Agriculture

Interview: Nick Turner, NFU Mutual

After a tricky year as Chartered Insurance Institute president Nick Turner has stepped up as NFU Mutual group CEO. He talks to Stephanie Denton about insuring the most dangerous profession in the UK, accepting the golden ticket and why constant movement…

Q&A: Stephen Smout, McLarens

Stephen Smout, head of McLarens’ UK and Ireland agriculture practice, discusses the regulatory and technological factors that have brought British farming to a crossroads, and the role the insurance sector could play supporting farmers going forwards.

Interview: Ardonagh MGA boss Derek Coles

Ardonagh’s CEO of MGA Binders and Facilities Derek Coles spoke to Post senior reporter Emmanuel Kenning about being subscale in Ardonagh, MGAs' need for differentiation, the Rural buy and future acquisition targets.

Rising Star: Jake Finlay, Sedgwick UK

Coming from a background of herding sheep in the Falklands and rearing calves in Northern Ireland, Jake Finlay didn’t want to lose his rural ties after university. He now works on agricultural claims in the South East

Top 30 Asia Insurers: A volatile year

2018 was a volatile year for Asian insurers with the majority of them posting declines in gross written premium or sluggish growth. Christie Lee, senior director of analytics for Asia-Pacific at AM Best, explains the challenges they are facing.

This week: All at sea

The fraudulent claims we’re used to hearing about involve banged-up cars and invented cases of whiplash. Ones involving oil tankers, pirates, the Admiralty Judge, and statements given in places as far-flung as Aden and Manila are somewhat harder to come…

Dog attacks: Liability bites

Injuries and damage potentially caused by dogs can be covered by pet or household policies. But there is a market for liability products, if not for owners, definitely for canine businesses

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