New AI-powered cyber underwriting firm launches

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Envelop Risk, a new global specialty cyber insurance analytics and underwriting firm, has been launched in London. The firm also operates offices in Boston, Washington DC, and Bermuda. Envelop Risk provides cyber underwriting to re/insurers, partnering with cyber security firms to deliver custom cyber insurance products for their customers. Using its proprietary artificial intelligence-based simulation model the company claims to provide "more-accurate policy and portfolio pricing with increased access to capital markets, while reducing overall risk exposure". Envelop applies an augmented intelligence approach, combining quantitative methods with human expertise in underwriting and cyber security.


What is the value proposition of an MGU?

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A managing general underwriter (MGU) is a specialized type of insurance intermediary that has been granted underwriting authority by an insurer. It can administer programs and negotiate contracts on behalf of a carrier, while also conducting core functions like binding coverage, underwriting and pricing, settling claims, sales, marketing and distribution. However, if they're so similar to insurance carriers, what value do MGUs bring to the marketplace? It's all to do with capacity and specialization. Insurance carriers are under constant pressure to control their expenses.


What is the value proposition of an MGU?

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A managing general underwriter (MGU) is a specialized type of insurance intermediary that has been granted underwriting authority by an insurer. It can administer programs and negotiate contracts on behalf of a carrier, while also conducting core functions like binding coverage, underwriting and pricing, settling claims, sales, marketing and distribution. However, if they're so similar to insurance carriers, what value do MGUs bring to the marketplace? It's all to do with capacity and specialization. Insurance carriers are under constant pressure to control their expenses.


Planck Re Announces $12M Series A to Empower Commercial Insurers With AI Driven Insights

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Planck Re announces their first funding round of $12M to empower commercial insurers by generating insights that streamline the commercial underwriting process – enabling insurers to instantly and accurately underwrite any policy. The round was led by Arbor Ventures and includes Viola FinTech and Eight Roads. Founded in 2016, Planck Re is pioneering the commercial insurance data industry, providing an Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven data platform. Leveraging deep industry expertise and breakthrough data science, Planck Re streamlines the commercial underwriting process by aggregating small and medium businesses' digital footprint to help insurers acquire a comprehensive understanding of customer risk. The end result is a frictionless underwriting process with greater insurance carrier visibility into risk factors, leading to improved conversion, retention and reduced loss ratios.


Envelop Risk Appoints Hannover Re's Chatterjee as Chief Underwriting Officer

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Envelop Risk, a London-based cyber insurance analytics and underwriting firm, announced it has appointed Aritra (Ari) Chatterjee as chief underwriting officer. Chatterjee was formerly the lead cyber underwriter with Hannover Re (Bermuda), a line of business he helped to establish. Envelop Risk this week announced that it was expanding its business beyond its cyber insurance analytics specialty by launching a cyber managing general agent (MGA). In his underwriting, Chatterjee applied a unique underwriting methodology called "PTBA – Resilience Matrix," which quantifies the risk landscape by mapping data assets to threat trends, said Envelop Risk, adding that this and other approaches enabled Chatterjee "to consistently outperform the market." At his previous position as an actuarial underwriter with Hannover Re, Chatterjee underwrote cyber re/Insurance, a line of business he helped develop and grow profitably.