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Analysis

The beginning of the end for coal investment and underwriting

Insurers have made efforts to disengage themselves from the coal industry on both sides of the balance sheet, but climate activists say they could do more. Cintia Cheong wraps up the latest developments

Lloyd's syndicates detail extent of natcat losses

Annual accounts from Lloyd’s syndicates show a leap in combined ratios and losses following 2017’s natural catastrophes. David Walker analyses the figures

Axa's Buberl defends takeover of XL

Axa’s share price dropped almost 10% following the announcement of its plan to acquire XL Group. Aggelos Andreou reports on the rationale behind the deal

The long-term impacts of 2017's natural catastrophes

Following the devastation caused by hurricanes and wildfires last year, Paul Walsh asks the industry what the lessons are for insurers and risk modellers

Zurich's Alison Martin: economic risk should be higher up the agenda

Following the publication of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report, Christopher Cundy spoke with Zurich’s chief risk officer Alison Martin to discuss the findings and reflect on the implications for risk managers

The difficulties of modelling climate change risks

Incorporating climate change into underwriting and investment decisions is a tricky task that requires more research, finds Nick Roumpis