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  • Get Ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    By Charlie Kingdollar|May 24, 2017|English

    The fourth industrial revolution - or Industry 4.0 as it’s also referred to - has begun, and it’s going to create enormous socio-economic change around the world. Advances in automation, artificial intelligence and robotics will bring job...

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  • Inland Marine Conference – Sharing Underwriting Insights

    By Ben Skurek |May 17, 2017|English

    A team of Gen Re Property Facultative underwriters head to the Inland Marine Underwriters Association’s (IMUA) 87th Annual Meeting - held from May 21 through 24 in Braselton, Georgia - in search of new underwriting insights and opportunities to...

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  • Time to Re-evaluate Downtimes for Failures of Tailings Dams

    By Gavin Rowatt |May 09, 2017|English

    Estimating business interruption losses is never straightforward. But accurately forecasting the financial consequences of a large tailings dam failure can be a real challenge, as recent events have shown. Tailings dams store waste products of mining...

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  • Four Drone Insurance Questions - You Should Have the Answers

    By Jill Tumney |March 22, 2017|English

    224% - that is how much the sale of drones grew in just a three-month period in 2016. Drones are taking off among businesses and consumers in the U.S., and that presents risks and opportunities for insurers. All this popularity is generating questions,...

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  • Is the Sunshine State Becoming the Wildfire State?

    By Rick Hartmann|March 12, 2017|English

    4,600. No, that is not the number of arrests during spring break in Fort Lauderdale. That is the number of wildfires Florida will now average in a given year resulting in nearly 110,000 acres of burned land.1 For many, Florida is known for its warm,...

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  • Home-Sharing Risks in the Age of Airbnb

    By Christine Unger |February 28, 2017|English

    The meteoric rise of Airbnb is the most obvious sign of the growth in U.S. home-sharing. According to Pew Research, 11% of all U.S. adults have used home-sharing services and it’s estimated that there are now over half a million Airbnb listings...

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