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The insurance value chain is changing. More business than ever is being underwritten by MGAs. Some consumer insurance is increasingly ‘embedded’ into other products. The whole market continues to search for efficient ways to match capital to risk and close the insurance protection gap.

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January news – $73 million funding, ships, war and thunderstorms
Matthew Grant is back with another in episode of what happened in insurance in the past month. He is once again joined by Nigel Walsh, Managing Director, Insurance, Google Cloud US, alongside Martha Notaras, Managing Partner at Brewer Lane Ventures and Charlotte Halkett, Senior Consultant at Milliman. Tune in to find out about recent funding round news, how property insurance is affected by the climate recently and more.
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Driving strategic value through corporate ventures
This week James Orchard, CEO of QBE Ventures, joins the podcast and discusses the shift in insurers' appetite for innovation, partnerships with startups, and the importance of collaboration in achieving strategic goals.
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Simple microinsurance for everyday risks
In our first podcast of 2024, Jamie Crystal, CEO of MIC Global, discusses with Matthew Grant their aim to close the insurance protection gaps by offering insurance products tailored to the needs of underserved individuals, including income protection, identity theft protection, and incident coverage. MIC uses ...
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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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Zywave: driving digital distribution
Member Spotlight: Zywave Could you introduce Zywave? Zywave is an insurance software company that focuses on the front office – how insurers and brokers acquire new customers, deliver quotes and service their customers and clients. Zywave provides cloud-based, proprietary datasets, customer acquisition and marketing automation tools, ...
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The plumbing and wiring for successful insurance businesses
Launching a new insurance business is hard, particularly for those with limited experience in the complexities of a regulated market. OneAdvent can help. Joining Matthew this week are Tim Quayle, COO at OneAdvent and Matt Jones, Chief Strategy Officer at Cowbell, a cyber insurance company ...
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Supply chains, cargo delays and parametric insurance
While supply chains are under increasing pressure, many losses associated with cargo delays go uninsured. If shipments are late, perishable goods are lost, business is interrupted and budgets are overspent. Henry Gale speaks to Yann Barbarroux, CEO and Co-founder at Otonomi about the insurance product ...
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CFC: insuring the dangerous decade ahead
Member Spotlight: CFC Could you introduce CFC? CFC was founded in 1999 as ClickForCover.com. It was one of the first companies to sell cyber insurance online. Today, CFC is a specialist insurance provider underwriting cyber, transactional liability, intellectual property, technology and other risks. It wrote $1 ...
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Move fast and stay flexible with embedded insurance
Matthew Grant is back talking to another co-founder of a successful technology company. Louw Hopley is Co-founder and CEO of Root which is providing technology to support embedded insurance for companies in South Africa, UK and other countries. Topics include: The advantages of building technology ...
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Mulberry Risk, Aventum Group: helping MGAs secure, manage and protect capacity
Member Spotlight: Aventum Group Why did you found Mulberry Risk? I worked for over 25 years across actuarial roles and leadership positions in the insurance industry before I left full-time employment to start my own MGA. At that time, I received a phone call from someone ...
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Filling the gap – solutions for complex risk
We might be buying our personal insurance directly these days, but brokers still play a key role when it comes to all but the simplest of coverage. Costero goes one step further and finds solutions for risks that are unusual, and often hard to place ...
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Business Interruption for the sharing economy
The consequences of non-damage business interruption (NDBI), when events like pandemics don’t cause physical damage to a business but do result in significant drops in revenue, have been particularly clear since 2020. Small businesses and gig workers are particularly vulnerable to losses of income during ...