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In-depth opinion and analysis on the issues shaping the re/insurance market.

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

Focus: Transparency will be essential to unlocking PI capacity at renewals

With no material influx of new capital into the UK professional indemnity marketplace in recent months, underwriting capacity is tight, but there is appetite for quality risks

Focus Casualty

Focus: The hard market has serious implications for PI claims

In theory, a hard market should not affect the payment of professional indemnity insurance claims – but this is often not the case in practice

Focus Casualty

Focus: Solicitors’ PI capacity crisis will drive development of new risk solutions

New professional risks covers are emerging to protect the personal assets of directors of firms that have provided guarantees to insurers for professional indemnity run-off premiums

Focus Casualty

Focus: Professional indemnity capacity shortage is a challenge for London

Brokers must be proactive and educate clients, as challenges will lessen once new markets come on board and pricing becomes attractive to new capacity

Focus Casualty

Focus: Face-to-face underwriting vital to the future of London's PI market

The professional indemnity market may have survived Covid-19, but it needs to address the pandemic’s most profound legacy: the increase in competition from domestic markets

Focus Coronavirus

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: Aviation industry’s path to net zero is paved with risk

The industry’s drive towards a carbon-free future will depend on the nature of its co-operation with the energy sector and the ability of insurers to mitigate the transition risks for both

Focus Aviation

Focus: Regulatory uncertainty is the main obstacle to drone insurance market development

While novel uses for unmanned aerial vehicles are being found all the time, the regulatory framework for drone operation is struggling to keep pace

Focus Aviation

Focus: Electrification will radically transform aviation risk landscape

Electric aircraft will require a new regulatory environment, as well as significantly redesigned policies and wordings, but carriers that develop their understanding early will have a significant advantage

Focus Aviation

Focus: Port congestion is a fundamental challenge for marine insurers

International trade flows have become significantly more concentrated over the past few years, with $7.5trn – 50% of all global trade – now flowing through 50 key ports

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