Edmund Tirbutt

Edmund Tirbutt has been a freelance journalist specialising in insurance subjects for 30 years. He is a former regular contributor to the Mail on Sunday, Telegraph and Independent, and has written for Post Magazine since 1990. He was Biba Journalist of the Year in 1997 and ABI Freelance Journalist of the Year in 1998, 2000 and 2002. He has also written six books and is a stand-up comedian performing under the name of Ed de Cantor.

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Articles by Edmund Tirbutt

What NFTs mean for fine art insurance

Analysis: Edmund Tirbutt examines what the advent of non-fungible tokens means for insurers, and whether the industry is designing an array of cover for this emerging art form.

Intelligence: The fallout from Russia without love

On 24 February, Russia invaded Ukraine in a major escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War that began in 2014. Edmund Tirbutt investigates how UK insurers have responded to the knock-on effect from the war, and the impact that this might have in the long…

Intelligence: Our duty to protect must begin now

Protect Duty legislation has been touted as a way to reduce the potential for catastrophic events from terrorist attacks at publicly accessible locations, and it is likely to affect public and employers’ liability polices. But, as Edmund Tirbutt reports,…

Intelligence: A question of diversity

Studies have shown diverse management teams achieve higher revenues due to innovation and discrimination claims can be costly. As the Dive In festival kicks off at Lloyd's and around the world, Edmund Tirbutt investigates if the insurance industry is…

Intelligence: CSR is dead, long live ESG

Although environmental, social, and governance issues have been mentioned as far back as 2006 by the United Nations with other sectors seeing it incorporated into their financial evaluations, insurance is only recently picking up the buzzword. Post…

Analysis: Managing the M&A insurance risk

It was the Competition and Markets Authority that recently put paid to Sainsbury’s and Asda’s marriage plans, but there are plenty of other risks that also regularly threaten the success of mergers and acquistions – ranging from the uncovering of…

Finishing line in sight for the IPID

Although many who voted for Brexit may have hoped otherwise, leaving the European Union will not enable the UK insurance community to turn a blind eye to the insurance regulations dreamed up by those famously unelected bureaucrats in Brussels. Although…

Greening up your investment portfolio

The last decade has finally started to see the talk about the virtues of sustainable energy result in significant action, particularly in the area of electricity, where it has been driven primarily by wind, solar energy and biomass.

Time to focus on liability

Most employers don't spend too much time thinking about employers' liability, public liability and product liability unless they actually have a claim. So perhaps it is just as well that the national media is continually drawing attention to tragic…

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