Insurtech weekly: Liberty Mutual, Sapiens, Policy Expert, Kovrr

InsuranceERM rounds up the latest developments in the fast-moving world of insurtech


Liberty Specialty Markets hires CFO

The appointment has been made with immediate effect


Anti-coal protestors call out Liberty Mutual over Australia mine

Insurer targeted at Boston Rims conference


Liberty Mutual joins MIT's AI programme

Insurer donates $25m to aid research into better AI


Liberty opens Luxembourg headquarters for European operation

The move is part of the speciality insurer's post-Brexit planning


Insurers ruling out Carmichael coal coverage listed

Five re/insurers go public with clear refusal to cover Carmichael coal mine in Australia


Environmentalists slam US insurers for backing coal

Asia-Pacific firms fare slightly better; Swiss Re and Axa earn top marks


Why virtual reality tech could be a game changer for insurance

'The future is bright for insurance, the future is virtual'. That was the optimistic sentiment at a recent Lloyd's event to demonstrate the exciting possibilities for virtual, augmented reality and mixed reality technologies in the insurance industry. Ronan McCaughey explains


Deal value for global insurance M&A highest since financial crisis

However, volume fell to just 84 deals in H1, the lowest since 2009


Outsourcing failures cost Liberty Mutual £5.3m

UK regulator issues fine for poor oversight of claims and complaints