Compensation for accidents and illness - fault or no-fault? »
This is a much abbreviated version of the paper Industrial
injuries and employers' liability: a search for the cure which won
the 1998 Morgan Owen medal...
Brokers facing the crossroads »
Can insurance brokers survive in a world of multi-distribution
channels asks Rachel Gordon?
The changing face of personal lines insurance »
The past few years have seen dramatic changes in the market for
non-life personal lines, and the next few years are set to produce
more of the same...
IFAs must grasp the technology nettle »
Technology is spreading throughout the financial services
sector, says John Sanders, but some are finding it harder to adjust
The melanoma epidemic »
If mentioned at all, melanomas are rarely covered objectively or
in any significant detail...
Going into orbit? »
Launching a satellite is a perilous business - which means the
insurance industry has an important role to play. But the
large number of underwriters competing for a slice of the action is
causing its own problems, says Kevin Pratt. Look into the sky
on those rare nights when cloud, smog or light pollution are not
obscuring your vision, and your patience will eventually be
rewarded with a glimpse of a satellite tracking across the
Borderline business »
John Hancock review the reality of the European open market for
cross-border insurance services. One major advantage of
European Union (EU) membership cited by its proponents is the
elimination of commerce. The idea of the single market is
that product and service providers can gain, within Europe,
benefits of scale that US companies regard as normal...
Safeguarding shareholder values »
Business interruption insurance has moved into new areas of
opportunity, as Andrew Newman discovered
Issues of the age »
A growing elderly population throughout the world requires
insurers to come up with fresh ideas, says Stephen Womack
Networks herald opportunity »
Opportunities undreamed of are being opened up by technology
through networking, as John Sanders discovered
Change or die »
Rising to the challenge of change is at the heart of the
newly-formed International Underwriters Association of London - now
four months old - as John Jackson discovered.
Risk management as a business need »
There is a need for more companies to take responsibility for
risk management in engineering, says Allison Carvalho.
Where age is no barrier »
In one broking firm, maturity is seen as a positive advantage,
as Eleanor Stanley discovered
Keeping a roof over your head »
Struggling to pay the mortgage and ultimately losing your home
is one of the worst things that can happen to a family. Yet the
majority of homebuyers do not protect themselves by insuring their
mortgage bills against being unable to work through sickness or
accident, or against becoming unemployed. The statistics are
Outplacement - is it working? »
Mergers and the drive for efficiency has meant that jobs in the
insurance industry are no longer secure. However, there can be
positive aspects to redundancy, as Jenny Harris outlines.