News, views and interviews from InsTech and our members.

Member Spotlight: BuildingFootprintUSA

21 Jan 2021

BuildingFootprintUSA delivers high-quality location data to help insurance companies make accurate risk assessments and pricing decisions. VP of Strategy Scott Robinson explains how they are creating... read more

The Friends’ Forecast 2021 – Five more themes, 20 people, Part Two

06 Jan 2021

We had so many great predictions for 2021 when we crowdsourced 20 InsTech London friends for their opinion, I've published it in two parts. Part One - the first six predictions - is here. And the... read more

The Friends’ Forecast 2021 – Six themes, 20 people, Part One

04 Jan 2021

After the rollercoaster of 2020 it’s a brave soul that’s willing to commit to what 2021 will look like. But running a global network of talented and successful people means that Robin Merttens and I... read more

Aiming to be something different: Convex

15 Dec 2020

Specialty insurer and reinsurer Convex was founded in 2019 with a focus on complex risks, claims and underwriting. The company has raised $2.7bn in committed capital in just over 18 months. Robin... read more

50 free insurance data sets you'll need

10 Dec 2020

The world is awash with data, but it's still surprisingly hard to find reliable statistics on what is happening in and around insurance. If you’re creating a business plan, sizing up a market... read more

InsTech London 2021 live events

10 Nov 2020

We are now hosting Live Talk video events (like webinars but more engaging), mostly through our BrightTALK channel.
Future events and past recordings below. 
If you’re interested in sponsoring an... read more

Insurer as a digital partner: Serge Corel, Wakam

10 Nov 2020

Formerly known as La Parisienne Assurances, 2020 has been a big year of change and innovation for Wakam. Serge Corel, Country Manager for the UK and Ireland, talks to Robin about topics including... read more

Managing compliance and regulations: Charles Taylor InsureTech

20 Oct 2020

How do insurers stay on top of a changing landscape of compliance and regulations? Tom Maleczek, Client Solutions Director at Charles Taylor InsureTech, examines the challenges facing the industry... read more

Parametric Insurance - 2021 outlook and the companies to watch

07 Oct 2020

Once considered as niche, parametric insurance now offers the potential to deliver solutions where conventional insurance has failed. 
The technology exists to define and deliver financial protection... read more

This is the next stage, not the end, of the insurtech promise

23 Sep 2020

There remain huge opportunities for technology-based companies across the insurance ecosystem, but few are able or willing to pursue them in the present environment. Read Robin Merttens’ latest... read more

Insights into innovation at Swiss Re

22 Sep 2020

What are the key strategic innovation themes at Swiss Re? Robin Merttens talks to Ruta Mikiskaite, Head of Client Solutions, P&C UKI, about the company's key areas of focus, why it has joined ... read more

No Code insurance platforms - Your questions answered

17 Sep 2020

Are No Code insurance platforms hype or game-changing? That was the subject of our Live Chat with Unqork, 360Globalnet and Oliver Wyman, which you can watch again in our Events section. 
The... read more

The future of insurtech is about more than just technology

18 Aug 2020

Covid-19 fast-tracked the shift towards digital ways of working, but the biggest change for insurance after the pandemic could be cultural. Read Matthew Grant’s latest article for Insurance Day below... read more

InsTech London to host UK leg of ITC + DIA World Tour

28 Jul 2020

Join InsTech London on Thursday 3 September as we host the UK leg of the ITC + DIA World Tour and celebrate the best of UK insurtech innovation.
Matthew Grant will discuss the current trends from... read more

The real movers, shakers and makers: Our quarterly podcast leaderboard

07 Jul 2020

It's back! The quarterly InsTech London podcast leaderboard and your top 40 most popular guests with two new names right to the top.
Congratulations Mark Allan and James Birch at Brit Insurance at... read more

Accelerating innovation at Liberty Mutual Insurance

01 Jul 2020

How does a large, globally diversified Fortune 500 insurance group like Liberty Mutual Insurance ensure it can innovate at scale to enable strategic risk-taking, accelerate growth and continue to... read more

Brit and Google Cloud collaborate to launch Ki, the first algorithmically driven Lloyd’s of London syndicate 

19 May 2020

Ki to launch in 2021 as standalone, fully digital syndicate  
Pronounced "key", the collaboration between Brit and Google Cloud announced on 13 May 2020 marks a major milestone for the industry. We... read more

Zego partners with RSA to launch flexible insurance for fleets of vans

19 May 2020

Our corporate member Zego has announced the expansion of its partnership with A-rated insurer, RSA, to provide flexible insurance for van fleets.
As the current lockdown situation persists, its ... read more

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


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