Brokers should see the hard market as an opportunity to prove their value as trusted advisors, says Gallagher’s UK broking and underwriting CEO Simon Matson, as he also looks at the changes to office life due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Businesses have put their return to office plans on hold following the latest statement from the government asking people in England to work from home where possible.
Exclusive: The Financial Ombudsman Service told Post it has so far seen a “handful” of business interruption complaints about brokers, as policyholders await the results of the Financial Conduct Authority’s High Court test case.
The brand change from Capsicum Re to Gallagher Re will help the business win the keenly fought “war for talent”, according to CEO Rupert Swallow.
Capsicum Re is to rebrand as Gallagher Re from 1 October in order to align the business with Gallagher’s retail and insurance broking operations.
Gallagher has appointed Michelle Bree, currently chief operating officer at Pen Underwriting, as chief operating officer for its UK retail division, with effect from 1 October.
Businesses in the leisure and hospitality sector have been warned they face “inevitable” employers’ liability claims from employees who contract the coronavirus on the job or are otherwise injured as a result of changes made by businesses post-lockdown.
With growing pressure on the government to introduce mandatory ethnicity pay reporting to measure inequality in the workplace, Post investigates what steps the industry is taking to prepare and what is still to do.
Capsicum Re’s new chairman Raja Balasuriya is a “force to be reckoned with,” CEO Rupert Swallow told Post as the reinsurance broker unveiled the executive committee team line-up designed to lead the business through its next phase of growth.
Trade credit and the political risks class were among those with the greatest Covid-19 predicted insured losses, ranking behind only hard-hit areas such as business interruption and contingency, in a scenario analysis published by Willis Towers Watson in…
The Financial Conduct Authority has today denied there is any conflict of interest in relation to the law firm engaged on its business interruption test case.
After a tough year, driven by some of the most costly claims in history, 2020 threatens to change the face of the the aviation industry as the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the globe. Post investigates the impact on aviation insurance.
No – it’s not a Harry Potter spell. This week the Financial Conduct Authority said it would whip out the ‘contra proferentem’ argument on behalf of policyholders in its business interruption test case against insurers.
Briefing: Pat Gallagher’s anti-racism pledge – Simon Matson, Vyvienne Wade and the elephant in the room
It's a positive step that the industry says it is taking a stand against racism and discrimination, but one pledge, in particular, feels somewhat hollow given recent events.
The insurance industry has spoken out against racism and social injustice in light of the recent events.
As the coronavirus pandemic hits every aspect of life and business in the country Post investigates what has happened in the broker mergers and acquisitions space and what is likely to come next
For every successful start-up, there are many more failures and insurance is no different. Jonathan Swift reflects on some of those that shone brightly for a short time before being buried in the insurtech graveyard.
BGL Group founder Douw Steyn, former Saga bosses Sir Roger and Peter De Haan and Admiral founder Henry Engelhardt are among 16 industry figures to make the latest Sunday Times Rich List.
Pricing momentum towards a hard insurance and reinsurance market will continue with the coronavirus crisis acting as a catalyst for steeper rate increases, industry executives have said.
Gallagher CEO Pat Gallagher has urged brokers “anywhere around the globe” to consider his firm as a merger partner, despite disruption posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
As insurers are fond of saying, every claim is an opportunity to show their customers the value of what they get for forking out their premiums.
The insurance industry should work with government to avoid legal actions against insurers over rejected coronavirus claims that could decimate its reputation “for a decade,” claims dispute expert Roger Flaxman of Flaxman Partners has said.
May marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War. The only part of the British Isles to be occupied by the Germans during the war were the Channel Islands, which were under the rule of the Germany Armed Forces from 1940 to 1945. As part of Post’s…
Ecclesiastical, Hiscox, QBE and RSA could all face class actions from businesses that have had claims for losses from coronavirus-related closures rejected as policyholders group together and brokers also come under fire.