Q3 cat losses stop further reductions in reinsurance rates, but do not improve pricing by much

Losses of $136bn set 2017 as one of the worst loss years on record


Blockchain confronts the valley of death

Blockchain technology has proven applications in the insurance sector, but can it fulfil its promise to revolutionise the business? Paul Walsh investigates the questions around standards, costs and risks for this emerging technology


Underwriting of silent cyber risk set to evolve

Capsicum Re identifies three future scenarios for cyber insurance market


Blockchain initiative B3i launches testing programme with 23 new members

Re/insurers and brokers test distributed ledger technology


Lloyd's hires catastrophe risk expert from Scor

Kirsten Mitchell-Wallace succeeds David Clouston


Insurers uncertain about potential exposure to silent cyber risk

Lack of credible data causes wide range of survey results


Return on equity falls in soft markets for global reinsurers

Willis Re says industry profitability relies on reserve releases


Insurtech funding reaches almost $1bn in Q2

Record number of transactions, reports WTW


Brian Ingle to lead analytics for Willis Re North America

Follows promotion of Alice Underwood


Willis Towers Watson hires Underwood as consulting and software head

Alice Underwood to replace Michael Murphy, who moves to New Ireland Assurance