23rd February 2020

Newslink Global Insurance Trends-Editor's Weekly Overview
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This week saw a number of European-based majors reporting favourable 2019 financials-companies reporting results included Ageas, Allianz, AXA, Lancshire, Swiss Re, Manulife, and Sun Life Financial. There were senior appointments at Allianz, Apollo Syndicate Management, Argo, and AXA.
Global Data said there were new opportunities for insurers as the sharing economy is set to continue growing. S&P Global reviewed South African insurance trends. The Financial Supervisory Authority of Romania(ASF) and EIOPA are to launch an independent assessment of the Romanian insurance sector through a balance sheet review.
Oxbow Partners published its third edition of the InsurTech Impact 25. By Miles is to assist policyholders with awareness of London's Ultra Low Emissions Zone(ULEZ) charge, whilst insurethebox is supporting a UK government campaign designed to encourage young people to intervene to stop a friend drink driving. InsurTech Concirrus closed a $20m Series B funding round, and Swiss Re’s digital platform iptiQ and IKEA partnered to launch affordable and easily accessible home insurance. Willis Towers Watson won Analytics Solution of the Year at the 2020 Insurance ERM Awards for its Radar Live software. Guidewire's InsuranceNow solution was chosen by First Chicago and United Security Health and Casualty, and additional Verisk underwriting solutions are to be available on Duck Creek’s Content Exchange.
Nexus Group launched a new Financial Lines division in the US, and Pro MGA Solutions formed a strategic partnership with start-up MGA Katalyst Financial. Swiss Re took further steps towards net-zero emissions.

Full articles on the above topics are included in those added this week to the Newslink Global Trends Database Research Matrix service at www.onlystrategic.com
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