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Nimble and niche – Q&A with a cyber market MGA


Ari Chatterjee is chief underwriting officer for Envelop Risk, a start-up MGA in Bermuda, using machine learning tools to price cyber risks, with underwriting capacity supplied by MS Amlin

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PRA adds climate risk to UK insurers’ stress tests


The City’s supervisor will include physical and transition risk scenarios for climate change in its market-wide insurance stress tests this year, a Bank of England speech has revealed

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DWIC Report 2019: Where MENA markets meet


This year’s DWIC event featured a number of themes, including the need for product innovation, the rise of insurtech, pricing competition in health and motor markets, steps towards insurance penetration, progress for Takaful products, Dubai’s continued importance as the Middle East regional re/insurance hub, and reinsurers under continued pressure

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Axa could be exposed to Notre-Dame fire


French company Axa insured two of the contractors making renovations to the 12th century cathedral when fire broke out

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Reinsurers weathering the storm – Aon


A 3% drop in total global reinsurance capital in 2018 needs to be taken in the context of nearly 30% capital increase since 2011, according to Aon

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India’s market should favour insurtech


Low penetration but high potential in India’s re/insurance market should favour insurance technology, speakers said at an India-UK event in London


Secondary perils are causing the bulk of cat losses – Swiss Re Sigma


Events such as wildfires and floods, so-called secondary perils for catastrophe risk re/insurers, constituted some 62% of insured losses from natural catastrophes in 2018, and more than 50% the previous year


Aon points to rising populism and terrorism risks in Europe


A surge in support for populist politicians and an uptick in the number of attacks by far-right terrorists have created an increasingly complex risk environment for firms, according to re/insurance broker Aon

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Gallagher appoints Thompson as UK specialty, wholesale CEO


John Thompson has been announced as the new permanent CEO of Gallagher’s specialty London market and wholesale businesses