Insurance Covid-cast: Grumpy old insurance execs - Bunker, Cooter, Hanks and Smith on trading through a hard market

For the 36th episode of Post and Insurance Age’s Covid-Cast video series we gathered together an esteemed panel of ‘grumpy old insurance execs’ to talk about how to trade through a hard market, something many might have not experienced before.

A market described on the broadcast as: “The best of times. A market for the smart and a market for the fools”.

Joining Infopro Digital’s insurance content director Jonathan Swift to discuss the importance of avoiding knee jerk reactions and not pushing too hard to make money; the value of offering brokers flexibility over terms and collateral to help advise clients; the uncertainties and dynamics of this hard market compared to previous ones – not least the impact of business interruption test case; and why training staff is so key, are:

Phil Bunker, non-executive, Towergate Insurance Brokers, Prestige Insurance and The AA

Simon Cooter, non-executive, Qlaims and strategic adviser, Quotall

Chris Hanks, non-executive, Liberty Mutual

David Smith, non-executive, AIG UK and Bupa; and chairman, Lockton Companies LLP

We are taking a break from Insurance Covid-Casts during August. Watch out for more video-casts on Insurance Post and Insurance Age in September.

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Martyn’s Law included in King’s Speech

Legislation to boost public venues’ resilience to terrorist attacks, known as Martyn’s Law, has been confirmed as part of the government’s agenda for the current parliamentary session in the King’s Speech.

Brown & Brown sets $8bn revenue target

Speaking at the Managing General Agents’ Association conference in London, Brown & Brown president and CEO Powell Brown told the audience the broker’s ambitious revenue targets.

Diary of an Insurer: Markel’s Jo Sykes

Jo Sykes, divisional director, broker & ATE UK, for Markel, provides a taxi service for her daughters as they cope with mock GCSEs plus A Levels, has plenty of meetings, plus she manages to squeeze in a five mile run.

British Insurance Awards 2024 winners revealed

Aviva was among the big winners with four outright prizes at last night’s (3 July) British Insurance Awards, on an evening where former British Insurance Brokers’ Association CEO Steve White was recognised with The Achievement Award.

Most read articles loading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have an Insurance Post account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here