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Political Risk Tops List of Worries for Insurers Across Globe: GS Survey

Political risk is the biggest concern this year for insurers globally, following several shock outcomes in 2016, a survey of insurers managing $10 trillion in assets showed on Thursday. Political events have overtaken issues such as worries about an economic slowdown in …

Realities of Today’s Commercial Insurance Market: Willis Towers Watson

Fluid capital and ample capacity has kept the commercial insurance sector stable overall and also a buyers’ market. That reality holds despite potential regulatory and monetary policies pending in Washington, D.C. under the fledging Trump presidential administration, Willis Towers Watson …

Swiss Re Economists Win Award for Research on Nat Cat Protection Gap

The Geneva Association and the International Insurance Society (IIS) announced the 2017 winner of their collaborative insurance research program, the Shin Research Excellence Awards. Thomas Holzheu and Ginger Turner of Swiss Re received the award for their paper on “The …

RIMS 2017: Firms Value Cyber Assets Highly Until Time for Insurance

Despite believing that their plant, property and equipment are now less valuable than their cyber assets, most organization spend four times more on insurance protecting their physical plants, properties and equipment than they do their information-based assets. The 2017 Cyber …

Large Claims Becoming More Expensive, Complex & Global: Allianz

Large liability claims are becoming more expensive, complex and international, with activity increasing outside the United States, according a report published by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). “Although recent years have seen a noticeable rise in large environmental liability …

Bush Beats Trump! And Other Insurance Political Giving News

Monumental views on insurance and risk in the nation’s capital?  Surely we jest. Well,  we will  take an occasional dip into the Potomac waters to poke fun, but overall we hope this reporting on insurance and risk as seen from the nation’s …

RIMS 2017: Why Cyber Should Be Treated as Standalone Insurance

Treating cyber risk as a standalone insurance market holds the promise of unlocking the potential for meaningful coverage for both insurers and buyers, according to a new report by JLT Re and JLT Specialty Limited. According to the report released …

China & India Lead U.S. in Renewable Energy Targets: Allianz

Renewable power investments will need to rapidly grow in the coming two decades to be in line with the Paris Agreement climate goals, according to the Allianz Climate & Energy Monitor Deep Dive, which aims to inform investors and policymakers …

AIG Study Shows How, Why M&A Insurance Claims Frequency Is Rising

The frequency of insurance claims surrounding mergers and acquisitions (M&As) is rising as large deals prove risky and the average payout on the most severe category of claims tops $20 million, according to an American International Group, Inc. study. AIG’s Global …

Global Insurance Industry Set to Grow by 4.5% in 2017-2018: Munich Re

The global insurance industry is set to grow more strongly at 4.5 percent per annum on average (3.0 percent in real terms, or adjusted for inflation) during 2017 and 2018, according to Munich Re. While premium income is likely to …