Admiral, Aviva and Lloyd’s sign Fintech Pledge; Nextbase Insurance launches with Axa and Ageas; Rightchoice buys Fresh and Zurich in Ping An tie-up
Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches, investments and strategic moves of the week not covered elsewhere on www.postonline.co.uk
A coalition of brokers working with Hiscox was just two weeks away from solving the problem of Covid-19 business interruption claims but the court case cut the legs off the solution, Ardonagh CEO David Ross has claimed.
Governments and businesses must overcome the “fundamental behavioural challenge” of building spare capacity to bolster resilience to events such as a bioterrorist attacks and future pandemics, Lloyd’s chairman Bruce Carnegie-Brown has said.
The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation UK improves the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people by presenting a coordinated industry approach to grant giving, volunteering and leadership. Wendy Wilder, executive director of the IICF UK,…
Pool Re has appointed Katy Huang as head of digital transformation and added Axa boss Claudio Gienal and National House Building Council chairman Alan Rubenstein to its board.
For the record: Aviva disposals, Beazley creates digital unit, Fenchurch & Partners launches, new D&O MGA Rising Edge and Zurich invests in insurtech
Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches and investments of the week
Pool Re boss flags 'market failure' concerns as exclusions mount with no 'Pandemic Re' or 'Resilience Re' solution on the table yet.
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.
The global pandemic of 2020 saw insurers stepping back from coverage in some areas of the market and led to calls of a Pandemic Re backed by the government. Post asks if the government can and should step into the void as the insurer of last resort
An open letter asking for the UK government to underwrite a Covid-19 contingency insurance product has been described as “a last throw of the dice” to save the 2021 entertainment and sporting calendar by one of the campaign’s architects.
Usually a lavish affair in the Royal Albert Hall with the insurance A-listers dressed to the nines in their finery and quaffing champagne mid-July, this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and government restrictions the British Insurance Awards ceremony…
Brendan Cox, who co-founded Survivors Against Terror following the murder of his wife Jo Cox MP in 2016, recently appeared at the International Forum of Terrorism Risk Insurance Pools conference to discuss the systems through which victims of terror are…
Panellists speaking at an industry forum on Wednesday cautioned that insurance pools set up to provide cover for terrorism risks may not be the best templates on which to build pools that deal with pandemic risk.
Pool Re has published a forward-looking strategy looking at increasing the take up of catastrophe insurance by SMEs in light of current pandemic, ahead of its five-year review.
Anthony Baldwin, CEO of AIG UK has been elected as president of the Insurance Institute of London for 2020 to 2021.
Work to create a vehicle for dealing with catastrophic and systemic risks in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic must take into account the full spectrum of risks capable of causing comparable levels of disruption, prominent industry figures said on…
After relaxing the national lockdown, the government imposed local restrictions to control the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Post investigates what implications these local lockdowns have for insurance.
HM Treasury is embarking on a five year review of Pool Re, it was announced today.
The Covid-19 crisis is unprecedented in the modern era and it is at such times that we tend to take stock and think differently about the world. Alex Kirykowicz, manager at Frontier Economics, reflects on the role that insurance markets have played and…
Amber Rudd, former Home Secretary, will lead one of six working groups set up by the Pandemic Re steering group.
This week started out with more questions than answers as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his plans to 'actively encourage' those who hadn't been able to go to work through the lockdown back into the workplace albeit with some heavy caveats.
Pool Re boss Julian Enoizi spoke to Post senior reporter Emmanuel Kenning about Pandemic Re, the Office for National Statistics change in the terrorism reinsurer’s classification and using its funds to pay for business interruption claims in the…
Using Pool Re’s £6.6bn fund to pay coronavirus business interruption claims would not be the greatest idea, CEO Julian Enoizi told Post as part of an exclusive interview.
In this month's column, David Worsfold, a long-running commentator on the insurance market, explains why he fears the sector got off on the back foot on its business interruption coronavirus response, what Pandemic Re might look like and what impact the…