Covid-19 sparks life into digitalisation

Covid-19 has prompted life insurers to upgrade their underwriting technology to use data in previously unimagined ways. A policyholder's driving history, pharmacy records, and the tone of your voice can now all be analysed as evidence. Sarfraz Thind examines the latest trends.


Insurtech weekly: Tesla, Concirrus, Swiss Re, SOA, Plug and Play

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


Brexit a minimal concern for US insurers

SOA forecasts show continued US insurer growth even in worst-case Brexit scenario


US actuarial societies plot merger path

Approval for SOA and CAS to combine is due by early 2019


US mortality improvement mirrors UK slowdown

New model could reduce liabilities by up to 2%


Revealing the risk from climate change

North American actuarial organisations have collaborated to produce indices that will help understand the risks associated with climate change, as Doug Collins and Caterina Lindman explain


Emerging risks survey reveals "post-crisis" thinking

This year's poll of North American risk managers shows a shift in concern away from the economic crisis and towards issues such as regulatory change and cyber risk. Christopher Cundy speaks to its author, Max Rudolph


Jobs for actuaries still influenced by Solvency II

Preparations for Solvency II sparked a huge recruitment drive for actuaries. But with the momentum gone and work nearing completion in many firms, how is the jobs market changing? Katie Kouchakji reports


MassMutual's Ward sees regulatory risk as the major challenge

US insurers are still dealing with regulations sparked by the financial crisis, and there are more on the way, MassMutual's risk supremo Betsy Ward tells Gloria Gonzalez. Ward also talks about the North American CRO Council, solvency modernisation and US equivalence with Europe