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Cat modellers go physical to understand climate threats

Insurers' modelling of natural catastrophes has predominantly relied on historical data, but this approach is becoming unsuitable as the climate changes. Paul Walsh investigates the new techniques being developed

UK's PRT market set to soar after quiet H1

Pension risk transfer (PRT) activity in the UK was subdued during the first half of this year, but insurance experts tell Ronan McCaughey they expect an incredibly busy H2

Catastrophe modellers are red hot on climate

InsuranceERM's annual roundup of developments among catastrophe modellers and platform providers finds one overwhelming theme: the need to provide insurers with better ways to understand the impact of climate change on risk. Cintia Cheong, Christopher Cundy, Ronan McCaughey and Paul Walsh report

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Inigo Insurance: have fun, build something amazing

Richard Watson, co-founder of the specialty re/insurance startup, talks to Paul Walsh about the importance of enjoying work, dealing with sceptics and an ego-free approach to risk management

Insurers face "carrot or stick" decisions on climate change

Underwriters' response to climate change in their day-to-day business has become a major bone of contention and is often boiling down to a debate over whether the focus should be on incentives or punishments. Paul Walsh reports

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