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2022 set to be another extreme wildfire year for US

CoreLogic's Tom Jeffery says wildfire perils are hard to model but insurers are getting better

US life insurance grew at unprecedented rate in 2021

Post-Covid life sales up 18% growth while annuities also thrive, says S&P

Don't Look Up director has insurance cancelled - on climate risks

Californian insurance market increasingly bedevilled by threat of climate change

Fema defends Risk Rating 2.0 flood model from criticism

But new model does not look to future climate change predictions

CMI places no weight on 2020-2021 data for next mortality projections

2021 still likely to be an outlier, says CMI

Insurtech weekly: Steadily, Swiss Re, Kettle, Tokio Marine, Nexar

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

Insurers decry California's proposed wildfire model regulations

Industry argues wildfire insurance rules will stifle innovation and hit participation

US cyber market grew 29% in 2020 but remains miniscule overall

The cyber line accounts for just 0.4% of overall P&C premiums, NAIC finds

Current cat losses are unprecedented for industry, says AIG's Zaffino

Climate change has seen historic losses as industry grapples with new normal

Beazley's ESG syndicate helps engage with clients on climate

Cyber rates skyrocket 48% by September

Ten steps on how to win an InsuranceERM Award

Deadline for entries is Friday 10 December

Actuaries cautiously optimistic about longevity outlook post-Covid

Many in the scientific community expect Covid-19 to become an endemic virus

Praedicat launches emerging risks tool for liability insurance

Risks covered include chemicals, plastics, new materials and technologies

IRC Americas: CROs need "movie director" approach in communicating risks

Extreme-events have raised scenario analysis to a storytelling art, participants tell audience

Nat cat is Swiss Re's largest modelling investment, says CUO

Swiss reinsurer outlines five major trends impacting re/insurers in short and medium term

European nuclear insurers to develop blockchain-based risk platform

B3i programme expected to launch at 1 January 2022 renewals


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

The FIO's climate letters reveal burning desires

The Federal Insurance Office (FIO) has published a raft of comment letters after its request for information on climate regulation. Could this be the tinder to spark new rules? Sarfraz Thind reports

Future pandemic risk pools will be shallow, not deep

The concept of an all-encompassing government-backed risk pool to deal with the threat of future pandemics is all but dead. However, public support remains available for smaller schemes, as Paul Walsh reports

What's driving growth in nat cat losses?

Experts at the Insurance Risk & Capital Americas conference discussed trends in natural catastrophe loss exposures, model constraints and how insurers should address insurability of high-risk properties. Cintia Cheong reports

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

Cat modellers go physical to understand climate threats

Insurers' modelling of natural catastrophes has predominantly relied on historical data, but this approach is becoming unsuitable as the climate changes. Paul Walsh investigates the new techniques being developed