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Set Alert for Insurance Day Hot Topics :: Brexit

UK insurers call for post-Brexit rule changes

ABI calls for tax changes and better flood defences

United Kingdom Regulation

Equivalence 'fast reducing in importance for UK insurers’

Carriers are under pressure to look at Europe from a third country perspective as imminent changes to EU insurance rules further increase regulatory divergence from the UK, lawyers say

Europe United Kingdom

Supply chain delays drive up cost of construction claims

Many in the industry expect shortages to be resolved within the next 12 to 18 months, but there are other factors to consider including increased levels of risk because of the impact on quality control

Claims Management Coronavirus
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Broker Facilities

Set Alert for Insurance Day Hot Topics :: Broker Facilities

Broker facilities reposition for hard market and new digital era

The emergence of a new breed of data-driven follow facilities suggests the model still has much to offer in the new environment

London Broker Facilities

Willis Towers Watson plans Global 360 expansion in 2019

Lloyd’s performance crackdown is increasing interest in facilities, says Aubert

London Broker Facilities

Broker facilities move to next stage of their evolution

Tracker facilities are at the centre of the struggle between brokers and insurers for control of the distribution network and the flow of third-party capital into the market, the head of Willis Towers Watson’s London market operations says

Distribution Specialty
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Set Alert for Insurance Day Hot Topics :: Cyber

Focus: Market must prioritise cyber security as solution to ransomware crisis

Around 80% of ransomware incidents can be avoided if organisations follow cyber security best practices such as regular patching and multi-factor authentication

Focus Cyber

Focus: Cyber reinsurance renewals must create conditions for sustainable growth

In addition to ensuring profitability over the cycle, the market must prioritise risk data that is more meaningful, and allows for more in-depth and frequent analyses than in the past

Focus Cyber

GoDaddy attack 'a wake-up call for insurers'

Single-point-of-failure attack represents a potential systemic cyber threat, CyberCube warns 

International Cyber
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Market Modernisation

Set Alert for Insurance Day Hot Topics :: Market Modernisation

Focus: Realism, as much as new technology, will ensure London's future

It is crucial to understand the limitations of technology metrics and algorithms in a specialty environment that lacks homogeneity between risks, even within the same class of business 

Focus Technology

Focus: London must integrate technology with client-facing side of market

As the market looks to have a more technology-led dialogue with clients, the broker has a central role in raising the issue of accurately sourced and standardised risk data

Focus Market Modernisation

PPL NextGen 'will be ready in 2022 despite delays'

Masojada insists efforts are being to made to get the project back on track

London Market Modernisation
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Set Alert for Insurance Day Hot Topics :: Resilience

Flood Re warns resilience is not being prioritised

Executive warns more investment needed in the right places

United Kingdom Climate change

Climate risk top priority for risk professionals

London market essential in creating climate resilience, Axa XL says

International Climate change

COP26 is ‘unique opportunity' for London to be global centre of green insurance

Whatever outcomes emerge from the COP26 conference in Glasgow in November, the challenge for the re/insurance industry is immense

International Property
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Solvency II

Solvency II reform could encourage green investments

Review provides opportunity to pursue reforms that 'smooth' investment processes, PRA official says

United Kingdom Regulation

WTW calls for improvement of Solvency II in UK

Willis Towers Watson has suggested five improvements to regulation

United Kingdom Willis Towers Watson

Eiopa hints at ‘pragmatic’ changes to Solvency II

Changes to rules would enhance solvency ratios

Solvency II Regulation
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Set Alert for Insurance Day Hot Topics :: Insurtech

Obsidian partners with US insurtech

Fronting insurer continues to expand insurtech partnerships

North America Insurtech

Lemonade hires Burgess as chief claims officer

Former USAA executive to oversee claims function in US and Europe

United States People moves

IncubEx enters insurance with Insurwave buy

Eckert-led incubator targets expansion with insurtech platform acquisition

Insurtech Mergers and Acquisitions
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Set Alert for Insurance Day Hot Topics :: Diversity

ID Comment: Delivering real diversity

The London market needs to deliver on its promises of greater diversity

London Lloyds

Return to offices must be 'very careful' to address inclusion: Neal

Lloyd’s CEO says office working is important but market must be 'thoughtful' in managing the transition

London Lloyds

Dive In launches with mental health in spotlight

Festival’s theme of ‘active allyship’ asks participants ‘to turn their commitments into actions’

International Diversity
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Monte Carlo

Set Alert for Insurance Day Hot Topics :: Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous to return in 2022

Event was cancelled for two years in a row

International Monte Carlo

Hannover Re expects further rate increases in 2022

German reinsurer cites recent cat losses as reason for rate rises

International Europe

Monte Carlo RVS cancelled again

Rendez-Vous de Septembre to return in September 2022

Reinsurance Monte Carlo
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Baden Baden

Set Alert for Insurance Day Hot Topics :: Baden Baden

Baden-Baden meeting returns to in-person format

Further details about organisation of event to be released in July

Europe Reinsurance

Focus: Clarity over coverage is critical as Covid-19 casts shadow over January renewals

With negotiations underway, the reinsurance market must develop a common language for Covid-19 type exposures

Baden Baden Focus

Focus: Trust is essential to navigate the hard market

By understanding the risk and realistically pricing for the exposure, a mutually beneficial relationship between reinsurer and cedant can be maintained

Focus Baden Baden
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Gooch defends London Club double-digit premium hike

P&I rate hikes could continue for some time to come, according to senior sector figure

International Marine

Focus: Insurers must take account of airline finances but rates must be sustainable

As airlines emerge from an extraordinary shock and confront new and emerging risks, an approach to risk management and transfer based on long-term, transparent pricing is essential

Focus Aviation

Focus: A sustainable aviation reinsurance market needs more than higher rates

After a soft market and the pandemic, carriers must consider the implications of imposing higher rates at a time when exposures are around half that experienced in 2019

Aviation Renewals
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Hurricane Season

Set Alert for Insurance Day Hot Topics :: Hurricane Season

ID Comment: Stormy weather ahead?

Insurance Day looks at what has been a lively 2021 Atlantic hurricane season

North America Hurricane Season

Hurricanes hitting northern US more often

Chaucer study shows northern trend and greater ferocity

United States Chaucer

2020 Louisiana insured hurricane losses reach $10.6bn

Final report on claims released by state regulators

United States Hurricane Season
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