149 episodes

A weekly interview hosted by Matthew Grant peeking behind the curtain of what‘s going on with some of the most well know companies - and some the newest - from in and around insurance, technology, data and investment.

InsTech - insurance & innovation with Matthew Grant InsTech

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    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

A weekly interview hosted by Matthew Grant peeking behind the curtain of what‘s going on with some of the most well know companies - and some the newest - from in and around insurance, technology, data and investment.

    Steve Pretre: Partner, World Innovation Lab: Investing in innovation around the world (203)

    Steve Pretre: Partner, World Innovation Lab: Investing in innovation around the world (203)

    World Innovation Lab (WiL) is a US & Japan-based venture capital firm with capital from governments and leading global corporations based in Japan and throughout Asia. The company's vision is to be the bridge between startups and corporates in key hubs across the globe - starting with Japan and the US.

    Matthew was joined by partner Steve Pretre.

    Talking points include:

    The areas of innovation in insurance that Steve and his colleagues are investing in, including opportunities in the emerging economies
    Growth in embedded insurance and low code, and the implications this has on data sharing
    How to build and maintain an ecosystem of partners that are distributing and underwriting insurance in different environments
    What federated learning for machine learning means in practice
    The Tokio Marine fund for seed and early-stage companies
    Why WiL has a team based in Japan and the difference in distribution and financial services compared to the US

    If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn.

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    Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives


    InsTech is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme.

    The Learning Objectives for this podcast are:

    List some innovative opportunities emerging for investors in the insurance space
    Explain why low-code platforms have gained traction within the insurance industry
    Summarise some of the differences in distribution and financial services for different international markets, such as the US and Japan

    If your organisation is a member of InsTech and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 203 page of the InsTech website or email cpd@instech.co to let us know you have listened to this podcast.

    To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

    • 35 min
    From underwriting to claims - taking the pain out of payments (202)

    From underwriting to claims - taking the pain out of payments (202)

    In the second of this two-part podcast with highlights from our live event Matthew Grant looks back on the conversations Robin Merttens had on stage with Andrew Passfield (ICE InsureTech), Freddy Macnamara (Cuvva), Daniel Poole (Cover Genius) and Adrian Davis (Stripe) at our recent London event, “Making Payments Pay: Making the Most of Payments Technologies”.
     
    Part one looked at why the method of making and receiving payments is critical to insurers and the evolving needs of customers. This part focuses on managing the movement and financial management of money, the benefits of flexible insurance and the integral role embedded and parametric insurance plays in payment provision.

    Talking points include:

    Understanding why getting payments right must be a strategic priority for insurers
    How to overcome the complexity of the insurance ecosystem which often leads to fragmentation, inefficiency, greater risk and delays
    Stripe’s payment technologies and use cases, including how it helped a delivery company earn over £100 million of additional revenue as a result of their technology systems and APIs
    How Tik Tok can generate underwriting returns and effective marketing strategies for insurers
    Who ICE InsureTech is partnering with and how its digital services are being integrated

    If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn.

    Sign up to the InsTech newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning.

    Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives


    InsTech is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme.

    The Learning Objectives for this podcast are:

    List examples of payment technologies being platformed by software providers, with some use cases
    Summarise the processes that contribute to complexity within the insurance ecosystem
    Describe the role of parametric and embedded insurance in the processing of payments

    If your organisation is a member of InsTech and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 202 page of the InsTech website or email cpd@instech.co to let us know you have listened to this podcast.

    To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

    • 26 min
    Making payments frictionless - from cashless to cardless (201)

    Making payments frictionless - from cashless to cardless (201)

    Join us for the highlights of our live event “Making the Most of Payments Technologies”. Supported by Mastercard and Stripe, we lifted the lid and explored examples of the latest digital payments capabilities from some of the largest, and most innovative companies in this area.

    In the first of this two-part podcast, Matthew reflects on conversations he had with Ruth Polyblank, Jason Reddington, Alice Glenister, Ian Slater (Mastercard); Ben Smyth (Arma Karma) and Bruno Soares (Imburse).

    Talking points include:

    Why payments are so critical to insurers
    What consumers really want
    How Mastercard data is being used to create parametric insurance products
    Overcoming the challenges of legacy systems to join up the banks, payment providers and insurers
    The role of TikTok in promoting insurance applications
    Virtual cards - what they are and who is using them

    If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn.

    Sign up to the InsTech newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning.

    Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives


    InsTech is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme.

    The Learning Objectives for this podcast are:

    Describe some of the challenges encountered by banks, payment providers and insurers due to legacy systems
    Summarise the properties of a virtual card and its modern benefits for consumers
    List some of the ways in which the insurance industry is utilising social media in its practices

    If your organisation is a member of InsTech and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 201 page of the InsTech website or email cpd@instech.co to let us know you have listened to this podcast.

