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Brexit

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Has Brexit changed the appetite for London arbitrations?

London has long been a hub for international dispute resolution cases, but Brexit may alter that

Europe 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

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Broker Facilities

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Ardonagh expands follow facility to property

Cross-class facility now covers £600m of premium following expansion of original arrangement with Beazley

London Property

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

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Cyber

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Beazley and Chubb top cyber market share

Cyber insurance direct premiums written reached nearly $9bn last year, with more than half emanating from the US market, as analyst warns market’s ‘explosive’ growth is unsustainable

Cyber International

The blockchain revolution

The growth of blockchain and cryptocurrency has implications for claims against professionals and their insurers 

Legal focus Claims Management

Global commercial rates rise 11% in Q1 2022

Cyber rates continued to climb sharply, while on a geographical basis the UK led rate increases

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Market Modernisation

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'Insurers need modern data partnerships'

Forward-looking insurers are using data partnerships to support their underwriting decisions, to the benefit of their bottom line

Market Modernisation Technology

Whitespace offers CDR compliance with update

E-trading platform announces further development of its defined data capabilities

London Market Modernisation

Howden launches London market cargo trading platform

Broker binds first risk on platform, which is backed by a panel of 20 insurers

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Resilience

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Enoizi and Christian join call for UK resilience rethink

Business resilience taskforce underlines the role insurance can play in viewing risks

United Kingdom Cyber

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

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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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Insurtech

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Insurtech Faye secures $8m in seed funding

Viola Ventures and F2 Venture Capital lead funding round for travel insurtech 

North America Insurtech

SiriusPoint invests in smart car MGA

Avinew can underwrite and price for semi-autonomous and autonomous motor usage

North America Distribution

'Culture is vital if insurtech leaders are to get ahead in the race for talent'

It is often too easy for a start-up’s founders to end up consumed by funding and scaling at the expense of shaping a culture that will support the company’s growth

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Diversity

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'In talent and diversity management, perfection is the enemy of progress'

Inclusion and diversity is a tricky subject, and the fear of saying or doing the wrong thing can hamper progress

Diversity Brit

FCA finalises new diversity disclosure rules for companies

But CII calls for more work to be done including 'dedicated constructive planning and affirmative action' 

United Kingdom Regulation

Focus: The case for neurodivergence in insurance

The insurance industry can and should provide great career paths for neurodistinct people, but there's much we can do to make it more neurodistinct-friendly

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Monte Carlo

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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

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Baden Baden

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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

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Renewals

Bermudians signal continued pullback from catastrophe business

Social inflation continues to worry reinsurers

Bermuda Renewals

Munich Re surprises on 1/4 rate dip as Scor leads on price hikes

Munich Re’s peers recorded substantially higher rate increases at April 1, but it was Swiss Re that recorded the largest insured losses from the Ukraine war, Insurance Day's analysis reveals

Renewals Swiss Re

Global commercial rates rise 11% in Q1 2022

Cyber rates continued to climb sharply, while on a geographical basis the UK led rate increases

Property Renewals
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Hurricane Season

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Lighthouse Property placed into receivership in Louisiana

Insurer becomes latest to be declared insolvent after hurricanes

North America United States

CSU and TSR hurricane forecasters confirm active 2022 season

Another active storm year predicted in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico

International Hurricane Season

Atlantic hurricane season promises to be active: AccuWeather

Forecaster predicts season will generate 16 to 20 named storms, of which six to eight will develop into hurricanes and three to five of those will become major hurricanes 

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