A question of timing

After the recent merger of St Paul and Travelers, making it the second-largest insurer in the US, UK chief executive Martin Hudson says he is in no hurry to replicate that status here. Jonathan Swift finds out more

Taking charge of change

Andrew King, president of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters in the UK, says that reinsurers are going to need to become increasingly 'hands-on' in their management of the claims process

A palatable plan

Though not a fan of outlining timetables, Kevin Pallett tells Jonathan Swift that Fusion's potential for growth shows no signs of slowing down

A towering achievement

Having spent a decade in the large and complex corporate environments of Royal and Sun Alliance and Aon, Tim Johnson says he was won over by the Towergate philosophy, as Ralph Savage finds out

Assessing assets

Kiln's Edward Creasy and Robert Chase tell Jonathan Swift why staff retention and disciplined underwriting have helped the company build its reputation

Moving up a gear

After a few months of turmoil - the aborted merger with Highway and the departure of Neil Utley - new group chief executive Andrew Fisher says Cox has its eye on 'transformational' acquisitions. Jonathan Swift reports

Taking care of business

Jonathan Swift talks to Peter Burrows, head of commercial lines for Zurich in the UK, about SMEs, brokers, Folgate and the future

Long-term aims

After a year of being Allianz Cornhill chief executive, Andrew Torrance tells Jonathan Swift of his optimism about Financial Services Authority regulation, the rating environment and offshoring to India

Widening the net

Cadogan Insurance Services and Deacon Insurance Services merge today to create a new property broking giant. Cadogan chairman David Oatley tells Jonathan Swift this was a mutual decision driven by a desire to drive both companies forward

The turnaround man

Charting the successes of GE ERC - how has chairman, president and chief executive Ron Pressman changed the fortunes of the international (re)insurance company?

Alive and kicking

Garry Fearn, chief executive of MMA Insurance, says the demise of the broker sector has been greatly exaggerated. Indeed the broker-only insurer has just reported record results. Jonathan Swift explains

Leadership is a standard

In the run-up to the forthcoming Acord/Loma conference in Las Vegas, Greg Maciag shares his views about the progress of standards in operation in the insurance industry

Grappling with the practicalities

In the run up to his expected election as president of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters, Andy King talks to Anthony Gould about his priorities for the year ahead

No Limit to potential

As underwriting director for QBE-owned Limit, Peter Grove has seen the company and the market develop, but the core principles of underwriting remain the same, he says

Making history

Arab Insurance Group has had a turbulent time since its initial public offering in 1997 but chief executive Udo Krueger is now confident about both the company and the Middle East market

A man with long-tail plans

QBE has finally dropped the Iron Trades brand name as part of its bid to grow long-tail business and, ultimately, its profits. Steven Price, general manager of QBE's major risks division, talks to Anthony Gould about this and his other plans to boost…

A Brit of a shake-up

Brit is currently taking the industry by storm, but is it in danger of overexpansion following its recent shake-up? Marcus Alcock talks to Neil Eckert, chief executive of the group, about the company's plans going forward.

Burning issues

AIG's Christian Milton gives Reinsurance an insight into his thinking about reinsurance buying, in a capital depleted environment

A strategic player

Chubb's decision to pull out of the European high net worth market this year was difficult but necessary. Chris Giles, Chubb Europe president and chief executive, instigated the move. Here he tells Jonathan Swift the reasoning behind it and his other…

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