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News, views and interviews from InsTech and our members.

Parametric Insurance Part One: Your fast track to expertise

01 May 2020

Read this and you'll be on your way to knowing more than 99% of what anyone else in insurance knows about a topic that's attracting a lot of interest. That makes you an expert in my opinion.
The... read more

Covid-19 - Insurance innovation your time has come

24 Mar 2020

Insurance has a fatal flaw. Few of us want to be reminded of how dangerous the world is. Cars crash, buildings burn, accidents happen. Usually to other people. So unless we are highly sensitive to... read more

Building Operational Resilience - Stewart Griffiths, Albany Group

10 Mar 2020

What does good Operational Resilience look like? Albany Group CEO Stewart Griffiths says counterparty risk management practices must evolve into a technology solution to keep up with the demands of... read more

InsTech London receives CII accreditation

09 Mar 2020

InsTech London is accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), which means you can earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours by attending our events or listening to our podcasts... read more

Innovating insurance news - Alex Hearn, Slipcase

27 Jan 2020

Slipcase was launched in 2016 to fill a gap in the market. An online aggregator and curator of news and insights for (re)insurance professionals, personalised to their interests and specialty lines... read more

Modelling Reimagined - Amrit Santhirasenan, hyperexponential

14 Jan 2020

A qualified actuary, Amrit Santhirasenan co-founded hyperexponential, or hx for short, in 2017 after becoming frustrated by the lack of available tools to build and run his models when he was Head of... read more

Geospatial Imagery and Aerial Insights - Ryan Kottenstette, Cape Analytics

06 Jan 2020

Founded in 2014, Cape Analytics use AI and geospatial imagery to provide intelligence to insurers. To date, they have analysed 80% of the US population, in terms of physical property risk.
The... read more

Event highlights: Emerging Ecosystems and Platforms for Insurance

06 Nov 2019

Missed the event or looking for a summary of what you heard? Read the details here or listen in on episodes 54 and 55 from the InsTech London podcast. 
Novidea & SalesforceBen Potts – Novidea UK... read more

Progress v Tradition - the Battle for the Future of Lloyd’s

21 May 2019

The is the keynote speech given by Robin Merttens at Insurance Insider’s InsiderTech event on 16th May.

 
Thanks Mark, and thanks for giving me a chance to speak and thanks to all of you for coming... read more

MGAs: the fast track to insurance innovation?

15 Apr 2019

First published by Matthew Grant on 9th April 2019 on LinkedinThey sit in a hazy nether region between brokers and insurers. Outside of insurance most people will never hear of them. Even those that... read more

Insurance Should Embrace Technology to Empower the Customer

08 Apr 2019

It’s natural for any new technology to be met with skepticism, perhaps even distrust. It’s seen as a threat, something to hold at bay lest it undermine a model that has worked historically. Over the... read more

Spotlight: Genasys Technologies

02 Apr 2019

At InsTech London’s 2nd April event Robin Merttens talked to Andre Symes, Technologies Director at Genasys Technologies, who became an InsTech London corporate member in October 2018. Founded in... read more

Spotlight: Evari Insure

02 Apr 2019

At InsTech London’s 2nd April event which focussed on Insurtech MGAs, Matthew Grant talked to Robert Jeffery, founder and COO of Evari Insure – InsTech London corporate member since January 2019 –... read more

Spotlight: Archipelago and Xceedance

02 Apr 2019

At InsTech London’s 2nd April event Matthew Grant talked to Richard Coleman, Co-founder & Managing Director of new insurance company Archipelago Risk Services, and Justin Davies, Head of Region,... read more

InsurTech: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Years

12 Mar 2019

This piece is a duet, which is apt considering it has a musical theme. During one of those moments of extreme creativity (after the first bottle of red and before the third) we were riffing on the... read more

Data Disasters and Career Limiting Catastrophes

18 Jan 2019

On 6 July 1988 the Piper Alpha oil platform exploded. 167 people died. Much of the insurance was with what became known as the London Market Excess of Loss (LMX) Spiral, a tightly knit and badly... read more

PKF & Instech London Innovation Clinic Review

28 Nov 2018

This was the first of what we expect to be many Instech London Clinics. It was encouraging to see so many people taking advantage of the clinics and getting involved in some interesting discussions.... read more

US Property Data​: Is this as good as it gets?

08 Nov 2018

How a building is constructed, maintained and where it is located all have a massive impact on its potential to be damaged or destroyed. That knowledge is as old as insurance itself.
So why do so... read more

Nigel Walsh on the Instech London Great Insurance Debate

02 Nov 2018

A quick follow up on the great InsurTech Debate this week, hosted by Robin and the team at InsTech London. You know it's important when even Paolo makes an appearance!
I was delighted to be asked to... read more

Cyber risk: insurance black hole or a massive opportunity?

26 Sep 2018

You own a house. It burns down. Your insurer only pays out 15% of the loss.
That’s a serious case of under insurance. You’d wonder why you bothered with insurance in the first place. In reality,... read more

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