Insurance institutions aren’t known for chasing trends. And maybe you wouldn’t want them to be. For an industry where customers are best served by the sober assessment of risk, there’s something reaffirming about the industry’s steady bearing in FinTech’s choppy wake. But transformative forces are there at the edges, under the surface, looking for a way in. They’re in the technology that’s taking the human element out of risk. They’re showing up along the value chain, bringing price transparency and brand-new products. They’re in adjacent sectors, where pay-per-click threatens commissions and customers must insure assets they use but don’t own. And they’re in the data, where the future can be told.