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Set Alert for Insurance Day Hot Topics :: Brexit

'UK coverholders look to turnkey strategy to unlock European DA market'

Coverholder demand for effective and fully compliant solutions to working within Europe has increased dramatically post-Brexit

Viewpoint Distribution

UK and EU agree MoU for financial services

Post-Brexit negotiations to lead to signing of agreement

Europe United Kingdom

Viewpoint: Brexit uncertainty darkens London brokers’ prospects in Europe

Brokers have no guarantee arrangements in place will meet changing regulatory requirements

Brexit Broker
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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

Global cyber rate rises outpace other lines in Q2

Increasing cyber claims force carriers into tighter terms and rate rises

International Cyber

US launches 'stop ransomware' campaign

Biden administration strikes back against ransomware epidemic

United States Cyber

CFC's Walsh: ‘We have a tailwind of growth behind us'

London market MGA's chief executive discusses the company's new Lloyd’s syndicate, the challenges of writing cyber risk and its $2bn premium target

Big Interview Lloyds
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Market Modernisation

Set Alert for Insurance Day Hot Topics :: Market Modernisation

'The London market must get behind vision for DA reform'

If the end-to-end vision of the DA market is to be implemented, it is critical there is agreement and a joined-up approach between the main stakeholders, which at the moment there is not

Viewpoint Distribution

Belgium marine market joins Whitespace platform

13 brokers and insurers have joined the e-trading platform

Belgium Marine

Willis Towers Watson integrates with Ki

First broker to live trade complex commercial risks with Brit’s quant syndicate

London Lloyds
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Set Alert for Insurance Day Hot Topics :: Resilience

'Innovative insurance solutions can make cities more resilient to climate risk'

New models which integrate physical risks with climate-related financial risks can assess the impact of resilience strategies on local economies more holistically and accurately

Viewpoint Resilience

Howden launches climate risk and resilience division

Division will be led by Charlie Langdale

Brokers People moves

Pool Re launches group to tackle UK systemic risks

Re:New to create resilience plan for future systemic risks

United Kingdom Coronavirus
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Solvency II

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

Viewpoint: Insurers can benefit by removing the barriers between risk and capital management

The efficient allocation of risk capital is increasingly critical for carriers looking to generate value in a regulatory environment dominated by solvency requirements

Asset Management/Investment Solvency II
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Set Alert for Insurance Day Hot Topics :: Insurtech

Insurtech Lemonade names new co-CEO

Operations chief Wininger promoted

United States Insurtech

Mitsui makes insurtech investment

Japanese insurance giant targets small businesses with new investment

International United States

AIG’s Stern joins Pie Insurance

US insurtech makes a string of senior appointments

United States People moves
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Set Alert for Insurance Day Hot Topics :: Diversity

QBE reveals big ethnic bonus gap among UK staff

QBE says it intends to close the gap by improving diversity within the company

United Kingdom QBE

Link pay to diversity, regulators suggest

Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority set out policy options ‘to speed up D&I progress’

United Kingdom Diversity

LMG creates recruitment hub

New website builds on social media outreach to students and graduates

London Diversity
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Monte Carlo

Set Alert for Insurance Day Hot Topics :: Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo RVS cancelled again

Rendez-Vous de Septembre to return in September 2022

Reinsurance Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo RVS opens for 2021 registrations

Registration website opens despite pandemic

International Monaco

Monte Carlo 2021 confirmed

Next year’s Rendez-Vous de Septembre will be held in Monaco

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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Marine reinsurance rates 'could fall at upcoming renewals'

Analysts warn reinsurance rate increases are levelling off already

Renewals Reinsurance

Focus: The insurance market must be as open to change as the aviation industry

Aviation insurers must be prepared for the unexpected and work in partnership with the airlines and their brokers through this period of great uncertainty for the aviation industry

Focus Renewals

Marine rate increases slowing: Gallagher

Underwriters seek 10% price hikes on clean renewals

International Marine
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Hurricane Season

Set Alert for Insurance Day Hot Topics :: Hurricane Season

CSU raises 2021 hurricane season forecast

Colorado State University now expects nine hurricanes 

North America Hurricane Season

Elsa prompts tropical storm warning for US Atlantic coast

Storm’s speed expected to increase going into the weekend

North America Property

Reinsurers to avoid losses as Elsa moves into Georgia

Storm leaves trail of damage in Florida but losses less than feared

United States Hurricane Season
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