The big ten »
This set of questions, courtesy of online CII training package
Insurance Assess, will test your knowledge of key insurance
Face time »
This month, Sterling Insurance's Natalie McDonald reveals the
benefits of a little late night networking and celebrates passing
her law exam.
It's all about perception »
Research by PressChoice has revealed alarmingly low opinions of
the financial services industry among journalists. Managing
director and former Today Programme presenter, Adam Shaw, offers
some advice on how the sector can present a more acceptable face to
the public and start to win back trust.
Big shoes to fill »
In August 2012, Dr Peter Williams will be stepping down as
chairman of the CII's qualifications, examinations and assessments
committee (QEAC). We ask him about his time in the hot seat and
where he sees the profession heading.
Making your presence felt »
A recent visit to parliament gave members of the CII's New
Generation Groups a vital insight into how government works.
The show must go on »
With the London Olympics now less than six months away, now is
the time to make sure you have a robust business continuity plan in
place, as Sam Barrett explains.
A forecast you cannot ignore »
In the first of four centenary future risk-themed articles to
mark 100 years of the CII's Royal Charter, Jasmine McCain examines
the financial implications of climate change for the insurance
What's in a rating? »
It has been hard to keep up with events as the debt crisis
across Europe unfolds. Liz Booth explains the significance of
ratings downgrades and finds it is important to keep up with
The Journal Feb/Mar 2012 »
Full issue of the Journal Feb/Mar 2012. Includes articles on
social media, inverse liability insurance, the Law Commission
review of insurance contract law, public opinion of the financial
services industry and business continuity during the London
Olympics 2012, as well as an exclusive interview with Richard
Reaching for the top »
Rameeta Sethi has worked in the insurance
industry for more than 23 years, gathering a number of awards and
trophies along the way. At the end of last year, Ms Sethi travelled
from her Dubai office to london, to pick up theInsurance
timesOverseas Chartered Professional of the Year Award.
CII Thinkpiece 69: Taking charge : »
A skills system that fulfils the needs of employers and
individuals is vital to the future competitiveness of the UK
economy. Trevor Matthews, CEO of Aviva UK (and Commissioner of the
UK Commission for Employment & Skills) articulates the sector's
needs to government and its work seeking solutions of its own in
initiatives such as the Aldermanbury Declaration. This framework
that seeks to raise skills and professional standards is an
illustration of the vision of employer ownership of the skills
system. He provides a clear picture of the future direction of the
UKCES and a reformed UK skills system.
CII Briefing: Insurance contract law reforms : »
In December 2011, the Law Commissions of England and Scotland
published the latest joint consultation paper on Insurance Contract
Law, this time proposing reforms on the law governing insurer
post-contract duties, namely:
Learning from history »
There have been many profound events over the last hundred
years. In 1912, the Titanic left Southampton for her one and only
voyage, Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly across the
Channel, the Bolsheviks grew to prominence in Russia and the first
Balkan War began. Since then there have been two world wars,
revolutions in Russia and Eastern Europe, a cold war, the birth of
the European Union, the end of the British Empire, further
conflicts in the Balkans, an Asian financial crisis, the collapse
of the World Trade Centre and the 'Great Recession'...the list of
defining moments is truly endless.
CII Papers in Professionalism 12 : Measuring professional standards: »
The paper serves as a starting point to a major research project
we are undertaking to demonstrate that adopting higher professional
standards in general insurance contributes to positive outcomes,
not just for retail and commercial customers but also the sector's
ability to attract and keep talent.
The Journal Dec/Jan 2012 »
Full issue of the Journal Dec 2011/Jan 2012. Includes articles
on telematics, the Liverpool insurance institute, the possibility
of compulsory mediation, and broker consolidation; plus an
exclusive interview with Amanda Blanc.