Archive

  • The insurance implications of a US presidential election

    17 May 2024

    Polarised politics, civil disorder and cyber-attacks are just some of the concerns insurance experts have raised about the build-up to the November election and its outcome. Paul Walsh reports

  • Peter Bosshard's parting message to insurers: tell your grandkids you did the right thing

    16 May 2024

    As he heads into retirement, the veteran campaigner talks to Joshua Geer about climate activism and how insurers are managing the low-carbon transition

  • Solvency II risk margin reform liberates at least £13bn of capital for UK insurers

    13 May 2024

    InsuranceERM analysis of top 20 insurers reveal companies with largest savings

  • Cyber risk is systematically priced in the capital markets: evidence from the Target cyber-attack

    09 May 2024

    In the second part of their article on quantifying and pricing cyber risk, Tim Freestone and Malcolm McLelland respond to reader queries and share further proof of their theory

  • The emission cost of disasters: a new class of transition risks?

    07 May 2024

    Post-disaster reconstruction comes at a heavy environmental cost - and there are questions over who is responsible for paying. But the risk is as much an opportunity for insurers, as Manuel Lonfat explains

  • Full steam ahead for US bulk annuity market

    02 May 2024

    The rapidly growing US market for pension liabilities offers great potential for life insurers. However, there are concerns that litigation and regulatory changes could derail the progress achieved. Ronan McCaughey explains

  • Ascot's Steve Guijarro: when to stay old school, or go new school

    30 April 2024

    Ascot's US chief risk officer and group head of exposure management Steve Guijarro talks to Paul Walsh about the fundamentals needed to address extreme weather, the "low hanging fruit" of AI and private equity's increasing influence on insurance

  • Insurers get FIT after ditching the NZIA

    25 April 2024

    From the ashes of the NZIA, a new Forum for Insurance Transition to Net Zero (FIT) has emerged, promising to lead the industry's climate agenda. FIT chair Butch Bacani talks to Joshua Geer about the forum's mission and objectives

  • Happy 100th birthday! Yes, we can insure you

    24 April 2024

    From covering the costs of finding lost dementia sufferers, to telematics for older drivers, Japan's insurers are at the forefront of serving an ageing population, as David Walker discovers

  • AI: Superintelligent or superdangerous?

    22 April 2024

    The development of "superintelligent" AI could be the biggest shift - and some say threat - in the course of human evolution. Insurers will need to get to grips with it fast, as Sarfraz Thind examines