The Manchester attack touched us all this week. Because we might live or work in the city. Because we might have visited recently. Or because we have, you know, a heart.
Headlines on the impact of artifical intelligence have ranged from predicting a doomsday where the robots take control to, more recently, exploring scenarios where humans and robots live together in harmony. Harry Clarke, head of research at Tällt…
Cross-selling is a great way to distribute microinsurance, as illustrated in Africa, where some farming insurance programmes are also experimenting with new ways to pay out claims, write Tom Johansmeyer, assistant vice-president at Verisk Insurance…
One of the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack, Kelly Brewster, was an employee of Aviva, it has emerged.
Cheryl Agius was recently appointed CEO of Legal & General's general insurance business. She talks to Post about what GI can learn from retirement and other sectors, and in which areas she's looking to grow the business.
A senior insurance boss has recounted his harrowing experience of trying to collect his 14-year-old daughter and friend from Manchester Arena last night following the terrorist attacks.
Start-ups have to go to great lengths to attract business, both literally and figuratively, writes James Stuart Clarke, head of sales and partnerships at Digital Fineprint.
This week's key appointments across the industry.
There is a menace in my house in the form of water. First it caused problems in my kitchen (as many of you will remember) and now it's found its way out of the bathroom.
The vast majority of broker appointments are made as a result of an expensive tender process. Hamish Roberts, JLT’s head of business development, suggests a cheaper method that remains procurement-friendly.
Zurich has seen a seismic shift in the last year. A group-wide restructure also saw a reworked operating model in the UK, with commercial, general insurance and life businesses under a single leadership.
The Corporation of Lloyd’s has issued a letter to staff inviting them to register for voluntary redundancy.
The latest people moves in the industry.
AIG has appointed Brian Duperreault as president and CEO, replacing Peter Hancock.
The Motor Insurers' Bureau has appointed Anna Fleming to the role of chief operating officer, following her role as acting chief claims officer at Zurich.
The latest people moves in the insurance industry.
Underwriting behaviours can be embodied by three famous Donalds: Duck, Trump and Rumsfeld, observes Nick Dinsdale, portfolio manager at Covéa, adding that quantifying the known and unknown facts will help make informed decisions.
Digital advances will allow insurers to automate smaller claims, predicts Graham Gibson, chief claims officer at Allianz, warning that technological agility and customer focus will be key to survival.
Swinton has said it is hoping to transform its distribution model with a £45m investment in IT. This follows a restructure that will shut 84 branches and leave 900 people out of work.
More Than relaunched last week with a new advertising campaign featuring fictional Scandinavian founder Mordenn Surenns. Real-life boss of More Than Rob Flynn talks about the developments behind the scenes at the direct insurer.
The British Insurance Brokers' Association held its 2017 conference in Manchester.
Legal & General has appointed Carol Hughes as head of regional broker within its GI division.
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.
Admiral founder and CEO Henry Engelhardt, BGL founder Douw Steyn, and Saga Group’s Sir Roger and Peter De Haan, are among industry figures in the latest Sunday Times Rich List.