Turning data into a differentiator

Swiss Re Institute's head of insurance risk research, Dan Ryan, tells Ronan McCaughey how insurers can turn the wealth of data they currently hold into valuable insights, and an opportunity to differentiate themselves from their competitors


NN's Jan-Hendrik Erasmus: finding the win-win in insurtech

NN Group has been an eager participant in the insurtech revolution. Chief risk officer and global IT leader Jan-Hendrik Erasmus tells David Walker how the Dutch insurer's tech strategy has evolved


To carefully go... Insurers must wise up on new space-age risks

Scor says news ways of exploring space mean new risks for the sector


MA optimisation: the experience at LV=

The matching adjustment (MA) is a vital element of the Solvency II package to annuity underwriters, but making the most of it is challenging. In this article, James Sharpe, developer of optimisation tool OptiMA, and Ed Rayson of insurer LV=, describe how MA benefits have been improved in practice


InsuranceERM/Towers Watson Risk Technology Report

Senior risk and capital executives share their thoughts on risk technology, the pressures the industry faces, downsides of adopting new technology and the future shape of the industry.


The innovation game

As venture capitalists invest a record amount of money in insurance technology, insurers are joining their ranks in the race to find the next disruptive technology. Asa Gibson reports


Google "should not become an insurer"

Swiss Re suggests data analysis partnership the best route


Monsanto pays $1bn for weather risk firm

The Climate Corporation's agricultural analytics were the attraction


Allianz's renewable energy investment tops €1.5bn following Google deal

Deal matches long-term liabilities of insurance companies


Actuaries' varying roles highlighted by Fulcher careers

Paul and Graham Fulcher between them have worked in life, general insurance, reinsurance and investment banking firms, evidence of the transferability of actuarial skills, as well as different career paths. But neither of the twins is a fan of Solvency II, as Chris Cundy finds out