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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

Reinsurers struggle to model and price climate change's effects

Moody's says the industry is trying to figure out if the current pattern of nat cats is the new normal

Fundamental change needed to address geopolitical risk gap

Modelling for geopolitical risk needs to improve, says Cambridge University's Andrew Coburn

Risks are becoming harder to model, price and re/insure

AM Best warns modelling may lose relevance for pricing

Early estimates of Ida insured losses exceed $15bn

Allstate warns claims from hurricane will "ramp up significantly" this week

RPC Tyche-Qomplx tie-up survives collapse of Spac deal

Companies seek alternative funding for growth plans

Analysis

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

Catastrophe modellers are red hot on climate

InsuranceERM's annual roundup of developments among catastrophe modellers and platform providers finds one overwhelming theme: the need to provide insurers with better ways to understand the impact of climate change on risk. Cintia Cheong, Christopher Cundy, Ronan McCaughey and Paul Walsh report

Insurers struggle to explain LDTI volatility to stakeholders

From communication to interpretation, experts discussed their challenges with implementing the incoming US life insurance accounting standard at last week's webinar. Cintia Cheong reports

Insurers face "carrot or stick" decisions on climate change

Underwriters' response to climate change in their day-to-day business has become a major bone of contention and is often boiling down to a debate over whether the focus should be on incentives or punishments. Paul Walsh reports