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.
Legal expenses insurers saw at least double-digit increases in call volumes as the government moved to combat the outbreak of the coronavirus by locking down the UK. Providers rose to the challenge and believe they are well placed to meet any further…
Aon and Willis Towers Watson have decried the filing of five legal cases across the US by “purported” shareholders and slammed the complaints for being “without merit”.
Lord Justice Flaux has confirmed the middle of September as the target date for a draft judgment in the business interruption court case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority against UK insurers.
The industry should not shy away from the business interruption insurance issue but equally it is not “the be all and end all of the Covid crisis”, according to Huw Evans, director general of the Association of British Insurers.
Charlotte Clark has been appointed as director of regulation at the Association of British Insurers, replacing Hugh Savill who is retiring at the end of the year.
The new backers of Mulsanne Insurance Company had to invest £7m into the Gibraltar-based underwriter this April to meet solvency capital requirements.
Motor specialist insurer Sabre was pleased overall with the half-year results as the coronavirus pandemic pushed premiums down 14% to £86.9m, CEO Geoff Carter told Post.
Jonathan Gaisman, QC, branded parts of the Financial Conduct Authority’s arguments as camouflage, a misuse of language and “blurring every divisible thing into one amorphous mass” as he defended Hiscox in the ongoing business interruption test court case.
Ecclesiastical has recruited Jeremy Trott from Allianz to fill the claims director role with David Bonehill retiring this October.
Unrated Danish insurer Gefion is due to receive just 3% of the £5.5m owed by Tansar Holdings, which has been put into administration.
Digital algorithmically-driven Lloyd’s of London syndicate Ki has appointed Dan Hearsum as managing director joining from Marsh JLT Specialty where he was head of placement for the specialty business in the UK.
Former insurance business development head Laurence Ives jailed for sexual offences against children
Laurence Ives, 55, of Western Road, Leigh, has been jailed for four years and placed on the sex offender register for ten years for committing 15 sexual offences against children.
The Competition and Markets Authority has opened a merger inquiry into the proposed takeover of Bennetts Motorcyling Services by Ardonagh Group.