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Re/insurers may "lose relevance" if cyber cover demand is not met

Munich Re's chief cyber underwriter J├╝rgen Reinhart said re/insurers must create sustainable growth conditions

Global natcat average losses doubled to $100bn in last five years

Insurer models have accounted for increase, says Verisk

PRA steps up oversight of funded reinsurance for annuity firms

UK regulator warns life insurers about concentration risks

Harness insurers' expertise in public risk pools, says ex-Pool Re chief

At RVS 2022, Julian Enoizi said public-private pools should be formed "pre-disaster"

Reinsurers to perform better than direct writers

Inflationary pressures to hit direct writers the hardest, say rating agencies

Soaring inflation and rates would hit Italian and French non-life sectors hardest

Fitch Ratings says only some life insurers will benefit in this scenario

Better data could liberate life underwriting for mental health conditions

Opportunities exist for improved risk assessment and dynamic underwriting, say actuaries

Mena insurers exhibit "shortcomings" in ERM practices

AM Best report says Middle East and North Africa firms making steady improvements

Barrage of regulatory mandates concerning California's wildfire insurers

Insurance rules are leading to prolonged insurance crisis, says APCIA

Free listing deadline closes today for InsuranceERM's technology guide

Entries should cover insurance risk management software - and the deadline is today 12 August

Insurers must deploy "new age" models to combat wildfire risk

Zesty.ai's Attila Toth said traditional methods miss the true impacts

Discrimination-free insurance pricing model proposed

Neural network can deal with missing policyholder information

Analysis

Stress testing reinsurer resilience to reserve shocks

Stuart Shipperlee discusses Litmus Analysis' examination of 35 leading reinsurance carriers to understand their overall resilience to reserve shocks, and notes very significant individual variances

Fighting fires in the US

Wildfires are raging once again and insurers are under pressure to maintain coverage in high-risk regions. But the industry can do more to help itself and society as David Sampson, president of the American Property Casualty Insurance Association, explains to Sarfraz Thind

Insurers happy with UK's Solvency II plans, but capital savings remain uncertain

The government has grabbed positive headlines with its proposals to reform Solvency II, but the industry is cautious about the how they will pan out. Cintia Cheong reports

A new standard for liability risk data

Open data standards for risk modelling are helping improve the efficiency and value of risk management in the insurance sector, Today, a new standard for liability risks is being launched, as Dickie Whitaker explains

Connecting catastrophe with climate

Christopher Cundy talks to Nick Hassam and Thomas Loridan, the founders of Reask, on how their physics-driven catastrophe models are enabling insurers to better understand climate risk

2021 Atlantic hurricane season: "shorties", northeastern losses and rapid intensification

This year's Atlantic hurricane season may not have broken the records of its predecessor, but it was notable for the emergence of several worrying trends. Paul Walsh reports