Senior reporter, Insurance Post
Emmanuel is senior reporter on Post covering the broking beat.
Emmanuel previously worked for Incisive Media for nearly a decade from 2009 to 2019 as a reporter on Professional Broking magazine and then editor of Insurance Age.
He rejoined Post in late 2019.
The market has hailed Andrew Bailey as having run a steady ship at the Financial Conduct Authority and congratulated him as he heads to the Bank of England to replace Mark Carney.
David Hynam, CEO of Bupa Global & UK, has become the first signatory of a government-backed pledge designed to improve diversity within UK businesses.
Gibraltar-based unrated motor insurer Tradewise Insurance Company pursued a sale ahead of going into run-off and continues to explore its options, executive chairman Marcus Killick confirmed to Post.
Ardonagh has cut its carrier relationships from 940 to 700 in the past six months with an eventual target of below 200, Paul Dilley, CEO of Geo Underwriting told Post.
UK managing general agent Tradewise Insurance Services has sourced £55m of capacity from Berkshire Hathaway via Faraday in London to continue writing motor trade business, as Tradewise Insurance Company goes into run-off.
Clear CEO Howard Lickens has admitted the broker would be interested in a deal with Brokerbility as speculation swirls that the firm could look to undertake a form of reverse takeover of the network.
The Senior Managers and Certification Regime regulation focused on greater personal responsibility has come into force for senior broker managers, and businesses have a year to train all relevant staff on conduct rules.
The Association of British Insurers will not be proceeding with a legal challenge to the “misguided and incorrect” decision to set the Ogden personal injury discount rate at -0.25%, the organisation has confirmed.
Berlin-based insurtech Wefox will be opening an innovation hub in London before the end of the second quarter next year, a spokesperson confirmed to Post after the business raised a further $110m (£83.7m) in its latest funding round.
The biggest opportunity for insurers to improve their performance is in relation to customer loyalty, which ranked above price as a decision driver when it comes to picking a provider, according to research by the Chartered Insurance Institute.
The London and International Insurance Brokers’ Association will launch a broker placing committee next year to replace its broker placing and electronic development committee and its PPL broker panel which will be wound up at the end of 2019.