US Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) »
First enacted in 2002, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA)
assures federal assistance for insurance companies in the event of
a massive terrorism attack. Rob Freeman provides insight on the
background of TRIA, its current relevance, and the outlook for its
European property market outlook »
Whilst the European economies have been turbulent, there are
substantial investment opportunities in property. Andrew Allen,
Director of Global Property Research at Aberdeen Asset Management,
speaks regarding Aberdeen's approach to investing in Europe,
presenting some major structural themes that Aberdeen believe can
help deliver robust long-term returns.
Simple financial products »
Carol Sergeant, chair of the Simple Financial Products Review,
argues the case for simple kite-marked products. Her presentation
highlights how a significant proportion of the population do not
make adequate provision for their financial needs. She argues that
one of the factors for this is the complexity of products, jargon
and process, which contributes to mis-buying and mis-selling risks
for financial services firms.
Insurance industry growth action plan »
The Government has published its plan aimed at driving growth
across the insurance industry and strengthen the sector's
contribution to the UK economy. The plan identifies actions that
Government, industry, and other partners can take forward in five
key areas over the next 12-18 months and reflects engagement with
UK-based insurers, inward investors, brokers, and trade and
Public perception and the professions – from deference to partnership? »
In this latest Thinkpiece, Sue Carrette considers the nature of
the changes that have affected our relationships with the
professions, both long- and short-term, changing public
perceptions, and the extent to which these changes have
implications for the future development of the relationship between
professionals and their clients.
CII public affairs update November 2013 edition »
The CII's Public Affairs Updates contain news from Westminster
and Whitehall, Europe and the regulator.
Re-engaging with the protection market »
Life assurance and critical illness cover is something to which
few people want to give much thought. How can financial advisers
raise this delicate subject without upsetting their clients?
Legal firms and advisers working in harmony »
Amanda Chapman is a partner at the law firm Cripps Harries Hall,
working in the Wealth Preservation Group. Her presentation aims to
highlight how the traditional approach to clients has changed in
the last few years and how lawyers and financial advisers need to
adapt their approach accordingly.
Amanda Blanc: reflections on the president's year »
CII President Amanda Blanc, ACII, Chartered Insurer reflects on
her year long tenure in office, focusing on the highlights of her
year and the challenges and opportunities facing the CII and her
Will clients pay fees in the post RDR world? »
Will clients pay fees in the post RDR world? What are the
issues for intermediaries and their clients in a post RDR world?
How might they be overcome followed by a general overview of the
post RDR landscape, including regulatory developments.
How to avoid the automatic pitfalls in auto enrolment »
This lecture considers the impact of automatic enrolment on 'UK
plc'; the implications for the provider market; potential pitfalls
for employers in identifying eligible jobholders; assessing
contribution costs and managing the processes.
CII General Insurance Skills Survey 2012 »
Skills and talent are burning issues for businesses of all
shapes and sizes, across all sections of the economy. Insurance is
no different in that respect. Each year we survey our members in
order to paint a picture of the skills situation within general
insurance. This is the sixth year we have run the survey. Over 2300
members representing general insurance responded to this year's
The future of the euro »
The future of the monetary union will be decisive for Europe's
economic and political development.
Auto-enrolment and the pensions revolution »
Steve Webb challenges the industry to create good value products
that provide more certainty and clarity for people about what their
pension income might be.
FSA guidance consultation on financial incentives »
On 5 September, the FSA published a guidance consultation on
financial incentives, including the results of a thematic review
into incentives across the industry. This briefing summarises the
key points made by the consultation paper.