week commencing 26/05/19:

In a week dominated by politicians of every stripe denying past errors, it’s been something of a relief to turn to the calm truths offered up by the insurance press. Here’s our pick of the best:

Aviva’s digital garage in for repairs

Maurice Tulloch, Aviva CEO, decides it’s time to lift the bonnet on the firm’s digital garage and see what’s actually delivering a return. External-link Financial Times

All hopes rest on Duperreault

Shareholders hope the return of a man with a strong track record can improve AIG’s underwriting results.  External-link Institutional Investor

Swiss Re scoops first Singaporean ILS

Honours for the first 144A transaction under Singapore’s new ILS rules go to Swiss Re Capital Markets. External-link Insurance Day

Confidence falls as reputation risk rises

Research from CNA Hardy says business confidence is on the slide as global risk becomes more interconnected. External-link Slipcase

Towers wobbling as Lockton sucks up talent

Lockton’s ‘all-in’ reinsurance strategy seems to be working as the Towers Re/Claytons team relocates, suggesting a revenue fight is looming. External-link Insurance Insider

Return of the Jebi

The costliest typhoon ever to hit Japan just goes on getting more expensive. External-link Insurance Day

The days of a yearly visit are over

Insurance is no longer about an annual transaction; it’s about service and value says Allied World. External-link Insurance Business Australia

What to do about Mactavish?

In a week when Mactavish has once more dragged big insurance names through the dirt, the patience of industry executives was sorely tested. External-link Insurance Insider

Noah’s Ark gets caught out in the rain

Yes it’s true – irony is dead. Rain in Kentucky damaged the Ark at a Christian theme park and it’s suing the insurers. External-link Washington Post

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