Financial Analysis


Case study: Insuring and repairing a 17th Century house after near-total devastation

Cholderton House was built shortly after the Great Fire of London, but tragedy struck in 2012. With the help of Ecclesiastical, the Wessex manor house has returned to its former glory


How to be a success in personal lines broking

If insurers are struggling in the aggregator price-led market, it’s even harder for intermediaries. But there are ways that brokers can succeed despite the challenges

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Brokers drive Aviva UK GI growth

UK GI boss Rob Townend and MD of intermediaries Phil Bayles told Insurance Times about how brokers were at the heart of a strong 2018 performance, and gave their views on what Maurice Tulloch’s appointment meant for the division this year

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New Aviva boss Tulloch faces steep challenge - analysis

Unhappy shareholders, doubtful analysts and a stategic stall are challenges new chief executive Maurich Tulloch will have to overcome


Briefing: Why RSA’s MGA losses casts doubt out on the model

Following the publication of RSA’s 2018 results yesterday, Insurance Times content director Saxon East takes a closer look at generalist MGAs and how they might have contributed to the insurer’s problems


How optimistic are you about prospects for the UK commercial insurance market, given ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit?

Three specialists give their views on how the UK’s withdrawal from the EU is affecting the sector


PIB confirms debt refinance plan to complete more acquisitions

PIB chief financial officer Ryan Brown revealed why the consolidator is looking to refinance, and responded to rumours about the group being sold by PE house Carlyle this year

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Ageas boss Andy Watson sets out plan to restore premiums this year

Watson says the insurer will focus on reversing the trend of falling premium income now the insurer has achieved a stronger profit position

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Marsh owners issue further $1.1bn notes offering to acquire JLT

The notes offering is in addition to a $5bn notes issuance announced in January

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Gallagher vs Ardonagh: Chilton’s Capsicum Re ‘conflict of interest’ influenced broker’s exit, court hears

The court heard on day three from the defence the reasons why staff said they wanted to leave Gallagher

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AJ Gallagher accuses David Ross of ‘seeking revenge’ during poaching trial

Yesterday saw the first day of the trial where Arthur J Gallagher accuses Ardonagh of tactically poaching four employees

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AXA puts 106 jobs at risk with two new SME trading centres

The new centres in Ipswich and Bolton are part of AXA’s ongoing transformation programme

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