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Lloyd’s searches for next group of insurtech innovators


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


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


Lloyd's to call on syndicate members for tier 1 loan

Money raised would help boost its Brexit venture in Brussels


Lloyd's action on syndicates will not restrict innovation, CFO says

Areas of concern are marine, international casualty and energy


Lloyd's returns to profit for first half of 2018

Improvement on some fronts after costly catastrophes in 2017, but investment return falls


Munich Re defends coal practice

Firm has no threshold for coal underwriting but assesses all risks


Lloyd's CEO steps down

Inga Beale is to leave her post in 2019


Insurers caught in crossfire of Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline

Unfriend Coal has urged insurers to stop backing tar sands projects


MetLife and Lloyd's CFOs step down

John Hele retires, John Parry seeks new challenges