Cyber and technology »
In this Insurance Institute of London (IIL) reinsurance lecture Sir John Scarlett offered his view on what were the main cyber & technology issues insurers should be thinking about.
Place of refuge for ships in distress »
In this Insurance Institute of London (IIL) marine & energy lecture Hugh Shaw OBE described the current UK practices for dealing with places of refuge and work being undertaken within the EU and internationally.
Sustainability strategy of developments »
In this Insurance Institute of London (IIL) property investors lecture Anita Mitchell talked about the importance of sustainability in regeneration projects around the world and what this means for the real estate and construction industries going forward.
So you want to be a CEO? »
The next instalment in the Insurance Institute of London (IIL) Young Members’ Committee’s ever popular ‘So you want to be a CEO’ series. This time around, the CEO of Aon UK and Executive Chairman of Aon Benfield International, Dominic Christian, was in the hot seat!
Resilience and insurance challenges of modern methods of construction »
In this Insurance Institute of London (IIL) property lecture Dr
Glockling described the historic framework for development of the
UK's built environment and how it has led to an erosion of
resilience against perils such as fire, and described what needs to
happen to remedy the situation.
Blockchain is predicted to have as big an impact on business as
the internet, but what exactly is it and how will it affect the
General Election June 2017: the aftermath »
Short paper outlining how the outcome of the General Election is
likely to impact on the Government's forthcoming legislative
Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) »
Briefing summarising the FCA implementation of the Insurance Distribution Directive including professionalism requirements.
Will planning in the era of the residence nil rate band »
As surely everybody knows by now, for deaths occurring after 5
April 2017 an additional IHT allowance is available in respect of a
residence which the testator owns or has owned in the past. This is
called the "residence nil rate band" (RNRB) and is given by an
increase in the standard nil rate band available to the individual.
Although the RNRB has also been referred to as the "main" residence
nil rate band, this is incorrect. For a property to qualify under
the RNRB legislation, it is sufficient for the property to have
been a residence (i.e. not necessarily a main residence) of the
deceased at some point.
Rewards without all of the risks »
Investors seem to be a little less convinced about reflation trades now than they did at the turn of the year. Back then the rise in inflation (which would spike if Trump's fiscal stimuli came through), prompting investors to sell bonds and buy equities, was the single big issue that framed any conversations between brokers, investors and traders.
CII and IFC join forces to tackle insurance gap for women globally »
The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and IFC (International Finance Corporation), a member of the World Bank Group, have signed a memorandum of understanding, joining forces to tackle the protection gap faced by women, increase their knowledge of risk and access to insurance.
The new discount rate - what you need to know »
In this Insurance Institute of London (IIL) accident lecture James Arrowsmith discusses the shock announcement of a minus 0.75% discount rate, the impact it is having on claims and insurers, and the response the rate has received. He considers the merits of the Lord Chancellors' approach to setting the rate, and the future developments which may mean the new rate is short-lived.
Spring budget 2017 summary »
This summary has been prepared very rapidly by Taxbriefs and is
for general information only. It is recommended to seek competent
professional advice before taking or refraining from taking action
on the basis of the contents of this publication. The guide
represents the authors understanding of the law and HM Revenue
& Customs practice as at 9th March 2017, which are subject to
Accelerated learning and memory techniques »
In this Insurance Institute of London (IIL) revision lecture Rob
Murray ACII outlined with practical examples a number of different
memory techniques to assist students when preparing for exams or
wider business or personal situations.
Who has benefitted from venture capital? »
In this Insurance Institute of London (IIL) financial services
lecture Mark Brownridge discussed how financial planners can use
EIS within a financial planning context and he broke down some of
the myths and misconceptions that surround EIS to help planners
become confident in either starting to advise in this area or to
increase their levels of business in this area.