Brokerage shuffles executive management team; axes some support roles
An intermediary, fresh from acquiring an Australian brokerage, has made a string of major leadership appointments and has amalgamated some of its teams leading to the loss of some support functions.
Insurance buyers hold the cards, market update finds
Insurers are struggling to boost their premium income as capacity across several segments continues to grow and soft market conditions prevail – but insurance buyers are spoilt for choice.
Far out Friday: ‘injured’ beauty queen’s bogus claim foiled at pageant
An aspiring beauty queen may be swapping prize-winning bikinis for boiler suits after choosing lies and deceit to further her career.
Weekly wrap: Insurance agency hires QBE marine expert to lead New Zealand business
PLUS: Insurer boosts life portfolio with acquisition, Lloyd’s chief risk officer re-elected for another term on US insurance board, and brokers’ association hosts another successful convention.
Insurance professional to launch novel online broker hub
The broking fraternity’s biggest champion is launching a new online intermediary hub at this year’s NIBA Convention, which will help brokers in areas where little support has existed.
Insurer boosts senior management team capabilities
A specialist insurer has appointed a former IAG actuary and an Allianz underwriter to its senior management team in a move the insurer says is an investment in its areas of expertise.
Five Minutes With...Paula Cruden, Community Underwriting
Community Underwriting general manager Paula Cruden talks about giving back to the Not-For-Profit sector, arranging cover for a brothel and roughing up a certain shamed professional cyclist.
Aussie insurer extends relationship with Sydney Swans
An Australian insurer is turning out to be the Australian rules football club’s biggest fan, having extended the partnership until at least 2019.
Broker targeted by charlatan insurance intermediary
Regulators are investigating a complaint that a telemarketing company is masquerading as a brokerage.
Calliden backs the best as Top 10 Brokerages partner
The Insurance Business Top 10 Brokerages ranking process is underway for 2014, and we would like to thank Calliden for backing brokers as our partner.