Post - 2009-09-24

Biba conference 2010

Professionalism in a changing world' will be the theme of the British Insurance Brokers' Association 2010 conference at the Excel conference centre in London on 19 and 20 May 2010.

The reluctant MD

When Peter Graham first met his current boss about taking the role of general insurance managing director at Legal & General, he made it clear he didn't want the job. Jonathan Swift finds out why he changed his mind.

Security matters

The HSBC Group was fined £3.19m for information security failings by the Financial Services Authority. Jonathan Davies examines what this could mean for the wider financial industry.

Debate time in Denmark

With the threat of changes in weather patterns, insurers have an enormous interest in the effects of climate change. Daniel Dunkley reports on what they hope to achieve at the forthcoming United Nations COP15 conference in Copenhagen

Brushing up

Building Regulations on energy performance are set to bring long-term benefits to UK businesses with brokers able to play a useful role" so now is the time to brush up your understanding, says Steve Ford.

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Post Powerlist 2009

The Post team name the major players in the general insurance industry who have made an impact in 2009 and are expected to play a significant role in shaping the industry in 2010 and beyond

seeking a creditable solution

Issues concerning credit hire continue to trigger much debate on all sides of the industry. With this in mind, Post hosted a frank and open debate on the subject. Jonathan Swift reports.

Bucking the trend

Despite the economic gloom, the appetite among insurers for growth continues unabated — but will it survive in the sterile ratings environment the market is currently facing?

Making progress

While there have been innovative developments in the fight against fraud, the war has not been won and there is still much more to do, claims Benedict Burke.

Recognition is the name of the game

The global downturn has meant insurers’ market values plunging, however, their brand values have seen less steep losses. David Haigh argues having a strong identity is essential to building a global name

The Dulwich milkman done good

Through shrewd acquisitions and strong organic growth, QBE Europe is gaining market share. Chief executive Steven Burns is clearly doing something right, says Jonathan Swift.

The price is right?

Rates are slowly rising but insurers are still facing challenges when it comes to profit margins, not least from the economic environment. Catherine Thomas explains how pricing may be key for the future.

Coming out in the wash

Laundering money through insurance companies is an attractive option for criminals. Sam Barrett looks at some of the methods utilised and the ways insurance companies can help protect themselves against the threat.