Post - 1998-03-05

Ethical with integrity

David Slade has had a rollercoaster of a career, and is as enthusiastic about the general insurance business now as he was when he started in 1961. Ant Gould details some of his achievements.

Ready and stable

His boss Andrew Torrance recently quipped that boring is the new sexy, which is why Allianz Insurance's commercial boss, Chris Hanks, boasts of the benefits of stability at the group. He is also a firm believer in training and development, as Sarah Hills…

Breaking the mould

This week, the Insurance Industry Working Group published its blueprint for the future of general insurance, highlighting the need to increase customer confidence and trust through improved financial education. With this in mind, Sandy Scott explains…

Not just smoke and mirrors

Roger Flaxman argues that promoting professionalism within the industry is not enough, more needs to be done to promote the image of insurance to the general public.

The great wall of China

Loss adjusters looking to break into the Chinese market still have to surmount significant obstacles, warns Simon Chick.

Captive challenge

The financial crisis, changing regulations and the emergence of new jurisdictions are creating challenges and opportunities for the captive insurance industry, writes Stephen May.

Gearing up

Philip Heitlinger considers if European insurers are ready for the operational changes neccessary for Solvency II

Close-knit is a better fit

Nigel Clarke, executive director at MYI chartered loss adjusters, explores how the captive programme affects approaches to loss and the claims process.