With an ever-increasing number of threats facing the insurance sector - alternative capital, rapidly developing e-trading, #InsurTech disruption, benign loss environments putting pressure on rates, etc - many, if not all, organisations to continue to look for a competitive edge.
However, on certain key issues collaboration is essential. The insurance industry has often proven it is able to work with a common interest to the benefit, not just of the sector, but more broadly to society.
As time progresses and ever more complex and unusual risks present themselves, it is vital that the industry continues to invest in the talent that has been educated in this modern risk landscape. Combining deep experience with innovative thinking has generally yielded the most productive results, and will enable businesses to provide effective solutions to the problems facing us all.
The global agreements signed over the course of 2015 mean that demand for yet more progressive thinking and responses by the insurance industry are inevitable. For example, both investors in, and regulators of, insurance are becoming increasingly concerned. Thus insurers actively considering, responding to and disseminating their response to climate change are highlighting their commitment to maintaining a resilient and therefore profitable business over the long term. As 2015 looks set to become the year the world shifted gear on climate change, 2016 is likely to call on progressive businesses, and the insurance industry in particular, to step up and play its pivotal role as society’s risk manager.