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Insurance sector

Articles on the insurance sector from our leading edge monthly magazine, FS Focus.

Lloyd's move to Brussels

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Lloyd’s of London has chosen Brussels for its new European base because of the local regulator’s understanding of the insurance market and to be close to EU politicians.

FCA to review competition and pricing practices

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The Financial Conduct Authority intends to conduct a review of pricing practices in general insurance and assess how effective competition is in the wholesale insurance market.

Driving change

Billions of pounds are being pumped into insurtech for the on-demand generation. Ant Gould assesses how the old guard can keep pace

Surprising returns

From alternative asset classes to using robots, insurers are employing ever more inventive ways of countering low interest rates, reveals Danny Clark.

A reflection of risk

David Craik summarises the key issues that could emerge as the FCA consults on the future of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

Face your fears

Whenever a new framework is introduced, it is likely to cause confusion. PwC’s Mike Vickery goes into detail about the complexity of the new audit framework and how it has affected insurance.

Fork in the road

In January this year the Solvency II directive for insurance and reinsurance business in Europe, was finally enacted. Then came Brexit. Pádraig Floyd finds out if this means the UK will choose a new direction.

Standard deliver

The International Association of Insurance Supervisors has launched a public consultation on an emerging group capital standard for major insurance groups. Loic Bellettre explains.

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