Post - 2012-01-19
There are two sides to the recruitment story in the insurance industry — while some are reducing their headcount, others are looking to bring in fresh faces.
With Solvency II just 12 months away, and 2011 an unprecedented catastrophe year, how difficult will it be for insurers to attract equity or secure alternative funding?
Continuing civil unrest in the Middle East and North Africa presents a challenge to the property insurance market — especially concerning the limits placed by the war risks exclusion.
2011 was a relatively sleepy year for merger & acquisition activity in the broker sector. Could 2012 be a wake-up call or will the market stay snoozing?
European Commission guidelines provide scant clarity on what is, and isn’t, deemed ‘new’, says Mathew Rutter.
The insurance industry is in a unique position to generate opportunity from challenge, says Hamish Roberts.
What does a compensation culture look like? Is it statistics that show road traffic accident claims rising year-on-year? It cannot be employers’ liability statistics, which are falling.
Catastrophes in Japan showed the resilience and strength of the industry, says Andrew McKee.
This law report has been contributed by national law firm Berryman Lace Mawer.
This law report has been contributed by national law firm errymans Lace Mawer.
This law report has been contributed by national law firm Berrymans Lace Mawer.
As the insurance sector settles into 2012 its activity in the recruitment space has gathered momentum. Insurers had a busy week, with Markel, Mitsui Sumitomo and Royal Bank of Scotland Insurance bringing in fresh faces. Brokers, meanwhile, had another…
Natural catastrophes: Will previous ‘cold spots’ be targeted by insurers and reinsurers?
Insurers have backed calls for legislation, if something is to be done quickly about spiralling whiplash claims in the UK.
Aon’s decision to move its corporate headquarters from Chicago to London could bolster the City’s position as a major insurance capital.
The proposed acquisition of Lloyd’s broker Windsor by international broking and underwriting group Hyperion could lead to additional takeover deals in 2012, and would bolster the latter’s chances of initial public offering success, following confirmation…
Will Groupama be sold lock, stock and barrel or broken into an insurer and its broker parts?
Commissioning editorial copy can be a bit like tempting fate. This week’s broker-focused feature on mergers and acquisitions reflected back over 2011 as its starting point, when first conceived a couple of months ago, with a writer assigned to analyse…
I read with interest the recent article regarding the industry’s battle against metal thefts — ‘United response called for as metal theft cases see substantial increase’ – and fully support a more co-ordinated approach by insurers to tackle this issue.
Having read the article on the authorities’ slow reactions to metal theft I wanted to highlight that another area being targeted by thieves is motor catalytic converters.
Aspen Risk Management has been granted chartered status.
LV is expanding its Bristol-based operations, creating 50 new roles in the city. The insurer, which employs 500 people in Bristol, is boosting its customer service division and will to bring in the new staff during the first quarter of this year, with…
Broker Bluefin has opened a new office in Atlantic Quay, Glasgow, creating nine new jobs.
Penny was delighted to visit the London Boat Show with Zurich on Thursday.
Aviva’s Phil Bayles selects his best XI for an insurance start-up. The director of brokers and key partners opts for a team made up almost entirely of broking stars, aided by Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier as a supporting forward.
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