The timetables for two key initiatives that will affect insurers have slipped recently. Neil Coulson examines the implementation delays to both Solvency II and the international insurance accounting standard.
Tasked with rejuvenating Lloyd’s in the UK, as others look to international expansion, Keith Stern talks to Leigh Jackson about raising its regional profile and how he plans to overcome some common misconceptions.
Thousands of pounds were raised for charity as fighting fit employees from CFC Underwriting pushed themselves through the pain barrier at the Active London Triathlon. Months of training were put to good use during the gruelling annual event, which tested…
British Gas Insurance launched in 2009 with ambitions to become a major player, and fast. Jonathan Swift talks to Chris Stern and Edward Dutton about the challenges and opportunities they have encountered to date.
A Manchester-based loss adjusting firm, created by the founders of Carr Greenwood Smith, has won back old customers UK General and Ecclesiastical following its split from Merlin in March last year and recruited more than a dozen employees.
Aviva has pinpointed a much improved private motor result as being pivotal to it posting an above-target combined ratio of 96% (H1 2010: 98%) for its half-year UK general insurance business. But despite emphasising “strong continued momentum” in UK GI…
Chartis UK has blamed the high volume and cost of claims for its decision to stop writing new solicitors’ professional indemnity business this year but has not ruled out reversing its policy in the future.
Mitsui Sumitomo has enticed an underwriting duo from Catlin to spearhead its regional mid-market push in the Midlands, Post has learnt, having earlier lured a team from Chubb to build its presence in Ireland.
As the world’s second largest economy, China is a tempting opportunity for insurers. Leigh Jackson reports on the key role being played by Lloyd’s, the difficulties in gaining traction and the reality checks on expectations.