• Herd mentality is stopping industry progressing, warn insurers

    09 March 2023

    Insurers need to "get hands dirty" on cyber and other new, more complex risks

  • Reask and Fathom offer combined wind and flood risk models

    23 August 2022

    Firms say partnership is driven by demand for better risk data and models

  • Conduit Re: starting up in shutdown

    01 April 2021

    Bermuda's fledgling reinsurer, Conduit Re, raised a staggering $1bn in the midst of the pandemic and has readied itself to enter the market this year. Sarfraz Thind speaks to CRO Andrew Smith about how a slick little insurer got off the ground

  • Three emerging risks for the 2020s

    16 January 2020

    Andrew Smith, chief risk officer at Qatar Re, discusses three less-discussed risks for insurers that are set to emerge over the next decade

  • Fathom updates US flood model

    05 June 2019

    Model is available via the ModEx cat modelling platform

  • Andrew Smith questions longevity hedge in equity-release mortgages

    28 March 2019

    Paper on ERMs to be presented to Society of Actuaries in Ireland today

  • Scientists hit out at US flood risk model attempts

    26 March 2018

    Academics call for research into links to global warming

  • Where next for economic scenario generators?

    14 September 2017

    Insurers have for decades relied on economic scenario generators (ESGs) in their risk modelling, asset management and business steering. Christopher Cundy investigates what the next big developments might be in this important piece of modelling software

  • UK's problem with Solvency II isn't EU red tape: it's gold plating

    17 November 2016

    MPs investigating post-Brexit Solvency II reforms should focus on the UK regulator, rather than Brussels bureaucrats, according to insurers. Far from throwing off the shackles of Europe, most firms hope any changes will be minor and phased in slowly. Callum Tanner reports

  • Chappell steps down as chief risk officer of PIC

    02 August 2016

    Search for replacement is underway