Profiles in Risk – E470: I Think Therefore I Insure – Brian Thompson, Business Development (Parametric) Underwriter for Descartes Insurance

“cogito, ergo sum” – Rene Descartes Parametric insurance products are not new. They have been around for decades (and in some forms probably centuries). Insurance professionals have struggled to adopt to parametric solutions for our clients because they do not neatly fit into the indemnity paradigm we insurance professionals were trained into. Our entire training … Read more

Profiles in Risk: E466 – Insurtech Advances in Ocean Marine, Freight & Cargo Insurance – Taylor Walker, CIO of LoadSure

Tony chats with Taylor Walker, Chief Insurance Officer at LoadSure, they are making waves for insurance brokers in the market. Data-powered AI-pricing for freight insurance. In the past, a piece of complex business in the ocean cargo market would take a couple of days (or more than a week), with LoadSure it can be immediate … Read more

Profiles in Risk: E464 – 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐀𝐫𝐭 𝐎𝐟 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐛𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐡 𝐉𝐞𝐟𝐟 𝐓𝐲𝐥𝐞𝐫 & 𝐒𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐏𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐐𝐮𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐝

Creating efficiencies for underwriters is complex. No two underwriting offices function in the same way and no two underwriters process information in the same way. Building technology to create these productive efficiencies is not a technological challenge, but a design challenge. This is because there are just so many edge cases that if you simply … Read more

Profiles in Risk: E462 – Constructing An Insurance Product & Program From First Principals; Joanne Artesani, Founder & CEO of Sproutr

We joke that insurance isn’t rocket science. But what if it isn’t in a way we hadn’t contemplated? What if insurance is more difficult? Anyone who has stood up an MGA, insurance program or launched an insurance solution knows this. There are so many moving pieces from the overall thesis, to the strategy around underwriting, … Read more