Monthly Archives: April 2015

Financial promotions: how to stay compliant

Good and bad practice in the realm of financial promotions weighs heavily on the minds of those regulatory types over at the FCA these days. If you hope to stay in their good books, you’ll need to pay close attention … Continue reading

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Time to learn more about corporate killing?

Prosecutions for Corporate Manslaughter have been much in the news lately. A Liverpool-based scaffolding firm pled guilty earlier this month to the corporate manslaughter of a man who fell to his death from the firm’s headquarters back in 2012. Back … Continue reading

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Riding out the storm

However much care you take to protect your business from life’s vicissitudes, outside events alway retain the potential to wreak havoc upon even the best laid plans. Protecting your enterprise from the existential threat such events can pose depends on … Continue reading

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It’s (partly) the way you tell it

Insurance Age recently announced the launch of its widely respected UK Broker Awards 2015. With a list of categories encompassing everything from Commercial Lines Broker of the Year (available from this year in two flavours), to Investment in People to … Continue reading

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Marine insurance in London down the years

Some readers may remember Adrian Leonard as the press officer for the ILU who wrote everything in elegant ink-pen longhand and always seemed suspiciously cerebral for the world of insurance marketing. Nowadays  Dr Leonard is a post-doctoral researcher and Associate Director of the Centre … Continue reading

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Allowing for contingencies

The dictionary defines contingency as either “a future event or circumstance which is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty” or “a detailed contract that attempts to provide for all possible contingencies”. Most types insurance policy, of course, relate to … Continue reading

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Regulatory supervision and the practice thereof

Exactly two years ago this Wednesday, we officially entered the Twin Peaks era, with the FCA and PRA taking over from its somewhat tarnished predecessor the FSA (remember them?). With that change came a new approach to regulatory supervision. Out … Continue reading

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