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 insurance profession?
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.
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 and 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 »
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 summary - March 2017 »
The guide represents the author's understanding of the law and HM Revenue & Customs practice as at 9th March 2017, which are subject to change.
Accelerated learning and memory techniques »
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? »
Mark Brownridge discusses 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.
What happens when the lights go out? »
Dr Mike Maran discusses a relatively new and poorly understood emerging risk and its impact on society and the insurance industry with particular focus on property business.
Managing risk accumulations »
Jens-Ulrich Peter outlines how risk accumulations can be better managed and evaluates the recent Tianjin experience and concludes that some regulatory requirements and best practices indicate some opportunities for improvement.
Complex supply chains »
Liz Oatten provides a brief insight into the biotechnology pharma sector through an overview of Shire; and talked about supply chain risk.
London v New York insurance coverage law »
Mark Kendall and Chris Novak highlighted the differences in approaches to policy interpretation and remedies between the London and New York courts. This included the differing obligations on an insured in presenting the risk and placement and some of the common misconceptions surrounding that.
Fraudulent insurance claims »
Tom Bird focuses on the fraudulent insurance claims and the change in the law brought about by the Supreme Court's judgment in Versloot Dredging and the Insurance Act 2015.