Despite companies being reportedly twice as likely to have a directors’ and officers’ claims as a property one, D&O is still proving a hard sell for many brokers, especially in the SME space.
In the countdown to the general election, Post caught up with Matthew Hancock, Minister of State at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, to find out his views on the insurance industry
With the UK Independence Party preparing to swoop for an unprecedented number of seats on 7 May, the party’s spokesman for Financial Services and Immigration Steven Woolfe tells Post what his party would do in power
Co-founders of Acturis Theo Duchen and David McDonald reveal how their recent acquisitions tie into their wider plan for international expansion
With just months to go until Flood Re is expected to be operational, CEO Brendan McCafferty gives Post a run-down of what he and his team need to achieve
Matthias de Ferrieres left Axa last year to set-up Stark Group, a digital start-up insurance firm, based in Singapore. Post asked his aims.
Chairman of UK Spill Stewart Ower plans to use his tenure to ensure any environmental aspect of a claim is one recognised as early as possible, so proactive intervention can help take control of claims costs
Dr Sebastian Herfurth, co-founder and managing director of Friendsurance, discusses the future of peer-to-peer insurance, how the industry is not getting the most out of social media and why meeting customer needs is key to insurers succeeding in the…
Ian Hood, chief digital officer at RSA, discusses the future for the digital landscape, how the insurance industry is adapting to changes in technology and the explosion in the use of social media
Andrew Tjaardstra, Post’s Asia editor, speaks to Stuart Spencer, head of Asia-Pacific, Zurich, about the post he has held for just over a year and Zurich's nation building in the region.
CEO Keith Bushnell has transformed HCML from a loss-making business to a profitable leader in the health and wellbeing market. He explains the firm’s approach to absence management and how to take a proactive approach to sickness in the workplace
As the festive season approaches, Post spoke to the industry's favourite robot to talk festive socks and Santa conquering aliens
Having completed his first 12 months leading the Managing General Agents’ Association, Peter Staddon tells Post about his future ambitions for the trade body
Paul Anscombe’s decision to set up the Insurance Brokers’ Standards Council has caused something of a stir within the broking community – but the James Hallam MD tells Post the group is exactly what the industry needs
Hugh Bonneville, best known for his roles as Lord Grantham in Downton Abbey and BBC head of values Ian Fletcher in W1A, has taken on a new role. In his latest film, Paddington – from the producer of the Harry Potter series – Bonneville plays Mr Brown, a…
Industry stalwart Grahame Chilton returned to the sector last December, launching a reinsurance broking partnership with Arthur J Gallagher. He tells Post what keeps him coming back for more
After six years as vice-president at the Forum of Insurance Lawyers, Nick Parsons has assumed the role of president. He tells Post why he will not be a one-man band and shares his plans for the association
After more than three years as RSA Scandinavia CEO, Mike Holliday-Williams is back on home soil as DLG managing director of personal lines. He tells Post what he’s learnt from his time abroad and how he is responding to the changes in the UK market
Axa managing director for commercial intermediary Jon Walker reveals that a change programme and an e-trading review have ensured his first few months in the job have been ‘incredibly busy’
With its focus on heritage buildings and a strategy rooted in ‘doing the right thing’, Ecclesiastical CEO Mark Hews tells Post the firm is quite unlike any other in financial services
Aon UK CEO Dominic Christian tells Post the firm’s move to the UK is a statement of intent, and outlines his targets for growth in the SME arena
HSB Engineering boss Stephanie Watkins gives Post the lowdown on a period of major change for the specialist insurer – including its acquisition by Munich Re – and reveals what she sees as the emerging risks for the sector
Ageas is committed to the UK's motor sector despite its volatility, according to group chief executive Bart de Smet, who adds that the firm is always keen to gain from consolidation elsewhere.
CILA president Mike Jones tells Post how he hopes to shed loss adjusting’s image as the domain of middle-aged white men by enticing more young talent into the industry and increasing its diversity