National Underwriter Property & Casualty-October 24-31, 2011

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  • IT Still Largely Responsible For Cyber Risk, Study Finds

    Caroline McDonald

    Although cyber-risk management is recognized as an enterprise-wide responsibility by many organizations, the IT department still is seen as the front-line defense against information losses and other cyber-liability risks, according to an industry survey of risk-management professionals.

  • Industry Facing Growth Challenges; May Turn To Expense Reduction

    Christina Bramlet, Phil Gusman

    A new report by Conning Research & Consulting offers a gloomy view on growth prospects for the property and casualty industry, and an industry analysis from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW) suggests insurers reconsider cost reductions, including reducing salary, to improve profitability in the face of economic and market challenges.

  • Catastrophe Contrarian

    Susan R. A. Honeyman

    Almost every discussion of 2012 reinsurance rates for U.S. property risks touches on major changes in catastrophe modelsboth the recently released Risk Management Solutions (RMS) version 11.0 U.S. Hurricane Model; and, to a lesser extent, AIR Worldwides revisions released last year but only now making their way through the system....

  • Taking Wing

    Mark E. Ruquet

    Everyone in the property-and-casualty sphereand the insurance universe more generallyknows that of all the problems we face, one of the gravest centers around the question of succession.

  • Not Totally Terrible: Equity Analyst On Reinsurance Sector

    propertycasualty360

    Almost every discussion of 2012 reinsurance rates for U.S. property risks touches on major changes in catastrophe modelsboth the recently released Risk Management Solutions (RMS) version 11.0 U.S. Hurricane Model; and, to a lesser extent, AIR Worldwides revisions released last year but only now making their way through the system....

  • Volatile Pricing Challenges Brokers

    Mark E. Ruquet

    Insurance pricing remains volatile, affecting the growth of insurance agencies and brokerage firms, says the chief executive of Brown & Brown.

  • Money For Young Minds

    Mark E. Ruquet

    The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (the Council) set up the FAME (Foundation for Agency Management Excellence) scholarship five years ago to help college students get an education in the insurance industry, explains Julia Kramer, senior vice president of leadership and management resources for the Council and director of...

  • Professional Liability: A Growing Insurance Need As Ranks Of Self-Employed Swell

    Jeff Bogen

    Professional-liability insurance is of increasing importanceand popularityin todays economic climate as more and more people become self-employed. Agents who have clients providing professional services to others need to know that this coverage is a necessity, especially given our societys quick-to-sue mentality.

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