Post - 2011-10-13

Arab Spring: A little bit of politics

The recent uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa have underlined 
the narrowness of terrorism policies — but have insureds woken up to the more comprehensive benefits of political 
violence cover?

View from the top: Model for the future

Changing catastrophe models will continue to demand, not replace, underwriting expertise, says Matthias Horntrich, chief underwriting officer, international property, XL.

BGL gears up European expansion plans

Compare The Market owner BGL has turned down acquisition opportunities in Europe, but continues to look to grow its presence on the Continent, with discussions in Italy and Spain ongoing.

Editor's comment: No news is bad news

Is it just me or are others growing tired of ‘news’ on the seemingly omnipresent – and supposedly incoming – Solvency II regime that adds nothing to the uncertainty over implementation deadlines?

Penny Black’s insurance week

A competition organised by the smart suit people Cad and the Dandy for the best-dressed banker caught Penny’s eye this week, with the judges for the award including the sartorial pugilist Chris Eubank.