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    FTSE 100 chief executives enjoy 10% pay rise – study


    FTSE 100 chief executives were paid an average of £5.48m in 2015, up 10% on the £4.96m they were paid the previous year, according to research by the High Pay Centre. The increase over five years is higher. Compared with the 2010 average pay of ...

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    Marsh hires Carlisle and Newcastle branch manager from Aon


    Marsh has hired Chris Milnes to head up its Carlisle and Newcastle offices. Milnes joins Marsh from Aon in Dubai where he led the corporate sales team and was responsible for the new business development across the Middle East. In his new role, Milnes ...

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    Hood appoints finance director


    Affinity insurance broker Hood Group has appointed Mark Hunter as finance director following the retirement of Bob Gildie. Hunter (pictured) will join from Charles Taylor Adjusting where he served as development director for two years. He has nearly 30 years’ experience from Airclaims Group ...

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    Barbican hires divisional head of energy, power and utilities


    Barbican Insurance Group has announced that Olivier Decombes will join as divisional head of energy, power and utilities. Decombes was previously CV Starr chief underwriting manager for offshore energy. He also has experience from Infrastructure where he rose to the position of upstream ...

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    Barbican Protect appoints property and package underwriter


    Barbican Protect, the UK insurance arm of Barbican Insurance Group, has hired Martyn Bleakley as a property and package underwriter. Bleakley has previous experience as W.R. Berkley development underwriter in the firm’s casualty and division. He has also worked for AXA Insurance as a ...

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    Appointment of May 'a positive day in British public life' – ABI


    The ABI congratulated Theresa May on becoming Prime Minister and said it’s “a positive day in British public life”. “The appointment of our second woman Prime Minister is a positive day in British public life which will hopefully encourage many more women to stand for ...

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    Marsh appoints new global placement vice chair


    Global insurance broker and risk adviser Marsh, a subsidiary of Marsh McLennan Companies (MMC), has appointed Jeremy Cooke as vice chairman of global placement. Cooke will focus on critical growth areas including complex market negotiations on facilities, quota shares and key accounts. ...

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    AXA appoints new claims customer service director


    AXA has appointed Kim Pearce as claims customer services director as part of its ongoing claims transformation programme. Pearce will be responsible for the operational management of mass motor, mass property and lifestyle claims. She was previously Allianz head of organisational management and has ...

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    Insurance is 'playing catch-up' to other industries: LMG chief exec


    London Market Group (LMG) chief executive Ben Reid has said the insurance industry is “playing catch-up” to other industries and needed to embrace modernisation. Reid said the LMG’s agenda is to “build and maintain London’s position and reputation as the global centre of insurance excellence”. ...

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    Willis’s Gaffney says risk is the future of insurance


    Willis Towers Watson chief technology officer Simon Gaffney has said that there are huge opportunities in the risk market for new people entering the insurance industry. Speaking at the London InsurTech Conference on 29 June, Gaffney said that technology is transforming clients and creating new ...

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    LV= promotes two managing directors to its executive team


    LV= has promoted managing director of retirement solutions business John Perks and managing director of protection business Myles Rix to its executive team. Perks has had responsibility of LV=’s retirement business and has worked as customer solutions director for the insurer. He also has ...

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    General insurers to hire more as disruption fears grow


    General insurers are looking to hire more people as their fear of being disrupted increases, according to the latest quarterly CBI/PwC financial services survey. The survey found that the top three reasons for general insurers expanding their workforce is to improve efficiency, provide new products ...

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    Your best defence against cyber crime? Your people


    People are often the most overlooked and underestimated weakness in a company’s cyber security. NIG’s Justin Clarke and Graeme McGowan of BeCyberSure and Optimal Risk Management explore the risks.

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    Direct personal lines insurers is key priority for CII’s Sian Fisher


    Fisher talks to Insurance Times about plans to drive forward professionalism

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    Cyber risk: a virtual threat that’s all too real


    Steve Scott, Director of Broker Markets, NIG, believes that as well as getting a suitable cyber insurance policy, SMEs need to think about extending their current risk management controls to include cyber risks

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    CII launches apprenticeships guide


    Guide covers apprenticeships levy and trailblazer apprenticeships

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    Analysis: Survey proves the Chartered difference


    The CII’s Ian Simons looks at a recent CII-commission survey that shows customers, particularly SMEs, rate Chartered firms more highly than non-Chartered ones.

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    Analysis: Why Chartered status is a seal of approval


    While it may not always guarantee business, CII status often speeds up the initial process, and the qualification’s growing reputation means it is becoming a recognised industry standard

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    Special Report: The CII and professionalism


    This Special Report, in association with the CII, looks at what it means to be CII Chartered: the benefits to business; how Chartered firms do better when it comes to complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service; how Chartered insurers achieve higher levels of customer satisfaction; and why brokers prefer doing ...

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    The CII View: Apprenticeships


    The CII’s Daniel Pedley on the future of apprenticeships in the industry