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Efma & Accenture Invite Entries for 2nd Annual Innovation in Insurance Awards  

Efma and Accenture have issued a joint call for entries for the second annual Innovation in Insurance Awards, with insurance and bancassurance companies invited to submit their entries by March 8, 2017. The Innovation in Insurance Awards are a global …

Allianz Worldwide Partners Hires Wuensche as Head of Global Market Mgmt & Innovation

Allianz Worldwide Partners* has appointed Matthias Wuensche as director, Global Market Management and Innovation, where he “will play a leading role in developing new product and service offerings and position Allianz Worldwide Partners as the partner of choice,” the company said …

Lloyd’s Details Its New Corporate Operating Model to Help Deliver Vision 2025

Lloyd’s announced details of its new Corporation Operating Model (COM) that it said will enable it to deliver its Vision 2025* more effectively and efficiently. Effective Jan. 1, 2017, COM will enable Lloyd’s to keep “a sharper focus on its …

Lloyd’s Innovation Awards Go to Aon, Beazley, Cromar, Hiscox, Tokio Marine Kiln

Lloyd’s of London recently announced the winners of its 2016 Innovation Awards. Beazley, Cromar, Hiscox and Tokio Marine Kiln each picked up awards for innovative products or new ways of working. Aon won most innovative Lloyd’s broker, as voted for …

Cooper Gay Appoints Hacker as Group Chief Innovation Officer

Cooper Gay, the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, announced the appointment of Peter Hacker as group chief innovation officer. He takes up his role with immediate effect reporting to Steve Hearn, group CEO. Hacker will develop risk and advisory …

As On-Demand Economy Grows, Professor Sees New Kind of Capitalism Emerging

It goes by many names: the “sharing economy,” the “gig economy,” the “on-demand economy.” Arun Sundararajan, a professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business who has been studying the phenomenon for several years, favors “crowd-based capitalism.” But he …

Carpenter Launches New Version of Client Portfolio, Risk Management Platform

Guy Carpenter & Co. announced the launch of GC AdvantagePoint® 2.0, the latest release of its client portfolio and risk management platform. With GC AdvantagePoint 2.0, clients are able to easily leverage the technology to make strategic decisions through the …

Top 10 Property/Casualty Insurance News Stories of 2015

The year 2015 was a year during which the property/casualty insurance industry worried and learned about disruptive forces, new competitors, new leaders and emerging risks. Also, some of the industry’s news revived long-running stories. It was a year when P/C …

FERMA Forum Focuses on ‘Great Difficulties’ in an Ever Riskier World

The FERMA Forum differs from the Reinsurance Rendezvous in Monte Carlo, as it is mainly attended by corporate risk managers, rather than reinsurers and brokers. This year, however, two overriding concerns were uppermost in the minds of those attending both …

Insurance Sector Struggles to Innovate: KPMG International Survey

While insurance executives overwhelmingly know that innovation will drive future competitive advantage and growth, most seem to be struggling to kindle the spark within their organization, finds a KPMG International report released this week. Based on a survey of 280 …