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Munich Re backs Amber Group digital asset cover by Arch & OneDegree

21st June 2022

Global digital asset platform Amber Group has secured insurance coverage for its wallet infrastructure from Arch Syndicate 2012 at Lloyd's and insurtech firm OneDegree, which is supported by a multi-year reinsurance partnership with Munich Re. The comprehensive global insurance coverage will protect digital assets held in Amber Group’s wallet infrastructure on ... Read the full article

BirdsEyeView closes seed funding round

17th June 2022

Insurtech startup BirdsEyeView has closed a seed funding round led by SFC Capital, with the funds matched by the European Space Agency (ESA). In a release, the firm said that the funding will be used to grow the team, further develop BirdsEyeView’s tech and match ESA funding. James Rendell, CEO and co-founder ... Read the full article

“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine negatively impacting cyber market” – Moody’s

16th June 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to a situation in which cyber insurers are increasing rates and narrowing coverage due to the possibility of cyberattacks. A new note from Moody’s says that while attacks related to the conflict have not yet risen to a level previously feared, further and large-scale attacks ... Read the full article

Nayms becomes fully regulated in Bermuda

17th May 2022

Nayms has said that it has become the world's first crypto-native insurance marketplace to become fully regulated in Bermuda. According to the firm, it now holds both the full Digital Asset Business Act licence and Innovative General Business Insurance licence, allowing their insurance partners to conduct regulated insurance business on-chain for ... Read the full article

Insurers prioritising yield & ESG factors within investment decisions: Goldman Sachs

4th April 2022

According to findings from Goldman Sachs eleventh annual global insurance survey, as insurers continue to prioritise yield and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors in investment decisions, they plan to increase their allocation to private equity (44%), and green or impact bonds (42%) over the next year. The survey titled – ... Read the full article

Fundamental problems persist in D&O market: AM Best

24th March 2022

Rate increases have led to sizable premium growth in the US directors and officers (D&O) insurance, but loss ratios have not yet shown improvement, according to a new AM Best report. The rating agency notes that through the first three quarters of 2021, the growth rate of direct D&O premium compared ... Read the full article

Lemonade to use blockchain to deliver “affordable and instantaneous” climate insurance

22nd March 2022

Insurtech firm Lemonade has announced the launch of the Lemonade Crypto Climate Coalition, which will offer climate insurance to the world’s most vulnerable farmers. The climate insurance will be architected as a stable coin-denominated, decentralised application (dApp) on Avalanche – an eco-friendly proof-of-stake blockchain. This will allow farmers to make and ... Read the full article

Cyber threats continue to grow: Tokio Marine HCC

18th February 2022

The threat from cyber threats continues to grow, according to a new report from Tokio Marine HCC. The second edition of the Cyber Incidents Report found that just ten incidents in 2021 led to the theft of over $600m in cash, while tens of millions of records, and ten of thousands ... Read the full article

Evertas becomes Lloyd’s coverholder

4th February 2022

Lloyd’s of London has approved insurer Evertas to become one of its coverholders. This designation, said Evertas, will allow it to expand access to insurance products relating to cryptoassets. As a Lloyd’s coverholder, Evertas will provide insurance capacity to cryptoasset investors. J. Gdanski, CEO of Evertas, said: “The lack of insurance capacity ... Read the full article

Moody’s warns on the costs of cyber crime

4th February 2022

A recent court ruling in New Jersey highlights the hidden risks within cyber coverage, says a new briefing from Moody’s. The briefing, which came out a few days ago, looks at a ruling involving Merck & Co., which had sought insurance coverage from fifteen of its P&C insurers for damages related ... Read the full article

SiriusPoint invests into Honeycomb

21st January 2022

SiriusPoint has announced an investment into technology firm Honeycomb. The investment is part of Honeycomb’s latest round of funding, which has seen the firm raise $19m. The additional funds will reportedly be used to further deepen the company’s technological moat and help it expand into multiple additional states in the US. According ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s releases Product Launchpad

7th January 2022

Lloyd’s has released its new Product Launchpad to further the work of the Product Innovation Facility and enable the Lloyd’s market to keep partnering with Insurtech, advancing innovation and developing new insurance solutions. Under the oversight of the Lloyd’s Lab team, potential ideas reaching the Lab through its expanding programme can ... Read the full article

Blue Island Technology launches new risk engine

2nd December 2021

Blue Island Technology (BIT) has launched Blue Lightning, a cat risk analytics and roll-up engine. The engine is designed to run alongside a customer’s existing portfolio management system to provide a fast and responsive analytics and roll-up solution. With the ability to scale up and out, coupled with intelligent caching, Blue Lightning ... Read the full article

HDI Global SE develops insurance solution for Hoyos Integrity Corp

2nd December 2021

Industrial insurer HDI Global SE has developed an insurance solution for US company Hoyos Integrity Corporation. Hoyos Integrity Corporation specialises in digital services and device development for protected communication and the secure storage, custody and transfer of digital assets. The Hoyos wallet is available for both iOS and Android devices and supports ... Read the full article

AJ Gallagher acquires Arkansas brokerage Alpha Surety

13th October 2021

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., the global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, has announced the acquisition of Alpha Surety & Insurance Brokerage. Alpha Surety is based in Little Rock, Arkansas and was founded in 2002. It focuses primarily on selling direct and wholesale commercial surety bonds in key industry ... Read the full article