The Insurance Institute of London is going from strength to strength »
During the year, 3,987 new members joined the London Institute -
a 7.61% increase - taking the total membership to over 17,800, the
highest in the Institute's 105-year history.
At the height of the banking crisis, even the most pessimistic
commentators dared not predict that the subsequent downturn would
continue to paralyse the economies of some of the world's most
successful nations four years on.
A new era of innovation »
In the course of my career I've seen change an chance affect the
insurance indsutry in unexpected ways, although sadly I've seen
very little recent innovation. But I believe we may be on the cusp
of the next wave.
The cult of risk management: a lament »
In the late 1980s, the concept of management by risk evaluation
for financial institutions was refreshing and innovative.
It's not just about the underwriting »
To that question, the London insurance market would not be a bad
answer, and the reason is because we understand risk. And we don't
just understand it - we measure it, we analyse it, we respect
Changing nature of the broker-underwriter relationship »
Over 324 years have passed since the first risk was underwritten
in the iconic surroundings of Edward Lloyd's coffee house, and
although the fundamental roles of the broker and underwriter on
that day have remained intact, their counterparts in 2012 have
changed dramatically to adapt to the highly evolved and dynamic
marketplace operating today.
EIOPA – Building a European supervisory culture »
The importance of the new super regulator, the European
Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), is not
widely understood in the UK. Gabriel Bernardino, Chairman,
EIOPA, gives his view of what is involved in building a European
The global aviation industry »
The global aviation industry, lecture delivered by Willie Walsh
(CEO, International Airlines Group and formerly CEO, British
Airways) 24 March 2011.
Enterprise risk management excellence in semiconductors »
The natural catastrophes in South East Asia, particularly in
Japan and Thailand, in 2011 had a huge impact which reached far
beyond the boundaries of those countries. Maurizio Micale, the
Director of Risk Management and Insurance of computer chip
manufacturer STMicroeletronics speaks about the far reaching impact
of the 2011 South East Asia natural catastrophes, specifically the
Japanese earthquake, tsunami and Thailand floods, on the
semiconductor industry's supply chain.
Climate change risk, sustainability and green buildings: a high level review of current thinking »
Property Investor Insurers and those working in allied services
need to appreciate the impact that new 'green' legislation which
will have on their client's property portfolios. Sue Highmore,
Editor, PLC Property at Practical Law Company, talks about how the
Government is tackling the need to reduce CO2 emissions by
encouraging landlords to fit or retrofit their buildings to reduce
Insurance regulatory developments in the EU »
In light of the ongoing financial crisis, the European
Commission's focus has moved toward consumer protection.
Professor Karel van Hulle, Head of the Insurance and Pensions
Unit at the European Commission, explains why consumer protection
is important and its link to financial stability.
BI definitions (findings of Research Study) »
Lack of clarity in business interruption insurance contracts is
a problem. There can be big differences between the technical
meanings of words in a policy and how they are used in everyday
business. Damian Glynn, co-author of a new study, explains
that there are parts of standard BI policies that even the
professionals have never agreed about! It follows that it is hardly
fair to expect customers to have the right answers.
Accelerated learning and memory techniques »
Every student studying for an exam is looking for the most
appropriate and cost efficient method to enable them to pass. Rob
Murray's lecture looks at memory techniques to assist the student
when preparing for exams. His method concentrates on an individual
identifying for themselves which memory principles works best for
them and then building a pattern of studying around that.
The effect of the Euro-zone crisis on insurers (The European and regulatory perspective) »
The Eurozone crisis and its long-term impact on insurers must be
understood by industry professionals. Dr Gunbritt
Kammerer-Galahn, Partner, Taylor Wessing, Germany, gives a
practitioner's view of the effects of the current Eurozone crisis
on the insurance market in Europe.
The shipping market »
The shipping crisis - how serious is it really? delivered on 15
February 2012 by Dr Martin Stopford (Managing Director, Clarkson