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London market struggles to respond to sharia opportunity

A fully fledged sharia-compliant insurance market in London could exponentially increase the size of the market. But carriers need to be more responsive to broker and client requirements

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Viewpoint: Underwriting innovation is not about new technology

There is no need for miraculous new technology at Lloyd’s – it only needs existing technologies to be made more accessible and practically useful for underwriters in the market

Market Modernisation Technology

Time to look beyond Lloyd's for London captive solution

Lloyd's is exploring the idea of opening up the market to captives, but some argue there is a bigger opportunity for the London market in a more comprehensive proposition

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Viewpoint: Better use of data will drive success in delegated authority market

Companies must not only enhance their ability to collect, cleanse and analyse data but also to construct the knowledge frameworks that enable profitable underwriting

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Asia insurtech sector speeding ahead on regulatory fast track

The adoption of insurtech solutions in Hong Kong and Singapore is not without its challenges, but these are being addressed through proof of concept initiatives sanctioned by the regulator

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Munich Re expects €1.2bn profit for 2020 as Covid-19 losses bite

German reinsurer sets 2021 profit target at €2.8bn

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Trade credit market braces for Arcadia collapse

Some £250m of invoices could go unpaid if fashion empire goes under

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La Niña to fuel bushfires in Western Australia

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Legal Focus: Insurance limitation period questioned in Belgian Constitutional Court

Short limitation period does not violate principles of equality and non-discrimination 

Belgium Legal focus

Legal Focus: EU proposes further data rules for financial services sector

Digital Operational Resilience Act is a key part of commission’s wider digital finance package

Europe Regulation

Legal Focus: Commercial Court examines Allianz wording in BI claim

Claim for lost stock that perished during coronavirus lockdown lies at the centre of dispute

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Mid-tier brokers battle to escape the killing zone

London’s medium-sized players are transforming in order to survive

Distribution London

Global brokers plot evolution of facilities

Facilities are here to stay, and the major brokers are investing in technology to expand their use

Broker Facilities Distribution

'It may sound like heresy, but the old broker model must change'

Brokers must evolve to meet the changing needs of their clients and that requires a significant cultural shift

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Viewpoint: Better use of data will drive success in delegated authority market

Companies must not only enhance their ability to collect, cleanse and analyse data but also to construct the knowledge frameworks that enable profitable underwriting

Distribution London

Viewpoint: Insurance is essential to crew health and safety in the maritime sector

A&H insurance cover must become a standard employment benefit in the maritime industry as it is in much of the onshore world

Marine International

Viewpoint: Bermuda’s ILS offering is becoming more differentiated to address emerging risks

Growing private equity interest in ILS as an asset class could provide a fertile environment for new entrants that bring a fresh approach to managing and deploying capital

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Legal Focus: Insurance limitation period questioned in Belgian Constitutional Court

Short limitation period does not violate principles of equality and non-discrimination 

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Legal Focus: Australian court ruling has broad implications for aviation insurers

There is an opportunity for carriers to benefit from new demand for aviation contingent risk cover

Legal focus Aviation

Ruling expected to bring greater transparency in London arbitration

Supreme Court decision will boost confidence, London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) says

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Viewpoint: Due diligence is essential to stem the rise in fraud claims

The market is braced for a surge in claims as state agencies, despite the challenges of Covid-19, step up measures to enforce corporate fraud and corruption laws

Risk Management International

Focus: A professional approach to risk management has never been more vital for the aviation industry

Airlines will resume normal operations more quickly if industry and political leaders work with, rather than against, public health professionals

Focus Aviation

Viewpoint: Next-generation telematics will drive motor insurance into the digital age

The design and features of new telematics devices mean policyholders value them in their own right – rather than something imposed on them to get cheaper cover

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Latest From Technology

Viewpoint: Underwriting innovation is not about new technology

There is no need for miraculous new technology at Lloyd’s – it only needs existing technologies to be made more accessible and practically useful for underwriters in the market

Market Modernisation Technology

Viewpoint: Digital adaptation and trust will drive value for insurers in 2021

Incumbent players must speed up their technological transformation to operate more cost effectively and make their products more accessible and transparent

International Technology

Whitespace beefs up platform with new facilities

E-trading platform adds video call and instant messaging capabilities to its service

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Legal Focus: EU proposes further data rules for financial services sector

Digital Operational Resilience Act is a key part of commission’s wider digital finance package

Europe Regulation

Legal Focus: The future regulatory framework review for financial services looks to post-Brexit future

Proposals seek to adapt and strengthen the existing Financial Services and Markets Act-based regulatory regime

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Legal Focus: Beware of new privacy rules in California

Insurers will want to take careful note of California's incoming privacy laws  

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Focus: Insurers must review capital strategies to weather funding crisis

Careful stewardship of insurers’ capital positions will be required next year, particularly among carriers that cannot easily access debt or acquire straightforward equity capital

Focus Asset Management/Investment

Focus: Investors’ concern about ILS fund transparency presents a problem for the market

There is room for both independent and reinsurer-aligned ILS funds to address the different needs of end investors and cedants – but transparency is critical

Focus Reinsurance

Focus: Reinsurer capital threatens to reduce risk diversification of ILS market

Only time will tell how important the lack of risk correlation represented by the ILS market is and to what extent its diminution will affect the market

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