Brit’s pre-tax profit nose-dived 87.5% in the first six months of 2018 on the back of poor investment returns.
Managing general agents are facing a capacity crunch and the 'decile 10' initiative by Lloyd's to remove underperforming business is increasing pressure, explains Chris Hardcastle, managing director of Capsicum Delegated Authority.
Lloyd’s brokers Lonmar and Ropner will merge at the end of the month under the Lonmar brand.
Insurance has come under fire for the way it prices policies. Jonathan Davidson, director of retail at the Financial Conduct Authority, discusses the problem with Martin Croucher
Carriers in the London market must work together in consortiums to spread risk, combat rising expenses ratios and mitigate underwriting pressures, Hiscox chairman Robert Childs said.
Insurance investment vehicle Primary Group has today been revealed as the backer for the new digital-enabled managing general agent to be launched by former AIG UK CEO Jacqueline McNamee in autumn this year.
Hiscox saw pre-tax profit climb 27% to $164m (£125m) in the first half of 2018, with the insurer’s retail arm contributing more than half of that figure.
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Video: Pauline Miller (Lloyd's), Jason Groves (Marsh) and Matthew Fosh (Axis) on Dive In 2018 and #time4inclusion
Time for inclusion is the theme of the fourth edition of the Dive In festival, which will take place in late September to encourage diversity in the insurance industry.
Bermuda-based Lancashire saw profits slip 15% and gross written premiums dive 4.3% in the second quarter of 2018.
Former chairman of Lloyd’s John Nelson has called for a second referendum on Brexit, urging UK business to galvanise the public to understand “the true realities” of what the UK is facing.
Issues around the likes of data sovereignty have meant that predictive modelling has traditionally been managed internally. However, xx xx argues that this is more costly and makes businesses less agile, especially when major insurable events happen
Claims has not received as much attention as many front-end processes when it comes to investment, even though it is the moment of truth on which long-term policyholder loyalty can be built
The Financial Conduct Authority has said that it is planning for a no deal Brexit and is hoping for a transition deal through late 2020.
Markel has been granted a license by BaFin, the German federal financial supervisory authority, to establish an insurance company in Germany.
Specialist carrier Beazley has launched a professional indemnity consortium large law firms based in the UK.
This year’s World Cup in Russia has widely been regarded as one of the best ever.
Charles Taylor Managing Agency has appointed Colin Grint as CEO.
The return of US sanctions on Iran are likely to prevent the use of a Lloyd's IT platform for any Iranian insurance business, the markets chairman has said.
Debenhams has said it retains a ‘constructive relationship’ with its credit insurers as the ailing retailer has its cover reduced.
BLM has named Damian Cleary as head of London market and Gavin Coull as head of reinsurance as the law firm targets growth in Lloyd’s.
The insurance sector’s woeful gender pay gap statistics is a reflection of the imbalanced representation of men and women at senior levels, according to analysis from the Chartered Insurance Institute.
AM Best has assigned the Lloyd’s Brussels hub a Financial Strength Rating of ‘A’ (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of ‘a+’.
The future can be a perilous place, especially for the insurance sector, says Peter Staddon, managing director of the Managing General Agents’ Association. In an environment typified by tough market conditions, Brexit, and increasing waves of regulation,…