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Protectionism, Cloud Accumulation, Water Stress Among 20 Emerging Risks Facing Insurance Industry: Swiss Re

Reduced market access, regulatory fragmentation, the return of inflation and cloud risk accumulation pose the largest challenges with the highest downside risk potential in the short term, according to experts at Swiss Re. Other risks further out on the time …

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Partners with Insurtech Firm to ID Liability Risks

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS), the corporate insurance unit of Allianz SE, is working with Praedicat, the Los Angeles-based insurtech analytics firm, to better predict key catastrophe liability risks. The partnership aims to find new ways to better …

Beazley Offers ‘Seamless’ Financial Lines Cover for Crime, PI & Data Breaches

Beazley has unveiled two sets of financial lines’ products for organizations domiciled outside the United States. One is designed for the specific needs of financial institutions and the other provides comprehensive management liability cover for traditional and emerging risks, the …

Political Risk a Growing Concern, Say Brokers, Insurers

Evan Freely has been insuring global risks for years — through the 2008 market meltdown, the 2002 crisis in Argentina, and the 1993 downturn in Venezuela. Yet turmoil now seems to be coming at a more rapid pace than he’s …

Aon Launches Solution to Help Firms Manage Brexit Risks, Opportunities

Aon plc has launched “Brexit Navigator,” a tailor-made solution designed to help organizations quantify the impact of Brexit risk exposures, and redesign their risk management and risk financing structures. Brexit Navigator is supported by an interactive tool that presents scenario-based …

Emerging Risks/Markets Offer New Opportunities: 2017 Predictions, Part 3

Insurers and reinsurers continue to look for organic growth where they can find it – sometimes from emerging risks and sometimes from emerging markets. As always, the keys to success are market knowledge and patience. Providing a heads-up for such …

Rising Risks Could Cost Global Cities $1.17 Trillion of GDP in 2017: Cambridge Study

The costs of major shocks to the global economy from natural and manmade threats could put at risk $1.17 trillion of the total projected GDP of the world’s major cities in 2017, according to the findings of a report compiled …

ISO Files Homesharing Coverage Options For Homeowners’ Policies

ISO has introduced new homesharing insurance options to address exposures that policyholders may face when renting out all or parts of their homes. The new homeowners coverage options and accompanying rating provisions have been filed on a multistate basis to …

Sciemus’ Move into Specialty Underwriting: A Case of ‘Adapt and Thrive’

It was a case of adapt and thrive when modeling and analytics company Sciemus made a big strategic leap this year into underwriting space, power, mining, renewable energy and cyber—as a managing general agent. Despite the ongoing soft market, CEO …

Sports-Related Brain Injuries Are Emerging Risk for US & UK Insurers: S&P Report

Sports-related brain injuries are one of the top emerging insurance claims in the U.S. and the U.K., according to a report published by S&P Global Ratings. While the potential risk of such liability claims is rising rapidly, S&P did not …