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7 December 2021 Commentary: Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton LLP

On 18 June 2021, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton LLP..

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29 September 2021 Perceptions of insurance business culture from London Market practitioners

The London Market has come under regulatory scrutiny in various respects. Regulators have identified evidence of non-financial misconduct and conduct risk as key cultural touchpoints which might be regarded at best as exceptions to the general run, or at worst as exemplars of a culture that overall is far removed from that which regulators are looking to instill in financial services.

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21 May 2021 General insurance (GI) conduct and enforcement risk: Alsford Page & Gems Ltd - reading between lines on root causes of censure

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a public censure of Alsford Page & Gems Ltd (APG).

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21 April 2021 Insurance developments: Solvency II reform and value reporting rules

When the EU and UK introduced more rigorous financial regulation in the 2010s, they addressed potential risk at banks before turning to insurance. Rule changes following Brexit may occur in the opposite order as the UK is mulling ways to relax the prudential framework for insurers established by the Solvency II Directive.

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3 March 2021 'Netting zero’ #1: Climate related financial risk management: Transition risks and their management

Ahead of COP 26 in November, Browne Jacobson LLP is producing a series of articles to help insurance market – and other financial services – firms manage the compliance risks they face in relation to climate change with this article addressing issues around transition risks.

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3 March 2021 Good insurance business: Culture - understand how to walk the walk, not just talk the talk

Senior Adviser to the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) on the Public Sector Equality Duty, in a speech on 28 January 2021. The speech sought to explain how diversity and inclusion (“D&I”) relates to the conduct which the FCA would like to see.

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10 February 2021 Insurance intermediaries: financial resilience and acquisition resistance in 2021

Wider and accelerated consolidation among insurance intermediary firms (eg authorised insurance brokers. and managing general or other underwriting agents, and their appointed representatives) seems highly likely this year and next.

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16 December 2020 Good insurance business: has Covid changed the insurance market for the better?

FCA publications last month gave general insurance (“GI”) and in particular London Market (“LM”) firms a sharp reminder of where their culture stands in regulators’ eyes compared with other financial services (“FS”) industries.

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10 December 2020 Good insurance business: can insurers save the world?

During 2020, a substantial amount of material has been published that is important for insurers’ handling of risks posed by climate change and the broader transition to a carbon neutral (‘net zero’) global economy.

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12 February 2020 Good insurance business #3 - Regulatory intelligence

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a "Dear board of directors" letter (PDF) to personal and commercial lines insurers. The letter's terms, however, indicate that its messages were intended for the general insurance (GI) sector overall.

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