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CII Public Affairs Update Autumn 2014 edition »
The CII's Public Affairs Updates contain news from Westminster and Whitehall, Europe and the regulator. This edition covers news from the political party conference season, the Taxation of Pensions Bill and the latest on general insurance.
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 reauthorisation.
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 professional bodies.
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 successors.
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 survey.  
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.