Post - 2010-10-28
The case of Marsh v Euan Nicolson has raised salutary lessons over hiring from rival firms. Ling Ong and Michael Green report.
Olly Laughton-Scott looks at the rationales behind acquisition strategies, explores the maxim that size does not matter and that the disposal of business can be just as illuminating.
Having come close to going bust in 2005, Daniel Dunkley talks to Heath Lambert's chief executive Adrian Colosso about the challenges facing the firm as it continues to punch above its weight.
With the coalition government now set to see through its promise to abolish the FSA, Leigh Jackson reports on the possible consequences for the broking sector.
Lockton is set to become the biggest intermediary yet to become an LLP broker. Edward Murray looks at the benefits of such a transformation.
Despite markets not changing dramatically, some EC3 brokers recorded notable figures. James Simpson reports on the sector over the past 12 months.
The SME and charity sectors have been widely courted by brokers and insurers in recent years. However, questions still persist about whether these customers are having their needs properly met. With this in mind Post gathered together some industry…
EC3 top 25 broker listing, in association with IMAS Corporate Advisors..
Ageas and Tesco Underwriting have appointed Rok and LAS to provide building repair, claims management and validation services.
The Financial Services Skills Council has passed a special resolution to become a charity and change its name to the Financial Skills Partnership, pending confirmation from Companies House.
The insurance industry is working with police to develop an educational programme to help tackle fraudulent practices by so-called 'ghost brokers'.
Although the current market is challenging, Vernon Davenport claims the opportunities in moving to a more efficient way of working are immense.
LV's staff autonomy has helped it land the workplace wellbeing accolade at the Chartered Management Institute national management and leadership awards.
For an increasing number of people in the UK general insurance industry, Solvency II is already a significant issue.
Getting the balance right over rates for property claims is essential. Sam Barrett reports on the measures taken to ensure repairs are carried out at the market rate, keeping both customers and contractors happy.
Funding for flood defences has been cut in Chancellor George Osborne's comprehensive spending review. Under the previous government, £2.15bn had been committed for the years 2008-2011, however, this has been sliced to £2bn for the four years from 2011 to…
Imminent implementation of the continuous insurance enforcement scheme will boost the battle against uninsured drivers. But every effort must be made to get law-abiding motorists onside, warns Malcolm Etchells.
Insurers face being hard hit by an appeal court judgment that has approved relaxing the timeframe allowed for claimants to bring personal injury cases, a leading law firm has claimed.
When a business suffers an unexpected catastrophe, Veronica Cowan looks into the decision making behind the option to repair or replace damaged premises, stock or machinery.
The insurance industry needs to work with Lord Young of Graffham to make sure his proposed health & safety code of practice is not too complex and prescriptive, according to a senior insurance figure.
VFM Services will not replace its outgoing managing director Nick Sugden when he retires at the end of the year.
If there were three words you could not escape last week, it was "government spending review". Well, I concede "Wayne Rooney" and "greed" may have been equally prominent, but it is unknown what impact the Manchester United number 10's increased wealth…
JLT has joined forces with Amlin UK to launch an insurance scheme for producers, importers and retailers within the health food sector.
Former Cunningham Lindsey engineering director Geoff Cooke has joined loss adjuster Advanta Global Services to head up its new energy team.
New Lloyd's venture Paraline has pledged to expand its geographical reach and range of products following its official launch last week.
IAG UK-owned broker Barnett & Barnett has almost doubled its size to £50m gross written premium, with a move for a controlling stake in Bromley-based commercial and personal lines specialist NBJ.
The Co-operative Group is keen to hold onto its general insurance book, despite moves to offload its life insurance portfolio, according to sources close to the business.
The International Underwriting Association and the Association of British Insurers are set to consider extending the rehabilitation code beyond the immediate needs assessment as part of a new review of the guidelines.
Westfield Health has won the north of England business excellence award to place it among the UK's most outstanding businesses.
Property insurance broker Keelan Westall has expanded its senior team with the appointment of another former Power Place manager.
More insurers are attempting to ease the financial burden of the economic downturn by repudiating claims on technical points, a specialist loss adjuster has claimed.
Risk management should no longer be simply seen as a "little silo" within local authorities, according to a senior public sector representative.
Yorkshire-based loss adjuster Agrical has hired Martin Gent to oversee its surveying services and building losses arm.
Barbados-based insurer Sagicor is targeting growth in the UK's SME space after recruiting MMA Insurance's former head of distribution Ian Josephs to launch a range of web-based products.
Cuts to the Ministry of Justice's budget as part of the coalition government's comprehensive spending review are unlikely to have a material impact on the insurance industry, it has been claimed.
The Serious Fraud Office has welcomed the "appropriate" 21-month prison sentence handed to former PWS International chief executive Julian Messent.
Broker Barbon's 15 Big Management Programme employees have graduated, gaining their Chartered Management Institute diploma in management.
Hiscox has launched a combined charities insurance product designed to take advantage of what it describes as a "gap in the market."
Having taken over at Lloyd's insurer Mitsui, Andrew McKee talks to Jonathan Swift about his plans to move the company on, a decade after it launched.
Brit's new head of UK distribution Vivek Banga has revealed the insurer will aim to write more niche business as it looks to expand its UK broker footprint.
Lord Young's comments on compensation culture continue to baffle many in the industry as well as the public who stand to be affected by changes to the civil justice system.
A former Lloyd's underwriter has had more than £1m worth of gold and cash seized by the New Zealand courts to pay for debts incurred almost 20 years ago.
The latest issue of Post magazine is now available to subscribers as a digital and interactive e-book.
As one is aware the insurance industry calendar is littered with sporting events that provide an opportunity for some healthy competition and a little refreshment. But in Penny's humble opinion last week's glittering event punched above the rest.
Looking through Post’s back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight from 30 years ago reveals.
Looking through Post’s back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight form ten years ago reveals.
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