Insurance Age - 2012-02-06

Reportage: Looking to liability

As the nature of risks facing many businesses and industries changes drastically, brokers could break into areas traditionally dominated by liability specialists, writes Emmanuel Kenning

Market moves: A good month for the management

It’s well into the new year but the insurance industry is certainly still ringing the changes. As usual, there were moves between rival companies, with Willis losing a COO to Aon, and Lifestyle Services dipping into Ace for a new CEO.

Power hour: Northern lights

Cautious optimism in the local economy and increased insurer presence in Newcastle are just two reasons why the North East market is looking up, reports Martin Friel

Review: Talking tech

CNA Europe technology package product. This product has been reviewed by brokers and rated from one to five stars, based on the policy’s key benefits. * = Poor ** = Average *** = Good **** = Very good ***** = Excellent

The truth about redundancy

Is making redundancies always the best option for coping with financial pressure? Peter Done explores the problems and alternatives

Lessons to learn from FSA

That broker favourite, the Financial Services Authority (FSA), has taken a bit of a pasting from the Treasury Select Committee which described the soon to depart regulator as too expensive, aloof, bureaucratic and unable to protect customers.

On the increase

If insurers’ results reveal poor COR performance in commercial, will it prompt rating increases? Peter Hubbard asks

Time to Act

A seismic change to the way brokers operate is due in April, but the industry doesn’t appear to be ready, says Stephen Netherway

Broking success: Two’s company

Romero Insurance Brokers’ Justin Romero-Trigo and Simon Mabb tell Andrew Pearce why chartered status is so important and how they have managed to thrive during the recession

Editor’s letter - February 2013

“Though it was not their stated intention this time, the aggressive stance was one Biba could adopt more often – and not just because it is fun to write about”

Market moves: New challenges

The January edition of Market moves obviously riled insurers. Not happy at seeing their column inches quite frankly pulverised by those of brokers, the providers have hit back with a string of senior announcements.