Editor’s blog: three themes leading the insurtech charge 18th May 2021

Crises tend to fast-forward technology and innovation, and the pandemic has been no exception, writes Airmic News Editor Dave Benyon.

Keeping pace with accelerating tech 10th May 2021

Risk and insurance professionals will need to keep pace with the current period of innovation, with a raft of new technologies seeing accelerated implementation as a result of the pandemic.

LMG report gives client view on changing risk and insurance response 17th May 2021

Risk has grown more nebulous and insurance needs to catch up, says Sheila Cameron, CEO of the Lloyd’s Market Association, speaking about a new study undertaken for the London Market Group.

Richard Talboys, Executive Director, Financial Solutions, Willis Towers Watson
Are Trade Credit insurers still open for business? By Richard Talboys, Executive Director, Willis Towers Watson 17th May 2021

Prior to March 2020, pricing for trade credit insurance was historically low, capacity was high and policy structures were extremely flexible, following a decade of softening terms and rates driven by strong economic growth, low insolvency rates and increased capacity. 

Modern slavery in focus – STOP THE TRAFFIK webinar 17th May 2021

Airmic hosted a webinar with the campaigning organisation to highlight modern slavery as an area of heightened risk and responsibility for businesses to make a difference.

Trust, transparency, clarity are crucial on claims - ABI's Dalton 17th May 2021

James Dalton, the ABI’s general insurance director, addressed the recent Commercial Risk claims event to underline the importance of trust, transparency and product clarity, in the wake of the FCA’s test case on business interruption insurance claims.

Risk management takes centre stage - pandemic case study 10th May 2021

Sudden change amid the pandemic put risk management top of the boardroom agenda, providing risk professionals an opportunity to implement new technologies, according to Raj Singh-Dehal, chief corporate officer at Center Parcs.

Insurtech investment at all-time high, but barriers remain - Willis Towers Watson 17th May 2021

The first quarter of 2021 saw record global insurtech investment, according to an estimate from Willis Re, but the reinsurance broker thinks many startups could miss the mark.

19th April 2021

Julia Graham took over in April as chief executive, bringing her own leadership style and ideas to the CEO role at Airmic.

19th April 2021

Brand value is universally acknowledged, yet reputational risk is still insufficiently insured.

19th April 2021

A renewed focus on mental health means Airmic will keep its website updated with wellness content in association with partners, including Marsh and QBE.

19th April 2021

Airmic hosted a webinar to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021.

19th April 2021

Airmic held a webinar in association with Zurich to focus on the wider social concerns associated with the Coronavirus pandemic.

Francis Kean, Partner in McGill and Partners’ Financial Lines team
19th April 2021

A UK government white paper published on 18 March by business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng includes far reaching proposals relating to UK corporate governance and audit oversight, writes Francis Kean, Partner in McGill and Partners’ Financial Lines team. 

19th April 2021

George Beattie, Head of Incubation Underwriting at Beazley, discusses the drivers behind the growth in demand for reputational risk cover.

19th April 2021

Some 18 million square foot of office space to become “redundant” by 2025, according to Gallagher, amid long-term shifts in working life driven by the pandemic.

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1st November 2016

Changes brought about by the Insurance Act 2015 in relation to basis clauses, warranties and other terms may have the knock-on effect of seeing the increased use of conditions precedent in policy wordings.  Paul Lewis and Laura Moorhead of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP exp

30th November 2016

Although Theresa May has said that "Brexit means Brexit", there is still a huge amount of uncertainty and debate about what it will actually look like. Ben Waterton of Arthur J. Gallagher urges risk managers to act now.

29th November 2016

Cyber-attacks have become a fact of business life and being unprepared is no excuse. Sarah Hewitt of Arthur J. Gallagher offers advice on what an effective breach response plan should look like.

1st May 2016

Airmic’s new website will be live in time for the annual conference with a different look and feel, greater ease of use, more member focus and compatibility with tablets and smart phones.

30th June 2015

Airmic has released a step-by-step guide to managing reputational risk and laid the foundations for increased insurance cover for losses incurred as a result of reputational damage.

30th June 2015

Policyholders should be willing to pay higher insurance premiums for contract certainty, according to an Airmic report on the importance of business-critical insurance launched at its annual conference.

31st July 2013

Airmic has set up the fastTrack scheme to give young risk managers help with their careers. It is also open to more experienced members who have taken on new roles. Fifty five people have so far expressed an interest in taking part. More

3rd November 2014

fastTrack’s deputy chair talks to Airmic News about its first one-day forum Developing Tomorrow’s Risk Leaders.