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Quarterly InsurTech Briefing Q2 2018: How InsurTech is impacting the global Life & Health landscape

September — Life & health (L&H) InsurTech has attracted more than $5 billion in funding over the last five years — 20% more than property & casualty over the same period. This in-depth report explores three key areas of L&H disruption: data, customer and product.
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Silent cyber risk concerns growing across the board

September — Insurance companies are expecting increased cyber-related losses across all business lines over the next 12 months. Willis Towers Watson’s global Silent Cyber Risk Outlook survey report examines the insurance industry’s perception of silent cyber risk.
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Innovation in insurance: Will reserving remain an ugly duckling?

September — Innovation in P&C reserving is taking a forced back seat to compliance. Joe Milicia and Alejandra Nolibos discuss the reasons why and the potential implications.
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Claims processing in the 21st century

August — Artificial intelligence can help insurance companies deliver on their strategic ambitions. Data, advanced analytics and claims expertise are the key ingredients for success according to Alice Underwood and Tom Helm.
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How risk appetite frameworks can be more than tick-box exercises

August — Risk appetite frameworks have attracted some negative comments from insurers despite widespread and continuing implementation. Striking the right balance between meeting regulatory requirements and deriving business value can shift perceptions.
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Editor's picks

Video: Risk appetite gains momentum in a changing world

September — In changing times, risk appetite has become a competitive business differentiator that insurance executives across the globe are using to optimize performance.
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Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey, Q2 2018

September — Prices increased by nearly 3%. Price changes of this magnitude have not been reported in almost four years.
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Reinsurance Market Report September 2018: Results for half-year 2017

September — Shareholders’ equity in 34 reinsurance companies tracked in the Willis Reinsurance Index totaled $364.9 billion at half-year 2018, a 1.6% decrease from $371 billion at year-end 2017. Despite higher net income, the aggregate shareholders’ equity of the Index declined as reinsurers continued to return capital to investors through dividends and share buybacks, which totaled $11.1 billion at half-year 2018.
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Highlights from the 2018 ACORD Insurance Innovation Challenge (semifinals)

August — This year’s ACORD InsurTech Innovation Challenge revealed how innovative companies are finding efficiencies in the insurance industry by leveraging the sharing economy and artificial intelligence.
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In the news

Reserving Research Hall of Fame recognizes exceptional talent from Willis Towers Watson

September 11 — The reserving expertise and exceptional thought leadership of two senior consultants at Willis Towers Watson will be officially recognized by the Casualty Actuarial Society, which will induct their pioneering research into the organization’s Reserving Research Hall of Fame.
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