Technology, Internet News

French Insurers & Bankers Aim to Beef Up Fintech Investments

After years of lagging behind London on spawning financial technology startups, Paris this week hosted a show of force aimed at proving the French capital can catch up as more than 1,500 bankers, investors and entrepreneurs gathered. The Paris Fintech …

XL Catlin Appoints Karna as Chief Data Officer

XL Catlin has announced the appointment of Dr. Henna A. Karna as chief data officer, reporting to XL’s chief platform officer, Myron Hendry. Karna has more than 20 years’ experience leading data-driven, digital innovation and positive disruption within the insurance industry, …

TMK Launches Unmanned Aerial Systems Cover via Its Online Platform

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) has added unmanned aerial systems (UAS) insurance to its One TMK digital exchange, which will allow brokers to quote and bind UAS policies online in real time from wherever they are in the world. The product, which …

Social Polarization, Inequality Raise Potential for Risk, Disruption: WEF

Rising inequality and social polarization are set to shape world developments for the next decade after contributing to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union and the ballot-box success of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said. …

Hamilton Re Names Xuber’s Isaly as SVP, Head of Information Systems

Hamilton Re, the Bermuda-based platform of Hamilton Insurance Group, announced that Matthew Isaly has been appointed to the newly created position of senior vice president, head of Information Systems. Reporting to Chief Financial Officer Vanessa Hardy Pickering, Isaly works with Hamilton Re’s management team …

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 …

Hong Kong Agents, China Insurers Face Tech-Related Disruptions: 2017 Predictions, Part 4

The twin forces of regulation and technology will see the emergence of new distribution models in 2017. This sounds like a commonly heard disrupter scenario for the U.S. and European markets, but it’s actually a prediction for the future of …

XL Catlin Invests $4M in Insurtech Microinsurance Startup, Stonestep

XL Catlin’s venture fund, XL Innovate, committed $4 million in first-round financing to Stonestep, a property/casualty insurtech startup looking to streamline how microinsurance is sold in emerging markets. The Series A funding is designed to help Stonestep grow in the …

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 …

Xceedance Opens Insurance Operations Center in Krakow, Poland

Xceedance, the Boston-based provider of property/casualty insurance technology, analytics and consulting services, announced the launch of an operations center in Krakow, Poland. The center will provide services and support to Xceedance clients for underwriting, policy and claims management, credit control, …