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Argentinian insurers delay reinsurance payments amid dollar scarcity

New controls implemented by the government in October add to the challenges faced by the industry in the country as inflation rockets 

Argentina Reinsurance

Brazilian insurers press for natural catastrophe reforms as new government takes power

Insurers are hoping for positive moves from the Lula government on insurance regulation and infrastructure investment to support innovation and premium growth

Brazil Casualty

E&S market set for strong 2022 as admitted carriers reduce risk appetite

With US excess and surplus lines premiums up more than 25% in the first nine months of the year, participants say the market is stronger than it has ever been

North America Casualty

Ransom payments challenge cyber insurers

The question of whether companies should pay ransoms to cyber criminals raises both ethical and legal questions. In France, the government has attempted to defuse legal fears by allowing payments to be made if the attack is first reported to the authorities. But there are difficulties with this approach

International Cyber

Crypto risk capacity shrinks after first-half turmoil

After a turbulent first six months of 2022, insurers’ appetite for cryptocurrency risks has shrunk significantly and many companies are struggling to place their programmes as a result. But some insurers see opportunities and new risk transfer structures are being developed

Specialty Casualty

Insurtechs tap market gaps to grow in Latin America

Inefficient processes and ignored consumers are creating opportunities for the region’s entrepreneurs, but start-ups are facing funding and regulatory challenges

South America Insurtech
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