Insurance Age - ia_jun2016

Broking success: Miles better

Miles Smith’s Paul Chainey and Paul Samways explain how the broker has grown by focusing on high-risk sectors and building specialisms

The stats: June 2016

The world of commercial insurance remains a dark place, despite the promise of sunshine and warm summer nights. The latest Acturis Premium Index showed an overall flat market, with experts stating they do not expect any change in the near future

Profile: In the headlines

Newly promoted general manager of commercial and personal lines at Allianz UK Simon McGinn explains what the insurer’s new structure means for brokers

Under the radar

The Enterprise Act could have wide-ranging implications for brokers and claims, explains Stephen Netherway

In-depth: Looking out for the little guy

Business from the SME sector is a lifeline for many regional brokers and, on the whole, intermediaries do a great job for their clients. However, lack of clarity on underinsurance and reputational risk, along with market-shaking issues such as IPT and…

Rational acquisitions

There is a vibrant market for structured and sensible broker acquisitions in the UK, says Peter Blanc

Market moves: Rapid fire recruitment

News about people moves in the insurance industry has kept on coming at a rapid pace over the past few weeks. Insurers, brokers, networks and the Lloyd’s Market Association have all seen changes in staff.

Broking break: And finally...

UK General’s Karen Beales compares herself to a chocolate digestive while Roger Gaunt explains why he would be a vet or a farmer if he were not working in insurance

Editor’s letter: June 2016

“There were those who believed a Brexit would be very bad news for the industry and those who felt that actually the market had succeeded before the EU and would continue to do so outside of it”