Featured article: 5 Cyber Insurance Trends to Watch for in 2018

By Joe DePaul, Willis Towers Watson, Head of FINEX Cyber/E&O, North America

What will cyber insurance buyers face in the coming year? Here’s a snapshot of the top five trends buyers can expect, based on findings from our 2018 Marketplace Realities Report: Cyber risk.

  1. Total annual cyber premiums will continue to climb as more companies seek coverage

Global premiums, which are around $2.5 billion now, will continue to rise and are expected to reach $10 billion by 2020. As newer, more…

April 2018 edition of the Insurance Research Letter  – subscriber login

April 2018 IRL Contents


Latin America

Mapfre: 2018 Latin America Strategy

The United States

  •    Why JLT’s New Structure Makes a Difference – James R. Pierce, Jr, JLT Global Specialty
  •    5 cyber insurance trends to watch for in 2018 – Joe DePaul, Willis Towers Watson
  •    The Changing Nature of Cyber Risk in 2018 – Peter James, Clements Wordlwide
  •    IRMI Celebrates 40 Years of Excellence in Insurance and Risk Management
  •    Verisk estimates the commercial cyber liability market will reach $6.2bn by 2020


European Union

  •    EU blacklist of tax havens: eight countries already removed


  •    Top 10 insurers of the Russian market in 2017
  •    Russian Ministry of Finance is developing a three-tier system for foreign insurers in Russia
  •    Russian insurance market: 8.3% nominal GWP increase in 2017


  •    Turkey Faces Major Earthquake Risk in Next Decade

United Kingdom

  •    Blockchain – Friend or Foe? – Lucinda Rutter, HFW

Asia & Oceania


  •    Insurance and Banking Regulators to Merge