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Neil Brettell is general manager at Allianz Retail

Interview: Neil Brettell: High five

Allianz retail general manager Neil Brettell tells Post of his clear vision for the business – to be a top-five...

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Scottish independence: Yes or no?

With the Scottish independence referendum just days away, brokers across the UK disclose the outcome they’re hoping for and predict...

Caroline Pritchard is head of customer distribution and marketing at Zurich Global Corporate UK

C-Suite Insurer: Quality over quantity

The insurance industry must renew its focus on the content and quality of risk submissions

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Skuld reports record H1 contingency reserves

Norwegian marine insurer Skuld has reported record contingency reserves of $354m (£217.7m) for the first half of the year.

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Europe: Promising economic outlook in Eastern Europe brings opportunities to flexible insurers

The current environment in central and Eastern Europe represents a unique opportunity for insurers and insurance brokers.

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Gable partners with Iprism on £100m UK agreement

Lichtenstein-based insurer Gable has partnered with Iprism Underwriting Agency to write commercial business in the UK market.

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Conservative peer awarded top EC finance brief

Conservative peer Jonathan Hill, a former PR man and education minister, has been appointed as the new European commissioner for financial stability and regulation.

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Swedish flood claims more than double in 2014

Sweden’s insurers face a heavy hit from natural catastrophe claims, as the number of flood damage claims lodged reaches more than double the previous year’s total.

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Insurance Data and Analytics

18 Sep 2014 , London

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The Three R's

30 Sep 2014 , London

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Restore your profit per case: Coping with the Jackson reforms

The Jackson Reforms have taken effect, and some predictions for the claimant solicitor world are decidedly grim. The reforms call for increased settlement speed and new, lower fixed fees, compressing solicitor profitability substantially.

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Getting Ready for Solvency II – Two Key Actions for European Insurers

EIOPA has published its final guidelines for the phasing-in of the Solvency II regime, with the regulations announced to come into force on 1st January 2016. Prior to that date, European insurers have two other deadlines to meet a pre-application to the relevant regulator must be submitted in or around September 2014; and a full application to the relevant regulator must be submitted by 1st June 2015

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