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Sanctions compliance will continue to challenge marine insurers in the year ahead

The dark fleet now comprises 12% of the global trading fleet, according to Lloyd’s List

International Specialty

Keeping a lid on cyber war is still a priority for Lloyd’s

The corporation’s chief underwriting officer is looking to rein in dispensations given when mandatory cyber war wording was introduced

London Lloyds

Year of elections unlikely to move the needle on PV rates

Despite concern among businesses about the unprecedented number of elections taking place in 2024, the political violence insurance market appears largely unmoved

International Specialty

ID Comment: Still more work to do at Lloyd’s after strong 2023

With a doubling of underwriting profits, the market has delivered an impressive performance in 2023  – but one swallow does not a summer make

London Lloyds

ID Comment: Aviva's Probitas deal is a canny move

The UK composite insurer has been weighing a return to Lloyd’s for some time. In Probitas, Aviva has found a business that presents a remarkably good strategic fit

London Lloyds

ID Comment: Artificial intelligence for re/insurance should be made to fail the Turing test

A human in the loop should be a permanent feature of a re/insurer’s AI strategy

ID Comment Market Modernisation

ID Comment: It's only words… so insurers must not wait for policymakers

The Cop28 deal leaves insurers with no choice but to enable policymakers to go much further in the fight against – and adaptation to – climate change

International Property

ID Comment: Re/insurers face extinction if they don’t adapt to climate change

Perhaps reinsurers should gather for talks, not in Monte Carlo and Baden-Baden, but in one of the vulnerable countries that suffer the most from floods, droughts and storms, despite contributing the least to climate change

Climate change International

ID Comment: Hannover Re's marine war exclusion gamble has not paid off

German reinsurance giant is looking to woo marine insurers after the market reacted negatively to its Russia-Ukraine-Belarus war exclusion

Europe Hannover Re

ID Comment: RenRe's Validus Re takeout could be a harbinger of the end of the hard cat market

As reinsurers enjoy the best market conditions in a decade, there is talk that fear is beginning to turn to greed and that capital may start returning to the sector. The end of the hard market may be closer than many expect

North America International

ID Comment: Is it time to call flood a primary peril?

Flood risk can be reduced or even prevented through the implementation of risk management strategies

ID Comment Property

ID Comment: The legacy market could help facilitate the transition to net zero

The legacy market could enjoy its most important role yet, as an engine to push re/insurers to net zero

International Climate change
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