Sam Evans, Author at Insurance Thought Leadership



Sam Evans

Sam Evans

Sam Evans is founder and general partner of Eos Venture Partners. Evans founded Eos in 2016.

Prior to that, he was head of KPMG’s Global Deal Advisory Business for Insurance. He has lived in Sydney, Hong Kong, Zurich and London, working with the world’s largest insurers and reinsurers.

Eos is an independent and specialist insurtech investor.

Recent Articles by Sam Evans

Insurtech: The Year in Review

As we reach the end of 2017, the first full 12 months where insurtech has been recognized as a standalone investment segment, we wanted to reflect on what has been an incredible year. From the start, we at Eos believed that insurtech would be driven globally, and that has certainly played out. This year, we’ve […]

How Is Marine the Heart of Insurtech?

Who would have thought marine insurance would be at the center of the insurtech revolution? The relationship between insurtech and marine insurance is not an obvious one for many people. Marine is one of the oldest and most traditional classes of business, the origins of Lloyds of London, when from 1686 members of the shipping […]

Key Trends in Innovation (Part 7)

This article is the sixth in a series on key forces shaping the insurance industry. The other parts can be found at these links: Parts One, Two, Three, Four/Five and Six can be found Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Parts Four and Five and Part Six.   Trend #7: Partnerships and alliances are the way forward in […]

Key Trends in Innovation (Part 6)

This article is the fifth in a series on key forces shaping the insurance industry. Parts One, Two, Three and Four/Five can be found here, here, here and here. Trend #6: Delivering on the customer promise is the key The ability to dynamically innovate (new risk pools, new segments, new channels) and deliver on the customer promise will […]

Key Trends in Innovation (Parts 4, 5)

This article is part of a series on key forces shaping the insurance industry. Parts One, Two and Three can be found here, here and here. Trend #4 and #5: Innovation in commercial lines Solutions will continue to evolve from protection to behavioral change, then to prevention — even across complex commercial insurance. Although proliferation of data and increasing […]

Key Trends in Innovation (Part 3)

This article is the third in a series on key forces shaping the insurance industry. Parts One and Two can be found here and here. Trend #3: Just in time: The majority of the simple covers will be bought in standard units through a marketplace/exchange, permitting just-in-time, need and exposure-based protection through mobile access. Why […]

Key Trends in Innovation (Part 2)

This article is the second in a series on key forces shaping the insurance industry. Here is Part One. Trend #2: Data: External data and contextual information will become increasingly more important than historical internal data for predicting risk and pricing. The insurance industry tends to look backwards to understand the future. Underwriting and pricing […]

Key Trends in Innovation (Part 1)

This article is the first in a series on key forces shaping the insurance industry. Trend #1: In the future, insurance will be bought, sold, underwritten and serviced in a fundamentally different way, and that creates opportunities for industry leaders and problems for industry laggards. We are still in the initial stages of what Gartner […]

10 Trends at Heart of Insurtech Revolution

As the insurance industry enters a period of profound change, we at Eos use a concept called the 20/20 dynamic to illustrate the point: On a conservative basis, we believe most insurers risk losing at least 20% of their business to disruption. On the flip side, for those that embrace innovation there is an opportunity to […]

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