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Insurtech Growth and Interest in Weather
A.M.BestTV reports on the InsureTech Connect conference and the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America’s annual meeting and other industry gatherings.
- December 2018
ITC's Weintraub: Insurers Drawn to Technology in Their Time of Need
Jay Weintraub, co-founder and CEO of the InsureTech Connect conference, said the conference continues to grow, fueled by insurers' need to learn about technology and its practical applications. (Oct. 1, 2018).
Nephila Climate's Coleman: Market for Weather Risk Could Rival Cat Coverage
Matt Coleman, director of strategic partnerships, Nephila Climate, said governments and organizations are acquiring coverage for various weather risks: temperature, rain, wind and more. Coleman spoke with A.M.BestTV at the ILS Bermuda Convergence 2018 conference in Hamilton, Bermuda. (Oct. 10, 2018).
PCI's Sampson: Insurers Focused on Flood Coverage Gap, Auto Parts Cost Inflation
David Sampson, president and chief executive officer, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, said heightened tariffs on Chinese imports are spiking costs for new and replacement auto parts, raising costs for auto insurers. Sampson spoke with A.M.BestTV at the annual meeting of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, held in Miami. (Oct. 29, 2018).
RMS' Williams: Tsunami Models Will Help Bring the Full Picture to Typhoon, Quake
Chesley Williams, senior director, model product management, RMS, said modelers are focusing on the events that occur after the initial peril. Williams spoke with A.M.BestTV at the Singapore International Reinsurance Conference. (Oct. 31, 2018).
A.M. Best Analysts: Interest Rates, Storms, Fires Constrain Title Sector Growth
Meg Mulry, associate director, and David Blades, senior research analyst, review the state of the U.S. title insurance sector, which has seen slowing growth and profitability. Rising housing costs are also helping to slow real estate activity, they said. (Oct. 30, 2018).
Swiss Re's Pande: Frequency of Cat Losses Picking Up
Mohit Pande, head of property underwriting for the U.S. and Canada, Swiss Re, said increasing loss frequency exposes inadequate pricing by many insurers. Pande sees opportunity in flood insurance. Pande spoke with A.M.BestTV at the annual meeting of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, held in Miami. (Oct. 29, 2018).
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A Home to Insurance and A Look at Capital
A.M.Best Radio speaks with Bermuda's premier and Horseshoe Group's CEO.
Bermuda's Burt: I Look at My Entire Island as an Accelerator and Innovation Hub
Bermuda Premier David Burt outlines the legislative and regulatory changes Bermuda is making to make it a global home to insurance innovation, insurance-linked securities, insurtech and fintech.
Horseshoe Group's Perez: Convergence Capital Could Ultimately Go Retail
Andre Perez, CEO, Horseshoe Group, said the continued growth and diversity of risks being covered by convergence capital means smaller investors eventually might have ways of allocating funds toward insurance-linked securities.
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