Our Perspective

  • 3D Printing and Liability – More Dimensions Than You Can Imagine

    By Renate Kerpen |October 13, 2015|English

    After more than three decades, 3D printing is widely used in industrial production. A survey by PwC shows that two-thirds of the top 100 manufacturing companies use 3D printing. It is used, for example, to produce parts for planes and vehicles, as...

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  • Big Changes Are Coming to Auto Insurance - All Signs Point One Way (Part Two)

    By Charlie Kingdollar|May 27, 2015|English | Japanese

    In Part One of this blog, I discussed advances in technologies that will likely bring driverless cars to market at a faster pace than many in the insurance industry believed possible. I also discussed predictions of reduced auto ownership as well as...

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  • Big Changes Are Coming to Auto Insurance - All Signs Point One Way (Part One)

    By Charlie Kingdollar|April 27, 2015|English | Japanese

    PropertyCasualty360 attributes an increase in recent claims frequency to: - Stronger employment - Cheaper gas - Poor driving conditions during the severe winter weather of 2015 - More cars on the road While a combination of circumstances...

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  • Casualty Underwriting - What’s Down the Line

    By Liz Kramer|April 09, 2015|English

    In my last blog I discussed the state of the casualty market today and some of the more difficult classes to watch. But what about tomorrow? Casualty managers know one must anticipate what’s down the line in order to stay on top of trends and...

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  • Claim Costs - How to Keep Control of Your Defense Dollars

    By Paul Ruiz|February 05, 2015|English

    The increasing cost of defending cases in litigation is a concern for all casualty companies. The reasons are varied and may be related to upward claim severity trends, and more aggressive plaintiff attorneys. Whatever the cause of rising litigation...

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  • Question Marks Hang Over Casualty Business

    By Liz Kramer|January 20, 2015|English

    How would you characterize the casualty reinsurance market today? That broad question was put to me in an interview I did recently with WRIN TV. The short answer is that the casualty reinsurance market is quite competitive, but to date underwriting...

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