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.
Fintech banking start-up Revolut has outlined plans to launch further insurance products after closing its latest funding round, raising $250m (£181.6m) to become Europe's latest tech unicorn.
As Igo4 appoints a Google exec to its board, Jonathan Swift looks at whether the recruitment of Mark Bennett marks a "trend" in terms of insurance turning to digital to fill their top tables.
Silent cyber risk is the largest inhibitor to the growth of cyber insurance, according to a Post survey.
Following the news yesterday that Amanda Blanc is to leave Axa to join Zurich as its CEO for Europe, Middle East & Africa, Jonathan Swift looks back at her time at the French insurer and assesses her legacy
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.