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    Launching the Lloyd’s exchange

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    On the eve of the launch of the Lloyd’s Exchange, Tim Evershed reports on how a flagship technology project could be made or broken by the participation of two of the market’s largest brokers.

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    CEO Q&A: Paul Corver

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    An interview with Paul Corver, the chairman of ARC, the UK trade body for legacy management professionals.

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    Stock car racing with fire engines

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    Scrutinising the financial stability of reinsurers has become an important task for primary insurers. And some reinsurers fall short, says Herbert Fromme.

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    Death of the broker

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    International insurance and reinsurance is finally embracing electronic placement. David Banks finds out how much it will change the life of a broker.

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    The art of bouncing back

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    Liz Booth interviews Tony Hobrow, chief executive of the Whittington Group, and a man who knows the importance of bouncing back.

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    Offshore myth

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    The rhetoric of Barack Obama and Gordon Brown could damage the offshore financial services industry, as so-called ‘tax havens’ are increasingly used as a scapegoat, says Simon Owen.

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    Email and slips

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    International insurance relies heavily on emails. But when things go wrong with a contract, can emails be to blame? Ling Ong looks at the case Allianz v Aigaion.

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    The fragile chain

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    Firms are exposed to events affecting their raw materials and parts. And global supply chains are becoming more vulnerable, writes Liz Booth.

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    Waiting for the return of capital

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    Reinsurers have drawn blanks in their quest for new capital since the double whammy of Ike and the financial crisis. However, it could arrive later this year, suggests David Banks.

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    Subscription market: Unfinished business

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    The European Commission’s immediate concerns on potentially anti-competitive processes in subscription markets have been addressed. But Brussels is expected to revisit the question later this year, finds David Banks.