RVS 2021: Emerging risks start shifting beyond climate and cyber

Re/insurers at this year's virtual Rendez-Vous de Septembre (RVS) event began to take a more holistic view when discussing emerging risks. Paul Walsh reports


Munich Re CEO: ability to model future risks "does not concern me much"

AM Best and Moody's had warned reinsurers would face modelling challenges


Insurers start mapping out carbon emissions underwriting standards

NZIA and PCAF collaboration aims to help realise net-zero ambitions


Insured losses from Europe's floods could hit €6.5bn

RMS reconstructed a flood hazard footprint that covers the worst affected areas


Munich Re forecasts "mid triple-digit million" losses from Europe's floods

Covid-19-related losses totalled around €505m for the first half of the year


The US Climate Survey: good, bad and ugly

US insurers' efforts to understand and mitigate climate risks is difficult to discern, but the NYDFS and InsuranceERM have dug into the NAIC's annual survey to find patchy progress and some surprising opinions. Sarfraz Thind and David Walker report


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


Insurtech weekly: Kin Insurance, Bolttech, Ethos, Sapiens, Munich Re, Cape Analytics, Insurello

The latest fundraisings and partnerships for insurance technology start-ups


Europe's insurance giants unite for Net-Zero Insurance Alliance

Climate campaigners unite in qualified praise for net-zero coalition


Not reserving judgement: German life firms pull no punches on ZZR

Most of the contributions to the interest rate reserve were paid by just a few in 2020