Opinion

UK General's Karen Beales on why MGAs are the 'new black'

Regulators are forcing insurers to make more efficient use of their balance sheets and allocate capital where it can deliver the most effective returns, this allows smaller players in the market the opportunity to fashion insurance packages for special…

Blog: How to get rid of legacy systems

Insurers are aware of the hurdles associated with replacing legacy systems. But there are ways to make it a smooth and beneficial transition, as listed by Grzegorz Podlesny, senior manager at Sollers Consulting.

India's increasing use of employment law

No-one could have anticipated that Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States would lead to an increase in employment litigation in India, but that is precisely what has happened.

Jelf and Bluefin's Phil Barton on the Ogden rate

There have been many column inches devoted to the impact of Ogden discount rates on the motor and liability insurance markets since its unforeseen reduction to minus 0.75% in March this year. Jelf and Bluefin's CEO Phil Barton takes a closer look.

Swinton's Richard Beaven on getting personal

The disruptive rise of price comparison websites is well-documented. This has prolonged the lifespan of an outdated business model where insurers and brokers compete on price, and price alone, argues Richard Beaven, distribution director for Swinton…

Lloyds Bank's Bill Cooper on private equity

The valuation of intermediaries is once again in the spotlight after a number of recent high-profile deals, where firms have changed hands for what appear to be very high multiples. Lloyds Bank's managing director and global head of insurance Bill Cooper…

Editor's comment: Time to reward loyalty

Last summer, while holidaying in Spain, we stumbled across an inflatable Wipeout course floating a hundred metres or so off the beach. With the exuberance of youth, my nephew, nieces and son were keen to have a go and several adults, myself included,…

Navigating India's fast growing aviation market

With low levels of air travel penetration and a growing economy, expansion in the Indian aviation sector brings challenges and opportunities writes Kevin Betts, Asia-Pacific director, at loss adjuster McLarens Aviation.

Aviva's Maurice Tulloch on all that insurtech hype

With technology reshaping the insurance industry, incumbents need to disrupt the very business models they helped create in order to meet fast-changing customer expectations, writes Maurice Tulloch, CEO, international insurance, Aviva.

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