Stackhouse Poland has continued its acquisition drive by buying specialist real estate broker Property Insurance Initiatives.
Andrew Draycott will take on the role of Ed Broking CEO once its acquisition by Besso owner BGC Partners is complete, while the specialty, wholesale and reinsurance broker has also revealed plans to open a Bermuda office.
The New Zealand High Court has granted a further application by CBL Corporation administrator Kordamentha to push back a watershed administration meeting to February 2019, though it is expected the corporation will be placed into liquidation.
The term ‘single customer view’ has been a buzzword for a number of years now, but how close it is to being a reality in insurance? With this in mind, Post, in association with Marklogic, held a roundtable to discuss the importance of SCV, and how to…
Cyber attacks are on the rise and as brokers and risk managers urge insurers to make policies clearer Cyber Decider CEO Neil Hare Brown explains where definitions need simplifying.
Brokerslink CEO Jacqueline Legrand has resigned from her post, effective immediately.
Over the past 40 years business risks have moved from mainly tangible to predominately intangible Sinéad Browne, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty chief regions and markets officer, urges companies and insurers to tackle this weak spot in risk…
“Extraordinary animals, each in a heroic struggle against rivals and against the forces of nature, fighting for their own survival and for the future of their ‘Dynasties’."
With the takeover of Ed, BGC president Shaun Lynn believes he now has the person in its CEO Steve Hearn to help it realise its insurance ambitions. The pair spoke to Jonathan Swift about how an investment in technology, talent, globalisation and a finely…
From automation to digitalization; from controlling claims inflation to the legal framework for driverless cars, it could be argued that working in claims has never been scarier – but more exciting.
The insurance sector must remain vigilant to challengers, be they data giants like Google and Amazon, or nimble insurtechs. Especially given that some already hold such rich data. So how can incumbents take on potential usurpers? Is now the time to take…
Hooking the headlines this week, Danish unrated insurer Qudos was placed in liquidation by its owner.
Allianz Insurance has appointed Helen Bryant as its new director of SME & corporate partnerships, to replace Zurich-headed David Martin.
The Ardonagh Group cut down on its losses for the first nine months of the year, down to £48.9m compared to £92.7m in 2017.
The mining industry is facing a shrinking pool of project managers but improved project management software, what impact is this having on the industry and its insurers?
Danish unrated insurer Qudos plunged into liquidation yesterday, amid owner New Nordic’s lawsuit alleging that former owners Echelon “fraudulently reported” vital information prior to the 2017 sale of the insurer.
The owners of Danish unrated insurer Qudos have placed the business into liquidation, after it ceased to write new business in October.
Insurance needs to have more creative ideas, with stronger commercial outcomes, delivered through a better-disciplined approach, argues Dan White, senior partner, Ninety Consulting. And then senior executives might not be so sceptical when it comes to…
Broker Sure Thing has grown its policy count by 12.8%, while making an operating loss of £1.9m in its fourth year of trading.
Aviva was declared the Digital Insurer of the Year at the 2018 Digital and Insurtech Awards on Friday 23 November.
Exclusive: Beazley is closing its Oslo office next year owing to “challenging” conditions in the energy market.
The spectre of Brexit loomed large over the insurance sector this year, and although the picture is still no clearer in terms of how the UK market will continue to trade with Europe after 29 March 2019, significant merger & acquisition activity was among…
Folgate, which will relaunch as an insurer next month, was assigned a financial strength rating of B from AM Best.
No one knows what Brexit negotiations will yield. However, Chris Wallace, executive director for European markets at QBE, says companies should be prepared for the opportunities the UK leaving the European Union can bring.