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Lloyd’s underwriter Talbot to open Australian office

19 November 2014

Talbot Underwriting will open a Sydney office in January, writing business from its Lloyd’s syndicate…

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Roy Ellis dies

19 November 2014

Roy Ellis, a pioneer in the establishment of underwriting agencies in Australia, died in Sydney yesterday after a long illness…

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Sale strengthens Sportscover’s role at Lloyd’s

18 November 2014

Melbourne-based Sportscover has agreed to sell control of its Lloyd’s managing general agency, Syndicate 3334, to Bermudian company Hamilton Insurance…

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Local

Chinese trade deal to open doors for insurers

17 November 2014

Australian insurers are expected to gain increased access to the expanding Chinese market under the free trade deal to be signed this afternoon…

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Zurich

Corporate

CGU appoints state managers

17 November 2014

CGU has named state managers in its broker business and announced a number of national appointments as it reorganises following parent IAG’s Wesfarmers Insurance acquisition…

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Regulatory & Government

ASIC paves way for electronic disclosures

17 November 2014

Financial services disclosures could be delivered electronically by default under new proposals from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission…

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QBE

Financial Services

Soaring income offsets TAL claims surge

17 November 2014

TAL’s half-year net profit grew to $71 million from $29 million as higher income offset record claims payouts…

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The Professional

ICA disbands division, Sanchez goes

17 November 2014

An internal restructure at the Insurance Council of Australia has seen two staff leave the organisation…

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Vero

International

London dominance ‘under threat’

17 November 2014

London could lose its position as the world’s insurance industry hub after failing to grab a significant share of emerging markets, according to a report by the influential London Market Group…

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The Insurance Broking Specialists - Macquarie Bank

Analysis

UFIs: a simple solution with explosive consequences

17 November 2014

A flurry of interest ran around the industry last week when the Australian Financial Review quoted a briefing note from “one of the country’s largest insurers” warning of…

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