Property

Blockchain, IoT, and Streamlined Claim Handling

At the Uniglobal Insurance Claims Management Conference, I heard a lot of doom and gloom about the future of claim handling—and the future of the insurance industry in general. New business models are poised to enter...

Top ILS Market Trends: Q1 2016

We’ve put another record-setting quarter  for catastrophe bond issuance behind us, with $2 billion in fresh capital coming to market. In some ways, the first quarter of 2016 offered more of the same, with no first-tim...

Blockchain, Smart Contracts, and Index Triggers: Count the Frictional Costs As They Disappear

Is the insurance industry watching developments in blockchain  technology? Some of our folks in the market are, but it’s pretty clear to me that the focus is the other way around. The blockchain community has its eye ...

ILS Trend Tracking: FY 2015

FY 2015 Catastrophe Bond Lite Issuance by Trigger Type Source: PCS, Artemis Deal Directory After a grueling four-month-long march that began in Monte Carlo, the January 1, 2016, reinsurance renewal is pretty much behi...

Reconstruction cost increases continue to slow in the United States and Canada

Virtually all the labor and materials tracked for the 360Value ® Overview of Property Reconstruction Cost Changes  showed increases in both the United States and Canada for the period spanning October 2014 through...

The view from Q4-cat frequency over severity, data housing, and more

In an interview with WRIN TV , Joe Louwagie, assistant vice president, Property Claim Services (PCS) discusses the importance of accessing and accurately using data to make the best underwriting and rate-making...

ILS Trend Tracking: Q3 2015

With the Rendez-Vous de Septembre behind us, the January 1, 2016, reinsurance renewal season has begun. The topics covered at the countless 30-minute meetings last month varied greatly, reflecting both industry trends...

Cat Bond Lite: What’s Next?

In an interview with A.M. Best TV , Tom Johansmeyer, assistant vice president of Reinsurance Services, ISO, spoke about next steps in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market. With regard to where the market is...

5 Innovative Ways to Protect against a Soft Market

Unless it’s long enough (perish the thought!), there’s little you can do during a soft market to protect your company from it. The only reliable strategy reinsurers have at their disposal is to commit to an agenda of...

Ready for Exchange-Traded Risk?

Recent changes to the range of capital markets risk-transfer solutions available to cedents — and their adoption of them — show insurers and reinsurers are committing to more sophisticated strategic capital management...