Opinion: Former Ten Insurance director James Sharp on market hardening


On seeking editorial guidance regarding the current topics of broker interest about which I could comment, I discovered there were two. On the one hand, what one might refer to as Sexism in the City and, on the other, the loss of appetite or capacity in certain parts of EC3.

I landed the latter one, which is probably just as well.

It was the late 90s when the market was last this challenging. As I recall it, conditions had somewhat improved circa 2000 – and then there was 9/11. Everybody

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