• Rethinking our relationship with catastrophe models

    14 August 2023

    Catastrophe models provide insights for underwriters and risk managers about how to price re/insurance and manage accumulation risk. But the relationship is fraught with some fundamental problems that Tom Philp wants to solve, as he explains to Christopher Cundy

  • From Swahili chatbots to Ogden adaptations, actuaries double down on insurance inclusivity

    10 August 2023

    Across emerging economies, actuaries are working to broaden access to insurance cover, then sharing the wealth of their knowledge, as David Walker discovers

  • Social inflation comes to Europe

    07 August 2023

    The drivers are different, but the effect is similar: court judgements that have pained US insurers are spreading to Europe. Sarfraz Thind speaks to Henning Schaloske about the issue

  • Data and AI: insurer and regulator go tête à tête

    03 August 2023

    On a panel discussion at Insurance Europe's conference, Eiopa's Petra Hielkema and Alm. Brand's Anne Mette Toftegaard debated consumer trust, data, AI and the regulation that weaves them together, as Joshua Geer reports

  • Zurich's Colleen Zitt: a constructive approach to risk management

    01 August 2023

    Colleen Zitt has certainly had her hands full in the three years since she became Zurich North America's CRO. But the experience has advanced her ability to manage risk, she tells Sarfraz Thind

  • Quantum computing and AI power actuarial modelling breakthroughs

    28 July 2023

    When identifying, analysing and pricing risk, non-life actuaries are finding classical approaches just don't cut it. Artificial intelligence, quantum computing and novel data sources are showing the way forward, as David Walker reports

  • Alaska's Lori Wing-Heier: we are not ready to walk away from fossil fuels

    26 July 2023

    The director of Alaska's Division of Insurance tells Ronan McCaughey how a changing climate is affecting the state and why shutting down the oil and gas industry isn't the answer

  • Insuring AI

    24 July 2023

    To its knowledge, Munich Re was the first insurer in the world to start insuring artificial intelligence risk. Iris Devriese speaks to Sarfraz Thind about how the business developed and the impact of Generative AI

  • Germany faces up to climate protection gap

    20 July 2023

    Germans agree they faced climate change front-on when storm Bernd hit in 2021. Two years on, they are somewhat less united on exactly how best to respond. David Walker reports

  • Gerhard Stahl: "We will all have to be Picassos in the future"

    18 July 2023

    Systemic risks such as climate change, pandemic and cyber are posing questions about the role of insurance. Talanx's former chief risk officer discusses how actuaries, governments and regulators should step up to the challenge, in this interview with David Walker