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    Captain of industry

    2010-11-17T00:00:00Z

    Admiral Group has defied a tough economy and industry woes, posting solid results and enjoying a stellar rise in share price. But as rivals question its methods and analysts probe its strategy, how long can the company stay on an even keel?

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    Acturis quarterly rates index reveals pricing squeeze

    2010-11-03T00:00:00Z

    Commercial premiums show shrinkage in commercial combined, packages and liability indices

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    Ready, aim ... FSA

    2010-10-27T00:00:00Z

    As regulators get to work on the largest brokers, consolidator chiefs bemoan the greater pressure and demand for detail in the latest inspections. But is greater scrutiny of smaller brokers the answer?

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    Breaking the bank

    2010-10-20T00:00:00Z

    The UK private motor market has taken some heavy losses during the last year, and insurers have had to adapt accordingly. But as prior-year reserves dry out, is there even more trouble ahead?

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    What brokers really think ...

    2010-10-13T00:00:00Z

    This year’ s Insurance Times Broker Service Survey took its closest look yet at insurer performance, pinning down opinion on everything from documentation wording to claims fairness. Here, we publish the rankings for the commercial lines business, which reveal some interesting insights

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    Breakfast Club: Don’t miss a trick

    2010-10-06T00:00:00Z

    The Insurance Times Breakfast Club tackled the subject of claims optimisation, with claims inflation, fraud and recovery rates falling under the spotlight

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    No more one size fits all

    2010-09-29T00:00:00Z

    With the party conference season in full swing, Insurance Times finds out what the industry’s key figures want the government to deliver. From increased flood defence spending to avoiding damaging regulatory reforms, we present insurance’s parliamentary demands

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    Manchester roundtable: Maintaining momentum

    2010-09-22T00:00:00Z

    With a major merger being proposed and more M&A activity quite likely, leading brokers from the North West debate the effect on the industry in the region, and look at how companies are standing up to consolidators as well as unrealistic expectations from clients

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    Darkest before the dawn

    2010-09-22T00:00:00Z

    Each September, the rush to place solicitors’ professional indemnity cover kicks in, but this year it’s tougher than ever. As insurers leave the market in droves and ARP numbers swell, the industry is demanding a rethink of the system

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    Will the cuts be too deep?

    2010-09-15T00:00:00Z

    Flood protection remains at the apex of many insurers’ concerns, especially after the horrors of 2007 and 2009. But how will it fare in the shadow of swingeing public sector budget cuts? And will the new environment secretary’s pledge to safeguard this year’s promised investment hold true?