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Blog: Don’t lose your data in Excel hell

After an Excel error was blamed for 16,000 coronavirus cases being missed by the Track and Trace scheme, Covernet business development director Jim Campbell considers how insurers, brokers and managing general agents can avoid their own ‘Excel hell’.

Blog: Postcard from the future

The Covid-19 pandemic is dislocating economies around the world. It has also presented a unique test for property and casualty insurers: a surge of losses and a hit to assets, combined with a sudden shift to remote working, writes Clyde & Co partner…

Blog: Fine art and specie fraud under Covid-19

Being alive to fraud is one of the cornerstones of investigating insurance claims and this is no different when it involves fine art and specie, writes Criterion fine art and specie claims specialist Sean Ball.

Blog: Claims work experience before and during lockdown

Two loss adjusters at Charles Taylor were offered part-time three-month secondments to work on Axa XL's claims team, one after the other. Both had expected to have a similar experience however, as lockdown loomed in March, one of the pair found…

Blog: Decommissioning cruise ships

The impact of Covid-19 on the cruise ship industry has been graphically displayed recently on social media with the first vessels being run up the beaches in Turkey in preparation for recycling. Ian Butterworth, Forum of Insurance Lawyers member and…

Blog: The complexities of IPT determination

The insurance industry is navigating a period of economic instability and is still unsure what long-term effects the pandemic will have on direct and indirect taxes. Despite this lack of current clarity, it is sensible to plan for all eventualities,…

Blog: Why Flood Re changes are a good start

Change can be a daunting prospect. In these uncertain times especially so. Our natural instinct can be to resist. But change is often necessary; it can make us stronger, more resilient and more effective, writes Flood Re CEO Andy Bord.

Blog: Covid-19 is no Black Swan

Rather than focusing on hindsight and a fatalistic approach to risk, pursuing a more forward-looking, proactive strategy will improve resilience when, not if, the next crisis strikes, writes Hélène Galy, director of the Willis Research Network.

Blog: Why sprinklers should be mandatory in schools

Schools have a fire risk almost twice as high as other non-residential buildings, yet are poorly equipped to prevent a fire becoming a major disaster, according to new research by Zurich. Tilden Watson, Zurich Municipal head of education, explains why…

Blog: Funding options for Covid BI claimants

Ben Pilbrow, partner at Shepherd and Wedderburn and legal advisor to the QIC Action Group, discusses the implications of the Financial Conduct Authority’s High Court intervention against insurers for funding claims.

Blog: The changing shape of the London Market

Recently capital raisings by insurers aimed at ensuring they have sufficient capacity to support their trading partners and clients during the Covid-19 crisis have been widely reported. Clare Lebecq, CEO of the London Market Group believes the ability of…

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