Lloyd’s of London insurance companies prepare for a September re-opening

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Following the pandemic lockdown, the insurers are preparing to bring their workers back to offices. Lloyd’s of London insurance companies will be re-opening their offices and bringing their workers back in September 2020. The insurers are preparing to make a range of changes in order to prepare for employee returns. Among the changes Lloyd’s of London insurance companies will use methods such as temperature checking thermal cameras, clear screens on underwriting boxes, and click and collect take-out catering services. These will be meant to help ensure workers will continue reducing…

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Insurance industry seeing demand for climate-damage protection

Insurance Industry Climate change

Insurance industry continues to demand for protection against disasters relating to climate change Qatar is currently hosting the United Nations’ COP-18 conference regarding climate change and its impact around the world. Though climate change remains a volatile issue in politics and with many consumers, the insurance industry has long held the position that the matter is not up for debate. Most insurers avoid the topic of climate change but have been preparing for such a phenomenon nonetheless. This is largely due to the major risks associated with the phenomenon, such…

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Russian insurance marketplace showing signs of strength

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A.M. Best releases special report regarding improvements in the Russian marketplace. According to a report released by A.M. Best, within the international insurance industry, the Russian sector is a young one, faced with significant overcrowding and competition and yet, regardless of these notable challenges, it is maintaining a trend of radical changes. The name of this special report was “Russia’s Insurance Revolution Begins to Gain Pace”. It focuses on the low penetration of coverage within the country, even when there is a small amount of risk factors, or none at…

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Insurance risk research shows industry struggling with growth and reserve risks

Aon Corporation’s capital adviser and global reinsurance intermediary, Aon Benfield, has released a report containing the results of its annual study – called the 2011 Insurance Risk Study – which is used by the industry to benchmark underwriting risk, and for modeling through the risk parameters it provides. This research – which is the sixth that has been published by the company – offers volatility benchmarks for underwriting, which are used by the industry’s professionals in economic capital modeling, such as chief risk officers and actuaries. It also provides the…

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Cinven buys U.K. Guardian life and pension from Aegeon

Cinven Ltd. has announced that it has purchased the life and pension unit of U.K. Guardian from the Dutch insurance company which owns Scottish Equitable, Aegon NV, for $449 million, in the effort to reduce its expenses within the United Kingdom. According to Aegon, which is based in the Hague, by the end of June 2011, the U.K. Guardian unit had recorded a value of approximately $445 million. Its unit for asset management will still be responsible for Guardian’s approximately $12 billion in assets on Cinven’s behalf. By 2015, Aegon’s…

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