I understand your concern that the CII's motives in promoting professionalism and competency in the insurance industry may be called into question if it makes excessive profits from training and examinations (26 September, Insurance Times).

This depends on your definition of excessive. I do not believe that its current profitability can be criticised as such and credit should be given to it for achieving this situation, especially in light of its recent problems. There is a marked improvement in the marketing of the CII.

Taking a wider view, if a profitable CII was the cost for greater professionalism and competency in the insurance industry, it would be a price worth paying.

On the subject of one conference for the entire industry, if the current trend of market failures and redundancies continues the ability to fit the entire industry into one venue will be much easier than in the past.

Andrew Rush
Risk management officer
Canterbury City Council

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