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Analytics avenue for unlocking growth for insurers – Swiss Re


Latest Sigma report from Swiss Re focuses on how P&C insurers should use advanced analytics to find profitable growth

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Hong Kong protests highlight airport ground accumulation exposures


There were 69 aircraft worth $6.1bn scheduled to be on the ground at Hong Kong airport on the 16 August 2019, according to Russell Group


AIG names Purtill new investor relations leader


AIG’s new deputy CFO and head of investor relations joins from rival insurer The Hartford


California Wildfire Fund appoints Guy Carpenter reinsurance broker


The newly formed CEA California Wildfire Fund is working with reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter


Reinsurance rates to harden further in 2020 – Fitch


Firm underwriting pricing, strong investment results and low catastrophe claims have given non-life reinsurers’ results a strong first half to 2019

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Insured cat losses fall to $19bn in 2019’s first half – Swiss Re


Insured catastrophe losses for the first half of the year have shrunk to $19bn in 2019 from $26bn last year


Typhoon Lekima: China’s insured losses to exceed CNY 6bn – AIR


Cat modeller AIR Worldwide has put a CNY 6bn ($0.85bn) estimate on insured losses from Lekima, Asia’s ninth typhoon this year


Marsh finds rise in W&I claims amid surge in EMEA demand for M&A cover


A sharp rise in warranty and indemnity claims notifications comes as more European firms make greater use of the insurance cover for mergers and acquisitions

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China fears amid Africa’s protection gap optimism - Afro-Asian event at Lloyd’s


Africa’s re/insurance market is fearful at lost business going straight to China, amid the optimism about infrastructure projects, technology and economic growth closing the continent’s protection gap. David Benyon reports