It’s natural for any new technology to be met with skepticism, perhaps even distrust. It’s seen as a threat, something to hold at bay lest it undermine a model that has worked historically. Over the... read more
While in London this week I had the opportunity to attend another great event by Instech London, titled MGA: the New Frontier for InsurTech. At this event I was able to make new connections with... read more
At InsTech London’s 2nd April event Robin Merttens talked to Andre Symes, Technologies Director at Genasys Technologies, who became an InsTech London corporate member in October 2018. Founded in... read more
At InsTech London’s 2nd April event which focussed on Insurtech MGAs, Matthew Grant talked to Robert Jeffery, founder and COO of Evari Insure – InsTech London corporate member since January 2019 –... read more
At InsTech London’s 2nd April event Matthew Grant talked to Richard Coleman, Co-founder & Managing Director of new insurance company Archipelago Risk Services, and Justin Davies, Head of Region,... read more
This piece is a duet, which is apt considering it has a musical theme. During one of those moments of extreme creativity (after the first bottle of red and before the third) we were riffing on the... read more
At InsTech London's 5th March 2019 event ‘Claims Innovations in 2019’, Robin Merttens interviewed Avi Baruch, CEO of Previsico, about innovating flood modelling.
Previsico are a spin-out company from... read more
Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the instech London event, having had some time to reflect, it’s one of the best events I’ve been to and here is why:
1) Environment - it wasn’t held in a... read more
On 6 July 1988 the Piper Alpha oil platform exploded. 167 people died. Much of the insurance was with what became known as the London Market Excess of Loss (LMX) Spiral, a tightly knit and badly... read more
This was the first of what we expect to be many Instech London Clinics. It was encouraging to see so many people taking advantage of the clinics and getting involved in some interesting discussions.... read more
How a building is constructed, maintained and where it is located all have a massive impact on its potential to be damaged or destroyed. That knowledge is as old as insurance itself.
So why do so... read more
A quick follow up on the great InsurTech Debate this week, hosted by Robin and the team at InsTech London. You know it's important when even Paolo makes an appearance!
I was delighted to be asked to... read more
InsTech London worked with Oxbow Partners, sponsored by the Lloyd’s Market Association, to produce a report outlining how InsurTech is impacting the corporate & speciality market, and why both... read more
You own a house. It burns down. Your insurer only pays out 15% of the loss.
That’s a serious case of under insurance. You’d wonder why you bothered with insurance in the first place. In reality,... read more
Insurance is heavily regulated, capital intensive, low margin and highly competitive making it tough to break into as a start-up. But with an increasing number of organisations providing money and... read more
Three startups and four investors active in insurtech. All very different, but they agreed on one thing. Raising money is hard. So what advice did they have?
A few companies are able to bootstrap... read more