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This week we look at podcasts from Matthew Grant and Rebekah Bostan, the latest industry partnerships and what’s coming up at InsTech.

Tracking climate risk - slow, slow then fast - Podcast 212

Matthew was joined by Gamma Location Intelligence's Chief Commercial Officer, Richard Garry and CEO, Feargal O’Neill. The discussion includes the challenges of local address data in Ireland and the UK, measuring carbon emissions, creating complete crime data analytics from different sources and how they’re working with partners.

InsTech in London: Tropical Cyclone - Managing Tomorrow's Climate Risk Today, 1 November, 4.30 pm at CodeNode

We will be reviewing the key drivers of loss - today and in the future for cyclones and floods - and practical examples of how to assess these. Hearing from insurers and analytics companies.  As usual, we will get into the important details, whilst keeping this at a level that everyone can understand. Supported by Reask and Fathom.

InsTech in London: ESG reporting in 2023: Practical applications for managing and measuring carbon emission, 24 November, 4.30 pm at CodeNode

This event continues our exploration of how insurers are measuring and managing ESG, the move to zero carbon and transitioning to new areas of insurance. We’ll be joined by insurers and independent analytical bodies. Supported by S & P Global.

OTT Risk: a new approach to business interruption insurance

InsTech’s Henry Gale spoke to OTT Risk’s COO Quentin Saleur and Head of Business Development Matthew James about business interruption for the tourism sector, social unrest events and parametric approaches to risk transfer.

Reports worth reading: London Insurance Market – Ready for Strategic Change?

Cognizant’s latest report finds that 92% of companies struggle to understand and define the benefits of their change initiatives. Its latest report covers the current approach to change, the barriers and how companies can succeed in, and beyond, the insurance world.

Nimbla signs partnership with Dialogue

Dialogue, a complex credit insurance platform has launched an algorithmic underwriting engine. Specialist MGA Nimbla is partnering with Dialogue, to help the company increase its distribution across the syndicated credit insurance market. Nimbla will use this “Lead/Follow” engine to help increase access to its capacity for brokers and clients, allowing brokers to automatically approach additional insurers with agreed terms.

Blink Parametric partners with Saskatchewan Blue Cross to provide flight disruption service

Blink Parametric has announced an expansion of its real-time flight disruption service through an agreement with Saskatchewan Blue Cross (Saskatoon) as part of a broader initiative set to enhance travel insurance coverage for travelling Canadians.

Claim Technology partners with Veygo by Admiral to create industry’s first zero-touch motor claim

Claim Technology, a claims automation company providing no-code automation tools and insurtech APIs, has joined “Veygo by Admiral” to create a zero-touch motor claims experience for Veygo’s customers. In the event of a claim, Veygo customers will be able to self-serve every aspect of their claim and access other self-serve options that haven’t traditionally been provided by insurers.

Singapore-based insurtech bolttech secures Series B investment 

bolttech has announced that Tokio Marine HCC and other shareholders will lead its Series B funding round. bolttech is Singapore’s only homegrown insurtech unicorn and is now valued at approximately $1.5 billion.

Rebekah Bostan, InsTech’s Director of Research and Insight, on Episode 83 of The Risky Mix

Rebekah joined Eilish Jamieson, an Executive and Leadership Coach and Board Advisor, and hosts Katie and Raj to discuss the challenges faced by parents of neurodivergent children in school, how seeking a diagnosis for a neurodivergent child can affect a parent at work and the support that parents need from their employers.