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Covid-19

Covid-19 casts long shadow over employers' liability

Long Covid has implications for employers and their insurers 

Legal focus United Kingdom

Covid-19 claims bill puts XoL treaty wordings to the test

The ball is in reinsurers’ court as to whether they aggregate pandemic-related business interruption claims after the Supreme Court rejected Covid-19 as a single event, but there is cautious optimism a solution will be found

International Reinsurance

Legal Focus: Insurers braced for second wave of Covid-19 litigation

Insurers continue to operate in an uncertain landscape as Covid-19 related issues re-emerge as areas of contention for future legal challenges

Legal focus Property

'Catastrophe losses have intensified alternative capital’s focus on underwriting discipline’

Moody’s Helena Kingsley-Tomkins on the outlook for the reinsurance industry in the next couple of years

Reinsurance Coronavirus
Cyber

ID Comment: Re/insurers should be cautiously optimistic about cyber

Reinsurers are eyeing aggressive cyber growth, but rate rises alone will not be enough to achieve sustainable growth

ID Comment Reinsurance

'Realistic attack scenarios are fundamental to the success of cyber risk models'

The evolution of cyber attack activity as a service economy that enables unskilled actors to purchase attack capabilities and tools is a major challenge for risk modellers

Cyber Risk Management

'Centralised intelligence is critical in fight against cyber crime'

The main responsibility for monitoring and investigating cyber crime rests with government and law enforcement, but businesses and their insurers also have a key role to play

United Kingdom Cyber

Cyber risk aggregation to face intense scrutiny at 1/1 renewals

Concerns over ransomware losses and risk accumulation have sent some cyber reinsurers into retreat mode. However, in a hardening market ripe with opportunity, insurers that truly understand their exposures should find no shortage of willing capacity

Reinsurance Cyber
Insurtech

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

Focus: Insurtech ecosystem will overcome London's legacy challenges

The development of new technology ecosystems is the most effective way to break down silos and achieve systems integration and genuine collaboration in the London market

Focus London

Focus: Insurtech can unlock the potential of Africa’s insurance markets

African markets have the most to gain from insurtech, but a number of challenges must be addressed before success is guaranteed

Focus Insurtech
Marine

P&I insurers feel impact of pool pressure

Elevated combined ratios look like being the norm across the International Group for some time yet, as payouts and expenses continue to breach premium income

Europe Marine

London marine market nears high-water mark as new capacity enters

After three years of hardening rates in hull and cargo, capacity inflows are starting to dampen price hikes, but underwriters warn the segment’s risk profile has not fundamentally changed

London Marine

Covid, cyber, piracy, and sanctions test the appetite of the maritime risk market

The sector must grapple with a challenging mix of threats

Marine International

'Insurers must not underestimate risk of transition to low-sulphur shipping'

Bunkering of fuels remains a complex issue, and poor fuels and poor handling of fuels constitute a significant risk for vessels and their insurers

International Regulation

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

 

 

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Ransomware (JAM/Alamy Stock Photo)
ID Comment: Re/insurers should be cautiously optimistic about cyber
Reinsurers are eyeing aggressive cyber growth, but rate rises alone will not be enough to achieve sustainable growth
Willis Towers Watson head office, London (Robert Evans/Alamy Stock Photo)
ID Comment: Willis Towers Watson 2.0 – new strategic plan meets cold light of day

The broker’s hotly awaited new business plan has been cautiously welcomed, but many wonder whether its ambitions are achievable

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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

 



People Moves


Market News

Beazley names Quane underwriting chief
Vantage launches construction business with trio of Axa XL hires
Ariel Re names head of cyber in London

 




Stockwatch


Stockwatch Company News

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StockWatch: Scor wobbles as CEO laments loss trends

Reinsurer’s shares falls 7% as insurance stocks trend downwards

Arrows up (Sean Prior/Alamy Stock Photo)
WTW shares up 5% as fightback continues

Broker rises for fourth week as insurance stocks continue downward trend

Arrows down (adempercem/Alamy Stock Photo)
StockWatch: SiriusPoint sinks as cat losses bite

Shares fall as Bermuda reinsurer more than doubles its European flood loss estimate

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StockWatch: Axis sheds 5% as Bermudian stocks wobble

US-listed reinsurance stocks feel the force as Hurricane Ida arrives

 




Legal Focus


Market News

Covid-19 casts long shadow over employers' liability
ECJ rules on tax notice on marine insurance premiums
Court considers claimant dishonesty
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