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Friday, 21 February 2020

We are delighted to share this latest guest blog by Dave Ingram, Executive Vice President at ICMIF Supporting Member organisation Willis Re. The blog was originally written for the Willis Towers Watson Wire website. The article is reproduced here for the benefit of ICMIF members with the kind permission of Willis Re.

 

Once again, this past year-end, we asked insurance executives what they expected would be the most dangerous risks in the coming year.

Cybercrime, disruptive technology and pricing/profit are the top three most dangerous risks, according to a new Willis Towers Watson survey of more than 100...

Tuesday, 11 February 2020
The value of international networking for professional development

In August 2019, five Young Leaders from Argentine ICMIF member Grupo Asegurador La Segunda had the opportunity to attend the 2019 ICMIF/Americas Annual Conference, as part of the first Young Leaders Program in the Americas. Here, they share their experiences.

Before attending the ICMIF/Americas Annual Conference, we had a number of questions about our participation. For example: what expectations would other delegates have about us being part of the conference as Young Leaders? What expectations did our organization have about us participating in the...

Monday, 10 February 2020
El valor del networking internacional para el desarrollo profesional

En agosto de 2019, cinco Jóvenes Líderes del miembro argentino de ICMIF Grupo Asegurador La Segunda tuvieron la oportunidad de asistir a la Conferencia Anual de ICMIF/Américas 2019, como parte del primer Programa de Jóvenes Líderes en las Américas. Aquí, comparten sus experiencias.

Antes de asistir a la Conferencia Anual ICMIF / Américas, tuvimos una serie de preguntas sobre nuestra participación. Desde “¿Qué expectativas tenían el resto de los delegados sobre nuestra participación?” o “¿Qué expectativas tenía nuestra organización sobre la participación en la...

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Climate change is a particularly formidable risk, but it provides an opportunity for the strategic CRO and the insurance community to offer unique insights and innovations.

Climate change presents difficulties for insurers and strategic chief risk officers (CROs) because it encompasses several risks, some of which have a high level of uncertainty. Among the risks are transitional and physical financial exposures that not only can challenge solvency but also encompass additional aspects such as reputational risk, making climate particularly formidable. Successful identification and management of such risks is key for the strategic...

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

It’s truly a fascinating time in the insurance industry. Generally speaking, we’ve never been an industry accused of ground-breaking ideas or cutting-edge innovations.  When we look at other major industries such as retail, banking, manufacturing, one can readily see disruptive success that has fundamentally changed how we interact and conduct our business today.  Technology has brought us on-line retail, on-line banking, on-line grocery shopping, 3-D printing and yes, on-line insurance. Yet in many ways it hasn’t really hit home for the insurance marketplace until very recently. For a long time, the same established carriers...

Friday, 23 August 2019

No small business owner considers their business small.  To them it’s their drive, passion, source of pride, and perhaps most-importantly, their family’s financial well-being.  And while larger undertakings have the resources to dedicate towards GDPR compliance, it is small businesses, many times unknowingly, that have the most at stake.  That’s why offering Cyber & Privacy Breach Liability coverage is one of the most-important promises that you can make your insureds today.  

Under GDPR the definition of Personal Information is intentionally broad, and includes “any information relating to an...

Wednesday, 03 July 2019

Dominic Santschi, Product Manager Mobility Insurance at Die Mobiliar (Switzerland), spoke to ICMIF about the benefits he has gained from being a member of the ICMIF Young Leaders Forum and from attending the 2017 Biennial Conference on the Young Leaders Programme.

According to Dominic, the Young Leaders Forum and the Young Leader Programme at the Biennial Conference offer unique opportunities for younger employees at ICMIF member organisations to develop themselves both personally and professionally. Not only can they receive valuable insights from other mutual insurance companies, but they will also meet...

Tuesday, 02 July 2019

As consumers move away from personally owned and operated automobiles, we will see the evolution to a mobility system comprised of driverless vehicles and shared mobility platforms. As this transformation unfolds, insurers will need to change their approach to auto insurance products and services.

Auto manufacturers are developing new and innovative solutions and we are now seeing mass adoption of a sharing economy, providing more options for consumers than ever before. Consumers are opting for convenient and cost-effective transportation options such as ride-sharing and autonomous functionality. 

Car owners are...

Thursday, 30 May 2019
Mark Carney leading the way….

Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, once described climate change perfectly saying that it “imposes costs on future generations that the current one has no direct incentive to fix*”

In his more recent ‘A New Horizon’ speech at the European Commission Conference (March 2019), Carney again sounded the alarm to those that would listen, saying once climate change becomes a clear and present danger to financial stability it could already be too late to stabilise the atmosphere at two degrees.

The paradox is, he said, that risks will ultimately be minimised if the transition to a low-carbon...

Friday, 26 April 2019

Insurance is a begrudging purchase, generally not wanted, most feeling that they will never use it, or at least hopeful that they will never need to use it.

Most people at some level know, but likely give very little thought to, the fact that insurance underpins the world’s economy.

The economy’s growth is based primarily upon the ability to access credit. Whether obtaining a mortgage to buy a home or property, acquiring a loan, or needing credit to start or expand a farm or business. In order to access credit, the creditor generally requires that the underlying assets are protected by insurance. Absent the ability to access...

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