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The Changing Risk and Liability Landscape: New Tech, New Loss Scenarios

Advancements in technology are changing the risk landscape irrevocably and driving potential big changes in liability, and other insurance, claims activity. The opportunities for business from new technologies such as autonomous machines, artificial intelligenceI, smart factories and digitalized supply chains …

15 Emerging Risks from Policies to Playgrounds, Sandboxes to Scooters

When insurance experts are asked what they see as the most important emerging risk for the property/casualty insurance industry, their consensus is cyber in some form. While cyber obviously poses tremendous risks, some experts are also eyeing a variety of …

Technology Is Outpacing Risk Management: Marsh-RIMS Report

Emerging technologies continue to rapidly change the way businesses operate and interact with customers, yet risk management processes are not keeping pace with the associated risks, according to a report published today by global insurance broker Marsh and the risk …

CFC Underwriting Launches New Product for U.S. Nutraceutical Companies

Specialist lines underwriting agency CFC Underwriting has added to its life sciences suite of products with a new insurance product designed specifically for nutraceutical businesses in the U.S. Coverages include products liability, commercial general liability and cyber. Broad product recall …

Once-Stable P/C Insurance Lines Face Headwinds: Guy Carpenter

While the U.S. property/casualty insurance industry is well capitalized and market sentiment is mostly positive, it still faces economic and market-based headwinds that will challenge its profitable growth going forward. In the 2017 edition of the annual report, Plotting a …

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 …