Insurance Development Forum News

Zurich’s Liès Named Chair of Insurance Development Forum’s Steering Committee

The Insurance Development Forum (IDF) announced the appointment of Michel M. Liès as its next Steering Committee chair with effect from April 19, 2022. He succeeds Denis Duverne who has been chair of the Steering Committee since September 2018. Duverne …

Is a Climate Change-Driven ‘Megadrought’ Looming over Parts of U.S.?

The Western U.S. could be in for a wild ride thanks to climate change. That’s the brunt of the buzz in the news this week, as multiple media outlets gave heavy coverage to the severe drought and heatwave currently creeping …

Insurance Development Forum Launches Project to Build Colombian Climate Resilience

The Insurance Development Forum (IDF), a public-private partnership led by the insurance industry and supported by international organizations, has launched a program to develop a parametric flood and earthquake product, as well as indemnity landslide protection in Colombia. The IDF, …

Insurance Development Forum Launches Insurance Program for Peruvian Schools

The Insurance Development Forum (IDF), a public-private partnership led by the insurance industry and supported by international organizations, announced the launch of an insurance program for Peru’s public schools. The program is the result of a grant agreement between Germany’s …

Insurers to Offer up to $5B in Capacity to Hike Developing Nations’ Climate Resilience

Insurers are partnering with the United Nations and other public groups to help the poorest countries bounce back from natural disasters that may become a more regular occurrence. As part of the program, as much as $5 billion in insurance …

JBA Broadens Access to Sri Lanka Flood Model to Help Bridge Protection Gap

JBA Risk Management has released its Sri Lanka Flood Model onto Simplitium’s ModEx platform. The initiative is specifically aimed at broadening accessibility to the Sri Lanka model for both the insurance and wider disaster risk reduction (DRR) community. The announcement …

AXA’s Duverne Named Chairman of Insurance Development Forum, Replacing Catlin

The Insurance Development Forum (IDF) announced the appointment of Denis Duverne as chair of its Steering Committee, succeeding Stephen Catlin, effective Sept. 11, 2018. The IDF is a public-private partnership, led by a senior insurance industry executive and supported by …

Insurance Protection Gap Is Growing Global Problem; Swiss Re, RenRe & WTW Comment

The insurance protection gap. It’s a phrase that will be increasingly heard over the coming years – because it is getting bigger. The protection gap is the difference between insured losses and total economic losses. The protection gap, or those …

Industry Relevance and Expertise ‘Ours to Lose:’ Catlin

First of Two Articles After 44 years in the insurance business, Stephen Catlin is retiring at the end of 2017. While he’ll be retiring from his role as executive deputy chairman of XL Group, he emphasizes that he won’t be …

Re/Insurance CEOs Join Insurance Development Forum, UN & World Bank Initiative

A group of re/insurance and global broking CEOs are assisting the work of the Insurance Development Forum (IDF), which was launched last month to help build resilience to climate risk and natural disasters, while bridging the insurance protection gap for …