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Regulators raise the stakes on climate change – June Seminar 2019

Posted June 5, 2019 Category: ,

David Worsfold The insurance industry has been dragged centre stage in responding to the challenge of climate change. The significant losses of recent years have hit global insurers and the Lloyd’s market very hard and have required a re-assessment of risks, increases in premiums and investment in claims handling capabilities. Regulators are making it clear […]

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Global Insurance Trends 04.06.2019

Posted June 5, 2019 Category:

Douglas Shillito This week, Allianz UK finally announced it is to acquire 100% of the general insurance business of Legal & General Group for £242m. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals. It is also to buy out the remaining 51% stake in LV General Insurance Group for up to £578m. The transactions, which are […]

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Resilience and Yield in the Late Cycle – The Pulse, June 2019

Posted June 5, 2019 Category:

The Pulse, a new series of half-day events with a focus on topicality and current dynamics in asset classes of interest to insurers, will hold its next half-day afternoon event on 18 June at Skinners’ Hall, Dowgate Hill, London. The topic will be Improving Resilience and Harvesting Yield in the Late Credit Cycle, with a […]

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Global Insurance Trends 07.05.2019

Posted May 10, 2019 Category:

Douglas Shillito This week, Lloyd’s again made the headlines by unveiling its new strategy with a number of transformational initiatives. Lloyd’s, with its unique structure and traditional face-to-face relationships, have struggled to get to grips with high trading expenses and now an increasingly changing world. However, the new strategy follows a growing success with the […]

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Global Insurance Trends 30.04.2019

Posted May 2, 2019 Category:

Douglas Shillito This week, Lloyd’s, in collaboration with the University of Surrey, published two seminal papers – “Taking control: artificial intelligence and insurance” and “Taking control: robots and risk”. They emphasize how important these technologies are in this increasingly digitalised world, and how they will impact all aspects of the insurance/reinsurance markets. The reports follow […]

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March 2019 voting results: No lifting of the gloom

Posted April 25, 2019 Category: ,

The first Insurance Investment Exchange seminar of 2019, held at Salters’ Hall in the City of London, dipped its toes into the chilly currents of economic uncertainty swirling around the global economy. Volatility and uncertainty might be all around them but the chief investment officers in the audience were certain about one thing. Asked during […]

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March 2019 seminar report: The Changing Landscape

Posted April 25, 2019 Category: ,

The first Insurance Investment Exchange seminar of 2019 set out to capture the mood of uncertainty sweeping across the economies of the developed world and analyse its impact on the assets insurers have relied on to ensure they meet their obligations and contribute to the success of their businesses. The opening remarks of the morning’s […]

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Global Insurance Trends 05.03.2019

Posted March 6, 2019 Category:

Douglas Shillito This week, the London Market Group unveiled its revised mission and announced two new workstreams at its Market Forum. The LMG Board feels that there is value for the whole market in getting a wider perspective – this workstream will partner with trade bodies and associations to build a collective view from groups […]

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Global Insurance Trends 06.11.2018

Posted November 7, 2018 Category:

Douglas Shillito This week, the latest Willis Towers Watson / Mergermarket report revealed that deal value for global insurance M&A was up €37bn in the first six months of 2018. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) set out the issues it will focus on as part of a market study into how general insurance firms charge […]

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Global Insurance Trends 02.10.2018

Posted October 3, 2018 Category:

Douglas Shillito This week, an A.M.Best survey indicated a significant majority of insurers understand that innovation is increasingly becoming a differentiator in the global marketplace, and Argo Group International released the findings of “The Future of Insurance – 2018 Insights: Risks, Uncertainty and a Looming Talent Gap”. A Willis Towers Watson survey highlighted that increasing […]

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Global Insurance Trends 04.04.2018

Posted April 4, 2018 Category:

The UK media was generally optimistic after the agreement with the EU over a Brexit transition timescale. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) said they were pleased to see the Bank of England take a pragmatic approach to regulation during the implementation period regarding passporting rights in the UK.

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