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Thomas Loridan & Nick Hassam: CEO & CCO, reask: Short term climate variability - forecasting with confidence (127)

Thomas Loridan & Nick Hassam: CEO & CCO, reask: Short term climate variability - forecasting with confidence (127)

February 28, 2021
The ability to accurately forecast annual changes in the likelihood of damaging hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons occurring has been a challenge in the past. 
 
Now, with advances in technology, research and the use of AI, new companies are emerging with techniques to provide insurers with the evidence they need to confidently change their assessment of potential catastrophe risks over the short term (less than one year).

Australia-based reask is rethinking how catastrophe models are built, with a global solution that has caught the attention of leading insurers and investors.

Co-founders Nick Hassam and Thomas Loridan join Matthew on Podcast 127 to discuss how they are helping insurers understand climate change, and why it is driving a greater frequency and intensity in natural disasters.

Talking points include:

  • Why today’s models need a global focus
  • Seasonal forecasting
  • Machine learning and neural networks
  • Integrating new approaches with historical views
  • Tracking storms after landfall

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Ed Leon Klinger: CEO, Flock: The insurer of the future has arrived (126)

Ed Leon Klinger: CEO, Flock: The insurer of the future has arrived (126)

February 21, 2021

Since its inception in 2015, Flock has grown from a promising insurtech to setting its sights on becoming a truly global insurance provider. 

The company’s micro-duration policies have made it a market leader for insuring drone flights, and it launched Flock Motor last year to provide flexible, digital-first products to the commercial motor space. 

CEO Ed Leon Klinger joins Matthew to discuss the company’s growth, its new connected vehicles division, and a whole lot more. 

Talking points include: 

  • Finding funding and building a brand
  • Identifying and researching new markets
  • How to innovate with insurers
  • Augmenting traditional datasets
  • Embedded insurance solutions 

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Arjun Ramdas: CEO, Charles Taylor InsureTech: Platforms, data collaboration and market efficiency (125)

Arjun Ramdas: CEO, Charles Taylor InsureTech: Platforms, data collaboration and market efficiency (125)

February 14, 2021

A lack of standardisation and the ability to transfer data through the entirety of the insurance lifecycle remains a major challenge for the industry.

Charles Taylor InsureTech CEO Arjun Ramdas joins Matthew on Podcast 125 to discuss data collaboration between insurers, MGAs and brokers, and how Charles Taylor’s technology is supporting the Lloyd’s market.

Talking points include:

  • Moving from on-prem to SaaS tech solutions
  • The shift towards platform solutions
  • Delegated Data Manager (previously known as DA SATS)
  • Minimising paperwork through automation
  • Forging partnerships with Systems Integrators

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Top tips for fundraising: The founders’ stories (124)

Top tips for fundraising: The founders’ stories (124)

February 7, 2021

Money is the rocket fuel for business growth, but raising funds is a major challenge for almost every company looking to scale.

So how do you do it? Matthew asks three founders who secured early stage funding for their tips. Goncalo de Vasconcelos (Rnwl), Sam White (Stella Insurance) and Jonathan Spry (Envelop Risk) share the lessons they learned in turning start-ups into scale-ups.

The conversation was recorded from Raising Money: The Founders' Stories, an InsTech London Live Chat sponsored by Genasys Technologies. CGO Andre Symes also shared his insights on the key characteristics Genasys sees in successful start-ups.

Talking points include:

  • Identifying potential brand advocates
  • Crowdfunding vs bootstrapping
  • What to expect from angel investors
  • How to spot when you’re wasting your time
  • The importance of having a strong narrative

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Ben Hubbard: CEO & Co-founder, Parsyl: Cold chains, Covid & parametric insurance (123)

Ben Hubbard: CEO & Co-founder, Parsyl: Cold chains, Covid & parametric insurance (123)

January 31, 2021

Since forming part of the first Lloyd’s Lab cohort in 2018, Parsyl has established itself as an innovative technology company, global cargo insurer and more recently, a vital part of the fight against Covid-19.

CEO and Co-founder Ben Hubbard joins Matthew on Episode 123 to discuss the company’s rapid growth. 

Listen now for more on how Parsyl is using sensors to keep vaccines safe in transit, combining traditional and parametric insurance, and why companies no longer have to ‘ship and pray’. 

Talking points include:

  • Using data and automation to improve cold chains
  • Designing technology that users understand
  • Working with government organisations
  • MGAs and launching a Lloyd’s syndicate
  • Scaling at speed and future plans 

You can read edited highlights of the conversation on the Episode 123 page of the InsTech London website.

