Managing the new normal – sustainable underwriting »
The economic downturn has forced insurers to become more
focussed on underwriting discipline and less reliant on investment
returns. Previously, many insurers would chase market share by
offering lower premiums, while making a healthy return from their
investments. However, the non-existent interest rate environment
has forced companies to change their behaviour.
Is mining special? »
This lecture explores the extent to which mining has special
characteristics both as an industry and as a property damage /
business interruption underwriting proposition.
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
Water damage claims management & handling »
In this half hour CPD video Nick Deakin provides an up to date
insight into the management of water damage claims - in particular
escape of water, flood, burst pipe and storm claims in the UK
household claims market. He covers the scale of the problems, the
different characteristics and technical challenges of the different
claims and how the industry is addressing the challenges of climate
change through the Climatewise Sustainable Claims Guidelines.
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
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
Windstorm risks and insurance in the UK »
This fact file provides an examination of UK windstorm risk and
associated risk management and insurance issues. It includes a
summary of major European windstorm events in the last thousand
years and explains some of the technical terms the reader is likely
CII Public Affairs Update January 2013 »
The CII's Public Affairs Updates contain news from Westminster
and Whitehall, Europe and the regulator.
The true value of insurance »
Pictures of devastation throughout New York and, more recently,
the floods and subsequent havoc in the UK have brought home the
value of insurance to many but, as Liz Booth reports, is there more
that could be done by the profession to spread the word?
Pushing the boundaries »
The pioneering Bloodhound SSC is attempting to set a new land
speed record and, as Edward Murray finds out, the firms insuring
the project have also been required to set new benchmarks in the
management of risk.
The show must go on »
As property and insurance manager for the NEC Group, Richard
Campbell-Kelly is responsible for protecting some of the country's
foremost public venues. He reveals how it's done to the
Bridging the gap »
Paul Timmins of the Insurance Institute of Bristol, explains how
it is focusing on training and education for its members, while
revealing the impact the appointment of an area marketing manager
Meet the mentors »
Successful mentoring can be an effective way of helping people
to progress in their careers and is becoming increasingly popular
as its potential is realised, as two insurance heavyweights found
out when they recently became mentors...