The Swedish market for non-life insurance is dominated by four large domestic players together accounting for around 82% of annual premium.
As businesses grow and expand their global reach it is more important than ever for insurers to deliver consistently across the globe.
Technology is evolving every day and as Iain Ainslie explains if brokers want to offer their customer the best cover possibly they need to be aware of all risks and the specialist policies available to help them.
European insurers may not currently be focused on US Asbestos, Pollution and Health liabilities but according to John Winter they need to act now to avoid problems as Solvency II is implemented.
The efforts of any one organisation can often be enhanced by the cooperation of another.
Exporting to the US could be a solution to Europe’s economic problems but as Pat Drinan explains brokers looking to help out firms venturing into this market need to watch their own back as well as their clients.
Differing approaches adopted by individual European countries have added complexity to the issue of environmental liability.
We’ve identified the problem and a solution. We must keep up the momentum to complete the process.
Thousands of holidaymakers who receive medical treatment while travelling abroad are at risk of being overcharged, according to Mike Keating.
The European Union has a raft of measures to try and achieve harmonisation between member states but as Sarah Hamilton reports there is a long way to go in achieving a single compensation system.
Many brokers fear branching out into unknown lines but Tim Mutton argues there is an excellent untapped opportunity for many European brokers in the international PMI market.
Climate has a profound impact on property-related assets and as scientific evidence of a change in climate becomes more compelling Dr Cliff Warman asks how prepared the European insurance industry is now and for the future.
Consumers’ travel habits and purchasing of travel insurance varies from country to country. Simon Tottman takes a look at which product and channels are dominating this line of insurance throughout Europe.
The spate of natural catastrophes around the world shows no signs of abating.
The value of intellectual property has come to the fore in recent months and according to Sam Bobo smart European brokers will be investing in developing insurance for this area in order to corner an expanding market.
Having recently attended the Airmic conference in Bournemouth, it struck me how much the risk management profession has changed over the last decade.
Companies are increasingly becoming global but as Tracey Clayton argues this does not always mean that having a global insurance programme forced on them is the best option.
Reinsurers are gaining recognition in the light of disasters for the role they are playing in helping insurers, governments and society as a whole to deal with today’s risk landscape.
Research shows 16% of hospitalisation crashes and 24% of fatal crashes involve someone driving for work. Dr Will Murray puts forward the legal and financial case for European organisations implementing a collision free culture.
As far as insurance is concerned – and particularly accident cover – the economic situation is having a major effect on premium levels.
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