The Intelligent Quarterly from the publishers of The Insurance Insider

Spring 2018

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Q3 cat losses: claims

Where are the missing billions?

As the (re)insurance industry continues to count the cost of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Charlie Thomas asks if the third quarter windstorm losses still look like a $100bn event Continued inside

Editor's Comment

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Nightclub lasers


Once in these pages I likened a prolonged soft market to a house party that gets out of handContinued inside

News analysis

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IQ profile

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Punching above their weight

Catrin Shi meets with the co-founders and senior management team of Lloyd's carrier Barbican as they reflect on the company's first 10 years of operation Continued inside

Q3 cat losses: flood

History repeating


Third quarter catastrophe losses have sharpened the focus on a broken National Flood Insurance Program, writes Ted BunkerContinued inside

Q3 cat losses: modelling

Poles apart

Maria Puerto Rico

Why were modelled estimates of industry losses from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria so diverse, asks Lucy JonesContinued inside

Q3 cat losses: D&F

Rapid relief

Effervescent tablet

The facultative market is likely to take a hefty hit as a result of Q3 cat losses, but hardening rates and tightening T&Cs could make renewals less of a headache for D&F writers, finds Marcus AlcockContinued inside


Trouble in paradise

Storm approaching

In the wake of the Paradise Papers revelations and the introduction of the UK Criminal Finances Act, Mark Sutton and Karen Boto explore the insurance implications of expanding regulationsContinued inside

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Story time


Technology is driving the claims process, but the real story, says Mark Grocott, is about knowing customers' needs and using technology to respond to them more effectivelyContinued inside


Under the microscope

Asbestos testing

Charles Pickles examines asbestos in the workplace and how to manage the risk effectively with reassurance air monitoringContinued inside


Innovation at a snail’s pace

Snail race

Standardisation and automation of straight-through data processing will boost regulatory compliance and client satisfaction, but greater engagement is needed to increase the rate of change, says Malcolm SnowContinued inside


Call to action


InsurTech was the market buzzword of 2017, but when it comes to using that technology to drive progress it's time to turn words into action, says Paul LatarcheContinued inside

Research & Supplements

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Bermuda RT 2017-18

Bermuda Roundtable Winter 2017/18

The reinsurance migration calendar doesn't usually bring me to Bermuda in DecemberRead more

SIRC 2017

SIRC 2017

There are complex dynamics around the regulation of reinsurance in emerging markets, including much of AsiaRead more

Bermuda RT October 2017

Bermuda Roundtable Autumn 2017

Bermuda is blessed with some of the best restaurants I've ever had the pleasure to attend, and seafood features heavilyRead more

BB 2017 Day 2

Baden-Baden 2017 Day 2

Welcome to the second of our daily editions from the 2017 Baden-Baden Reinsurance SymposiumRead more

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