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Validus chief urges US policymakers not to disrupt the current structures for spreading risk

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Viewpoint: Lloyd's needs a new vision for delegated authority

This is the time to be bold and deliver a blueprint for the delegated authority market which is unconstrained by cumbersome legacy practices such as bordereaux submissions

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The insurance industry is not ready for Brexit

Now is the time for companies to start working together to confront the challenges and seize the opportunities of Brexit

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Regulatory response to Wirecard scandal will have repercussions for insurers

In today’s regulatory environment, carriers cannot afford to be oblivious to the governance risks involved in digital payments and trading platforms

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Bermudian MGA launches with Third Point Re backing

Arcadian will be led by former Markel executive John Boylan

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Legal Focus: Pandemic intensifies regulatory focus on insurer pricing practices

Regulators are set to take a more hard-line approach to unfair pricing practices by insurers whether pre-existing, or as a consequence of, Covid-19

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Nexus reorganises executive team to pursue Xenia separation

Tim Coles steps down as Nexus COO to focus on separation 

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RMS pegs Sally losses at up to $3.5bn

Includes NFIP losses

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Market braced for further contingency loss hikes after Beazley jump

Other carriers could be forced to adjust their loss estimates upwards as lockdowns extended

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RMS pegs western US wildfire losses at up to $8bn

Losses from the northern California wildfires alone are estimated at up to $5bn

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Legal Focus: US court orders insurer to defend in contractor claim

Sub-contractor’s insurer must defend general contractor in negligence suit, circuit court rules

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Legal Focus: Insurer wins on coronavirus BI are not quite what they seem

Recent Mudpie decision can be seen as a road map to coverage 

North America Coronavirus

Legal Focus: Court examines the factual matrix in Covid BI test case

Test case illustrates the power the judiciary holds in identifying the scope of the phrase

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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

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'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: Low-code will drive London's digital transformation to new heights

Platform-as-a-service technologies such as low-code are more easily integrated with existing systems enabling brokers and carriers to use data in more innovative and efficient ways

Market Modernisation Technology

Viewpoint: Collaboration is essential to mitigate the high risk of flooding

Flood models are still in their infancy compared to other models, but this is changing with the emergence of multi-vendor platforms that promote collaboration between users and vendors 

Risk Management International

Viewpoint: Climate modelling can significantly enhance catastrophe risk mitigation

Combining climate risk analysis with catastrophe modelling can yield a more robust understanding of the financial implications of climate-related hazards

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Focus: Europe's motor insurers brace for tougher times

As the pandemic increases the pressure on motor premiums and as governments promote electric vehicles, the move to technology enabled products will be the key to success for insurers

Focus Claims Management

Insurers told to pay valid claims quickly following BI test case

FCA says insurers must ‘reassess and settle claims quickly’

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ID Comment: It is time for insurers to pay Covid-19 BI claims

Disasters are memorable, and not just to insurers

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Viewpoint: Collaboration is essential to mitigate the high risk of flooding

Flood models are still in their infancy compared to other models, but this is changing with the emergence of multi-vendor platforms that promote collaboration between users and vendors 

Risk Management International

Viewpoint: Climate modelling can significantly enhance catastrophe risk mitigation

Combining climate risk analysis with catastrophe modelling can yield a more robust understanding of the financial implications of climate-related hazards

International Risk Management

Viewpoint: The market must step up to the challenge of modelling extreme risk events

The challenges are numerous, but advances in computing power and peril visualisation can significantly enhance our ability to understand and anticipate the impact of remote events

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Viewpoint: Low-code will drive London's digital transformation to new heights

Platform-as-a-service technologies such as low-code are more easily integrated with existing systems enabling brokers and carriers to use data in more innovative and efficient ways

Market Modernisation Technology

Viewpoint: The market must step up to the challenge of modelling extreme risk events

The challenges are numerous, but advances in computing power and peril visualisation can significantly enhance our ability to understand and anticipate the impact of remote events

Viewpoint Risk Management

Focus: Insurtech must be underpinned by profitable underwriting

To seize the opportunities created by the pandemic, London market insurers must develop sustainable e-commerce trading systems

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Focus: Regulatory obstacles will increase pressure on EU motor insurance market

Despite the progress over the past year, it is likely two critical pieces of legislation for motor insurers in Europe will be further delayed

Focus Regulation

Insurers bet on pandemic to force 'long overdue' changes to Solvency II framework

The industry is cautiously optimistic the convergence of Covid-19 with the scheduled review of Solvency II this year will lessen regulators' resistance to change

Regulation Europe

Profit hit 'immaterial' from FCA dual pricing proposals: S&P

Ratings to remain unaffected, rating agency says

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Focus: E-scooters come with big risks for insurers

The level of regulation around the use of e-scooters will be a key issue for the industry in terms of managing its exposure

Focus Casualty

Focus: Regulatory obstacles will increase pressure on EU motor insurance market

Despite the progress over the past year, it is likely two critical pieces of legislation for motor insurers in Europe will be further delayed

Focus Regulation

Focus: Europe's motor insurers brace for tougher times

As the pandemic increases the pressure on motor premiums and as governments promote electric vehicles, the move to technology enabled products will be the key to success for insurers

Focus Claims Management
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