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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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Global Insurance Trends 20.03.2018

Posted March 20, 2018 Category:

This week, Prudential headlined with its intention to demerge the UK & Europe business (M&G Prudential) from Prudential plc (Asia and US), and to sell a £12bn annuity portfolio to Rothesay Life.

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Global Insurance Trends 21.11.2017

Posted November 21, 2017 Category:

This week, Fitch Ratings said that the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) review of the London Market could result in lower pricing and it becoming more competitive with smaller hubs across the world.

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Global Insurance Trends 14.11.2017

Posted November 14, 2017 Category:

This week, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) launched a market study to assess how competition is working in the wholesale insurance broker sector, and also released ‘FCA Mission–Our Future Approach to Consumers’.

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Global Insurance Trends 07.11.2017

Posted November 7, 2017 Category:

This week, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) held its annual conference in Kuala Lumpur. It announced a unified path to convergence of group capital standards in furtherance of its ultimate goal of a single Insurance Capital Standard, and also agreed a five-year agreement to enhance the actuarial skills of supervisory authorities.

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Ghosts of Christmas Past Present and Future

Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future

Posted November 1, 2017 Category:

The investment landscape for 2018 is already looking intriguingly different to almost any year since the great financial crisis (GFC) nailed interest rates to the floor and introduced us to quantitative easing. Indeed, it could come to be seen as the real start of a post-GFC era.

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Global Insurance Trends 31.10.2017

Posted October 31, 2017 Category:

This week, the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) published the first in a short series of consultation papers on reform to the implementation of Solvency II, starting with the Matching Adjustment.

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Global Insurance Trends 24.10.2017

Posted October 24, 2017 Category:

Two surveys by Wiraya revealed that the relationships between brands and consumers in the UK insurance market have deteriorated to the point of estrangement, with providers assuming claims are twice as inflated as customers actually admit.

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Global Insurance Trends 17.10.2017

Posted October 17, 2017 Category:

This week, it was announced that the insurance industry is joining forces with technology companies and governments in a World Economic Forum-led initiative to avoid catastrophic levels of uninsured risk in the innovation economy.

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Global Insurance Trends 10.10.2017

Posted October 12, 2017 Category:

Douglas Shillito It was a significant week for InsurTech. Aviva is to acquire a majority stake in low cost “robo” investment service Wealthify, and Slice Labs announced a further $11.6m investment for its US on-demand insurance platform – investors include Munich Re, Sompo, and XL Group – the latter is also working with UK-based start-up […]

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