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InView - Spring/Summer 2016

Global emerging risks have a major impact on every area of the Insurance industry. We cast the rule over various aspects of this increasingly…

Global emerging risks have a major impact on every area of the Insurance industry. In our latest issue of InView we cast the rule over various aspects of this increasingly significant trend.

We have brought together a selection of expert opinion, covering a host of wide-ranging topics that we hope you will find informative.

If any single issue is dominating our economic future, it is the EU referendum on 23 June and we are grateful to Sir Oliver Heald MP QC, the former Solicitor General, for giving a frank and honest opinion on what a Brexit might mean for the UK Insurance industry.

Meanwhile, the global race to bring the driverless car to the mass market has left the starting grid. Matthew Avery, Director of Insurance Research at Thatcham Research, sets out the road map ahead while Bavita Rai shares her thoughts on the latest developments and their implications.

We also feature an interesting article by Colin Peck and Simon Colvin on what extreme weather events mean for insurers, while Francis Mackie casts a specialist eye on how political risk in a volatile world can frustrate international trade contracts.

Also included in this issue are Patrick Gaul’s insightful views on why UK professionals operating overseas are facing a greater number of claims, while Peter Forshaw provides a thought-provoking explanation on why drones flying packages direct to consumers’ homes represent diverse challenges for insurers.

In other editorials, Roddy Macleod reveals why work-related stress is now the second most reported work-related health problem in Europe, and Jim Byard discusses insurance issues around the alleged pollution of airliner cabins by jet engine gases, known as aero toxicity syndrome.

As ever, we would be delighted to receive your feedback.