Content director, insurance
Jonathan has written and commented about the insurance industry since 1998 as a reporter, news editor, editor and content director at Incisive Media.
He has appeared on television speaking about topics as diverse as the insurance implications of Michael Jackson's death to the consequences of consolidation on motor premiums; and is a past winner of the British Insurance Brokers' Association journalist of the year and Association of British Insurers general insurance trade journalist prizes.
Chubb’s Karen Strong and Dan Atkinson talk to Jonathan Swift about why Chubb reviewed its real estate offering and how it intends to take this to the ‘next level’ with hires and delivering a ‘complete solution’ to clients
Jonathan Swift looks at whether RSA selling Oak Underwriting to Zurich is going to trigger a bolt-on bonanza - and if it really equates to Manchester United selling Carlos Tevez to Manchester City
The cyber insurance market is evolving into a more digitally enabled one, which might help it open up to smaller customers where penetration is typically lower.
Exclusive: Private equity providers need to have realistic expectations when investing in insurtech start-ups, because they are unlikely to find the next “flying Uber car”.
A former chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Insurance and Financial Services has paid tribute to one of its longest serving members who sadly passed away last month.
Exclusive: Politicians need to look at the Enterprise Investment Scheme to make it easier for insurtech start-ups to access it.
The news that Axa is to spend $15.3bn (£11.1bn) to acquire XL Group will certainly get the insurance boards around the world chattering.
Liability insurance heavyweight Stephen Fitzgerald passed away yesterday after a long battle against cancer.
Exclusive: 'Out-of-salary behaviour' and irregular work patterns have been identified as tell-tale factors for insurers to look out for in their efforts to identify potential theft of confidential data.
“We have no doubt that we have missed some Fords and included some Tinchers. But who ends up a Ford and who ends up a Tincher is not pre-determined.”
The surprising departure of Brendan McCafferty as the CEO for intermediated and direct at Axa Insurance last month got me thinking.
Christopher Hess, formerly the business development director at Lloyds Banking Group's insurance arm has joined management consultancy Oxbow Partners.
Blog: Mystery deepens as founder and funder of peer-to-peer insurtech Hey Guevara deny knowledge of relaunch
You can never keep a good revolutionary down.
Roll back six years and I remember David Williams, on taking a new role as director of underwriting at Axa, calling for parity in remuneration between claims professionals and others.
Insurtech start-up Policy Castle has become the latest venture to seek funding, with a stated ambition to raise £1m.
An insurtech start-up has today launched an app enabled home and contents product that can be bought as quickly as 85 seconds.
With their restrictive covenants expiring at the end of 2017, the former LV general insurance management are now free to re-enter the market. Jonathan Swift speaks to the quintet about their new consortium ABC Investors, digital innovation and what it…
Jacqueline McNamee, former managing director of AIG in the UK, is to return to the market fronting a new Insurtech start-up.
Today we feature a second quartet of businesses with their eye on the disruption prize, all of which will be worth watching out for as the year progresses.
There does not appear to be any slowdown in the number of insurtech start-ups that are aiming to mark their mark on the insurance sector.
Insurtech start-up Digital Fineprint has closed a second ‘venture’ investment round by raising $2.7m (£2m) lead by a firm that includes Nutmeg and Fan Duel among its portfolio.
The Supreme Court has granted an appeal by LV and Keoghs in the case of Cameron v Hussain.
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