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Insurers at risk of comparators ‘dependency’

10 December 2018

The Geneva Association has warned the growth of comparators and online platforms such as Google and Amazon has implications for insurers and consumers…

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California fire losses may hit $18 billion

10 December 2018

Claims arising from last month’s California wildfires could reach $US13 billion, according to various industry calculations…

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Liberty, Chubb count cost of California fires

10 December 2018

Chubb and Liberty Mutual have flagged expected catastrophe losses from the recent wildfires in California…

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AM Best upgrades as reinsurance rates settle

10 December 2018

The non-life reinsurance pricing environment has stabilised, but rates are still below long-term adequacy levels, AM Best warns…

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Lloyd’s Lab seeks insurtech contenders

10 December 2018

Innovation hub Lloyd’s Lab has started searching for insurtech entrepreneurs and start-ups…

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RIMS warns on intellectual property risk

10 December 2018

Developing an insurance program is one way of protecting intellectual property assets, according to a Risk and Insurance Management Society white paper…

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Windstorm season losses double the average

10 December 2018

Global insured losses from this year’s hurricane and typhoon season are estimated at about $US25 billion, about one-third of last year’s but still twice the average, Munich Re says…

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Financial markets pose risk to Japanese: Fitch

10 December 2018

Japanese insurers’ international search for better investment returns to offset sluggish growth at home may pose the biggest risks to their businesses, Fitch Ratings warns…

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