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Underwriting

Data and technology are changing the way that insurers underwrite. Improved catastrophe models and new technology for algorithmic underwriting are helping to make the day-to-day lives of underwriters easier.

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August 27, 2021
Product launch 2.0 – smart tech, simple solutions
When you think of insurance innovation there is a whole host of exciting start-ups and scale-ups that spring to mind, but this week’s podcast guest has been consistently innovating for the past two decades. Todd Rissel founded e2Value 20 years ago and has built ...
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July 8, 2021
Designing a marketplace for crypto asset risk
Nayms, founded in 2019, is a regulated insurance marketplace powered by smart contracts on a blockchain. It is designed to provide cover for crypto-related risk. We spoke to Co-founder and CEO Dan Roberts to find out more. Background The cryptocurrency market has grown monumentally in the ...
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July 6, 2021
Member Spotlight: MAPFRE
Read our interview with Global Head of Transformation Joan Cuscó on working with start-ups and scale-ups, emerging technologies, market opportunities and why innovation is so important to MAPFRE. For anyone who isn’t familiar, can you kick off with an introduction to MAPFRE? MAPFRE is ...
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June 4, 2021
Old meets new – using the latest technology to insure antiquities
Robin steps back in as host this week to find out more about Sotera Heritage from co-founder Elizabeth Marston.  Sotera is using AI and machine learning to create irrevocable digital identities for ancient antiquities, helping insurers to accurately verify objects and provide tools for ...
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March 19, 2021
Understanding flood – from research to risk assessment
Changes to the US government’s National Flood Insurance Programme have created opportunities for insurers to offer alternative solutions for protection against flood risk. Fathom is one of the technology companies helping insurers to do that by providing accurate flood modelling hazard data for the ...
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March 12, 2021
Know your risk; the self-service property inspection tool helping insurers & their clients
The most useful insurance products are often a combination of a simple concept powered by complex technology.  Flyreel’s AI Assistant is a great example, harnessing the potential of AI in a practical application that allows policyholders to conduct self-inspections using ...
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March 5, 2021
Your satellite will be with you shortly: Rapid flood loss assessment
Using its own constellation of microsatellites, ICEYE is providing insurers with high-resolution, building-level flood depths around the world immediately after an event. VP of Solutions Charles Blanchet joins Matthew to discuss how the company is making satellite technology commercially viable, and how insurers are now ...
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March 1, 2021
Member Spotlight: Hannover Re
InsTech London Partner Robin Merttens talks to Debbie O’Hare, Managing Director, Hannover Re UK Life Branch and L&H Digital Business Accelerator. Robin: For anyone who isn’t familiar with what you do, can you kick off with an introduction to Hannover Re? ...
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February 22, 2021
Member Spotlight: Gamma Location Intelligence
Gamma Location Intelligence harnesses AI, data science and spatial analytics to produce solutions to geographical questions. Chief Commercial Officer Richard Garry talks to Simon about location intelligence innovation and how Gamma is helping insurers to reduce risk.  Simon: Can you start with some background ...
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February 19, 2021
The insurer of the future has arrived
Since its inception in 2015, Flock has grown from a promising insurtech to setting its sights on becoming a truly global insurance provider.  The company’s micro-duration policies have made it a market leader for insuring drone flights, and it launched Flock Motor last year ...
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February 2, 2021
Member Spotlight: Avantia Group
Avantia provides non-standard home insurance through its HomeProtect brand using streaming technology for faster risk and pricing decisions. CEO Mark Eastham joined Matthew on Podcast 121 to give an insurer’s view on Deloitte’s The Future of Home and Motor Insurance survey. Read the highlights ...
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January 29, 2021
Cold chains, Covid & parametric insurance
Since forming part of the first Lloyd’s Lab cohort in 2018, Parsyl has established itself as an innovative technology company, global cargo insurer and more recently, a vital part of the fight against Covid-19. CEO and Co-founder Ben Hubbard joins Matthew on Episode 123 to discuss ...