Senior Reporter, Post
Harry is a senior reporter for Insurance Post covering the London market, corporate lines and risk management.
He joined Insurance Post in 2018 and won the British Insurance Brokers’ Association most promising newcomer award in 2019.
Chartered Insurance Institute CEO Alan Vallance will leave the professional body next spring to take up an equivalent role at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Pub chain Fuller’s has received a £500,000 payout from Aviva after the insurer admitted liability in a dispute over Covid-19-related business interruption cover, a London court has heard.
Analysis: Harry Curtis examines the applications of algorithmic underwriting in commercial and specialty insurance, what role the approach leaves for human underwriters, and what challenges it presents.
Liability insurers must take of the rising tide of climate litigation, which could present a massive – albeit uncertain – exposure to multiple portfolios, Gallagher Re has warned.
Lloyd’s has signalled that the launch of the market’s first captive syndicates in decades could be close at hand.
Participants in the quickly growing cyber insurance market are pushing for commonly held definitions of catastrophic or systemic events.
Hotel operators in Central American destinations such as Cancun are increasingly taking out insurance to guard themselves against the effects of cartel violence.
Climate change will “amplify” other factors that increase natural catastrophe claims but are not the main driver of the upward trend observed in recent years, according to Lloyd’s.
Lloyd’s chief of markets Patrick Tiernan has said he does not want to be forced to remediate a “shambolic” directors' and officers' insurance market, and instead expects to see a “voluntary pullback” from underwriting that has caused concern among market…
Miller Insurance has agreed a settlement with Cardiff City Football Club, concluding a professional negligence suit brought against the broker in connection with the death of Emiliano Sala in 2019.
Prudential Regulation Authority CEO Sam Woods has said it will be for the government, not regulators, to ensure insurers invest the dividends of forthcoming reforms in the UK.
Lloyd’s CEO John Neal has said the market’s underwriting performance is “as good as we’ve seen in recent decades”, as it reported a £3.9bn profit before tax for the first half of 2023.
Beazley has posted a small uptick in first-half pre-tax profits to a record $366m (£292.8m), boosted by its US property and European cyber businesses.
A construction material that has sparked widespread concern about the safety of school buildings could present insurance coverage challenges, were its use to give rise to claims.
An employment tribunal has ordered Direct Line to pay close to £65,000 to a former employee after finding the insurer breached the Equality Act (2010) in 2021.
The proportion of total industry natural catastrophe losses taken by reinsurers has fallen in recent years, with primary insurers retaining more risk.
Tysers CEO Clive Buesnel is to step down at the end of August, following the splitting up of the Lloyd’s broker’s operations by parent group AUB Group.
Hiscox has appointed former Aviva distribution boss Gareth Hemming as its UK chief distribution officer.