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Welcome to Insider On Air, our multimedia hub showcasing Insurance Insider webinars, podcasts and video interviews with the biggest names in the (re)insurance industry.

In Partnership With Beazley

Beazley CUO: Businesses Have Increased Appetite for Insurance to Help Manage Climate Risk

Businesses are increasingly interested not just in property catastrophe insurance, but also parametric solutions and directors & officers to help cover claims related to climate change, said Bob Quane, chief underwriting officer, Beazley.
In Partnership With Arch
About 80-90% of the global economy is based on intangible assets, said Ian Lewis, Head of Intangible Assets for Arch Insurance International.

Crum & Forster CEO: Insurance Industry’s Casualty Reserve Charges Likely to Continue

Smaller companies may follow in the steps of the larger insurers who’ve already taken charges. “That trend has legs,” said Marc Adee, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Crum & Forster.

Pat Ryan: E&S Trajectory Will Continue, But Pace Will Ebb & Flow

The need for specialty lines is greater than ever before, said Patrick G. Ryan, founder, chairman and CEO of Ryan Specialty.
In Partnership With Arch
About 80-90% of the global economy is based on intangible assets, said Ian Lewis, Head of Intangible Assets for Arch Insurance International.
Ahead of the Curve
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In Partnership With MSIG USA
Over the next six to eight months, MSIG USA will continue its US expansion with new hires and new products, including launching cyber coverage, said Peter McKenna, CEO of MSIG USA, at RISKWORLD in San Diego.
In Partnership With Munich Re
Heading into hurricane season, the property insurance market continues to face the impact of inflation and severe convective storms, said Martin Neuhaus, president, Munich Re Facultative & Corporate North America at RISKWORLD in San Diego.
In Partnership With Markel
Businesses are looking for comprehensive, specialized product and service solutions in addition to indemnity coverage, said Kristin Towse, executive underwriting officer, Markel Specialty, at RISKWORLD in San Diego.
It’s critical that insurers help clients to evolve and manage new and different risks stemming from AI, said Lucy Pilko, CEO of the Americas for AXA XL at RISKWORLD in San Diego.
Data tools are helping businesses better understand and manage risk beyond just buying insurance, said John Merkovsky, global head of risk and analytics, WTW, at RISKWORLD in San Diego.
Growth in the E&S market is expected to continue, as risks are continuing to become more complex and difficult to place in the admitted market, said Adrian Cox, CEO, of Beazley at RISKWORLD in San Diego.
Businesses that have faced multiple years of rate increases are finding relief through innovative solutions including captives and telematics, said Mo Tooker, head of commercial lines, The Hartford, at RISKWORLD in San Diego.
E&S has thrived around innovation and will continue to grow in 2024 and 2025, said Chris Sparro, CEO of North America, Sompo Commercial and P&C Insurance at RISKWORLD in San Diego.
Insureds are finding relief from hard market cycles by turning to captives and self-insurance, said Katie McGrath, CEO North America Swiss Re Corporate Solutions at RISKWORLD in San Diego.
Cyber attacks are increasing and becoming more complex, and large companies are facing more attacks, said Mario Vitale, president, Resilience at RISKWORLD in San Diego.
A survey of 600 CFOs found cyber security, macroeconomic pressures, geopolitical risk, and talent acquisition and retention were key concerns among CFOs, said Joan Woodward, president, Travelers Institute.
From transactional insurance to traditional property and casualty insurance, the active private equity space is seeking more complex and bespoke insurance, said Seth Gillston, private equity industry practice leader, Chubb at RISKWORLD in San Diego.
Zurich North America is collaborating with other industry leaders to educate defense attorneys, said Keith Daly, chief claims officer, Zurich North America.
In Partnership With RIMS
In conversation with Gary LaBranche, RIMS CEO
Bob Forness, Chief Executive Officer, MultiStrat, says collateralized casualty reinsurance is expanding to offer multi-program facilities for MGA aggregators, carriers and brokers. It can also evolve to offer both retrospective and prospective cover, he says.
After three years of downward pressure on pricing, demand for Directors & Officers liability insurance is rising this year, leading to a flattening of the market in 2024, says Tim Usher Jones, Founder and CEO at Banyan Risk Ltd.
MGAs are one of the largest growth areas in both reinsurance and insurance, because they allow for specialization, says Brian O'Hara, chairman, Frontstreet Advisors and co-founder and former CEO of XL Capital. “The more you can specialize in risk, the better you can understand it,” he says.
The eight new companies that entered the state in 2023 show that legislative reforms are bearing fruit, says Mike Yaworsky, Florida Insurance Commissioner.
As Bermuda prepares to implement its global minimal tax, the government has worked closely with businesses with a goal of reducing other taxes, says David Hart, CEO, Bermuda Business Development Agency. “It’s exciting this notion that Bermuda can and will compete on other areas outside of tax,” he says.
Liz Henderson, Head of Climate Risk Advisory and Catastrophe Analytics, Aon, says one of the biggest evolutions she’s seen in the last two years is how commercial clients are seeking climate data to better understand and manage risk.
Neil Hitchcock, Chief Reinsurance Officer at Bermuda Brokers Limited, says he expects the US program business space, including hybrid fronting companies, to continue to grow because the model allows a firm alignment of interests between reinsurers and cedants.
In Partnership With AXIS
AXIS addressed its balance sheet issues and posted strong earnings in 2023, said Vincent Tizzio, AXIS President & CEO.
Machine Learning has “purpose and path” within wider re/insurance space, but AI is likely to impact insurers before reinsurers, said Sal Tucci, Founder and CEO, Jireh.
Underwriting discipline and the demand for larger limits is expected to continue to fuel growth opportunities in 2024, said Kathleen Reardon, Chief Executive Officer, Hiscox Re & ILS.
In Partnership With DOCOsoft
Lloyd’s Blueprint Two will modernize the market’s systems and expand its presence globally, said Aidan O'Neill, CEO at DOCOsoft.
In Partnership With Aspen
Places in the market where companies should still be defensive include emerging risks such as geopolitical risk, climate, and economic uncertainty, said Christian Dunleavy, Group Chief Underwriting Officer, Aspen.
High excess cyber in the U.S. have seen rates drop by 20-30%, but pricing is expected to stabilize by the third quarter, said Ari Chatterjee, chief underwriting officer
In conversation with Karen Clark, co-founder and CEO of KCC
In Partnership With Everest
Everest's global head of property and deputy CUO of reinsurance offers her advice to primary writers as the 1.1 renewals approach.
In Partnership With Swiss Re
Swiss Re's head of facultative P&C reinsurance for EMEA discusses the current state of the market, and how the hard treaty market impacts facultative.