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Contents 6 Newsmakers » 10 Agent for change » Lloyd’s Chairman John Nelson is focusing on a future where growth comes from new markets and fresh approaches to risk.

18 Can Steadfast deliver? »

Life as a public company means a great deal more scrutiny, and questions remain over Steadfast’s float strategy.

22 Bucking the global trend »

Australia’s catastrophe risks keep premiums rising faster than most other markets.

26 Cracking the Code »

Without a copy of the code of practice review to fall back on, here’s our assessment of what it might contain.

30 Renaissance man »

Stephen Catlin may have built a multi-billion dollar enterprise but this entrepreneur remains keen to learn and is never afraid to try something new.

36 Extinguished at last »

It’s been a bumpy ride, but Victoria’s fire services levy on insurance is finally consigned to history.

40 Game, Set, Marsh »

Marsh Australia’s John Clayton outlines the multinational’s plans to play hardball in the SME space.

46 Man on a mission »

British Insurance Brokers’ Association chief Steve White is wrestling with a mass of converging regulatory and market pressures.

56 Been there, seen that »

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54 D&O: Closer to clarity » Insurers, company directors and executives now have more certainty about D&O cover following a NSW court decision.

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66 Making an impact »

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Suncorp is banking on its new smash repair strategy to deliver savings and reshape the repair industry.

CGU removes crop guesswork » AIG sails into the pleasurecraft market » Calliden moves into new markets » Zurich targets travel » To be absolutely sure »

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72 60 years and not stopping » John Duncan embraced change early to put a diamond shine on a distinguished career.

74 Vero serves up brokers to Lions » 77 Zurich scores big for autism charity » 78 Queensland professionals mark their success » 80 Allianz welcomes new Blue Eagles » 82 UAC expo draws big broker crowds » 84 500 brokers visit Melbourne expo » 86 maglog »

Berkley Re’s Peter Nickerson reflects on a long and influential career in the Australian reinsurance market.

60 A long road back »

The Volkswagen recall saga appears to have damaged the company in Australia. Some insurance and PR experts say it doesn’t have to be like that.

August/September 2013

Cover image: John Nelson, Chairman, Lloyd’s of London

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