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Market overview – Specialty Insurance


Contributor(s): Stuart Kilpatrick, Managing Director, Burns & Wilcox A focus on building relationships and helping clients during a time of change and uncertainty within the market The insurance market was already hardening in the months leading up to the global pandemic in March 2020. COVID-19 produced a further chilling effect, exacerbating the pressures on capacity []


Market Overview – Terrorism Insurance


2020 was a difficult year with restrictions in place for the majority of the last 12 months. Businesses, including those in the leisure and hospitality sector, have sought to reduce costs where possible. With the Terrorism threat level downgraded from severe to substantial in the UK, policyholders may have been lulled into a false sense []


Resilience and Reliability Matter in the Insurance Industry


I was recently reminded of the importance of resilience when preparing for the BIBA Conference 2021, being held virtually on 12th and 13th May. The theme for this years conference is Strengthening Resiliencesomething we have needed in our personal lives since the start of 2020 and no doubt something you require professionally from your industry partners. []


Market Overview – Casualty


Anyone involved in the insurance market since early 2020 knows it has been a challenging time with higher premiums and limited supply, Casualty included. However, we are happy to report light at the end of the pandemic tunnel tied directly to the reopening of the United Kingdoms economy. Effective May 2021, pubs, bars, cafes, and []


Insurance Post – Intelligence: 11 September 2001 – 20 years on


With this week marking the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington on 11 September 2001, Post looks back to see how the insurance market handled the claims and how terrorism cover has adapted since then. At this time of the 20 year anniversary, memories of 11 September 2001 are being reawakened []


Celebrate Growth and Innovation at BIBA


Up to a dozen of my Burns & Wilcox United Kingdom colleagues will join me at the BIBA Conference 11-12 May in Manchester. While virtual visits have been plentiful, mixed with the occasional face-to-face interaction, BIBA signifies an opportunity to finally come together, reunite, and strengthen our relationships. It has been an interesting two-plus years []


Market Overview – Casualty Insurance


Contributor: Deanne Rogers, London Casualty Manager The Casualty market looks considerably different than it did at this time last year, which is having a significant impact on prices, capacity, demand, terms, conditions and more. Let us take a closer look at the macroeconomic impacts: Prices The market is experiencing a notable softening as competition increases []


Burns & Wilcox Expands London Team, Adds Melissa Kalsi


Burns & Wilcox Expands London Team, Adds Melissa Kalsi and Jade Knight Burns & Wilcox United Kingdom, an independent and globally recognised leader in insurance underwriting, today announced the addition of a new hire, Melissa Kalsi to its growing team of experts. Kalsi brings a wealth of insurance industry experience to Burns & Wilcox, specifically []


Burns & Wilcox Expands Capabilities, Launches Adult and Child Care Services Product Line


Burns & Wilcox, an independent and globally recognised leader in insurance underwriting, today announced the launch of a new healthcare product line within its Professional Liability Practice: Adult and Child Care Services. The new product is available to insurance brokers for their clients and is set to offer a comprehensive package to care organisations within []


Market Overview – Adult & Child Care Services


Adult and Child Care organisations today are operating in some of the toughest conditions ever experienced. On top of the day-to-day operational challenges of running a care business in a highly regulated sector, they are also dealing with an insurance market restricted in choice and options. Our Burns & Wilcox expert Melissa Kalsi provide much-needed []


Burns & Wilcox Looks to M&A and Online SME to Bolster Growth Plans


Insurance Age: The managing general agent and underwriting business has plans to expand its team, and is open to mergers and acquisitions as a tool for growth during 2023. Read more.


Overcoming challenges for all in the industry a focus of this years BIBA Conference


It has been three years since in-person meetings were essentially cancelled for an extended period because of the pandemic; I never want to take attending the annual BIBA Conference for granted and therefore the Burns & Wilcox team are looking forward to this years event on 10th and 11th May in Manchester. We always find BIBA []


Burns & Wilcox Further Expands Expertise in UK, Adds Jeffrey Hobson and Martino DAliesio


Burns & Wilcox, an independent and globally recognised leader in insurance underwriting, is today announcing the addition of two hires as part of their continued expansion in the UK. Jeffrey Hobson and Martino DAliesio join to further compliment the wealth of industry experience that Burns & Wilcox has built in recent years. Hobson joins as []


Meet the MGA: Burns & Wilcox UK


Insurance Age: Stuart Kilpatrick, managing director, Burns & Wilcox UK, explains how creating an empowering environment and building long-term relationships with partners have been key to its success. Read more.


H.W. Kaufman Group Elects Randazzo to Board of Directors


H.W. Kaufman Group, headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., elected Chris Randazzo to its board of directors. READ MORE.


Market Overview – Property Insurance


Contributor: Dave Burridge, Head of Property Package, Burns & Wilcox UK Over the last three years, the Property Insurance market has grappled with double-digit rate increases and reduced capacity. However, as of late, rates are stabilising, and capacity is softening, thanks in part to carriers aggressively re-entering the market. Rate increases have averaged only 5-10% []


Business Insurance Lifetime Achievement Award: Alan Jay Kaufman


Taking on a business that bore his family name was far from predestined or straightforward for Alan Jay Kaufman. READ MORE.


The Legacy of Insurance: A Conversation with Danny Kaufman


Insurance Business America: In the world of insurance, few names resonate as deeply as H.W. Kaufman Group. At the heart of this legacy is Danny Kaufman, executive vice president, who recently sat down with Insurance Business to discuss his journey, the challenges of the pandemic, and his commitment to community service. READ MORE.


From Law to Insurance How Jodie Kaufman Davis Is Driving Growth and Equity


Insurance Business America: Jodie Kaufman Davis, Executive Vice President, H.W. Kaufman Group; President, Burns & Wilcox Canada; Chief Strategy Officer, Atain Insurance Companies, may not have initially sought to follow in her familys footsteps and build her career in insurance, but a change of mind and a pivot out of the legal arena ended up paying personal and []


For Family Business Execs, Sometimes Business Must Come Before Family


Crains Detroit: Jodie Kaufman Davis, executive vice president of global insurance firm H.W. Kaufman Group, in a talk with Crain Communications President and CEO KC Crain, said having outside voices to facilitate family conversations helps keep a level of balance within the 54-year-old company. Kaufman Davis is a part of a third generation, along with []