Independent brokers face ever-evolving challenges, which networks can help them take up, argues Sara Fardon, managing director of Willis Towers Watson Networks.
Innovation needs to focus on enhancing customer experience, explains Simon Cooter, commercial lines & HNW director at Covéa Insurance.
Mark Cliff, executive chairman of Brightside, explains how brokers can make the most of the digital world.
Natural catastrophe risks reveal the need for industrial cover rate hardening, writes Jens Wohlthat, member of the HDI board of management.
Diversity and inclusion efforts must not be seen as something that is only for people from minority groups, explains Bertrand Poupart-Lafarge, chief financial officer and executive sponsor for diversity and Inclusion at Axa UK.
As the mother of a nine-year-old, I’ve passed the stage (I hope) of having to tell my son not to pull hair or bite other people, or order him to share his toys and tidy up after himself.
The whiplash reform and discount rate change can be positive for customers, but Rob Townend, managing director at Aviva UK general insurance, warns the challenge for the industry will be to demonstrate these measures have indeed benefitted policyholders.
For a merger or acquisition to work, both sides need to get to know each other and have a post-deal plan, explains Peter Blanc, CEO of Aston Lark.
City Minister John Glen is confident the new UK framework for insurance linked securities will help the market grow.
After the stock exchange jolts earlier this month, Thomas Liebi, head of US & UK market strategy at Zurich, analyses whether inflation fears are justified.
With the NHS facing spiralling costs, reform to clinical negligence claims should not be seen as controversial, says Stephen Hines, president of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers.
Claims adjusters need to embrace automation but it's their human touch that will win - or lose - customers, explains Steve Agutter, head of claims at AIG International.
As demand for kidnap and ransom insurance is rising in France, Tania Bensoussan-Arthur, underwriting manager – specialty, France at XL Catlin, explains why coverage needs to be tailored the buyer's needs.
Mental wellbeing has become a focus of the insurance industry, and David Ross, CEO of The Ardonagh Group, believes brokers have a role to play in changing attitudes in the workplace.
As UK insurers wonder how to continue trading in European Union countries after Brexit, Evan Waks, chief risk officer at Axa UK, argues a transition period would offer much needed certainty.
Insurers do not quote racist premiums, writes François-Xavier Boisseau, CEO insurance at Ageas UK, urging the sector to better educate the public on how pricing works.
Boards shouldn't turn their attention away from corporate, compliance and supply chain risks, warns Dave Brosnan, CEO of CNA Hardy Europe.
As SMEs in the UK face increasingly complex insurance needs, Jane Kielty, managing director, national at Aon Risk Solutions, reflects on how the industry can respond to these.
While the US has led the consumer rights crusade against defective products, other countries are becoming increasingly protective, writes Lei Yu, managing director, Marsh Hong Kong and Macau.
I started this year in style watching the fireworks over Sleeping Beauty’s castle at Disneyland Paris. Looking at January’s headlines the insurance industry has also started this year with a bang.
Threatened with disruption, insurers need to augment their business model, argues Phil Dodridge, head of business intelligence and disruption at QBE European Operations.
Some insurers waited until their policyholders' frustration made the headlines to give some comfort after the Liverpool car park fire, regrets Martin Milliner, director of claims at LV, urging the profession to deliver on its promises in order to build…
Risk managers need to speak the same language as chief financial officers to demonstrate the value of insurance, explains Adrian Donald, partner at JLT Specialty.
The insurance industry needs to push for amendments to the Data Protection Bill, argues Stuart Walters, chief information officer at BGL Group.