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April 2, 2019
Spotlight: Evari Insure
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 – about the benefits that come from being both an MGA and providing a service to ...
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April 2, 2019
Spotlight: Genasys Technologies
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 Johannesburg in 1997 by current CEO Steve Symes, Genasys Technologies describe themselves as ‘an industry-leading software developer, ...
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April 2, 2019
Spotlight: Archipelago and Xceedance
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, EMEA, at Xceedance, who built the technology for Archipelago, and became an InsTech London corporate ...
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March 16, 2019
InsTech Short And Sharp #60 (13 March)
  AXA XL partners with Assurely to offer Crowdfunding Protection InsuranceWe like crowdfunding, but it’s not without risk, so it’s encouraging to see a new type of insurance being launched by AXA XL in collaboration with Assurely. The new CrowdProtector ...
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March 12, 2019
InsurTech: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Years
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 many similarities between starting an InsurTech business ...
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March 11, 2019
InsTech London Podcast 19. Innovations in Claims: Shift, 360Globalnet and Previsico
This podcast features speakers from three very different companies all providing solutions for managing claims, but each at different stages in their growth.  Recorded live from our Innovation in Claims Event in London on 5th March, with an introduction from Instech London Partners ...
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March 10, 2019
Our most read newsletter items
The most popular items since 1 February are: Review of our 5th March innovation in claims event.  Interviews with 12 InsurTech CEOs from FTPartners.  “Will insurance shrink and disappear altogether?” Matthew Grant writing in The Telegraph’s Business Reporter.  Blink goes global and ...
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February 8, 2019
Milan Sud sharing his Experience of the InsTech London Event
Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the instech London event, having had some time to reflect, it’s one of the best events I’ve been to and here is why: 1) Environment – it wasn’t held in a boring old exhibition centre ...
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February 5, 2019
What’s new in 2019? Partners Panel & Experts Views
Live at The Steelyard on 29th January event. Part One: The Partners Panel and Part Two: The Experts Speak. Part One – Instech London Podcast #17 – The Partners Panel -> Listen here or it is available on iTunes, Spotify or Podbean. Robin ...
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January 18, 2019
Data Disasters and Career Limiting Catastrophes
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 managed web of insurance policies. Losses cascaded up and around the market. ...
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November 28, 2018
PKF & Instech London Innovation Clinic Review
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. PKF Littlejohn investment and tax team were particularly busy on the ...
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November 28, 2018
InsTech London Podcast 15 Brokers shaping the future (with Novidea)
Innovation can be hard, but it’s not impossible. Three of the leaders from insurance broking came together for the Novidea webinar on 28 November to talk to Matthew Grant about the practical steps they are taking to drive change using data, analytics, technology – whilst bringing ...
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November 8, 2018
US Property Data: Is this as good as it gets?
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 many underwriters still suffer from lack of decent data ...
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November 2, 2018
Nigel Walsh on the Instech London Great Insurance Debate
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 join this ...
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October 30, 2018
The Great Insurtech Debate Part One: “Is the insurance industry failing its customers?”
On 30th October, InsTech London brought together industry leaders at The Steelyard in London to debate whether the insurance industry is failing its customers in part one of the Great Insurtech Debate. Speakers included BoughtByMany, Trov, Zego, Zurich, EOS Ventures, InsurTech Gateway, KPMG, SAS and ...
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October 30, 2018
The Great Insurtech Debate part two – “Who will own the future of insurance?”
In the second part of the Great Insurtech Debate, held at The Steelyard, London on 30th October, Instech London brought back together industry leaders for the second part of the evening to debate who will own the future of insurance. Speakers included Novidea, ...
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October 18, 2018
US property data
Property insurance relies on good quality data about the characteristics of buildings, and the replacement costs after a loss.  Todd Rissel, CEO of e2Value was over in London, hosting a workshop with InsTech London and he spoke to Matthew Grant about the ...
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October 1, 2018
Insurtech Led Change in London. A Guide for Managing Agents
InsTech London worked with Oxbow Partners, sponsored by the Lloyd’s Market Association, to produce a report outlining how InsurTech is impacting the corporate & speciality market, and why both insurance and non-insurance drivers (e.g. 3D printing) are likely to accelerate change. ...
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September 26, 2018
Cyber risk: insurance black hole or a massive opportunity?
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, massive under-insurance is very rare for conventional property ...