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Multinational Programmes – What’s the secret to success?

Alex Land, Senior Associate at MAP Training, draws upon her extensive experience of Multinational Insurance business to highlight the keys to writing and managing successful Multinational Insurance programmes.

6 ways to get value from a Capability framework

If you have invested the considerable time and effort into building a capability framework – are you getting maximum value from it? Alan Thompson, Director at MAP Training, looks at how you can reap a return on your investment.

Technical Excellence in Insurance

What attributes would you expect to see in an insurance company committed to technical excellence? In this article, our two Directors, Peter Turrell and Alan Thompson explore this based on research carried out earlier this year.

and competence?'>Is decision making authority always linked to skills and competence?

If you saw someone working up a tree using a powerful chainsaw, would you expect that they have been given the appropriate training and had the relevant skills and experience necessary to do the job? In today’s insurance world with a focus on compliance, regulation and control, would you expect to see employees’ authority to make underwriting and claims decisions clearly linked to their skill, competence and experience? This is what we explore in this latest article following industry research we have recently conducted.

Insurer consolidation – a challenge to the development of technical staff

The insurance industry continues to undergo consolidation and this seems unlikely to cease in the near future. Following a merger or acquisition, the new organisation faces a number of integration challenges – this article looks at some of the key technical challenges they need to consider.

Portfolio Management – a core insurance skill

Managing a portfolio of business is a challenging affair with many dimensions to consider and many different teams to deal with. This article explores the scope of the role, the skills required to be a good Portfolio Manager and the challenge businesses face in recruiting and developing the right people to lead their portfolios.