Genetic testing and insurance »
The rapid expansion of genetic technology raises complex
questions about the relationships between health practitioners,
customers and insurers. There is widespread concern that the use of
genetic tests by insurers could create a genetic underclass and
deter those who could benefit from genetic testing.
Engaging the digital consumer »
In this recent Barbon lecture, Brian McBride, chairman of ASOS
looks at the changing face of customer interaction and how to
engage the digital consumer. Trevor Matthews, executive
director and chairman, developed markets, Avivaa, respondied on
behalf of the insurance profession.
The new and emerging risk landscape »
In this insightful Barbon lecture, filmed in March, Professor
Ian Goldin, director, Oxford Martin School and professor of
globalisation and development, University of Oxford talks about the
new and emerging risk landscape, forecasting patterns, trends and
Unit-linked insurance plans »
Before 1999, the Indian life assurance sector was nationalised,
with only one player (the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC)) in the
market. In 1999, private players were allowed to enter the
insurance sector, with a maximum foreign participation of 26%.
These private players introduced the unit-linked insurance plan
(ULIP) to India, a product which has, over the last 7 years, become
an alternative for long-term investments in India.
Regional news »
This month's regional industry news features;
West Midlands Insurance Institute hands out awards
Manchester Institute gets snap happy!
Jersey members get the lowdown on new CPD scheme
Hitting a home run in retirement »
Stephen Lowe discusses the results of the UK's largest research
study into consumer attitudes towards housing equity withdrawal and
the steps needed to make it a viable option for retirees...
International news »
This month's international industry news features;
Venturing into the Vietnamese market
Second annual Arabic ACII graduation ceremony held in
This month's local and industry news features;
Texts go electronic
BIBA aiming to meet the growth challenge
Hitting a home run in retirement
The evolution of insurance regulation »
In this insightful Nicholas Barbon lecture the regulator Dr
Andrew Bailey, MD, Prudential Business Unit, Financial Services
Authority, provides an insight into how it plans to approach
regulation of the insurance sector in the future, including
reflections on lessons learnt and a deeper explanation of its new
judgment based approach and its attitude towards Solvency 2.
Responding on behalf of the insurance sector Legal &
General's CEO Dr Nigel Wilson lays out his views on the regulator's
stance and strategy.
The lecture was chaired by former FSA insurance head David
Strachan, who is now co-head, EMEA Centre for Regulatory Strategy
CII Public Affairs Update January 2013 »
The CII's Public Affairs Updates contain news from Westminster
and Whitehall, Europe and the regulator.