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Taking an axe to budgets

Job cuts highlighted as potential answer to digital disruption

Insurance executives are more concerned than bosses from any other industry about the disruptive impact digital technologies will have on their business over the next 12 months, according to research by consultancy Forrester.


ABI critical of draft Flood Re finance rules

The Association of British Insurers has deemed the draft rules on the financial management of Flood Re "unworkable" following the launch of a consultation on the scheme's regulations.

David Smith is Zurich interim UK general insurance CEO

Interview: David Smith: In safe hands

Time will tell whether David Smith’s spell as Zurich’s interim UK general insurance CEO becomes permanent but, at a firm...

The 20th British Insurance Awards were held at the Royal Albert Hall

BIA 2014 - 20 glorious years

This year marked the 20th time the British Insurance Awards honoured the great work the industry does in mitigating risk...


C-Suite: Japanese risks

Japan's risks are varied with earthquakes the major hazard. Simon Wallington, based in Tokyo, explores the different kinds of risks...


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Guy Carpenter appoints head of EMEA & international P&I

Guy Carpenter has appointed Simon Smith as head of international protection and indemnity as well as overseeing the Europe, Middle East and Asia region.

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Countries responsible for airspace safety, says Eurocontrol

Eurocontrol, a Brussels-based air safety organisation for Europe, said individual countries are responsible for airspace restrictions.


173 Dutch nationals thought dead on stricken Malaysian plane

Out of 283 passengers and 15 crew on board flight MH17, a crashed Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, 173 were Dutch nationals according to reports.


DLG reportedly in ‘advanced talks’ over German and Italian disposals

Direct Line Group is in advanced negotiations over the sale of its operations in Germany and Italy according a report from Reuters.


Hg Capital buys Lloyd's software provider Sequel

Private Equity firm Hg Capital has acquired Sequel Business Solutions, a software and services provider to the Lloyd's and London market, in partnership with the Sequel management team.

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UK Broker Awards 2014

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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.


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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