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INMAG FEB 17

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2017

Newsmakers »

Are the storm clouds clearing? »

The Barometer indicates premiums will rise in 2017 after a tough few years – but there are other challenges looming.

… or are the storm clouds still hovering? »

Macquarie Research suggests 2017 won’t be the year commercial premiums move up.

Seeking the best »

A new award sets out to celebrate the industry’s best claims performers.

Tumultuous times »

Divided societies, climate change and new technologies are raising the global risk stakes.

A novel approach »

QBE Deputy Chairman and thriller writer John Green says what he learns in the world’s boardrooms can be much stranger than fiction.

Growing profits »

Brokers and businesses in regional areas hope favourable weather will result in greater earnings.

Life across the Tasman »

The Australian executives running New Zealand’s two largest general insurance companies – IAG and Suncorp – talk about life in the Shaky Isles, how they’re reacting to challenges old and new, and the things that make the Kiwi market different.

Change agents »

Insurance innovation will most likely come from combining innovators’ ideas with established industry knowledge, according to Swiss Re’s Jason Richards.

Have skills, will invest »

A bunch of industry veterans have pooled their expertise – and their money – to invest in insurance businesses that need help to grow.

Pitch battle »

A new US government study has reopened the debate over artificial turf and cancer risk.

A climate of catastrophe »

Earthquakes highlighted the stark gaps in insurance cover around the world.

The work force »

The trend towards short-term labour hire has offered opportunities to insurers, but the market is not without its pitfalls.

A mammoth task »

A new IASB accounting standard promises to keep insurers busy this year.

D&O and climate change »

Directors and officers face new and different challenges as the planet warms, and their insurance cover might not always work the way they expect.

Boom to bust: The intriguing history of Hemisphere Insurance »

With an array of owners and interesting approaches to finance, this was another New Zealand-based trans-Tasman insurer that didn’t survive for long.

styleNEWS

A model office for Marsh »

The thinking behind Marsh & McLennan’s latest premises is attracting attention from colleagues around the world.
companyNEWS

NTI’s big move »

The truck insurer takes on a marine insurance challenge.

Kickstarting business »

Suncorp online platform assists emerging entrepreneurs.

peopleNEWS

Coverage under fire »

Top award honours a reinsurance underwriter who became an influential figure in building terrorism protection.

Christmas cheer for Reach »

Supporters cheer Lion’s roaring success »

NTI serves up a treat for car-lovers »

Allianz closes out 2016 in style with golf and cricket slugfests »

Dragon boat races and history enjoyed by MGA delegates »

HDI parties on in true Californian style »

Major and complex, but also delightful »

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