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Beazley increases social engineering cover to match growing demand

14th September 2017

Beazley has expanded its social engineering cover for the U.S. to match the growing market demand for protection from impersonation scams and other attacks that have been on the increase in recent years. The new policy for social engineering cover provides up to $5,000,000 in excess of underlying cover of at ... Read the full article

Opportunities exist for reinsurers to adapt to new insurance market landscape: EY

8th September 2017

As the global reinsurance market continues to experience a supply/demand imbalance, EY has warned of a number of threats to the industry's business model that could see some struggle to survive, although opportunities do exist to navigate the testing and changing marketplace. Global advisory firm EY, in a recent reinsurance industry ... Read the full article

Collaboration needed to address growing terror threat

21st August 2017

Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation CEO Dr Chris Wallace highlighted the need for global collaboration and cooperation between the public-private sector to address the growing terrorism threat at the inaugural International Forum of Terrorism Risk Re Insurance Pools (IFTRIP*) Paris conference. “Terrorism is a global issue and the nature of threats is constantly ... Read the full article

Brokers must educate SMEs on rising security threats: A.J. Gallagher

1st August 2017

A report commissioned by Arthur J. Gallagher (A. J. Gallagher) reveals how unprepared UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are to manage and respond to rising security threats, calling on the broker community to improve awareness and education of the exposures. UK SMEs are becoming increasingly aware of security threats to ... Read the full article

Allianz and InsurTech start-up Flock announce pay-as-you fly drone cover

1st August 2017

Allianz and InsurTech start-up Flock have announced the soon to come launch of the UK's first pay-as-you fly drone insurance that can be tailored to each flight through the Flock app and provides up to £10 million liability cover. The pay-as-you-fly drone insurance is the first product to be launched by ... Read the full article

Pool Re CEO urges re/insurers to adapt to evolving terror threat

31st July 2017

The terrorism re/insurance model needs to evolve in line with changing threats after the 2017 attacks in the UK showed gaps in business interruption (BI) cover and the potential vulnerability of motor insurers to terror threats, Pool Re Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Julian Enoizi told Bloomberg in an interview. After this ... Read the full article

Inaugural IFTRIP a defining moment for terror risk pools: Pool Re’s Enoizi

21st July 2017

Speaking ahead of the inaugural International Forum of Terrorism Risk Pools' (IFTRIP) conference, held in Paris on June 28th, 2017, Pool Re Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Julian Enoizi said that as the first formal collaboration event between the world's terrorism re/insurance entities it would be a defining moment for national ... Read the full article

“Ignoring emerging risks is not an option,” says Swiss Re’s Patrick Raaflaub

13th June 2017

Swiss Re's Group Chief Risk Officer (CRO), Patrick Raaflaub, warned re/insurers to take a proactive stance to prepare for emerging risks, after the reinsurance giant released its 2017 SONAR report with insights on top risks set to threaten society and shape demands on the re/insurance world in coming years. Raaflaub said; "Ignoring emerging ... Read the full article

Chief Risk Officers need to update skills for re/insurer’s success

6th June 2017

Chief Risk Officers (CROs) are "integral to the future success of insurance companies,” but need to develop a new set of strategic skills to match demands of the future, according to a joint report by Mazar, accounting and advisory services firm and risk technology research firm, Chartis Research, which found ... Read the full article

Re/insurance to take minimal share of $8 billion WannaCry economic loss: A.M. Best

23rd May 2017

Insurance industry focused cyber-security firm, Cyence, has pegged the WannaCry ransomware attack economic loss at an estimated $8 billion, although insurance and reinsurance protection is expected to cover just a fraction of this, warns A.M. Best. The recent, global ransomware attack that impacted 150 countries and that was felt across a number of ... Read the full article

Specialty reinsurance premiums grow as traditional business takes a hit: Fitch

22nd May 2017

International financial services rating agency, Fitch Ratings, has highlighted a trend of non-life reinsurers moving into specialty lines, as they seek pockets of premium growth to offset stiff competition in more traditional business lines. Fitch Managing Director, Jim Auden, said industry competition had weakened market pricing significantly in the last three ... Read the full article

Reinsurance News – Monday 10th April 2017

10th April 2017

Here’s your daily Reinsurance News for Monday 10th April 2017: $2 billion insured losses for severe U.S. weather events in March: Aon Benfield Global insured catastrophe losses from severe winter weather in the U.S. in March is expected to reach $2 billion, according to Aon Benfield. Japanese reinsurance renewals ... Read the full article

Willis appoints Thorsten Querfurt to Natural Resources Global Industry Leader

5th April 2017

Willis Towers Watson has appointed Thorsten Querfurt, joining from management consulting firm Oliver Wyman, as new Global Industry Leader for Natural Resources. In his new role Querfurt will oversee the firm’s Natural Resources segment expansion - including oil, gas and chemicals, metals and mining, and power and utilities (including renewable energy and ... Read the full article

Reinsurance News – Friday 20th January 2017

20th January 2017

Here’s your daily Reinsurance News for Friday 20th January 2017: Lloyd's get final approval, to launch in India before April renewals The Lloyd's of London insurance and reinsurance marketplace has received final approval from the IRDAI to establish a branch in India, and plans to launch before the April reinsurance ... Read the full article

Reinsurance News – Friday 6th January 2017

6th January 2017

Here’s your daily Reinsurance News for Friday 6th January 2017: Reinsurance price declines moderated at 1/1 2017 renewals: Guy Carpenter Reinsurance price declines moderated at the key January 1st 2017 renewals, when compared with the previous three years, across most business lines, according to reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter. Read the full article