Archive

  • US property rate debate rages as natcats soar

    08 February 2024

    Demands for higher rates for homeowners coverage are creating tensions among consumer groups, regulators and underwriters. Sarfraz Thind reports on attempts to sustain the market as natural catastrophe losses mount

  • Inducements debate throws RIS into the slow lane

    06 February 2024

    With the end of the current political mandate in sight and the legislative calendar looking busy, the Retail Investment Strategy now has to overcome a tight deadline and contentious points of debate. Joshua Geer reports

  • Electric vehicles pose problems as insurers charge up for net zero

    13 December 2023

    The shift towards EVs presents new risks for insurers, but also an opportunity as a means for reaching net-zero targets, as Joshua Geer reports

  • Nuclear war, AI and net zero: CEOs ponder what insurance will look like in 2050

    30 November 2023

    Insurance leaders talk nuclear threats, AI's transformative power and the race to net zero as they try to predict the future of industry at the Geneva Association's summit. Joshua Geer reports

  • Frustrations with EU's regulatory approach emerge at Eiopa event

    24 November 2023

    Concerns over regulatory and supervisory issues - and with the EU itself - were prominent during the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority's annual conference, as Paul Walsh reports

  • Ten geopolitical risks to keep you awake at night

    09 November 2023

    Timothy Less from the University of Cambridge's Centre for Geopolitics outlined the shifting power balances and powder-keg disputes that actuaries should consider. Joshua Geer reports

  • The race to respond to social inflation

    03 November 2023

    Insurers have a huge task ahead in addressing the factors behind social inflation, including society's distrust of big corporates, social media amplification and litigation methods. But others argue it's a manufactured crisis. Sarfraz Thind reports

  • Correcting the insurance market's failure on climate risk

    23 October 2023

    The insurance industry must come together to address the challenges of climate change, argues InnSure's Charlie Sidoti

  • Dive In 2023: Improving DEI will be key to making the industry more attractive to talent

    25 September 2023

    Lloyd's of London's head of culture Mark Lomas talks to Paul Walsh about the importance of the Dive In festival, designed to promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the insurance industry

  • Actuaries called to arms in climate change battle

    23 August 2023

    The actuarial profession has skills and tools that can be brought to good use as the world transitions to a net-zero emissions economy, as David Walker reports