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Reinsurance Brokers, Underwriters, Property, Casualty, Life

Analysis

Political instability and what it means for risk management

The prevailing political environment has a significant impact on how re/insurers operate, so risk managers should respond to this current period of instability and uncertainty with new approaches, says Frieder Knüpling

European insurers hold out hope on UK market access

With article 50 triggered, insurers in the UK and EEA wait with bated breath for news on what will replace passporting. Although the EU looks set to take a tough line on access to the single market for the UK, pressure is mounting on the UK government to avoid retaliation. Callum Tanner reports

The ongoing ordeal of Ogden

The change to UK's damages discount rate came as a huge surprise to many insurers. But this is far from being a one-off shock. Christopher Cundy reports

Turning liability into opportunity

There is growing evidence that exposure to phthalates has serious health impacts. Excluding phthalates from insurance contracts might be the natural response, but modelling the exposure could allow firms to see the risk as a business opportunity rather than a threat, as Praedicat chief executive Robert Reville tells Callum Tanner

Yes, no, maybe: the PRA responds to industry's Solvency II reform agenda

The UK regulator has made a point-by-point reply to the Association of British Insurers' agenda for Solvency II reforms and confirmed its priority to review the reporting requirements. Christopher Cundy reports

Insurers still struggling with cyber risk management

Last year’s attack on DNS provider Dyn and a warning from the UK regulator on the aggregation of cyber risks have had a big influence on the way insurers are thinking about cyber risk modelling and management. Callum Tanner reports from the Advisen cyber risk conference in London