diversity and inclusion (D&I) News

British Regulator Warns Insurance Industry to Stamp Out Bad Behavior – or Else

Britain’s markets watchdog has told the bosses of commercial insurance companies to stamp out bad behavior in the industry and improve diversity, or risk losing their jobs. The warning follows last year’s admission by Lloyd’s of London of sexual harassment …

Manulife Financial’s CEO Apologizes to Employees for Executives’ Spoof Rap Video

Manulife Financial Corp. Chief Executive Officer Roy Gori apologized to employees for a spoof rap video that was part of the executive team’s year-end message. The internal video, the third in an annual series featuring different music genres, was retracted …

Sexual-Harassment Whistleblower Sues Lloyd’s Insurer Tokio Marine Kiln

A senior lawyer who blew the whistle on alleged sexual harassment and bullying at a top Lloyd’s of London insurance company is suing his employer for what he called a campaign of harassment, racial discrimination and victimization. Ifeanyi Okoh said …

Munich Re America Taps AXA XL’s Herrera for New Diversity and Inclusion Post

Munich Reinsurance America has appointed Juan Herrera as its first full-time head of Diversity and Inclusion. Herrera will oversee all diversity and inclusion efforts across the North American region including Munich Reinsurance America, Munich Re Specialty Insurance, American Modern Insurance …

Apollo’s Insurer Unit, Athene Holding, Quietly Settles Harassment Case Against CEO

The allegations described a boss letting loose with profane tirades, sexist insults, racist comments, even physical intimidation. Purported incidents piled up for four years inside the sprawling investment empire of buyout mogul Leon Black, ending only when the accuser left …

Lloyd’s Must Demonstrate Progress in Tackling Sexual Harassment: Bank of England

The Bank of England called for Lloyd’s of London to demonstrate progress in tackling the insurance market’s culture of sexual harassment. The BOE’s director of insurance supervision Anna Sweeney said she would work together with the Financial Conduct Authority to …

City of London Tackles Its Daytime Drink Problem – One Institution at a Time: Opinion

For most of the traders, bankers, lawyers and accountants who populate the City of London, the era of excessive daytime boozing is long gone. Pubs and pints have been replaced by coffee shops and lattes. Dealmaking hasn’t suffered for it. …

Reinsurance Broker Guy Carpenter Suspends Two Over Harassing Email

A Lloyd’s of London insurance broker, Guy Carpenter & Co., suspended an executive for sending a sexually suggestive email about a female colleague. A second employee was suspended for forwarding the message outside the firm. “We take all incidents of …

2 Execs at Lloyd’s Insurer TMK Forced to Resign After Sexual Harassment Allegations

Two executives at a top Lloyd’s of London insurance company have resigned following allegations of sexual harassment. One was accused of groping colleagues at a booze-fueled party, the other of stalking a junior employee. The first executive was said to …

Lloyd’s Commissions Culture Survey to Help Raise Standards of Behavior

Lloyd’s of London has commissioned an independent culture survey following a Bloomberg Businessweek article that uncovered evidence of sexual misconduct in the world’s oldest insurance market. The survey is being carried out by the Banking Standards Board, a not-for-profit organization …