Looking forward, and back

“More than 20 senior industry executives share their thoughts on the most unusual year that was 2020.”

With the start of a new year comes much hope for a better 12 months ahead, particularly given the year we’ve all just endured. As COVID-19 vaccine rollouts gain pace, those taking a longer-term view are already looking to the next big challenge for re/insurers: climate change. 

In our first Intelligent Insurer Review of the year, we take an in-depth look at insurance and climate change and find out how insurers can work together to support an orderly transition to a net zero carbon future. The piece delves into the opportunities that insurers are already considering as a very different future appears on the not-so-distant horizon.

This feature draws on an expert panel discussion held on Intelligent Insurer’s Re/insurance Lounge, which can be watched on demand on the channel website.

There are also two special features on marine insurance, looking at how hardening rates will affect the sector’s profitability and the difference technology can make.

Our interview with Swiss Re’s Jérôme Jean Haegeli finds him discussing opportunities for key developments in digital transformation and supply chains and why a challenging macroeconomic environment is not necessarily a bad thing. 

We also caught up with Miller’s chief executive officer Greg Collins and executive chairman Ken MacDonald to hear more about the background to its recent acquisition by Cinven and GIC, and what this means for the broker’s expansion plans.

With new beginnings comes an opportunity to take stock of the past, and more than 20 senior industry executives share their thoughts on the most unusual year that was 2020 in four special features.

It’s fair to say that almost everyone was glad to see the back of 2020, but as major events in early January 2021 have shown, this year has the potential to be quite unusual too.

Claire Churchard is deputy editor of the Newton Media Insurance Group

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