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AkinovA selects matching engine & compliance tech from Aquis

AkinovA, one of the insurtech start-ups targeting provision of a marketplace for digital trading of reinsurance risk, has selected Aquis Technologies to provide it with necessary matching engine and compliance related software.Akinova has been promising delivery of a digital platform for transfer and trading insurance and reinsurance risks as it read the full article →

Insurtech AkinovA gets investment from Hiscox & MS&AD

Digital risk trading insurtech start-up Akinova has secured an investment boost from reinsurance firm Hiscox Re and the venture arm of Japanese insurance holding company MS&AD.Akinova promises a digital platform for transfer and trading insurance and reinsurance risks and is looking to launch with an industry-loss warranty (ILW) type of read the full article →

Paul Jardine joins risk trading start-up Akinova’s advisory board

Paul Jardine, of Catlin and XL Catlin experience, is the latest senior figure to join the advisory board of digital risk trading insurtech start-up Akinova.Jardine was most recently the Executive Vice President and Chief Experience Officer of insurance and reinsurance firm XL Catlin, which is now part of AXA XL.Prior read the full article →

Survival – it’s all about the value you bring to the chain

At this time of year, as peak-conference season begins, the market tends to reflect on conditions and the drivers setting up dynamics for year-end and beyond.It’s not surprising that we look ahead to another January reinsurance renewal season that is certain to be intriguing and competitive, given where the market read the full article →

Akinova adds Thomas Heise to risk trading start-ups advisory board

Digital risk trading insurtech start-up Akinova, which promises a digital platform for trading insurance and reinsurance risks and will begin with an industry-loss warranty (ILW) type product, has appointed Thomas Heise of Insurance Income Strategies (IIS) to its advisory board.Heise is based in Bermuda and has more than 25 years read the full article →

Payback has expired, symbiotic relationship with ILS emerging

The reinsurance market evolution continues and as ever alternative capital and the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market is placed centre stage in any discussion of the disruption of traditional business models, but now that the payback model of the past has expired, a new and more symbiotic model with ILS is read the full article →

Risk trading insurtech Akinova adds fixed income experienced advisor

Akinova, a digital risk trading insurtech start-up that is developing a platform where insurance and reinsurance related risk can be traded, has added another senior advisor in Susan Estes, a Wall Street veteran, as well as co-founder and CEO of bond trading platform OpenDoor.The appointment to the Akinova advisory board read the full article →

Risk trading start-up Akinova signs former CEO of Euroclear as advisor

Digital risk trading start-up Akinova, which is developing an "electronic marketplace for the transfer and trading of (re)insurance risks," has signed up Pierre Francotte, the former CEO of Euroclear as an advisor.Akinova has been in development for more than a year now with a focus on creating a platform allowing read the full article →

Munich Re refocusing on risk + tech + experience?

There are signs that the world's largest reinsurance firm Munich Re is beginning to refocus and reposition itself, intending to concentrate on its core areas of expertise in risk management, risk transfer and risk bearing, alongside a newer developed focus on technology.The transformation of the reinsurance business model has been read the full article →

No deal for Swiss Re and SoftBank as talks come to an end

The discussions about a potential investment deal between reinsurance major Swiss Re and Japanese technology conglomerate and investor SoftBank Group have come to an end with no deal agreed, according to an announcement from the reinsurer todayTalks have been ongoing for around four months between Swiss Re and SoftBank, as read the full article →