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Contents 6 Newsmakers » 10 At ease in the driver’s seat » He’s not planning to be a revolutionary, but Niran Peiris wants to keep building Allianz Australia.

16 So many things to worry about »

Is the world really a riskier place or does it just seem that way? Robert Hartwig unveils his list of risks.

20 GIS: Game-changer »

It’s revolutionising insurance by making risk data specific rather than general, and providing other information that can be used in a variety of ways.

28 Business, capital and people »

Meet the man charged with ensuring Lloyd’s has a big global future.

32 Axis tilts towards Australia »

The local market is competitive but growth opportunities remain, the Bermuda insurer’s chief says.

34 Hot on a high-rise issue »

Jonathan Barnett focuses on keeping tall buildings safe from fire – although Australia’s methods and rules can leave him cold.

48 Be careful what you regulate »

Consumers don’t always act rationally, which can make things complicated when regulators set out to protect them.

50 Expensive, inflexible, unattainable »

Insurance for low-income earners is a ‘hot-button issue’, according to ICA. So why aren’t we working harder to fix it?

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58 Online, easy and categorised » Protecsure and Chubb strengthen their partnership with launch into marine.

58 AIG eliminates renewals »

‘Evergreen’ policy is aimed at big Australian corporations.

60 QBE takes cargo cover online »

New system offers simplicity and speed.

60 Australis moves into marine »

Experienced underwriters and solid security were key to decision.

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Brokers enjoy an amazing day with CGU » Axis hails the chief » Steadfast lights up Sydney » Insight enjoys the best of both worlds » Centrepoint Alliance says ‘mahalo’ » Anticipation pays off for AIMS in Hawaii » AIG mixes Gold Complete with evergreen » AILA spins the wheel » Allianz sets new goal for brokers » Gen Z has that conversation » Nice day for a white wedding »

90 maglog »

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40 HIH: the last gasp » After a long legal battle, investors have lost their bid to be repaid.

42 Social media and the workplace »

How to ensure every employee knows what’s acceptable and what’s not.

June/July 2013

Cover: Niran Peiris Managing Director, Allianz Australia Image: Cameron Ramsey

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