatically hike rates and re-evaluate their risk appetites – and there is more to come

London 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

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

Legal Focus: Hazardous cargo threat remains an issue for the marine insurers

Despite a reduction in hazardous cargo losses last year, non-declaration remains a problem and there has been a rise in losses from ‘non-hazardous’ cargo, such as grain and biomass

Claims Management Marine

Marine insurers dismayed by $1bn claim for Suez Canal block and seizure of vessel

Boxship that caused a six-day shutdown of key waterway has been arrested despite go-ahead to sail from classification society, as Suez Canal Authority seeks resolution of dispute with owner

Egypt Marine

Regulars

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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: London broker consolidation is reaching fever pitch
Ardonagh's Corant swoop is an ambitious deal with a hefty price tag
ID Comment: Gallagher's $3.6bn swoop on Willis assets is a once-in-a-lifetime deal for the firm

Willis Re is the jewel in the crown of the deal, which 'is about growth, not synergy'

Richard Watson, co-founder and chief executive, Inigo
ID Comment: Carriers don’t feel like this is a party

While rates are hardening, comparisons to the post-2001 market are overwrought, but times are tough for clients

Lloyd's London
ID Comment: Could Blueprint Two shave off more than £800m in costs?
Lloyd’s is uncovering the massive scale of inefficiencies in the market 

 



People Moves


Market News

Oneglobal swoops on QBE for COO
Howden appoints Aon’s Sturani as European chief
Greenlight Re appoints innovations underwriting head

 




Stockwatch


Stockwatch Company News

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Lancashire share slide continues

Lloyd’s insurer sinks for fifth week running to join rivals in the doldrums

Aviva head office, London
Stockwatch: Aviva rises 3.3% on soaring Q1 sales

AIG rises for sixth consecutive week as insurance stocks rise in US and Europe

Roman Sigaev/Alamy Stock Photo
StockWatch: Covid claims erode Hiscox share price
Hiscox, Beazley and Lancashire down 16.7% on average in 2021
Arrows down (Leandro Macari/Alamy Stock Photo)
StockWatch: Beazley stock slide continues

Lloyd’s firm’s shares down more than 10% in the past fortnight

 




Legal Focus


Market News

Supreme Court rules on ‘deliberate act’ in public liability insurance
Materiality does not require fraud
Assessing the climate change impact on ports, warehouses and storage risks
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