Commercial

How is insurance stepping up amid election uncertainty?

With a record number of elections in 2024 set to introduce substantial unpredictability into an already volatile risk environment, Edmund Tirbutt examines how insurance is engendering resilience amidst unrelenting geoeconomic uncertainty.

Big Interview: Cécile Fresneau, QBE

Cécile Fresneau, managing director of the insurance division of QBE’s European Operations, reveals her growth plans, hopes for generative artificial intelligence and her efforts to boost the number of female senior underwriters.

Insuring property damage caused by cyber attacks

Analysis: As clients in heavy industry and manufacturing look to insurance to cover property damage that occurs due to cyber attacks, Harry Curtis explores the risks that arise at the intersection of cyberspace and the physical world plus what options…

Q&A: Marc Lewis, Ecclesiastical

Marc Lewis, underwriting director for the UK for Ecclesiastical, reveals how the insurer is embracing artificial intelligence plus its plans to grow the casualty business.

Insurers face margin crush unless premiums are hiked

Data analysis: A sustainable margin recovery looks increasingly challenging for insurers with premiums needing to increase in real terms to prevent any erosion after a tripling of costs to 10.9% of premiums last year from 3.5% in 2022.

Power List: Ones to watch in insurance in 2024

Here are the ones to watch who narrowly missed out on a place in this year’s Insurance Post Power List, but based on their role, career to date and growing influence look set to feature in future rankings.

Adrian Cox, Beazley

Last, but certainly not least, to make it onto this year’s Insurance Post Power List is Adrian Cox, CEO of Beazley.

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