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Robin Merttens & Mark Geoghegan: E-Trading Platforms: Challenges, Opportunities and Imperative (122)

Robin Merttens & Mark Geoghegan: E-Trading Platforms: Challenges, Opportunities and Imperative (122)

January 27, 2021

Robin Merttens talks to guest host Mark Geoghegan ahead of the release of our new report on e-trading of reinsurance and complex risks. 

E-Trading Platforms: Challenges, Opportunities and Imperative examines the renewed interest in the platforms space, accelerated by Covid-19, Lloyd’s Blueprint Two and the needs of increasingly demanding customers.

Talking points include: 

  • What’s needed to help e-trading catch on
  • The lessons learned so far
  • Who is doing what in the platform space
  • How to get brokers on board
  • The role that Lloyd’s has to play 

E-Trading Platforms: Challenges, Opportunities and Imperative is available to download from the InsTech London website

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Mark Patterson, Deloitte & Mark Eastham, Avantia: What 8,000 people want from their insurer (121)

Mark Patterson, Deloitte & Mark Eastham, Avantia: What 8,000 people want from their insurer (121)

January 24, 2021

On Podcast 121, Matthew Grant talks to Mark Patterson from Deloitte about its survey, The Future of Home and Motor Insurance.

The survey is the result of interviews with 8,000 consumers across 12 countries. Mark Eastham, CEO of Avantia, which sells insurance under its HomeProtect brand, joins the discussion with a view from insurance. 

Talking points include: 

  • The importance of simplicity
  • Pros and cons of embedded insurance products
  • Connected devices and what’s holding the market back
  • Flexibility of policy systems
  • Why parametric solutions are capturing consumer attention

Download the Deloitte report here.

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Pascal Millaire: CEO, CyberCube: Powering profitable cyber insurance growth (120)

Pascal Millaire: CEO, CyberCube: Powering profitable cyber insurance growth (120)

January 19, 2021

The increasing threat from cyber attacks has presented the insurance industry with its biggest opportunity in over a century, according to Pascal Millaire.

The CyberCube CEO joins host Matthew Grant to discuss the expansion of the cyber insurance market since his first podcast appearance in 2019, and why the world’s largest insurance institutions are turning to CyberCube to manage their cyber exposures.

Talking points include:

  • Business interruption and lessons from Covid-19
  • The role of data, and how to access it, in improving modelling capabilities
  • Establishing clear exclusions and lines for cyber risk
  • How brokers are engaging with their clients and using analytic tools
  • Why regulation is key to tackling cyber risk 
  • Capital markets and public-private partnerships

Learn more about CyberCube on their dedicated member's page on the InsTech London website.

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Parul Kaul-Green: Chief of Staff, AXA XL Asia and Europe: Reconnecting insurance with its purpose (119)

Parul Kaul-Green: Chief of Staff, AXA XL Asia and Europe: Reconnecting insurance with its purpose (119)

January 10, 2021

This week we're hearing from a well-known leader from one of the largest global speciality insurers, AXA XL and someone who always provides a refreshing perspective on what is happening around us. 

The core purpose of insurance is to provide a safety net for customers. As the industry looks at improving its own efficiency, is it at risk of losing sight of that purpose?

Robin Merttens is this week's host, and our guest is Parul Kaul-Green, Chief of Staff, AXA XL Asia and Europe.  

Talking points include:

  • The importance of context in digital transformation 
  • What commercial teams can learn from the consumer side
  • Accelerating disruption to meet Covid challenges
  • Becoming a true partner to the customer
  • Tackling the industry's diversity issues 

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The Friend’s Forecasts 2021 - 20 People’s Predictions (118)

The Friend’s Forecasts 2021 - 20 People’s Predictions (118)

January 3, 2021

After the rollercoaster of 2020 it’s a brave soul that’s willing to commit to what 2021 will look like. But running a global network of talented and successful people means that we have been able to dip into the collective wisdom of 20 of our friends and supporters from InsTech London.

We crowdsourced what is top of mind from some of the best people to predict the year ahead – i.e. those that are part of making it happen.

One investor, two reinsurers, three consultants, five Lloyd’s syndicates, six growing insurtechs, and three others – all that was missing was the partridge and the pear tree.

Scrubbed and polished - find out what the movers, shakers and thinkers at PKF, Munich Re, Swiss Re, EY, PwC, Deloitte, Brit, Talbot, Convex, Wakam, Chaucer, Concirrus, CyberCube, Blink, Riskbook, Flock, Zego, Insurtech Gateway, Voice of Insurance, Miller and FintechOS had to say.

So much in 40 minutes:

  • Why platforms will be so powerful, finally
  • Climate change - here it comes
  • Data - still hard to extract, but will be more in demand
  • Trust - can insurance win it back?
  • Outsiders - who's going to be revealing their true colours this year?
  • Parametrics 

And much much more. 

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