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Tough talking on post-Brexit relocation

Posted August 9, 2017 Category:

The pace of announcements by UK insurers and brokers of new domiciles within the European Union for their post-Brexit operations has quickened in the last few months. Many are talking down the extent of the operations and staff who will have to move to service the business of EU clients. The regulators have other ideas.

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Climate change – coming to a portfolio near you

Posted July 25, 2017 Category:

In the wake of the ground-breaking agreement at the end of the Paris Summit in December 2015 – the 21st Session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) – the role of insurers as investors in renewable energy and a range of green initiatives was high on the post-summit agenda.

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Don’t expect reinsurers to come to the rescue

Posted July 20, 2017 Category:

Underwriters, brokers and buyers will already be filling up their diaries ready for the reinsurance market’s annual Rendez-Vous in Monte Carlo in September. The frantic whirl of meetings, lunches and dinners traditionally sets the tone for the crucial end-of-year renewal season.

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June 2017 Seminar Report: Managing the risks of illiquid assets

Posted July 13, 2017 Category: ,

As insurers try to escape from the “slow grind downwards in terms of yield”, they have sought out a more diverse range of assets, including those with limited liquidity that would previously not have found their way into portfolios, Bob Swarup, co-founder of the Insurance Investment Exchange, told the audience at the recent Insurance Investment Exchange seminar in London.

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Global Insurance Trends 20.06.2017

Posted June 20, 2017 Category:

By Douglas Shillito This week, Swiss Re’s 2017 SONAR report examined the top emerging risks the re/insurance industry and society are facing. Marsh and Airmic launched a new paper examining the major obstacles that can impede the expeditious resolution of large or complex property damage insurance claims, and a Gallagher-sponsored survey of large UK companies […]

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Election fallout: an insurance perspective

Posted June 16, 2017 Category:

The insurance industry finds itself united with the rest of the country in apprehension and concern at the prospect of months of uncertainty following last week’s unexpectedly inconclusive General Election result.

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Mixed picture for mutuals

Posted May 25, 2017 Category:

Mutuality in the insurance sector in the UK is seen as something of a minority pursuit after successive waves of demutualisation swept across the sector in the 1980s and 1990s.

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