Updated: Post tracks the 2020 insurer results season including gross written premium and combined operating ratio - detailing the impact of UK business interruption, weather, motor, home, non-business interruption Covid-19 claims, as well as mergers and…
ERS has completed a $350m (£252m) capital raise led by Boston based private equity firm Abry Partners, as it updated on its Bermuda ambitions and appointed Kevin Kelley as non-executive chairman.
Post has compiled a list of the 100 highest profile people working at the top for UK general insurers, Lloyd’s vehicles, international insurers with a UK presence, regulators, trade bodies and markets based on how long they have been in the hot seat.
For the record: Ardonagh swoops for PI broker; ERS in ILS push; First 4 Lawyers launches RTA law firm; Marsh partnership and McLarens acquires
Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches, investments and strategic moves of the week.
Broker-only motor insurer ERS has the chance to make its mark in the commercial sector but will need to recruit well and target niche larger risks.
Analysis: With Ageas and Aviva on board, will Caura be the first motor insurtech to successfully target mainstream ‘Joe Bloggs’?
This week Caura launched its app-based motor insurance offering, which the insurtech claims has the most extensive underwriting footprint of any UK start-up to date.
With the news that ERS is planning to enter 'specialist commercial' lines, Post content director Jonathan Swift asks if we can get any insights into what that might mean by looking at previous diversification plays, recent appointments and its IT…
ERS confirmed CEO Ian Parker will step down after seven years, as the motor-focused insurer revealed it is entering specialist commercial insurance.
Qlaims has appointed Liz Latter as chief commercial officer following Mike Keating’s departure to take up the post of managing director of the Managing General Agents’ Association.
Former Ageas UK CEO François-Xavier Boisseau has been appointed as ERS chair following Amanda Blanc’s surprise Aviva CEO appointment.
Having began her career at Commercial Union it always seemed fitting that Amanda Blanc would one day take the top job at its successor Aviva. Post content director Jonathan Swift reflects how the stars finally aligned for her to take up a role that for…
The Police Mutual Group will become part of life and pensions mutual Royal London, a move driven by a need to bolster its financial position, according to Police Mutual CEO John Perks.
This month we put the insurance industry under the microscope - looking into how much progress the Lloyd's market has made to bolster diversity and inclusion in the sector, the efforts taken to pay out business interruption claims and the industry's…
Former CEO of Ageas UK Insurance François-Xavier Boisseau has joined the board of ERS as a non executive director.
Some firms are telling their staff to avoid all but essential work travel in the UK due to coronavirus concerns, leading to some insurance event postponements and cancellations, Post has learned.
Personal lines insurance providers are faced with a potentially “lethal” situation if call centre staff cannot go into work en masse due to coronavirus disruption, compliance experts have cautioned. Post asked brokers and insurers how they are preparing…
ERS has recorded profit of £13.9m for 2019, its best performance since being bought by Aquiline in 2013.
The former Zurich, Axa and Towergate leader discusses her portfolio of NED positions, challenges for insurers in the current market, the partnership opportunities for insurtech businesses as well as rugby and schools.
Amanda Blanc has joined digital claims provider Rightindem as non-executive chair of the board of directors.
Former Zurich EMEA CEO and Axa UK and Ireland CEO Amanda Blanc has joined insurtech Laka, Post can reveal.
Ex-Zurich and Axa boss Amanda Blanc has been appointed as independent chair of Welsh rugby’s Professional Rugby Board.
Macquarie Group now holds 5.32% of Watchstone Group, according to a stock exchange filing.
Post news editor Jen Frost mulls general insurance appetite for innovation and, somewhat unintentionally, stumbles on Amanda Blanc as a common theme.
Her appointment as a NED of Aviva triggered one former colleague to boast 'It’s coming home, it’s coming home, insurance is coming home'. Jonathan Swift reflects on what lies ahead for Amanda Blanc here, at ERS and where she might pop up next.