Composite insurance pricing in the UK rose by 13.7% in the fourth quarter of last year according to research by Marsh.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson may be the Brexiteers’ main man, but can he also deliver the goods when it comes to caring for the UK’s growing elderly population?
2020 could prove to be a year of significant risk tipping points for insurers, many of them driven by fast-paced political and cultural change says Simon Laird, global head of insurance at RPC.
Jennifer Boldon, partner at Kennedys, recently took to the Lloyd’s Library to turn a spotlight on #MeToo claims. She spoke to Post about why they are picking up steam, how they differ between the UK and the US, and how employers can mitigate the risk of…
For an industry that strives to understand and manage risk, uncertainty is not something that is relished. But with some market hardening, a final report from the Financial Conduct Authority on pricing practices and the possibility of Brexit all on the…
A closer look at how board-level considerations of climate change must shift, and the potential consequences if they do not
A rise in the volume of UK businesses that have cancelled at least one type of insurance cover over the past few years has served to highlight the importance of the broker’s role in the insurance buying process
To borrow an analogy from Forrest Gump’s mother, writing about insurance can be like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get. On the topic of trampolines, an assortment of ‘no comments’ left a rather nasty taste
Sara Mitchell has recently taken on the role of divisional president for the UK and Ireland retail business at Chubb. She talked to Stephanie Denton about her faith in the UK market, the importance of understanding the risks insurers are writing and not…
Over the past two years, awareness of how prevalent sexual harassment is in the workplace has reached perhaps unprecedented heights.
Company directors could face legal action if they fail to prepare adequately for a no-deal Brexit, with limitations to directors and officers cover meaning they could find themselves personally liable.
Helen Bancroft, liability manager, and Stuart Toal, casualty account manager, explain why insurance professionals need to work closely with employers to ensure they are prepared for more workplace inequality claims
Research and advisory business, Mactavish has warned the boards of UK companies increasingly run the risk of insurers not paying out on their claims due to lack of understanding of their responsibilities under new regulations, such as the Insurance Act…
Directors and officers are coming under ever closer scrutiny as pressure is mounting to comply with gender, cyber and environmental requirements, explains Catherina MacCabe, head of the International Management Liability focus group at Beazley.
The largest of the British Channel Islands, Jersey is located 100 miles from the south of England and 14 miles off the French coast. Covering 45 square miles, the island offers one of the world’s major international finance centres. For the island's…
Nexus Group has acquired Lloyd's coverholder Apsley Specialty.
Emerging Asia is set to remain the world’s fastest growing general insurance market in 2018.
Boards shouldn't turn their attention away from corporate, compliance and supply chain risks, warns Dave Brosnan, CEO of CNA Hardy Europe.
The recent introduction of compulsory insurance requirements for Italian law firms is yet another milestone for the country’s rapidly growing professional indemnity insurance market, explains Massimiliano Colombo, regional underwriting manager at QBE…
Ransomware attacks and data breaches have brought cyber insurance to the headlines but is this raising awareness of the product and do customers and brokers now understand its value?
Ulrich Schaller, portfolio manager, financial & specialty markets, at QBE Insurance (Europe), explains the specificities of the German D&O market.
Earlier this year, brokers were invited to score insurers on their claims handling, grading different classes of business on their performance from excellent to poor. Jonathan Swift examines the results
I often find myself targeted by banner ads ranging from pizza takeaways, to – inexplicably - elderly toilet aids.
Securities class actions are on the increase as law firms target smaller companies and focus on litigation related to initial public offerings