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Helping insurers understand geographic risk
Addresscloud has grown from a team of three to a team of eleven since InsTech last spoke to Founder and CEO, Mark Varley. In this episode, Matthew’s discussion with Mark covers Addresscloud’s core services such as geocoding and peril risk assessment, and its ...
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Generative AI in Practice – Issue 4
Generative AI in Practice is InsTech’s monthly newsletter dedicated to the use of generative AI in insurance. The InsTech Perspective OpenAI’s view of catastrophic risks Last week OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, announced the launch of a ‘preparedness’ team. The division will ‘track, ...
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Swiss Re: helping corporates take better control of their risks
Member Spotlight: Swiss Re Swiss Re Corporate Solutions launched Risk Data & Services (RDS) in 2022 to support corporates with risk management. It currently offers solutions around property exposure management, sustainability and supply chain resilience. Why did Swiss Re Corporate Solutions create RDS? During discussions with ...
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The future of underwriting has arrived – Examples from the front line
The best underwriters knew how to combine experience with data and analytics to grow premiums and underwrite profitably. Until recently, too much time had to be spent manually reviewing and working with submissions that proved unsuitable or were hard to price accurately. On this panel – ‘...
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Solving client pain points with the power of digital
Capgemini is an information technology services and consulting company which partners with businesses to develop innovation solutions. In this episode, Matthew Grant speaks to Kristofer le Sage de Fontenay, Insurance Leader at Capgemini, about the company’s investment in generative AI. Capgemini is focusing on ...
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Why brokers are launching parametric teams – The Parametric Post Issue 59
The Parametric Post, the only newsletter dedicated to parametric insurance. Thought for the day… why brokers are launching parametric teams  Commercial and public sector insurance and reinsurance is overwhelmingly sold through brokers and more of them are now promoting parametric products. In this week’s ...
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KatRisk: a decade of catastrophe modelling
InsTech’s Ali Smedley speaks to Dag Lohman, CEO and Co-founder of KatRisk, about how climate data is built into its hurricane and flood models, the data challenges of ESG reporting and what is needed to create catastrophe models.
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Focus on the customer front-end
Zywave provides a platform of modular solutions that enables digital distribution and revenue operation optimisation for insurers and brokers. Over the past five years, the company has made ten acquisitions, spending nearly $1 billion dollars to bring leading brands and innovative companies together under one unified ...
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Climate risk: a decade of insured losses
Climate Risk is InsTech’s monthly newsletter dedicated to climate-related insurance news. A decade of insured losses: don’t just blame climate change Insured losses from natural catastrophes have been rising for decades. According to Swiss Re, the average annual growth trend of losses since 1992 ...
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A rare chat with a female CEO in insurance technology
Robin speaks to Liselotte Munk, CEO of core administration system provider Fadata, available across all major lines of business to help insurers contribute successfully to the security and well-being of customers. Join Robin and Liselotte as they discuss meeting customer demands in an increasingly digital ...
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Parametric insurance: not just for physical losses – The Parametric Post Issue 58
Thought for the day… parametric insurance: not just for physical losses  Recent events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain pressures and variable weather have revealed businesses’ exposure to risks that cause loss without physical damage. These ‘non-damage business interruption’ (NDBI) risks usually are either ...
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Connected property data
Tensorflight uses AI, aerial and street view imagery to provide property data for risk analytics on commercial, personal and industrial properties globally. Matthew Grant was joined by Jakub Dryjas, CEO of Tensorflight. They discuss various topics including the importance of partnering, advances in commercial property ...
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iQcodex: rewiring delegated authority
InsTech’s Henry Gale speaks to Mike Barr, CEO and Founder of iQcodex, about the inefficiencies in delegated authority underwriting for insurers and how better data and process management can help insurers become more profitable.
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Enabling parametric protection that scales
What does parametric insurance mean to Jonathan Gonzalez, Co-founder and CEO of Raincoat? Raincoat is a technology company that works with brokers and insurers to develop and distribute parametric climate insurance for consumers in at-risk regions. The company is involved in parametric schemes around the ...
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Generative AI in Practice – Issue 3
Generative AI in Practice is InsTech’s monthly newsletter dedicated to the use of generative AI in insurance. The InsTech Perspective The billion-dollar spend We know about unicorns, the billion-dollar valuations of early-stage technology companies. Now the established companies are joining the billionaires’ club and ...
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VIPR: making delegated underwriting easier
InsTech’s Ali Smedley speaks with Paul Templar, Founder and CEO at VIPR, about the company’s approach to partnerships, the importance of efficient data exchange and how VIPR is encouraging the use of artificial intelligence within the company.
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Generative AI – the insurer’s guide
Chat GPT was launched a year ago in November 2022, and its existence has consistently brought to the forefront questions surrounding adoption and implementation of AI and technology. It comes as no surprise that insurers are increasingly exploring new opportunities made possible by generative AI. In ...
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Parametric insurance: a growth opportunity for Lloyd’s?
Thought for the day… parametric insurance: a growth opportunity for Lloyd’s?  In recent years, parametric insurance has principally been adopted where there is demand for coverage, but traditional insurance is not available or cover is insufficient. Parametric could therefore be seen as a natural ...
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More Bordeaux, less bordereaux
My leisure time is dominated by two things – sport and wine. It may be difficult to imagine now, but on the sports front I was blessed with a modicum of talent, although even in my prime I showed limited commitment to making best use of ...
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Faster and better decision making – scaling up specialty insurance
The first podcast in our series with PwC touches on the Scale-up programme for insurtechs and the key to transformation in speciality insurance. Matthew Grant speaks to Anthony Joseph, Partner and Andrew Caswell, Director of Insurance Consulting at PwC UK, on why insurers are now ...