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News

Alternative reinsurance capital issuance stalls

Fitch Ratings estimates little growth for the rest of this year and into 2021

Scor group CFO Mark Kociancic joins Everest Re

French reinsurer promotes Ian Kelly to replace him

Guy Carpenter hires Aon's catastrophe management head

Paul Miller quits Aon after 25 years

Mitigating climate risk needs insurance regulators "to get tough"

Highlights from the InsuranceERM Americas 2020 virtual conference

Insurtech roundup: Munich Re; Lemonade; Berkley Cyber Risk Solutions; Envelop Risk

InsuranceERM rounds up all the developments in the fast-moving world of insurtech

GIC Re recommended to run India's pandemic risk pool

A working group of Indian re/insurers details how a public-private pooling initiative would work

Reinsurers urged to consider carbon tax on underwriting

Swiss Re's approach to lower operational emissions is well-rounded but not enough, says Peter Bosshard

Convex Group appoints Bermuda and London CEOs

Matt Paskin and Theo Butt will take over as chief executives of Convex Re and Convex Insurance UK respectively

InsuranceERM's Technology Guide 2020-21 is launched and ready to use

The directory covers over 100 products used by insurers for risk, capital and asset management

Beirut explosion data not granular enough, says Hannover Re

German reinsurer estimates "mid-double digit million euro range" from the event

Analysis

Covid-19 claims fall short of forecasts... so far

Cintia Cheong investigates why claims related to the pandemic have failed to live up to forecasts in the early part of this year

The cloud is a silver lining amid Covid-19

Covid-19 has put to bed any doubts about the use of cloud technology for risk and capital management. The pandemic will also drive more sophisticated risk modelling, as Ronan McCaughey discusses in his review of key trends in the risk software markets

Value creation analysis finds an "enormous gap" between best and worst insurers

BCG's analysis of value creation by insurers has found a massive gap between companies, much more so than in other industries. And the challenges posed by Covid-19 are putting extra pressure on the worst performers to respond. Christopher Cundy reports

The heat is on for climate risk modelling

It is time for catastrophe risk model developers to go beyond a piecemeal approach to addressing climate change, argues Jayanta Guin

"Wrong tone" casts insurers as Covid-19 villains

Insurance and communication experts debated the reputation of insurance after the Covid-19 pandemic in InsuranceERM's latest webinar. Many achievements were highlighted, but a lack of empathy was a key criticism. Ronan McCaughey explains

Is a Pandemic Re the answer in a post-Covid-19 world?

Experts have debated the need for a pandemic insurance risk backstop, what it should cover and how it should be funded. Ronan McCaughey reports from the latest of InsuranceERM's Covid-19 webinar series