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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

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UK's PRT market set to soar after quiet H1

Pension risk transfer (PRT) activity in the UK was subdued during the first half of this year, but insurance experts tell Ronan McCaughey they expect an incredibly busy H2

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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

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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

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Inigo Insurance: have fun, build something amazing

Richard Watson, co-founder of the specialty re/insurance startup, talks to Paul Walsh about the importance of enjoying work, dealing with sceptics and an ego-free approach to risk management

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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

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US climate risk: towards global alignment?

The US response to climate change has been complicated by inconsistent disclosure, muddled models and divergent state standards. Now the federal government is beginning to act, is the country's insurance sector ready to step up? Sarfraz Thind reports

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Africa Specialty Risks aims for a continental shift

Christopher Cundy talks to co-founders Mikir Shah and Bryan Howett about how and why they established an Africa-focused reinsurer in the midst of a pandemic, and their ambition to make an impression in the diverse continent

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The beacon for CCR's risk management

Jérôme Isenbart, group chief risk officer for France's public reinsurer Caisse Centrale de Réassurance, explains to Ronan McCaughey the organisation's approach to risk management and lessons to be learnt from the Covid-19 pandemic

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Sustainable underwriting is more arduous than sustainable investment

Axa, Zurich and Aviva discussed their journeys to carbon neutrality at the IDF Summit this week, and how they will meet their commitments to net-zero underwriting. Cintia Cheong reports