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International Union of Marine Insurance appoints Agnes Choi Asia ambassador

30 May, 2019 - 15:39
The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has appointed an additional Asia ambassador to build its position in the region. Agnes Choi, chair of promotion and external relations for the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board and former IUMI executive committee member, was confirmed at the second IUMI Asia Forum in Shanghai on 22-23 May.

Aureum Re looks to grow with analytics firm Clearwater

30 May, 2019 - 15:28
Cayman-based reinsurer Aureum Re plans to scale up its investment operations with web-based investment data aggregation, reconciliation, accounting and reporting provided by Clearwater Analytics.

Starr Insurance bags Marsh exec Hopper to head up UK & Europe financial institutions

30 May, 2019 - 15:06
Starr Insurance Companies, a group of insurance companies which operate in the US, Bermuda, UK and Asia Pacific, has appointed Andrew Hopper as head of financial institutions for the UK and Europe.

Motor insurer Ageas signs three year deal with specialist Marmalade

30 May, 2019 - 14:54
Motor insurer Ageas has agreed a three year deal with Marmalade, a specialist firm that focuses on young drivers and their parents, to provide more flexible policies for learners, students and ‘named young drivers’.

The Hartford joins Mimecast to offer cyber security training

30 May, 2019 - 11:40
Property and casualty insurer The Hartford has partnered with data security firm Mimecast to reduce cyber security risks with awareness training.

Novidea hires chief revenue officer to boost ‘rapid global expansion’

30 May, 2019 - 11:26
Digital data-driven insurance brokers and distribution platform Novidea has hired Alex Zukerman as chief revenue officer (CRO).

Global insurer faces class action data breach lawsuit over ‘885 million leaked files’

30 May, 2019 - 11:12
US-based Gibbs Law Group has filed a class action lawsuit against global insurer First American Financial Corp for allegedly failing to protect “millions” of customer files.

Inshur partners with Uber to offer app users ‘fully digital’ insurance

30 May, 2019 - 10:30
Inshur, the mobile-first provider of commercial auto insurance for private hire drivers, has teamed up with smartphone taxi app Uber to offer drivers who use the Uber app insurance. The partners said the fully digital insurance service tie up was “one of the first of its kind:.

​Under water—and out of luck

29 May, 2019 - 12:39
​Spring floods in the US Midwest have underlined the fact that few people in the US have flood coverage. Intelligent Insurer investigates.

Green groups tentatively welcome Nationale Nederlanden coal exclusion policy

29 May, 2019 - 11:38
From 1 July this year, Dutch insurance and asset management company Nationale Nederlanden (NN) said it will “stop providing insurance services to companies that derive more than 30 percent of their revenues from thermal coal mining or that use at least 30 percent thermal coal for power generation".

Beazley streamlines MediaTech policy to add cyber cover

29 May, 2019 - 10:56
Specialist insurer Beazley has streamlined its MediaTech policy to incorporate cyber coverage and protect firms “using and developing new technology in exciting and often experimental ways”. The cover also combines protection from comprehensive errors and omissions (E&O) and media liability insurance.

IGI joins global insurance and reinsurance network GBN Worldwide

29 May, 2019 - 10:26
Specialist commercial re/insurer International General Insurance (IGI) has joined GBN Worldwide, the global insurance network of insurers, reinsurers, independent brokers and specialty suppliers.

​Blockchain insurance initiative B3i unveils SBI Group as 17th investor

29 May, 2019 - 10:15
​The blockchain insurance industry initiative B3i has grown its investor based as SBI Group confirmed it has become an investor via its SBI AI & Blockchain Fund.

FIDES unveils 2019 programme of international insurance experts

28 May, 2019 - 15:58
Taking place in Bolivia for the first time, the programme for the 37th Hemispheric Insurance Conference of the Inter-American Federation of Insurance Companies (FIDES) has been unveiled by the Bolivian Association of Insurers (ABA).

AI start-up Betterview secures $4.5m funding from ManchesterStory, Maiden Re, Nationwide

28 May, 2019 - 14:51
California-based artificial intelligence (AI) start-up Betterview, an insurtech platform provider for property transactions, has closed a $4.5 million Series A round bringing the total funding to $10 million.

Suncorp CEO steps down; company sees change as 'opportunity to enhance performance'

28 May, 2019 - 13:55
Australian insurer Suncorp's chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director Michael Cameron has stepped down immediately after almost four years in the role and seven years as a board member.

AXIS taps chief information security officer from RenRe

28 May, 2019 - 13:02
Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings has hired Kelly Isikoff as chief information security officer (CISO) from RenaissanceRe.

Swiss Re and Airbus team up on drone flood-modeling service

28 May, 2019 - 11:07
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is collaborating with aeronautics firm Airbus Aerial to offer flood prevention modeling services using drone-collected data.

Swiss Re places $100m First Coast Re II cat bond in Singapore, "excited" to promote Asian ILS market

28 May, 2019 - 11:00
Global reinsurer Swiss Re has placed the first catastrophe bond, a $100 million First Coast Re II (Series 2019-1), under Singapore's new insurance-linked security (ILS) framework for Security First Insurance Company.

Argo AGM 2019: shareholders back board but question executive reward

28 May, 2019 - 10:28
Shareholders voted “overwhelmingly in favour” of directors put forward by re/insurance firm Argo at its AGM, crushing a bid to change direction at the top of the company by activist investor Voce Capital Management.

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