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Insurance and reinsurance technology related news, focused on the wave of interest in InsurTech start-ups, investing in insurance technology initiatives, as well as reinsurance tech start-ups or ReinsurTech.

Swiss Re exploring use of AI-driven automation tool

7th August 2019

Global reinsurer Swiss Re is working with computer software firm Expert System as it looks to harness Artificial Intelligence in the automation of tasks such as assessing risk reports or claims evaluation. Expert System says its AI-driven tool ‘Cogito’ applies human-like comprehension to make information access easier as well as faster ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s Lab selects third cohort of insurtechs for accelerator program

1st August 2019

Lloyd’s Lab, the innovation accelerator launched by the Lloyd’s market last year, has announced the third cohort of insurtech firms selected to take part in its 10-week program. The 11 successful teams were selected from more than 130 applications around the world, and will begin working in the Lab from September ... Read the full article

Berkshire Hathaway’s GEICO launches first telematics program

31st July 2019

GEICO, the auto insurance arm of reinsurance and investments giant Berkshire Hathaway, has launched and is trialling its first telematics product, named DriveEasy. The push into telematics based solutions to provide analytics and intelligence on driver performance has likely been driven by a desire to reign in claims costs, while charging ... Read the full article

Pacific Life Re & FWD Singapore partner on automated underwriting tech

29th July 2019

Pacific Life Re has announced a new partnership with FWD Singapore, which will see FWD adopt automated underwriting technology powered by Pacific Life Re’s insurtech subsidiary, UnderwriteMe. The digital solution, which is built on the Underwriting Rules Engine (URE), is expected to enhance FWD's real-time risk assessment on policy applications and ... Read the full article

HSCM-backed insurtech Corvus develops silent cyber offering for cargo

26th July 2019

Corvus Insurance, an AI-driven insurtech MGA backed by ILS and reinsurance investment manager Hudson Structured Capital Management (HSCM), has expanded its product line with an offering that focuses on silent cyber risks posed by cargo insurance policies. The offering, called Smart Cargo + Cyber, will allow brokers and their policyholders to ... Read the full article

Aon partners with insurtech Bunker to target on-demand economy

26th July 2019

Aon has entered into a new commercial partnership with Bunker, a business insurance and compliance platform for independent workers and enterprises, to target the growing on-demand, sharing economy. The agreement provides Aon and its clients with access to Bunker’s compliance platform and Live Certificate of Insurance, which ensures an organisation’s contractors, ... Read the full article

New InsurTech investments hit $1.4 billion in Q2: Willis Towers Watson

25th July 2019

Total new InsurTech funding commitments exceeded $1.2 billion for the fourth consecutive quarter in Q2 2019, as 69 deals with a total value of $1.41 billion were announced in the period, according to insurance and reinsurance broker, Willis Towers Watson (WTW). The broker's latest quarterly InsurTech report highlights a buoyant investment ... Read the full article

AXA XL partners with Vindati on Ocean Cargo insurance for SMEs

25th July 2019

The US Marine division of global re/insurer AXA XL has partnered with InsurTech Managing General Underwriter (MGU), Vindati, to offer Ocean Cargo insurance for SMEs through Vindati's proprietary rate, quote, bind, issue online platform. Vindati offers specialty products and an integrated shopping experience for brokers and agents. In addition to offering AXA ... Read the full article

Insurtech Hippo raises $100m, targets over 80% of US homeowners

24th July 2019

Hippo Insurance, a California-based insurtech focused on US home insurance, has secured $100 million from a Series D funding round. Led by global technology investment firm Bond, the funding will be used to expand Hippo’s geographic footprint, deepen its direct-to-consumer product portfolio, and grow distribution networks of industry partners. More specifically, the ... Read the full article

Beazley to partner with obstetrics AI firm PeriGen

24th July 2019

Specialist insurer Beazley is partnering with PeriGen, a developer of artificial intelligence-driven systems for obstetrics. The agreement will provide Beazley’s US healthcare clients with an early warning system for labor and delivery. PeriWatch Vigilance works alongside any existing electronic fetal monitor and assess long-term trends in fetal heart rate, contractions, maternal vitals ... Read the full article

Broker consolidation an opportunity for Beazley, says Layton

24th July 2019

Beazley’s global head of broker relations and marketing Lou Ann Layton has spoken of the opportunities inherent to an “undeniable” trend of consolidation currently sweeping the brokerage community. “While some people look at broker consolidation as a threat to the industry, or the underwriting community, Beazley sees it as an opportunity,” ... Read the full article

Fractal becomes QOMPLX, raises $78.6m Series A led by Cannae & Motive Partners

23rd July 2019

Fractal Industries Inc., the financial technology firm with a focus on insurance, cyber security and quantitative finance has rebranded itself as QOMPLX™ and announced a $78.6 million Series A financing led by Cannae Holdings, Inc. and Motive Partners. QOMPLX, as it shall now be known, describes itself as an intelligent decision ... Read the full article

HSCM Bermuda leads latest funding round for RiskGenius insurtech

16th July 2019

RiskGenius, an insurtech firm that applies machine learning software to insurance policies, has announced the completion of a Series B financing round, which was led by Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd. (HSCM Bermuda). The insurtech also expanded its partnerships with Everest Insurance, FM Global and Liberty Mutual, and appointed Sean Mollet ... Read the full article

Slow 5G roll-out gives insurers time to adapt to IoT disruption: Moody’s

15th July 2019

The gradual roll out of Europe’s 5G mobile networks will give insurers more time to adapt to the potential disruption which 5G-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) applications could inflict on the sector, according to a Moody's Investors Service report published today. Helena Kingsley-Tomkins, AVP-Analyst at Moody's, explains that 5G-enabled IoT such ... Read the full article

DAC Beachcroft to launch AI-powered motor liability tool

12th July 2019

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has worked together with insurtech start-ups Automated Insurance Solutions and Audatex on the development of an online artificial intelligence-powered tool able to quickly and consistently assess liability following a motor accident. The BAIL platform is accessed via a secure web portal and enables Insurers to answer ... Read the full article

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