Data analysis: General insurers are adjusting rapidly to the new higher interest rate era ushered in by the most intense monetary policy tightening since the 1980s but profitability is unlikely to soar back to pre-pandemic levels imminently.
Editor’s View: As Dive In draws to a close, Emma Ann Hughes reflects on the importance of role models such as Elianne Andam, who was killed on her way to the Croydon school she attended.
In the second of two specially recorded podcasts to mark the ninth Dive In festival, Aviva’s Jonny Briggs and the ABI’s Liisa Antola share what insurers can do to achieve inclusive innovation.
Analysis: Emma Ann Hughes explores what it will take to create an inclusive insurance industry culture that is capable of producing products and services suitable for a wider cross section of society.
Specialist Risk Group’s Clare Lebecq and Davies Academy’s Carolyn Blunt talk about what their businesses are doing to create a culture of inclusive innovation.
Data analysis: Insurers need to ditch the marketing spiel and demonstrate what they are doing about artificial intelligence, climate change, and inclusion, if they want to appeal to Generation Z.
Marsh, Axa, Gallagher, Zurich, Allianz, QBE, RSA, NFU Mutual and Hiscox employees were among those who scored the top marks in Chartered Insurance Institute exam and coursework submissions in 2022.
More than a third (37%) of insurance workers have seen sexist, racist, homophobic, ableist and ageist behaviour or heard discriminatory language in the workplace, according to a University of Nottingham study.
Zurich has waived the insurance settlement for a rare £30,000 Wally Bird sculpture, which was stolen nearly two decades ago and has been now been recovered and returned to the London borough where it was crafted in 1894.
Data analysis: Young adults are markedly more likely to want their Alexa to share information so they can have personalised home (70%), pet (68%) and car insurance (67%) than older adults (50%, 43% and 48% respectively), a survey has shown.
Editor’s View: Following the firing of an insurance employee whose keystrokes showed she wasn’t working enough from home, Emma Ann Hughes considers whether remote working is suitable for fresh entrants to the industry.
Allianz has named Henry Topham as the new managing director of its UK retail business, following the news Heather Smith will be leaving to head up Axa Health.