insuranceNEWS.com.au http://www.insurancenews.com.au/ General insurance and financial services news from Australia and around the world en-au admin@insurancenews.com.au Copyright 2018 Risk of war at ‘post-Cold War high’ http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/risk-of-war-at-post-cold-war-high http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/risk-of-war-at-post-cold-war-high The threat of war is at its highest point since the Cold War ended nearly three decades ago, according to Aon’s annual Political Risk, Terrorism and Political Violence Maps…

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Insurtech M&A values triple, as investments set record http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/insurtech-ma-values-triple-as-investments-set-record http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/insurtech-ma-values-triple-as-investments-set-record The value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the insurtech space soared last year to more than three times the 2016 figure, according to Willis Towers Watson research…

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Insurance groups ‘unprepared for climate impact’ http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/insurance-groups-unprepared-for-climate-impact http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/insurance-groups-unprepared-for-climate-impact The Sustainable Insurance Forum and the International Association of Insurance Advisers have released a draft paper on climate change risk, showing how the crisis may affect the industry in the areas of underwriting, investment and regulation…

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Hurricanes lead to $186 billion blowout: Swiss Re http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/hurricanes-lead-to-186-billion-blowout-swiss-re http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/hurricanes-lead-to-186-billion-blowout-swiss-re The second-costliest Atlantic hurricane season pushed insured losses worldwide to a record $US144 billion last year, more than double the $US56 billion total for 2016, according to the latest Swiss Re Sigma report…

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Insurers respond to changing terrorism threat http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/insurers-respond-to-changing-terrorism-threat http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/insurers-respond-to-changing-terrorism-threat Terrorism insurance coverage is expanding in response to evolving threats, according to a report from Marsh…

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AM Best warns on US terrorism backstop expiry http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/am-best-warns-on-us-terrorism-backstop-expiry http://www.insurancenews.com.au/international/am-best-warns-on-us-terrorism-backstop-expiry Insurers should prepare for termination of the US Government terrorism reinsurance backstop at the end of 2020, AM Best says…

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