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South Korea

Ferry sinks off South Korea leaving 280 missing

Four people have died and at least 280 remain missing after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off the coast of South Korea on Wednesday morning.

David Evans

Collinson launches insurance and assistance brands

Collinson Group is targeting revenue “close to £350m” over the next twelve months following a restructure that has seen it launch two distinct entities for insurance and assistance.


Interview – Adrian Colosso: silencing the doubters

Back in broking action as CEO of Howden, Adrian Colosso makes it clear he thrives on proving people wrong –...


Ridesharing: Sharing responsibility

The increasing popularity of ridesharing is creating a range of challenges for insurers – particularly when it comes to liability...

Phil Barton

C Suite - Broker: Universality challenge

The basic principle that underpins insurance is that of pooling of risk.


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C-Suite Europe: Insurers and banks - an important distinction

You will be familiar with the expression: "If it looks like a duck, swims like duck, and quacks like duck, it probably IS a duck."

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Marsh France COO Cipiere to lead RSA's French business

RSA has appointed Marsh France chief operating officer Corinne Cipiere as its new managing director in France.

Cross border tax evasion

Cross-border insurance: a new opportunity?

As prudential regulation across Europe is set to become unified with the planned implementation of Solvency II, Katie Marriner looks at how the likelihood of cross-border insurance becoming a reality is being considered.

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Guy Carpenter appoints Utkueri to head Turkish operations

Guy Carpenter & Company has appointed Okan Utkueri as managing director and head of the broker’s Turkish operations as it seeks to expand its presence in the region.

European Union red tape

UK among most SII ready but Pillar 3 presents 'major challenge'

Nearly 80% of European insurers expect to meet Solvency II requirements before January 2016 with Dutch, UK and Nordic firms outstripping their French, German, Greek and Eastern European counterparts in terms of readiness.

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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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