Monthly Archives: November 2013

Dry facts moistened by Mnemonics

According to that ever-reliable, if woefully underfunded, font of all knowledge Wikipedia, the utility of the memory aiding devices known as mnemonics rests on the observation that “the human mind more easily remembers spatial, personal, surprising, physical, sexual, humorous, or … Continue reading

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Searchlight in the spotlight

Our new website is now live. You won’t notice too many dramatic changes, but one new addition we are quite excited about is the inclusion of our new corporate promo video. It’s only about 90 seconds long, so why not … Continue reading

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New Solvency II rules a victory for insurers?

That’s the question asked in this article in The Wall Street Journal. Sample quote: “Years of intensive lobbying have paid off for the insurance companies of the largest member states,” said Sven Giegold, who coordinated the work of Green parties … Continue reading

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Leaders not labels, says tough talking Brendan

When it comes to professionalism, said Brendan McManus at the recent BIBA Scotland conference, a bit of window dressing simply isn’t good enough. “Sticking the chartered label on it, I’m afraid, does not do it for me,” he regretted. “The … Continue reading

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Insurance regulation: time to get with the program?

Speaking at the Xchanging London Market Conference last week, The Corporation of Lloyd’s Senior Counsel Sean McGovern told insurers to stop moaning about the extra tier of regulation introduced by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and “help the regulators make a success … Continue reading

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The future of video learning?

Our PR consultant has been attempting to persuade us that he has developed a dynamic and engaging new format of video learning. He has sent us this sample. The video in question appears to be of a broadly historical character, … Continue reading

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Exercise and mental alertness

According to this month’s New Scientist, physical exercise makes the human brain more alert and retentive. From now on each of Searchlight’s insurance training workshops will begin with five minutes jogging on the spot. Possibly. To read the New Scientist … Continue reading

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