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Rodrigo Amaral

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After a turbulent first six months of 2022, insurers’ appetite for cryptocurrency risks has shrunk significantly and many companies are struggling to place their programmes as a result. But some insurers see opportunities and new risk transfer structures are being developed

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Insurtechs tap market gaps to grow in Latin America

Inefficient processes and ignored consumers are creating opportunities for the region’s entrepreneurs, but start-ups are facing funding and regulatory challenges

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D&O market weighs approaches to ESG

Insurers and reinsurers are under pressure to introduce environmental, social and governance principles in their business practices, including the underwriting process. But many of the risks included under the ESG umbrella mirror the kind of situations that potentially expose directors and officers and their insurers

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Buyers turn to virtual captives as market hardens

As buyers look to increase retentions as premium rates surge, carriers are offering solutions that mimic captive features via multi-year policies with less red tape and lower upfront costs – but there are limitations

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Ukraine war compounds challenges for global insurance programmes

The fighting has complicated claims in Ukraine, even when not excluded, and sanctions have drained capacity for local covers in Russia

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Cedant information is key for ESG underwriting

Conduit Re executive chairman Neil Eckert stresses the challenges faced by reinsurers in assessing sustainability of risk portfolios

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