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Aon Forms New Ventures Group, Led by Chief Innovation Officer Goland

Aon plc announced it has formed a new unit called New Ventures Group, which is designed to increase Aon’s investment in innovative new businesses. The global unit will identify, incubate and deliver new sources of value for clients, explained an …

Global Insurers Realize Innovation Is Critical for Future Success: A.M. Best Survey

A significant majority of global insurers understand that innovation is increasingly becoming a competitive differentiator in the global marketplace, according to the results of an A.M. Best survey of its rated entities. More than 80 percent of survey respondents said …

Zurich Insurance Begins Competition to Find Cutting-Edge InsurTech Startups

Zurich Insurance Group believes a competition will help it find cutting-edge startups and entrepreneurs with whom to collaborate in the insurtech space. The Swiss insurer launched what it is calling the Zurich Innovation World Championship, billing it as a global …

Lloyd’s Lab Begins Global Search for Insurtech Talent

Lloyd’s Lab, the global insurance market’s new innovation sandbox, is launching a global search for tech talent to partner with the Lloyd’s market and develop solutions for its unique and rapidly changing needs. In order to support its digital evolution, …

European Insurtech Investment Growth Surpasses North America in 2017: Accenture

Global investment in the insurance technology (insurtech) industry surged in 2017, with Europe emerging as a new insurtech hub outside the U.S., according to new research from Accenture. The research, which includes new analysis of CB Insights data on insurtech …

UK Broker BMS Launches Innovation Lab to Drive Company, Industry Transformation

BMS Group Ltd., the London-based re/insurance broking arm of Minova Insurance, announced the launch of BMS Innovation Labs, a platform that aims to drive change and innovation within the company and the wider insurance industry. BMS Innovation Labs will focus …

Greenlight Capital Re Launches Innovation Unit

Greenlight Capital Re Ltd., a Cayman Islands-based specialist property and casualty reinsurance company, has launched an innovation unit called Greenlight Re Innovations. Headed by Greenlight Re’s Chief Operating Officer Michael Belfatti, the new unit will use technology, data and new …

AXIS Capital Restructures to Focus More on Tech & Innovation

AXIS Capital Holdings is reorganizing its operations in a bid to focus more on technology and innovation, with an eye on long-term profitable growth. Executives hope to put the new changes in place during the 2018 second quarter. The Bermuda-based …

Lloyd’s Signs Deal with Artificial Intelligence Specialist, Expert System

Lloyd’s of London wants to infuse artificial intelligence (AI) technology into the daily business it does with its customers. The world’s largest insurance market signed a global deal with Expert System that will bring on cognitive automation, via the company’s …

Carpenter Appoints Yoder to Lead Global Innovation & Product Development

Guy Carpenter & Co., the reinsurance brokerage subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Cos., has appointed Claude Yoder as managing director and global chief innovation and product officer, effective Sept. 18. Yoder is based in New York and reports to Rob …