Opinion

MGA Mole: Why is client 'confidentiality' a dirty word?

Post has enlisted a managing general agent industry mole to lift the lid on what the sector is really like. In the first of this new series, our anonymous commentator asks why the industry isn't more careful with customers' information and warns that -…

Editor's comment: Driving the message home

At 11-years-old my son is getting to the stage where I’m an embarrassment to him. A kiss goodbye at the playground is not cool, in fact he’d prefer to be dropped off out of sight of the school, if possible, and he can’t wait until he is allowed to walk…

Allianz's Graham Gibson on embracing sustainability

As awareness of the damage we’re doing to our planet grows, sustainability is firmly on the corporate agenda, writes Graham Gibson, chief claims officer at Allianz Insurance. Finding ways to reduce our environmental footprint and safeguard the future for…

My other life: Emily Owen, footballer

When not working as e-trading underwriter at Beazley, Emily Owen is a semi-professional footWhen not working as e-trading underwriter at Beazley, Emily Owen plays football for Derby County Ladies football club.ball player.

Telematics Watch: Addressing misconceptions

From scepticism about data to dissatisfaction about driver behaviour scores, Igo4 CEO Matt Munro addresses some of the common misconceptions about telematics, and suggests marketing and communications are key to avoiding complaints.

CFC's Dave Walsh on creating a culture for innovation

AM Best has confirmed it is launching a new innovation score for carriers, because innovation is seen to be "just as critical to insurers’ success as the strength of their balance sheet" and, according to Dave Walsh, CEO of CFC Underwriting, it seems…

The NED Blog: What keeps risk committees awake at night

One of the ways that non-executive directors ensure there is independent oversight is through the use of various board committees. Michael Gaughan explains how the Risk Committee oversees the capital risks and why it worries about technology, cyber…

Trade Voice: Gordon Dalyell, Apil

Following insurer outcry as the Ogden discount rate was set at minus 0.25%, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers president Gordon Dalyell underlines that the industry is set to save hundreds of millions, while claimants still face an "unfair" rate.

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