Category Archives: Reinsurance

Customer-centric insurers —Drive for show, putt for dough

Advances in technology and innovation in other industries are setting a new bar for what good customer service looks like in insurance. While new engaging websites, apps and social media platforms are an integral part of the way forward, what … Continue reading →

Alignment is key to ERM

Risk has traditionally played a minor role in the strategic discussions of many firms. Often, planners get risk out of the way at the very start with a discussion of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT). Then as quickly as … Continue reading →

U.S. corporate tax reform – What you need to know

Conditions in Washington make it likely that 2017 will bring significant changes to how U.S. domiciled insurance companies will be taxed. Proposals to cut corporate tax rates and to change how income from outside the U.S. is taxed will, if … Continue reading →

What risks will emerge in 2017?

A look at the emerging risks for 2017 reveals two clear touchpoints: people and politics – and especially politics. Risk experts in areas ranging from human capital to transportation, from Washington, DC to Brazil are looking at the broad implications … Continue reading →

How well do we really understand earthquake potential?

The last decade has seen some of the most devastating earthquakes to society, with some 630,000 lives lost since 2000 due to earthquakes and corresponding cascading hazards like tsunamis and landslides—and economic losses of over US$ 500 billion. This could … Continue reading →

Blockchain – How far can business process automation go?

Although Bitcoin is now 8 years old, the current driver of interest in blockchain is the ability to reduce logistical costs, prevent fraud and eliminate legal disputes. Continue reading →

2017’s most dangerous risks for insurers

We took a list of over 50 risks commonly found on insurer risk registers, and asked, “Which risks present the most danger to your firm in 2017?" Continue reading →

The coming data revolution in insurance telematics

The mass of new telematics data sources coming on stream for usage-based auto insurance (UBI) providers will take the analytics required in new directions. Connected cars, the Internet of Things (IoT) and other new point-of-sale data sources make information about … Continue reading →

Discipline is key to ERM

Risk management matters the most when it is the most expensive and most difficult. But unless the regular steps of risk management have already become muscle memory, it is much less likely that you will even think to do your … Continue reading →

2016 Top 10 – #1: Latest on El Niño predictions for 2016: A looming La Niña?

El Niño continues to hold sway over global weather patterns, and its influence is likely to persist into Spring 2016.This is according to the El Niño Global Impact Forecast, a special report written by researchers at the National Center for … Continue reading →