Dave Matcham News

International Underwriting Association Elects Zurich’s Kuchinski as Chairman

Robert Kuchinski, head of Commercial Insurance at Zurich UK, has been elected as the new chairman of the International Underwriting Association (IUA). He replaces Patrick Tiernan who recently announced he would be leaving his role as managing director UK Commercial …

London Company Market Grew 10% in 2019

Premium income for the London company market grew by 10% last year with £21.436 billion of large commercial and wholesale risks underwritten by firms in the City. A new report from the International Underwriting Association also shows that another £6.197 …

Pandemic Reinsurance Solution Gains Wide Support from UK Re/Insurance Industry

UK insurance executives have taken another step toward developing a public-private risk-financing mechanism for future pandemics with the creation of work streams to take the idea from the drawing board to an operating company. So-called “Pandemic Re,” which was first …

Lloyd’s Gathers Group of Industry Heavy-Hitters as Advisers for Its Future Strategy

Lloyd’s has gathered a group of industry heavy-hitters — such as Evan Greenberg at Chubb, Dan Glaser at Marsh & McLennan, and John Haley at Willis Towers Watson — to sit on advisory committees that will help support and develop …

London Company Market Concerned About Loss of Single Passport if UK Exits EU

Membership of the European Union provides insurers with substantial benefits and London Market companies would be significantly damaged if they were lost, according to the International Underwriting Association (IUA). “The EU financial services passport allows firms based in London to …

London’s Development of Islamic Products Enhances Position as Insurance Hub

Islamic financial activity in London is developing a growing maturity, the chief executive of the International Underwriting Association (IUA), stated. Dave Matcham pointed to the growth of commercial sharia compliant products as an important example of the innovation required by …