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German life book consolidation: cultural shift needed

Following the sale of Generali Leben to Viridium, the largest-ever transfer of a German life book, participants are hopeful it will convince doubtful minds and open the door to more deals. Christopher Cundy reports

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US flood insurance: bridging the political chasm

Hurricanes Michael and Florence have again drawn attention to the issue of underinsurance of flood risk in the US. The industry says regulators are stymieing the market, and reforms are stuck in a political logjam. InsuranceERM's US editor Sarfraz Thind reports

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Finding the future for AI in P&C insurance

Artificial intelligence has the potential to improve a number of important processes, and raise the understanding of risk drivers, insurers told Willis Towers Watson in a recent survey. Neil Chapman explains the key findings to Paul Walsh

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InsuranceERM's Technology Guide 2018-19 is now live

Christopher Cundy introduces this year's guide to risk, capital and asset management software

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Insurers far from being family and diversity-friendly organisations

Panellists at last week's Dive In festival said they were encouraged by the insurance industry's willingness to improve policies on work-life balance and diversity, but warned there is still a long way to go. Ronan McCaughey reports

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RMS targets efficient accumulation risk management with data schema

Insurers have identified a need to better understand how risk accumulates across different business lines. Paul Walsh talks to RMS's Andrew Coburn to understand how the firm's new data schema will help.

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"Standalone cyber is the way forward" - Tokio Marine's Daljitt Barn

Cyber risk expert Daljitt Barn has taken up a new role as global head of cyber risk at specialist insurer Tokio Marine. He explains to Paul Walsh why insurers have struggled to grasp the cyber risk threat, and what they should do to grow the market

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Finding the goal in insurtech - part two: the insurers

In the second part of this series of interviews, Cintia Cheong and Paul Walsh talk to insurers about their approach to insurtech development and where they are already reaping the rewards

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Is the price of patent insurance too high?

Intellectual property and patents have become a cornerstone of the global economy, but the risks associated with these assets are rarely laid off to insurers. Tim Freestone continues his series of articles on insuring intangible risk with an investigation into the pricing of patent insurance

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Finding the goal in insurtech - part one: the investors

Strategies for capitalising on new insurance technologies are as varied as the technologies themselves. In part one of this series of interviews, Cintia Cheong talks to insurtech investors about the most promising areas for tech development, and how they are making their investments