November 15, 2022

๐Ÿ—“ Tokio Marine Highland announces new collaboration with Akur8 to strengthen their pricing process

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Tokio Marine Highland announces new collaboration with Akur8 to strengthen their pricing process

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Tokio Marine Highland and Akur8 are thrilled to announce their collaboration, which strengthens Tokio Marine Highlandโ€™s pricing process in the United States. By deploying Akur8, Tokio Marine Highland will be able to unlock a faster, more effective pricing process while improving the governance of the rate making process to deliver a safer, more consistent and traceable output. Through this agreement Akur8 further expands its presence in the United States, a key region.

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Specifically developed for insurers, Akur8โ€™s solution enhances pricing processes by automating risk modeling using proprietary transparent ML technology. Core benefits for insurers include increased efficiency and speed-to-insights for faster data discovery and evaluation, and advanced predictive modeling capabilities with even small, noisy datasets paving the way towards data-driven underwriting, all while maintaining full transparency and control of the models created.

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Tokio Marine Highland (formerly WNC Insurance Services, Inc.) is a wholly owned company of Tokio Marine Kiln, one of the largest carriers in the Lloydโ€™s of London insurance market, offering a broad suite of trusted, industry-leading specialty risk management solutions, including private flood, fine art, specialty property, real estate investment and lender-placed insurance. By collaborating with Akur8 for their property and casualty pricing innovation initiatives, Tokio Marine Highland bolsters their digital transformation and enhances their capabilities to further boost their competitiveness in the US.

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โ€œWe are thrilled to accompany Tokio Marine Highland on their digital transformation journey by equipping them with a rate-making solution that helps build a genuine competitive advantage. Pricing is a critical process where robustness and safety are of the essence, coupled with an ever greater need for speed and agility,โ€ noted Samuel Falmagne, CEO at Akur8.

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โ€œAkur8 is truly excited to expand our partnership with Tokio Marine Group through this collaboration with Tokio Marine Highland, while also reinforcing our presence in the US - a highly strategic market for us. It is additional proof of Akur8โ€™s relevance for commercial and specialty lines,โ€ said Brune de Linares, Chief of Sales at Akur8.ย 

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โ€œAkur8โ€™s insurance pricing solution genuinely enables us to take a strong leap forward in our rate-making process. Being able to identify and prioritize our data needs is critical to our success. Akur8 makes it actionable to understand how to build a better data strategy,โ€ said Nirav Shah, Chief Analytics Officer at Tokio Marine Highland.

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About Akur8

Akur8 is revolutionizing insurance pricing with Transparent Machine Learning, boosting insurersโ€™ pricing capabilities with unprecedented speed and accuracy across the pricing process without compromising on auditability or control. Our modular pricing platform automates technical and commercial premium modeling. It empowers insurers to compute adjusted and accurate rates in line with their business strategy while materially impacting their business and maintaining absolute control of the models created, as required by state regulators. With Akur8, time spent modeling is reduced by 10x, the modelsโ€™ predictive power is increased by 10% and loss ratio improvement potential is boosted by 2-4%. Akur8 already serves 50+ customers across 20+ countries, including AXA, Generali and Munich Re; specialty insurer Canopius and MGA Bass Underwriters; consulting partners Xceedance and Perr & Knight; and insurtechs Bought by Many and wefox. Over 600 actuaries use Akur8 daily to build their pricing models across all lines of business. Akur8โ€™s strategic partnerships include Milliman, Guidewire, Duck Creek and Sapiens.ย 

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About Tokio Marine Highland

Tokio Marine Highland is a leading property and casualty underwriting agency that offers distinct specialty risk management solutions, including private flood, fine art, specialty property, real estate investment and lender-placed insurance. Tokio Marine Highland also includes Precise Adjustments, a wholly owned subsidiary that provides industry-leading claims capabilities. Founded in 1962, Tokio Marine Highland (formerly WNC Insurance Services, Inc.) is a wholly owned company of Tokio Marine Highland, one of the largest carriers in the Lloydโ€™s of London insurance market, rated A+ by Standard & Poorโ€™s for financial strength, and a member of the Tokio Marine Group. Tokio Marine Highland has office locations in Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX, Irvine, CA, Miami, FL, and South Pasadena, CA.

For more information, visit our website at www.tokiomarinehighland.com.

Media contacts

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For Akur8

Heide Sacher

Head of Marketing for U.S.

+1 908-977-6526

heide.sacher@akur8.comย 

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For Tokio Marine Highland

Joshua Clifton

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Direct Dial: 312-736-2351

joshua.clifton@tmhighland.comย 

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