Expert views and insight across our specialist areas.
Industry Leader : Joel Cavaness on the increasing value of a Wholesale broker
Continuing the theme of broker value, we hear from Joel Cavaness, President of the Wholesale and Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA), who gives an insight on the importance of the wholesale distribution model.
Industry Loss Warranties: Catastrophe protection for insurers
Industry Loss Warranties (ILWs) are a well-established risk sharing tool used widely by risk carriers, including captives and Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) funds, to secure uncomplicated protection against many conventional natural perils. However, they are not always easily understood. Miller's Ken Evans sheds some light on this type of cover.
Evolving solutions for reputational risk management
Reputational risk is regularly one of the top five exposures highlighted by risk managers. Following recent innovation in the insurance space, there has been a significant increase in the uptake of reputational risk insurance coverage, particularly with use of captives. Our specialist Richard Coyle explains.
Builders' Risk Insurance: building a successful placement strategy
An increase in demand has coincided with a series of severe and attritional underwriting losses that have created a very interesting market dynamic as underwriters rethink their approach. Georgina Robinson and Andrew Clydesdale from our Construction team provide an overview of the opportunities, challenges arising, underwriting market's responses and how to achieve success for your clients.
Risks and rites of passage: the world of ship recycling
Insuring vessels for their final voyage is a technical business that makes the highly efficient global ship recycling industry possible.
London and beyond: solutions for a tough market
A species once believed extinct has begun to reappear: specialty insurance renewal quotations which are more expensive by a few percentage points. After years of annual reductions, this phenomenon is now spotted with increasing frequency, even for those with clean programmes. The direction of travel has changed for many reasons, but it is still possible to obtain high-quality cover without paying over the odds.
National mourning - an unfortunate but necessary consideration for event planners
As part of our 'Spotlight on Event Risk' week, David Griffiths, who has specialised in sports insurance for over 20 years, looks at the difficult but inevitable subject of national mourning and the effects this could have on sports events.
Carl Baxter Q&A: Event organisers' approach to risk
Carl Baxter, Sports and Entertainment Broker at Miller, and former elite Badminton player, delves into the mindset of event organisers, looking at how some approach the changing risks facing sports events. In the QA, he discusses managing client’s risk appetites, exploring exposure and some less typical risks that you may not expect an event would have to contend with.
Expertise is everything in a hardening Professional Indemnity market
PI market conditions have been favourable for over a decade with an abundance of capacity, falling rates and straightforward renewal processes. Since the Lloyd’s Performance Review in the second half of 2018, the London and International PI markets have implemented, and continue to enforce, a significant change in approach.