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  • “You Must Unlearn What You Have Learned” - Underwriting Success

    By John Stubbs |January 31, 2016|English

    In The Empire Strikes Back, Yoda gives Luke Skywalker some sage advice, “You must unlearn what you have learned.” With so many changes in insurance and technology, we would be wise to also consider this advice. 1. Unlearn what we first...

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  • Towering Infernos – Aggravating Factors in Skyscraper Fires

    By Jon Sigwart|January 14, 2016|English

    The property market in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has experienced a number of fires at high profile skyscrapers, most recently on New Year’s Eve at the Address Downtown Hotel located near the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa....

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  • The Internet of Things [Presentation]

    By Chris Beston|January 05, 2016|English

    By 2020, there will be an estimated 50 billion devices, connecting, sending and receiving data all over the world. These devices, their component parts and supporting software/platforms will be produced by global technology companies faster and in...

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  • Classic Car Values Rev Into Overdrive

    By Tedra Skelton |December 03, 2015|English

    The classic car market is changing and values are continuing to accelerate. With interest rates staying low for many years now, classic cars have become a more attractive asset for private investors. Over the past 18-24 months, the value of some classic...

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  • Green Alternative to Traditional Drywalls Blamed for Millions of Losses in Denmark

    By Yves Marquard |November 03, 2015|English

    Magnesium oxide (MgO) mixed into cement to create thin panels, known as MgO boards, have emerged as the greener alternative to traditional drywalls in recent years. While they are not organic, tests show that MgO boards are not damaged by water; they...

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  • Cloudburst in Denmark - Just Another Tail Event?

    By Jan Højgaard|October 22, 2015|English

    One of the main purposes of a reinsurer is to cover tail events, characterized by high volatility and low frequency. Some tail events, such as the occasional large industrial loss, are predictable, while others present an opportunity for learning new...

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