Insurers still facing claims from 2010 NZ quakes

Insurers still facing claims from 2010 NZ quakes

Insurers still facing claims from 2010 NZ quakes

The long tail of earthquake-related loss events has been illustrated by news that insurers are still facing claims from historic earthquakes in Canterbury, Christchurch and Kaikoura in New Zealand. Two Australian insurers, IAG and Suncorp, reported that they are still paying out several years after the events. IAG said it was being passed on cap claims from the New Zealand…

UK rate increases fail to materialise, with market largely flat: Willis

UK rate increases fail to materialise, with market largely flat: Willis

UK rate increases fail to materialise, with market largely flat: Willis

UK corporate insurance buyers have avoided the hefty rate rises some predicted following record catastrophe-driven losses in the insurance and reinsurance markets last year, with the market largely flat, according to line-by-line analysis by Willis Towers Watson. However, with rate rises failing to materialise, buyers may instead face more selective underwriting as insurers focus on costs and reassess the quality…

Ferma plans moves to boost cyber insurance

Ferma plans moves to boost cyber insurance

Ferma plans moves to boost cyber insurance

Ferma is planning guidance on buying cyber insurance to help risk managers obtain cover that better reflects their needs. Following the publication of its cyber risk management and governance guide in June 2017, Ferma envisages publishing guidance later this year on purchasing cyber insurance. The report would be intended as a tool to help risk managers compare different cyber insurance…

Going green: how environmental liability exposures can be managed in global programmes

Going green: how environmental liability exposures can be managed in global programmes

Going green: how environmental liability exposures can be managed in global programmes

With both public and regulatory scrutiny of environmental damage on the increase, and the potential for large clean-up and remediation costs, environmental liability is one of the most important exposures many companies face. And the differing legal systems across the world mean that managing environmental liabilities can appear complex. Adias Gerbaud, head of environmental international at XL Catlin, based in…

Sanchi’s expanding oil slick raises environmental concerns

Sanchi’s expanding oil slick raises environmental concerns

Sanchi’s expanding oil slick raises environmental concerns

The spill from the stricken oil tanker Sanchi has created an oil slick that has trebled in size since the ship went down in the East China Sea in a ball of flames more than a week ago, and is threatening to make it the costliest marine disaster in recent memory. China’s State Oceanic Administration reported on Sunday that it…

Insurers face climate change risk mitigation ‘hurdles’, says leading thinktank

Insurers face climate change risk mitigation ‘hurdles’, says leading thinktank

Insurers face climate change risk mitigation ‘hurdles’, says leading thinktank

The insurance sector is blocked from doing more to tackle climate change, according to a new report from industry thinktank The Geneva Association. The sector is keen to “scale up” its contribution to building resilience against extreme weather events, but efforts are being hindered by several external hurdles, the report states. The Geneva Association said the insurance industry is addressing…

Asean plans to improve nat cat response following Typhoon Tembin

Asean plans to improve nat cat response following Typhoon Tembin

Asean plans to improve nat cat response following Typhoon Tembin

The Association of Southeast Nations (Asean) is to accelerate its plan to develop systems to help its member states respond better to natural disasters following the destruction caused by Typhoon Tembin. The regional trading bloc made the announcement in the wake of the typhoon which made landfall in the southern Philippines on 22 December and caused widespread damage, including 180…

BI, cyber and nat cats top 2018 Allianz Risk Barometer

BI, cyber and nat cats top 2018 Allianz Risk Barometer

BI, cyber and nat cats top 2018 Allianz Risk Barometer

Business interruption (BI), cyber and natural catastrophes are the leading business risks this year, according to more than 1,900 risk experts from 80 countries polled for the latest Allianz Risk Barometer. The survey by Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (AGCS), reveals that BI and cyber also remain the leading two risks in Europe, where changes to legislation/regulation and natural catastrophes…

Environmental and cyber risks rise to prominence in WEF’s 2018 risk report

Environmental and cyber risks rise to prominence in WEF’s 2018 risk report

Environmental and cyber risks rise to prominence in WEF’s 2018 risk report

Environmental and cyber risks are two of the most significant threats facing businesses and economies, according to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Risk Report 2018. The report, published today ahead of the World Economic meeting in Davos next week, highlights the growing importance of environmental and cyber risks, underlining the systemic natures of these threats. The WEF Global Risks…

Tanker Sanchi sinks with no survivors

Tanker Sanchi sinks with no survivors

Tanker Sanchi sinks with no survivors

The Sanchi, the stricken Iranian tanker that collided with a US freighter off the eastern coast of China in one of the worst oil ship disasters in decades has sunk, taking with it all remaining survivors on board, according to Iranian officials. According to an Iranian navy commander speaking on Saturday 13 January, a massive explosion occurred on the ship,…

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