Lloyd’s and Embedded Microinsurance

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Details about upcoming events, an interview with Bdeo and Howden and the latest insurance insights.

Investing in innovation around the world - Podcast 203

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InsTech in London: Lloyd’s and Embedded Microinsurance, 13 September, 5.30pm, The Steel Yard

To celebrate the launch of MIC Global’s Lloyd's Syndicate-in-a-Box (Syndicate 5183) we are holding an event to look at what is happening in embedded microinsurance. We will look at some of the latest products to come to the market, where the worlds of microinsurance and Lloyd’s come together and where the best opportunities lie.

Pen Underwriting: Providing customer-centric solutions in diverse niches

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Members only interactive briefing: Key trends in parametric insurance

We are hosting a members-only webinar on 6 September 2022. We will be providing an overview of the parametric insurance market including the potential market size, funding activity to date, common and newer applications and the different approaches taken in selling parametric products. If you work for one of our member organisations and are interested in attending please email Iryna@instech.co for further information.

Bdeo: improving claims for insurers and customers

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The Reinsurance Podcast: Robin Merttens and Jerad Leigh

Robin Merttens joined Jerad Leigh and Ben Rose of Supercede on The Reinsurance Podcast to discuss London Market innovation initiatives, what they have learnt over the years and the difficulties of obtaining cross-industry consensus. They also talk about the recent InsTech report highlighting the growing trend for smaller niche marketplaces and risk exchanges.

From MGA to Full Stack Insurer - Everything You Need to Know

It is a good time to be an MGA. There has been significant growth amongst both new and traditional agencies. Inevitably, many MGAs are looking at the potential next stage of their evolution - becoming full-stack insurers. Find more information in our write-up from our live event ‘From MGA to Full Stack Insurer - Everything You Need to Know’, sponsored by PKF.

Cognizant selected by AXA UK and Ireland as a technology partner

Cognizant will help AXA consolidate, modernise and manage part of its IT operations as part of its technology transformation. Cognizant will provide multi-faceted cloud migration services to help improve AXA’s customer experience and will provide IT services spanning service desk support, end-user computing, application development and maintenance.

Interview with The Times - David Howden: ‘We’re a force for good — just ask Ukraine’

The article covers David Howden’s profile, the company’s early days as Hyperion, how it has been running since the pandemic and his views on climate change. It also covers the work they’re doing to alleviate food shortages for people in the Middle East and Africa who have traditionally relied on Ukrainian grain.

VIPR Solutions announces Veteran Insurance Executive Greg Massey as North American Advisor

Greg Massey was a property/casualty insurance executive with nearly 40 years of experience in commercial lines underwriting and recently retired from Zurich North America, where he served for 13 years in various senior roles.