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Digital Group risk insurer Ellipse appoiints Lee Lovett as new CEO
24 August, 2016 UK-based digital group risk insurer, Ellipse, has appointed Lee Lovett as its new CEO. Lovett succeeds Ellipse’s current CEO John Ritchie, who will leave the business on September 14.
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Life and health insurers urged to connect with other industries
24 August, 2016 LIMRA’s research director Scott Kallenbach has urged life and health insurers to consider partnering with other industries and services in order to help consumers take a holistic view of their lives.
  • Brexit: Deconstructing the importance of passporting
    24 August, 2016 The passport that provides the UK with access to the market for financial services within the EU has been the subject of many post-referendum discussions regarding the impact of Brexit on the UK’s financial services industry. When deconstructing...
  • UK’s Insurance Act comes into force
    12 August, 2016 The UK’s Insurance Act – described as “the most significant change to insurance contract law” in the UK for over 100 years. – has become effective today (12 August).
  • Cracking China’s health insurance market
    20 July, 2016 The perceived value of health insurance in China is still a consumer education challenge, according to Larry Hartshorn, research director for International Research, at US-headquartered insurance association, LIMRA.
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Taking stock of Solvency II - rethinking how insurance assets are managed
15 August, 2016 Guy Cameron, a director at Edinburgh-based fixed income manager, Cameron Hume, argues that Solvency II requires a fundamental rethink of how insurance assets are managed by third party managers.
  • Brexit adds to the woes of life insurers and pension schemes
    25 July, 2016 Jay Patel, insurance analyst at Timetric’s Insurance Intelligence Center (IIC), explains how the adverse economic impacts seemingly caused by Brexit – and felt by life insurers and pension schemes – may actually be longstanding underlying problems...
  • IIC analyst’s view: Brexit and Solvency II
    13 July, 2016 Jay Patel, insurance analyst at Timetric’s Insurance Intelligence Center (IIC), analyses the impact of Brexit on Solvency II. According to Patel, it is fair to say whichever way Brexit is executed (if it is executed at all); the UK’s influence...
  • Implementing plan B – the Brexit plan – for insurers
    04 July, 2016 Robert Gothan, CEO and founder of Accountagility – a business process management specialist, gives his view on the impact of Brexit for the UK insurance market. Gothan says insurance firms must now look to implement their ‘Brexit Plan’ or ‘Plan...
  • Innovation, inertia and insurance
    14 June, 2016 Andrew Wibberley, director of Alea Risk, which works with insurers and distributors to improve processes and practices, explains why innovation in insurance can feel like a seminal rock concert or sporting event. It occurs about once a decade, and...
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