innovation News

Brit Taps Birch from VC Firm Hambro Perks for Newly Created Role, Head of Innovation

Brit Ltd. announced that James Birch has been appointed to the newly created role of head of Innovation. Reporting to CEO Matthew Wilson, Birch started his new role on July 22. Birch will be responsible for managing the innovation process …

Insurer Innovation Comes Under the Rating Agency Microscope

Underway for some time now, the disruption of the insurance industry has moved into a new phase, following the announcement by A.M. Best that it may soon begin scoring insurers’ innovation efforts. Journalist Russ Banham spoke with ratings agencies, thought …

What does “We’re studying the problem” really mean?

I was reading my latest issue of Carrier Management yesterday and found an article about how Lloyd’s was planning to modernize their operations. The article mentioned that Lloyd’s had put together a prospectus of potential solutions, but that nothing would …

Chubb, Hiscox, Tokio, Other Lloyd’s Underwriters Form Innovation Facility to Insure Emerging Risks

A group of Lloyd’s underwriters has launched a new facility with £53 million ($67.5 million) of capacity that is designed to speed up re/insurance product development for new and emerging risks. The Product Innovation Facility is led by senior underwriters …

ACORD InsurTech Innovation Challenge’s European Winner Is Riskbook

ACORD, the global standards body for the insurance industry, has announced that Riskbook was the winner of the London semi-final round of the ACORD InsurTech Innovation Challenge (AIIC), with RITA and Optimiz.Claims named as runners up. Riskbook is focusing on …

Aon’s New Ventures Group Focuses on Intellectual Property with Cochrane Named COO

Aon’s New Ventures Group (NVG), which was formed in October 2018 to accelerate Aon’s investment in innovative new solutions, is focusing its first efforts on intellectual property in order to help clients manage their intangible assets. NVG is formally sponsoring …

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, …