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Deforestation poses a major biodiversity risk, warns Axa

The insurer unveils an insurance and investment initiative to help protect forest ecosystems

AGCS takes more interventionist view on ransomware payments

Its active philosophy contrasts with view among other experts that insurers should not intervene

People moves: Darag, ACLI, Society of Actuaries, Resolution Life

InsuranceERM rounds up the latest risk-related people moves in the insurance industry

Catherine Farnworth joins IQUW as group CRO

Farnworth spoke to InsuranceERM about her newly created role as the re/insurer has expanded

Insurtech weekly: Neptune Flood; Atidot; Getsafe

InsuranceERM rounds up the latest fundraisings and launches from the world of insurtech

Asian life insurer FWD appoints KPMG's Michael van Vuuren as chief actuary

The Hong Kong-based player operates in 10 markets across Asia

Suncorp appoints Bridget Messer as group CRO

She is expected to commence her role at the Australian bancassurer in early 2022

Longevity modelling factors to consider if Covid-19 becomes endemic

Different scenarios related to the pandemic may impact death rates, L&G's Joseph Lu says

Eiopa sets out key priorities for 2022-2024

New chair Petra Hielkema stressed "not every customer is digitally savvy"

Analysis

Dive In 2021: regulators spur action on diversity and inclusion

As the annual Dive In Festival, designed to promote diversity and inclusion in the insurance sector, gets underway, Paul Walsh finds financial regulators are adding their weight to the agenda

Maurice Perkins: Transamerica's transatlantic negotiator

Transamerica's global head of government and policy affairs talks to Sarfraz Thind about US and international insurance regulation, Biden's tax reforms and the cultural differences that keep his job interesting

CyberAcuView's Mark Camillo: cyber data collection first, policy influence next

Major insurers are backing CyberAcuView's efforts to collect cyber claims data and act as a focal point for the industry's engagements with law enforcement, regulators and law makers. Paul Walsh talks to its chief executive Mark Camillo

Allianz's Aylin Somersan Coqui: with crises come opportunities

The chief risk officer of one of the world's largest insurers talks to Cintia Cheong about her changing role, the risks Allianz faces and how Covid-19 has changed the way risk is managed

Inigo Insurance: have fun, build something amazing

Richard Watson, co-founder of the specialty re/insurance startup, talks to Paul Walsh about the importance of enjoying work, dealing with sceptics and an ego-free approach to risk management

Africa Specialty Risks aims for a continental shift

Christopher Cundy talks to co-founders Mikir Shah and Bryan Howett about how and why they established an Africa-focused reinsurer in the midst of a pandemic, and their ambition to make an impression in the diverse continent