After a long period of soft and competitive conditions the UK insurance market – or perhaps more accurately sections of it – is hardening. How well insurers are positioned for this change can be assessed by some specific questions aimed at Underwriting Directors and/or Portfolio Managers.
We were delighted to spend some time in Dublin recently to work with a new client – FBD Insurance. We were asked to tailor and deliver our two day Portfolio Management training workshop – one of our core product offerings.
Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago provides a very different perspective – mirroring exactly the different perspective we took in developing a new training programme in Portfolio Management for our client AXA XL.
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.
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.