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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.

Editor's Picks
In Partnership With Praedicat

Navigating Changing Risk Landscapes in D&O Insurance

Graham Tibbets, Director of Product Management at Praedicat explains how evolving litigation trends and emerging risks can result in D&O claims against multiple businesses operating in the same field.
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.
In Partnership With Swiss Re

Leveraging Risk Insights With Data and Tech

Ali Shahkarami, Global Head P&C Solutions for Swiss Re, discusses the pivotal role of data and technology in tackling insurance challenges, from escalating losses due to natural catastrophes to enhancing risk assessment and client services.
In Partnership With AXIS

Navigating Disruption: Smaller/Midsized Businesses Face Market Challenges

Britt Smith, Executive Vice President and Head of Wholesale for Lower Middle Markets for AXIS, discusses solutions for small to mid-sized businesses amid market shifts.
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.
Webinars
Podcasts

Behind the Headlines is a fortnightly podcast hosted by Insurance Insider's senior reporter Sam Casey.

Get the inside scoop on the major stories shaping the London market through discussions with the journalists who broke them. Plus, hear from industry professionals on what these developments mean for the (re)insurance sector.

Every other Friday morning, Behind the Headlines will break down the biggest stories of the last two weeks. Sam will discuss these stories with the journalists who broke them: Catrin Shi, Fiona Robertson, Rachel Dalton and the rest of Insurance Insider's award-winning editorial team.

Plus, he will interview the big names from the London market, getting their perspectives on the state of the industry and the latest headlines.

In this episode, we learn why Sabrina Hart's sports background has helped her coach winning insurance teams, and how she views DEI as a competitive advantage.
In this episode, Greg Hendrick shares how he used his math background to become a successful underwriter and how he sees the industry evolving to write more intangible risks. While he says he's math-centric and not a creative person, Greg explains how he came to create a company that has a different approach to taking risk, baking alternative capital into the business plan to move property catastrophe risk to the capital markets.
In this episode, Joel Cavaness expresses his love of the insurance industry, he describes it as cool, exciting, and fun. Sharing stories from insuring the King Tut exhibit, to the Sears Tower, and how insurers have to be creative. He also optimistically shares that there is nothing you can't insure.
In this episode, Jeremy Noble talked about the company’s friendly and cohesive culture, the important role insurance plays in society, and how the industry must do more to improve its public image.
In this episode we learn why Brandon Sweitzer and Tony Markel support risk management education in the insurance space and the need to teach students to embrace new technology whilst keeping the personal touch. Tony is a giant in the industry, both literally and figuratively, and played a key role in the evolution of Lloyd's. Brandon's experience and viewpoint is also invaluable, as is his work in education.
CEO Perspectives S1E2
[LISTEN] Richie Whitt, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Markel Corporation
In this episode, Meg traveled to Markel Corp.’s Glen Allen, Va., headquarters to speak with co-CEO Richie Whitt, who’s announced he’s retiring from Markel in March after 31 years with the company.
In the first episode of our new podcast, Jean-Paul Conoscente, the CEO of Scor Global P&C, joins Meg Green, the managing editor of Insider Engage, for an exclusive interview.
Webinar Series: Ahead of the Curve
In Partnership With PwC
In this episode, we ask why there aren't more women and minorities in the C-suite of insurance companies, and what our CEOs are doing to address this.
In Partnership With PwC
In this episode, we look at how ILS is evolving – is trapped capital scaring away investors?
In Partnership With PwC
In this episode, we focus on the Bermuda market - is it innovating enough?
In Partnership With PwC
In this episode, we ask what is driving the move into specialty risks and is it sustainable?
In Partnership With PwC
In this episode, we ask what needs to change if re/insurers continue to fall short on meeting their cost of capital.
In Partnership With PwC
In this episode, we ask whether the insurance industry is sufficiently ready to face a cyber catastrophe.
In Partnership With PwC
In this episode, we ask whether the insurance industry is moving fast enough on climate risk.
In Partnership With PwC
In this episode, we explore the greatest risks facing the insurance industry today.
Interviews
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 Falvey Insurance Group
In conversation with Jack Falvey, Chief Operating Officer, Falvey Insurance Group
In partnership with Howden Tiger
Michael Forman, Co-Head of North America, Howden Tiger Capital Markets & Advisory.
In Partnership With Swiss Re
The opportunities that Gen AI opens rely on finding a balance between human expertise and the new technologies, said Paloma Quiroga, Head of Risk Consulting and Analytics, for Swiss Re. For instance, Swiss Re is applying behavior economics to the results of analytical models.
The president of Crum and Forster's surplus and specialty division discusses what's driving the growth in the E and S segment in a time of increasing complexity.
In Partnership With AXIS
Specialty lines are poised to expand in 2024, said Mike McKenna, Head of North America, AXIS.
In Partnership With DOCOsoft
DOCOsoft's CEO talks about BluePrint Two and helping the industry prepare for the switchover.
In Partnership With Munich Re
With the longevity of claims rising – some now spanning decades – cedants are increasingly concerned with the long-term stability of their reinsurance partners, said Kerri Hamm, Head of Business Development, Munich Re US.
In Partnership With DXC
The head of commercial and specialty software for DXC offers his thoughts on Blueprint Two and how DXC is helping customers prepare for it.
In Partnership With Send
The head of revenue for Send discusses transforming the underwriting function through tech investment.
In Partnership With Ebix Europe
The sales director of Ebix Europe talks about electronic placing in the London Market.
In Partnership With Cognizant
The chief technology officer for UK, Ireland and EMEA for Cognizant Insurance discusses generative AI and its potential impact on the insurance industry.
In Partnership With Skyward
Skyward's president of specialty lines discusses the surety market, and how to draw top talent into the industry.
At the PwC Insurance Summit in Bermuda, we asked our interviewees to weigh up the different challenges faced by start-ups and established insurance companies. Here's what they had to say.
In Partnership With Everest
Both traditional AI and Gen AI will play a complementary role in structuring that unstructured data summarizing data, enabling human underwriters to focus on important areas, said Ryan Cole, Vice President and Head of Group Innovation at Everest.
The CEO of Stonybrook Capital talks about appetite for IPO in the insurance industry.
The managing director of Stonybrook Capital talks about the startup environment, access to capital and investor appetite.
The cofounder and co-CEO of Mosaic talks cyber and systemic risk.

Our recent industry event hubs

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Rendez-Vous de Septembre 2023


Venue: Monte Carlo

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WSIA 2023


Venue: San Diego

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Target Markets 2023


Venue: Scottsdale, US

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Baden-Baden Reinsurance Meeting 2023


Venue: Baden-Baden

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SIRC 2023


Venue: Singapore

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APCIA 2023


Venue: Boston

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Bermuda Risk Summit 2024