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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.

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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.

    Partners' Chat - Summer Special: Robin Merttens and Matthew Grant (149)

    Partners' Chat - Summer Special: Robin Merttens and Matthew Grant (149)

    Recorded after the InsTech London Summer Party, our first public event since Covid-19 restrictions were lifted, Matthew and Robin catch up for their quarterly partners’ chat. 


    The conversation covers their pick of the latest insurance and insurtech news stories, reaction to our report on embedded insurance, and even Robin’s restaurant recommendations. 


    Talking points include: 


    Face-to-face events and our return to The Steel Yard 

    Insurtech investment and lessons learnt from the last five years

    Embedded insurance opportunities

    The rise of the tech-enabled MGA

    Climate change, ESG and the demand for data


    The InsTech London report, Insurance: to Embed, or not to Embed, is available to download for free from the InsTech London website.


    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 London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning.


    Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives


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


    To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 149 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

    • 33 min
    Mick Noland: Executive, General Manager, Insurance Solutions at CoreLogic: The digital hub for property data (148)

    Mick Noland: Executive, General Manager, Insurance Solutions at CoreLogic: The digital hub for property data (148)

    Founded in 2010, CoreLogic has established itself as a leading provider of location and property intelligence, with more than 500 insurers and reinsurers now using its products.


    Mick Noland, General Manager for Insurance, joins Matthew to discuss the company’s growth over the last decade and the unique data sets that CoreLogic is creating for its insurance clients. 


    The conversation also covers recent investment in CoreLogic, how the company integrates with third-party providers, and the development of data and insights for catastrophe modelling and climate change risks.


    Talking points include:


    How insurers are using real estate data

    Building a data-led approach to underwriting

    Establishing unique identifiers for individual properties

    The benefits of using platforms and APIs

    The growth and importance of climate change risk information


    More information on CoreLogic's Digital Hub Alliance is available here on the company's website. 


    CoreLogic was named as one of the companies to watch in our Location Intelligence 2021 report, which is available to download from our website.


    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 London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning.


    Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives


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


    To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 148 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

    • 25 min
    William Hawkins: Director of Research - Europe, KBW: How insurers think: the equity analyst's view (147)

    William Hawkins: Director of Research - Europe, KBW: How insurers think: the equity analyst's view (147)

    While insurtech, start-up funding and data and technology developments are important to all of us, we also need to understand how the major insurers make money, what their needs are from technology and how they address the challenge of change.
     
    William Hawkins, Director of Research for Europe at investment bank KBW, joins Matthew to share insights from his team's research into the mainstream world of insurance.
     
    With incumbent insurers spending an annual IT budget of $200 billion how much is earmarked for innovation, and how should a technology company attract insurers as clients?

    Talking points include:

    The basics of how insurers make money

    Why incumbent insurers struggle to innovate

    What senior executives think about insurtech

    MGAs and new distribution models

    Which emerging technologies could become the norm



    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 London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning.


    Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives


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


    To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 147 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

    • 35 min
    Gethin Jones, Skyline Partners & Calum Williams, AEGIS London: The parametric platform delivering new insurance solutions (146)

    Gethin Jones, Skyline Partners & Calum Williams, AEGIS London: The parametric platform delivering new insurance solutions (146)

    Skyline Partners and AEGIS London have launched a new parametric product to provide US small and medium business owners with cover in the event of a shooting.


    The Active Assailant policy uses police department data to define when an event has taken place, triggering a non-damage business interruption cover payment of up to $50,000. An initial launch is taking place in Dallas, Texas with the aim of scaling the policy out to other states across the US. 


    Skyline Partners Co-founder Gethin Jones and Calum Williams from AEGIS London join Matthew to discuss the product’s development and how parametric insurance can help fill the protection gap left by traditional policies.


    Talking points include: 


    How insurers can work with tech companies

    Using data to create parametric triggers

    Selling insurance products through a broker network

    Launching and scaling a business

    Skyline’s experience of working in the Lloyd’s Lab


    Skyline Partners is featured in our ‘Parametric insurance: 2021 outlook and the companies to watch’ report, which is available to download from our website and free for InsTech London members. 


    More information on the Active Assailant insurance product is available on the AEGIS London website. 


    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 London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning.


    Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives


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


    To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 146 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

    • 35 min
    Hemant Shah: Co-founder & CEO, Archipelago: Moving upstream - digitising and standardising customer data at source (145)

    Hemant Shah: Co-founder & CEO, Archipelago: Moving upstream - digitising and standardising customer data at source (145)

    Archipelago is aiming to improve the data shared between insurers and their corporate clients related to property risks.


    Archipelago is going directly to the original data sources - upstream from insurers to the risk manager and building owners. This is then collated and shared on a platform with brokers and selected insurers.


    Co-founder and CEO Hemant Shah, previously founder of catastrophe modelling company RMS, joins Matthew to discuss how Archipelago is improving risk reduction and better access to reliable insights between all parties.


    Talking points include:


    Finding the right problem to solve

    Building trust and sourcing data directly from customers

    Replacing spreadsheets and emails with technology

    The benefits of the network effect and collaborating with partners across the full value chain

    Launching a company remotely


    Archipelago was named as one of the companies to watch in our Location Intelligence 2021 report, which is available to download from our website.


    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 London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning.


    Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives


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


    To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 145 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

    • 36 min
    Robin Merttens & Simon Torrance: Insurance - to Embed, or not to Embed (144)

    Robin Merttens & Simon Torrance: Insurance - to Embed, or not to Embed (144)

    The attraction and vast potential for ‘embedding’ insurance products has made it one of the hottest topics of 2021. 


    Robin Merttens chats to Simon Torrance on Podcast 144 about the opportunities offered by embedded insurance and insights from the InsTech London report, Insurance: to Embed or not to Embed.


    Talking points include:


    The definition of embedded insurance

    Embedded success stories from around the world

    Why customers like embedded solutions

    Third-party distributors and platform business models

    The challenges facing incumbents


    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 London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning.


    Insurance: to Embed or not to Embed will be available to download on the InsTech London website from 9am on Thursday 1 July. The report takes an in-depth look at what embedded means in practice, the emerging opportunities, and the companies who are making it work.


    Join Robin at 12pm on 1 July as he discusses the findings from the report in a Live Chat with Franck Pivert, Chief Revenue Officer, Wakam; Jean-Charles Velge, Co-Founder, Qover; Louisa Murray, Chief Operating Officer (UK & Europe), Railsbank.


    Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives


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


    To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 144 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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36 Ratings

36 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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