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News, views and interviews from InsTech London and our members.

Covering intangible assets with parametric - The Parametric Post Issue 6

23 Jul 2021

The Parametric Post, the only newsletter dedicated to parametric insurance.You can sign up for free here.The InsTech perspective... covering intangible assets with parametricUS • Active... read more

Wakam's embedded parametric solutions for travel insurance

21 Jul 2021

Parametric insurance has traditionally been used for protection against natural catastrophes. New sources of data are now enabling more types of parametric coverage, including in the travel industry... read more

To manage is to measure: observations on the recent European floods

20 Jul 2021

In July 2021 major floods hit parts of western Germany, eastern Belgium, and the Netherlands. To date over 180 people are known to have died and hundreds are still missing. It is impossible to come... read more

InsTech London Podcast Leaderboard - Summer 2021

13 Jul 2021

The InsTech London podcast has now gone past the 100,000 downloads mark and the episodes listed below are the top 50 most popular from the last quarter.
Congratulations to Ed Leon Klinger from Flock... read more

Embedding parametric insurance - The Parametric Post Issue 5

09 Jul 2021

The Parametric Post is InsTech London's newsletter dedicated to parametric insurance. Sign up for free using the form at the bottom of the page. This week's issue (8 July) discusses embedding... read more

Designing a marketplace for crypto asset risk

08 Jul 2021

Nayms, founded in 2019, is a regulated insurance marketplace powered by smart contracts on a blockchain. It is designed to provide cover for crypto-related risk. We spoke to Co-founder and CEO Dan... read more

Member Spotlight: MAPFRE

06 Jul 2021

Read our interview with Global Head of Transformation Joan Cuscó on working with start-ups and scale-ups, emerging technologies, market opportunities and why innovation is so important to MAPFRE.
For... read more

Insurance: to Embed, or not to Embed

30 Jun 2021

The potential and attraction for “embedding” insurance products into the value chains and distribution capabilities of others has made embedded insurance one of the key emerging themes in insurance.... read more

Sign up for flood insurance news

30 Jun 2021

We have launched a dedicated flood insurance newsletter featuring news, interviews and insights from companies in the space. If you would like to keep up to date with the latest... read more

Regulation – the next innovation super-charger for climate change risk assessment?

25 Jun 2021

Heavy-handed regulation can choke the growth of new businesses, particularly in financial markets, but regulation can also be the catalyst that accelerates the demand for new analytics.
Forget the... read more

Parametric insurance for climate-friendly assets - The Parametric Post Issue 4

25 Jun 2021

The Parametric Post is InsTech London's newsletter dedicated to parametric insurance. Sign up for free using the form at the bottom of the page. This week's issue (24 June) features coverage for... read more

"Do you take Bitcoin?" Why insurers are considering cryptocurrency payments

24 Jun 2021

Since April, some insurers have been allowing their policyholders to pay their premiums in Bitcoin. Why are insurers doing this?PremiumsOne hundred million people are now using Bitcoin. They are... read more

Sign up for parametric insurance news

23 Jun 2021

Last October we released our report Parametric Insurance - 2021 outlook and the companies to watch. Over 1,000 people downloaded the report and we believe parametric insurance will be one of the... read more

Creating parametric insurance products - The Parametric Post Issue 3

10 Jun 2021

The Parametric Post is InsTech London's newsletter dedicated to parametric insurance. Sign up for free using the form at the bottom of the page. This week's issue (10 June) covers index design,... read more

Member Spotlight: PKF Littlejohn

08 Jun 2021

John Needham, Partner, Financial Services at PKF Littlejohn, talks to Robin about changing attitudes to technology and supporting insurers, plus his advice for insurtech founders on navigating the... read more

The Parametric Post Issue 2 - Parametric insurance news from InsTech London

28 May 2021

Issue 1 of our new parametric insurance newsletter generated so much interest that we’re switching it from monthly to fortnightly. You can keep up to date with the latest developments in parametric... read more

Covering energy price risk with parametric insurance

25 May 2021

The Paratus Group of Companies, founded in May 2020, offers parametric insurance for marine fuels, freight, LNG (liquefied natural gas) and carbon emissions price risks. If the physical price exceeds... read more

Claims survey - what is your experience of best practice?

18 May 2021

In advance of the next InsTech London Live Chat, Driving Claims Excellence with Technology for Flooding Events, we want to know what you consider to be best practice in claims management. 
If you... read more

Member Spotlight: Digital Insurance Group

18 May 2021

Robin talks to Digital Insurance Group CEO Ingo Weber about helping insurers to innovate, joining the dots with APIs, and launching new propositions at both scale and speed. 
Robin: What is the... read more

Cryptocurrency - the next capital pool for parametric insurance?

18 May 2021

Ensuro, founded in 2021, is developing a decentralised underwriting solution for parametric insurance products. Unlike conventional insurers, the capacity it will provide uses funds governed by a... read more

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