Post - 2011-10-06

View from the top: It’s no accident

The number of claims for accidental damage has fallen sharply in the past few years, which has far-reaching implications for the motor insurance, body shop and vehicle recovery sectors alike.

Event insurance: Dancing in the street

Next year could be huge for the events 
industry, with the Diamond Jubilee 
and the London Olympics taking 
place. With a host of celebrations 
occurring, can the events 
insurance sector capitalise?

Ace heralds international efforts as fraudster jailed

Ace Europe has trumpeted its international claims investigation system, following the conviction of fraudster Anthony McErlean, who was jailed last week for attempting to claim £520 000 from the insurer after faking his own death.

Market moves: Insurers lead the recruitment charge

With the final quarter of the year kicking off this week insurers were the most active recruiters with a raft of hires and promotions. XL Insurance added three new members of staff to its burgeoning team in Europe, while a number of other players seized…

Editor's comment: Quotas quickly quashed

Having responded to Business Secretary Vince Cable’s call to take the lead in addressing the gender imbalance on company boards, the insurance industry has resoundingly rejected the notion of quotas as a mechanism to tackle this persistent problem.

My best 11: Alistair Steward, Questgates

Alistair Steward, director at loss adjusting company Questgates, names his Best XI for a potential start-up insurance company. Steward has chosen from the insurance elite, the celebrity world and the galaxy of football stars to select his dream team.

Penny Black’s insurance week

Penny was not at the Conservative Party conference this week but couldn’t help but notice her chums at Lloyd’s broker Windsor, which does a bit of business with the Tories, had pulled a blinder on the publicity front.

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