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Competing on umbrella premiums with technical bounds

Commercial insurers are competing actively for every large corporate insured’s premium. While writing competitive premium policies and setting up ...

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Three 1-in-1000 year floods in 2016 so far. What's going on?

Update: Since my original posting, there has now been another 1-in-1000 year rainfall event (the 4th in 2016), this time ...

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Olympics at risk from tropical cyclones?

If you have but a basic notion of global tropical cyclone risk and geography, then you know the answer: No ...

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Market conditions and product evolution

Visiting a couple of industry conferences and seminars in the last few months, including Swiss Re's 1st Catastrophe Knowledge ...

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I don't do well in the heat - soon neither will you

I'm a Scotsman who can't cope in the sun. I burn when it's 70 and cloudy. Can ...

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Are we ready for the next big earthquake in Istanbul?

Istanbul. The imposing city straddling the Bosporus strait is one of the most populous cities in the world with roughly ...

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Resilience is everyone’s responsibility

The insurance industry is fully capable of meeting its obligations in the wake of the Fort McMurray fire, yet the ...

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InsurTech: To disrupt or be disrupted

Digital transformation is a pivotal moment in the insurance industry: it has the potential to revitalize our industry and to ...

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The innovation angle - managing 21st century risk

From experiment to prototype and commercial production…to refinement and improvement…such is the cycle of innovation. Innovation can be ...

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US hurricane landfall: A question of when, not if

In the year 2005, Facebook was a year old, YouTube was launched, and Twitter and Instagram were merely concepts in ...

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Insurance as innovative tool for humanitarian assistance

I am attending the first World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. This is a flagship event organized by the United Nations ...

STORY URL: https://www.worldhumanitariansummit.org/

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Grow old gracefully… but how?

Recently, I came across a quote by Eric Hoffer: "The best part of the art of living is to know ...

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How can we stop wildfire burning through government budgets?

Until recently the perils of earthquake and flood seemed to  be the flavour of the month and had been hitting ...

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Thinking of writing US flood? Read this, then read it again

Very few regions of the world can boast about such a detailed set of national flood maps as the United ...

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Consolidation, flood insurance, and the protection gap

In the first week of April, I had the good opportunity to travel to the Booth School of Business at ...

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