InsuranceERM's top US stories of 2021

US editor Sarfraz Thind picks out four key themes


US insurers still behind Europeans on climate scorecard

Insure Our Future identifies major climate and fossil fuel laggards


Oil and gas: a soaring risk

After coal, the oil and gas sector is lining up to be the next focus of insurer divestment. But can US insurers really afford to chop this all-American sector from their businesses? Sarfraz Thind reports


Social inflation: 800lbs gorilla or 80lbs monkey?

Casualty insurers are complaining about rising liability losses, driven by a litigious US culture and changing social attitudes. But could a far worse catastrophe be ahead of them? Sarfraz Thind reports


Insurance industry's complexity revealed by Insurance Risk Data

UK groups have 85 entities on average; Aviva has close to 900


UK insurers reveal climate change readiness in SFCRs

Some divulge extent of rise in claims from climate stress-tests


Ohio judge rules in favour of plaintiff in Zurich BI case

Restaurant wins key ruling against Zurich as more cases likely to be decided in the coming months


Lloyd's sets record straight on its coal policy

Insure Our Future had slammed Lloyd's for not doing enough


Travelers' quarterly profit more than doubles in Q3

Pre-tax catastrophe losses rose to $397m compared with $241m in Q2


Travelers posts Q2 loss of $40m

US insurer hit by high catastrophe losses, but Covid-19 loss was modest