Risk Management

Farm safety: Fatal farms

Farming is the most lethal of all industries. The sector and its main insurer are trying to change rules and mentalities to make it safer

Interview: Jacqueline McNamee and Elliot Biggs, C-Quence

Keen not to be lumped in with the insurtech movement, new managing general agent C-Quence is ready to launch in Q3 backed by Primary and Arch. Its CEO Jacqueline McNamee and chief information officer Elliot Biggs outline to Jonathan Swift why data, a…

Commercial insurance fraud: Improving detection

There might be disagreement as to how large the gap is between the resources committed to combatting commercial fraud when compared to personal lines – underlined by the recent Post/Crif research. But, there is at least some consensus around a lack of…

Commercial insurance fraud: Where future priorities lie

Closing the gap between the commercial and personal lines insurance sectors in the battle against fraud is a growing priority. Sara Costantini, director at Crif Decision Solutions, looks at what can be done now and where might the future priorities lie.

Analysis: Pricing climate risks

As climate change becomes tangible, insurers are feeling the heat. Their understanding of the risks could inform not just their underwriting but also their investment strategies.

Analysis: Gig economy: The big gig ruling

The Supreme Court ruling in Pimlico Plumbers, granting employment rights to a gig worker, might lead to an increase or a shift in liability claims. But it also opens up a door for new products as gig economy platforms will want to cover their new…

Analysis: Beauty fraud: No pain, no gain

In an era of Instagram brows and duck lip selfies, the beauty industry is thriving. While most customers visit their hairdresser, nail bar or tanning salon to look smoking hot, others see a beauty treatment as a route to a windfall, via a fraudulent…

Q&A: Lynda Lucas, chair, Airmic

Lucas began her career as a company secretarial trainee at British Aerospace and has since had various risk management roles at companies including Nortel, Old Mutual and, since 2006, Fujitsu. She has been an Association of Insurance and Risk Managers…

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