As chairman of the Chartered Insurance Institute’s broking faculty, I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Financial Services Authority to hear about the impending changes to our regulatory world and it was a fascinating insight into what’s going on…
BGL Group has joined forces with a host of UK universities to promote insurance as a career for graduates. The initiative has targeted maths and statistics students for positions in pricing, product development and analysis.
Aviva was the major recruiter in the insurance industry this week, announcing a raft of changes to its underwriting team. The insurer promoted four staff to new positions while adding a further employee to the unit.
Brokers continue to experience a "lack of connectivity" with Axa Personal Lines, despite Commercial Lines getting a glowing report since Amanda Blanc joined to head up the business just over a year ago.
The sudden demise of Manchester-based personal injury law firm Donns, with ongoing cases sold on and all staff made redundant, has been hailed as a portent of market shake-up and consolidation, with other firms set to be swallowed up.
The specifics of what went wrong at North West personal injury firm Donns - forcing it into administration at the cost of 42 jobs, while 2500 cases were still in progress - will remain the subject of speculation for some time.