    To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

    • 28 min
    The Partners’ summertime summary (200)

    The Partners’ summertime summary (200)

    On episode 200 of the InsTech podcast, Matthew and Robin get together for another occasional chat about what is happening in the world of insurance innovation, insurtech and InsTech itself.

    Since the launch of the podcast, InsTech has released around 133 hours of podcasts, featured 220 guests and had 170,000 downloads. Our top listener countries are the UK, USA, Germany, Italy and Canada.

    Talking points include:

    Good news on funding for early-stage companies from the Amsterdam DIA conference
    An overview of our Risk Exchange report
    Our real-life insurance stories
    Celebrating our podcasts guest with the “1,000 fans awards”
    Our expanding sub-communities for founders, people in marketing, ESG and parametric

    If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn.

    Sign up to the InsTech newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning.

    Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives


    InsTech is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme.

    The Learning Objectives for this podcast are:

    Summarise the recent insurtech developments within the industry and where there is potential for growth
    Describe some of the different risk exchange models being adopted by insurers, brokers and technology partners
    List some of the funding opportunities for early-stage insurance companies and how these are accessed

    If your organisation is a member of InsTech and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 200 page of the InsTech website or email cpd@instech.co to let us know you have listened to this podcast.

    To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

    • 25 min
    Henry Gale’s midweek special: What it’s like to be a young person in insurance (199)

    Henry Gale’s midweek special: What it’s like to be a young person in insurance (199)

    Henry Gale spoke to four young people across the insurance industry to produce a podcast about what it's like to be a young person in insurance.

    Ainsley Martin, Beazley; Kinga Wazydrag, Markel; Areefih Ghaith, Quantexa; Adam Yasir, Aon Inpoint, share personal experiences in the industry and discuss what the industry can learn from young people - covering topics like diversity & inclusion, technology and social media. The guests highlight where the industry has done well in those areas as well as where insurers can learn from the next generation.


    If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn.

    Sign up to the InsTech newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning.

    Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives


    InsTech is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme.

    The Learning Objectives for this podcast are:

    List some of the entry points and potential careers paths within the insurance industry for young people
    Summarise the common digital practices already implemented by insurers, and where these can be improved 
    Identify some of the barriers faced by young people within the industry, and how these can be overcome

    If your organisation is a member of InsTech and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 199 page of the InsTech website or email cpd@instech.co to let us know you have listened to this podcast.

    To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

    • 42 min
    Richard Cutcher: Executive Producer, Global Captive Podcast: What is a captive and the new opportunities for innovation (198)

    Richard Cutcher: Executive Producer, Global Captive Podcast: What is a captive and the new opportunities for innovation (198)

    If we want to understand opportunities for innovation in insurance we need to understand what the customer wants – the people and companies buying insurance. Many companies are now setting up captives to use their own capital as an alternative or to complement the insurance they are buying. 

    In this episode, Matthew is joined by Richard Cutcher, Executive Producer of the Global Captive Podcast and the Ambassador for the Captive Special Interest Group at the UK Risk Managers Association (Airmic).

    They start off with an explanation of what a captive is, and discuss the opportunities for risk managers and insurance buyers for using data and analytics.

    Other talking points include: 


    How captives are regulated



    Examples of companies using captives 



    Data and analytics that are being used by captives from companies such as Arbol



    Recommended podcast episodes from the Global Captive Podcast



    You can find Global Captive Podcasts 35, 63 and 67 mentioned in the podcast here.

    If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn.

    Sign up to the InsTech newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning.

    Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives


    InsTech is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme.

    The Learning Objectives for this podcast are:

    Define the role of 'captives' in the insurance industry and how they are regulated
    List some examples of the relevant data and analytics of interest to captives
    Summarise the benefits of companies setting up captives to complement or offer alternatives to traditional insurance

    If your organisation is a member of InsTech and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 198 page of the InsTech website or email cpd@instech.co to let us know you have listened to this podcast.

    To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

CGregLaw ,

I love this podcast!

Anyone who knows insurance will know it’s full of acronyms and over complication. Matthew and the team’s ability to pitch each episode to appeal to those new to a topic, but also have enough detail to keep experienced professionals in the field engaged, is no mean feat and impressed me every time. Also loving the ‘press pause’ inserts from Matthee during the conversation - and the very analogue sound bites! Thank you 👏🏻

* N Turner ,

Great guests and thought-provoking discussions

Looking forward to hearing more founder’s stories this year!

Holly M 205 ,

Great content & speakers!

Looking forward to more interesting discussions in 2021! Great content and speakers.

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