Opinion

C-Suite: Towergate's Paul Dilley on surviving or thriving

Anyone who’s followed the fortunes of Towergate will know that it has had something of a mountain to climb in the last couple of years – but Paul Dilley believes the full year results show it's made significant progress and now has the summit firmly in…

Trade voice: MGAA on empowering Millennials

Over the past few months, the board of the Managing General Agents' Association has set a new five-year strategy, Peter Staddon, its managing director, questions what the world will look like then.

Trade voice: CILA'S Malcolm Hyde on business ethics

Business ethics has become increasingly important in recent years for many reasons, including increased stakeholder scrutiny.  This is not surprising in the light of financial institutions’ scandals, the MPs’ expenses scandal and perhaps the influence of…

Vietnam's growing flood threat

A rapidly rising population in the areas most exposed to flood could make losses in Vietnam an imminent problem for the industry.

This Month in Post: Rates, start-ups and fraud

Spring is in the air and it's a time well-known for cleaning out the old and starting anew. As I continue to unpack boxes and work out where to put all of the fairly useless things I have collected over the decades, the industry has been taking its own…

Editor's comment: Feeling lucky?

My Irish grandmother always said bad things come in threes. In the last 18 months the insurance industry has faced bad returns on investments, several increases to insurance premium tax and now the huge change to the Ogden discount rate, so the sector…