Insurance Age - 2010-09-01

Reportage - solicitors' PI: The domino effect

The much publicised troubles of Quinn and its solicitors' PI book have had a knock-on effect on other providers in the market. Liz McMahon asks what opportunities and responsibilities for brokers now exist.

Reportage - D&O: Scare tactics

Louise Meeson asks if the recession has highlighted the true benefits of D&O or whether providers and distributors are just using it to frighten business leaders into taking out unnecessary cover

Reportage - cyber liability: Reducing online exposure

As websites and e-trading take a more prominent role in every facet of business, online liability risks grow. Edward Murray asks how the market can keep up to date with the exposures and how brokers should best advise their clients.

Accurate risk pricing: On the nose

Insurers are increasingly turning to technology to help them underwrite their risks more accurately. Liz McMahon uncovers the key to getting the pricing right.

News review: August

Axa Insurance customer experience director, Paul Meehan, expressed interest in filling the senior management vacancy in the company's commercial division.

Expo introduces clinics

The Broker Expo has expanded its workshop programme for 2010. Building on the practical aspect of the successful workshop programme, new focused broker clinics have been developed to give brokers the opportunity to delve deeper into the issues that…

Adrian Flux confirms plan to grow workforce

Norwich-based Adrian Flux has announced it is to create 150 jobs as it gears up for further expansion. The broker, which appears in this year's Top 50 Brokers in Personal Lines supplement, already employs 480 staff at its offices in King's Lynn and…

Further cuts at Tesco Compare

The majority of staff at Tesco Compare's Redhill base have been put on redundancy notice raising questions over the aggregator's future.

MSL policy gets makeover

MSL Legal Expenses has revamped its legal expenses policy for businesses, which provides up to £50,000 financial protection for legal costs per claim.

Willis teams up for Patentwize

Willis Group Holdings has announced it is partnering with Innography to launch Willis PatentWize, an enterprise-wide business intelligence solution designed to help companies better manage their intellectual property risks.

PIA head urges insurers to embrace global risks

Insurers' conservative attitudes towards risks outside the UK is holding back ambitious plans to establish multi quote-and-buy systems worldwide, according to liability broker Professional Insurance Agents (PIA).

Broker Expo 2010: Interacting ideas

With a range of workshops, the introduction of one-to-one clinics and, of course, nearly 100 exhibition stands, Martin Friel explains why the Expo is the broker networking event of the year.

Agenda: That elusive crock of gold

The consolidation of the retail broking sector started in 1998 with the creation of Towergate but gathered pace in early 2000 through to 2008. In that period, some £3.6bn of commercial business was acquired, which equates to 25% of the total commercial…

Your letters: Open letter to the ABI, FSA and FOS

We have it all: human rights, data protection, statutory obligations, regulatory regimes, codes of conduct, corporate governance, rules of engagement, terms of reference, standards for this, standards for that and, ah yes, let's not forget, 'complaints…

Viewpoint: The pros and cons of commission disclosure

Evolution Underwriting CEO Paul Upton evaluates the pros and cons of commission disclosure for large and small brokers as the transparency of the current model comes under scrutiny by professionals in the US and the UK as well as by the European…