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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 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.
Listen in as Aegis London CEO Alex Powell discusses how to underwrite profitably through the cycle, the carrier’s growth in the cyber market, and the company’s future strategy.
Listen in as Luis Prato, president of the UK and MENA for Liberty Specialty Markets, discusses the role of London within Liberty’s global business, the future strategy of the carrier, and the art of risk selection as a driver for performance.
In this episode, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for the Cities of London and WestminsterEdward Lucas discusses the importance of financial services in the political debate.
In this episode, Hiscox London Market CEO Kate Markham discusses the carrier's AI lead underwriting project with Google Cloud, and the opportunity the insurer sees underwriting energy transition business in the Lloyd's marketplace.

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.
Video Interviews
In Partnership With AXIS
Facing increased existential pressures, businesses are seeking more robust financial lines protection, said Mark Paccione, head of retail financial lines, lower middle markets, for AXIS.
In Partnership With Arch
While Arch is looking into using AI and robotics to streamline claims, an important focus remains on diversity to build a strong claims culture, said Barbara Rizzi, Chief Claims Officer for Arch Insurance International.
In Partnership With AXIS
Mark Gregory, Head of AXIS Global Markets discusses AXIS’s new Energy Transition Report, the launch of Syndicate 2050, and the future of emerging energy technologies.
In Partnership With Markel
Augmented underwriting can provide underwriters new insights at the right time in process, but underwriting is still an art, no matter how much technology you put around it, said Simon Cooper-Williams, Director of Portfolio Development Solutions, Markel International.
In Partnership With AXIS
AXIS recently entered a partnership with Project Healthy Minds. “We live in a world that is fairly uncertain… the notion of feeling comfortable and talking about mental health needs is critically important,” said Vince Tizzio, president and CEO of AXIS, during an interview with Phil Schermer, founder and CEO of Project Healthy Minds, and Insurance Insider’s Meg Green.
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 Howden
ILS becomes less viewed as an “alternative” capital and has become a standard consideration for insurers and reinsurance whilst new perils, like cyber and terrorism, are expected to continue to grow, said Philipp Kusche, Global Head of ILS & Capital Solutions, Howden Capital Markets & Advisory, at the Insurance Insider ILS Conference in London.
In Partnership With Acrisure
Increased interest from new entrants/cedants and new investors – plus attractive pricing – is helping expand the catastrophe bond market, said Patrick Witteveen, Co-Managing Director of Catastrophe Bond Solutions, Acrisure Re.
In Partnership With Aon
With a robust pipeline for ILS this year, Aon expects to top $17 billion in primary issuance, said Jordon Brown, Managing Director, Aon Securities, at the Insurance Insider ILS Conference in London.
In Partnership With RIMS
In conversation with Gary LaBranche, RIMS CEO
In Partnership With Praedicat
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.
In Partnership With Swiss Re
Ali Shahkarami, Global Head P and 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
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.
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.

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

Venue: Bermuda


Risk World 2024

Venue: San Diego