Parker leaving ABI
ABI head of general insurance John Parker is to leave his post in August to take up a role at the Environment Agency. In his new role, Parker will work on national pr …

Parker leaving ABIABI head of general insurance John Parker is to leave his post in August to take up a role at the Environment Agency. In his new role, Parker will work on national prioritisation of flood defence spending. (First published on 6 July.)

Risk transfer takenGroupama Insurances will accept the credit risk for premiums as part of its revised terms of business agreement. Groupama distribution and customer service director Amanda Blanc said the decision to accept risk transfer reflected current market practice. (First published on July 6.)

WTC trialThe second stage of the World Trade Center trial between leaseholder and developer Silverstein Properties and nine insurers has been scheduled to begin on 11 October. The insurers involved include Zurich North America, Twin City Fire Insurance and Royal & SunAlliance subsidiary Royal Speciality.(First published on 6 July.)

Swiss Re in Taiwan Swiss Re has been granted a reinsurance branch licence from the Taiwan Ministry of Finance to operate a full branch in the country. The company opened a liaison office in Taipei in 1995. Swiss Re said it was the first international reinsurance company to operate a branch in Taiwan.(First published on 6 July.)

Biba venueThe 2005 Biba conference will take place in Manchester from 6-8 April. It will be entitled Back to Business - building on core values. The Manchester International Convention Centre/G-Mex complex will host the three-day event. (First published on 6 July.)