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Quarterly InsurTech Briefing Q1 2017

Why InsurTech? A Pressured Insurance Value Chain

By Andrew Sagon, Andrew Johnston and Matthew Wong

InsurTech is a burgeoning phenomenon that is modernising the insurance industry. It is disrupting the traditional value chain whereby insurers offer loss protection, and shifting the emphasis to risk mitigation. Incumbents face disintermediation as investors in search of higher yields pour money into insurance-linked instruments in the capital markets. And entrepreneurial businesses are targeting friction costs and inefficiencies within every aspect of the traditional value chain.



June 2017

Insurance big data – float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

Nimbleness and agility will unlock potential

By Elinor Friedman, Andrew Harley and Klayton Southwood

Recent Willis Towers Watson surveys in the U.S. have shown that P&C and life insurers in developed markets are taking seriously the potential of big data and predictive analytics to improve their businesses. Nimbleness and agility, rather than brute force, are likely to be key to realizing that potential.

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August 2016

The new era of insurance analytics

Driven by technology, toolkits and talent

By Claudine Modlin and Graham Wright

Advanced analytics is helping some insurers offer innovative products and solutions. What do insurers need to know about the changing nature of analytics and whether it is worth the investment? Claudine Modlin and Graham Wright discuss technology, toolkits and talent — topics that may help you decide.

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August 2016

How can we manage the dynamic nature of cyber-risk?

Risk transfer is part of a comprehensive solution

By Adeola Adele, Patrick Kulesa, Kevin Madigan and Alice Underwood

Given the dynamic nature of cyber-risk, taking a multidimensional approach that integrates board governance, technology solutions, behavioral change and risk transfer solutions can help reduce risk to a manageable level.

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August 2016