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Contents 6 Newsmakers » 10 On the road to recovery » QBE Global Chief Executive John Neal talks to Insurance News about the insurance giant’s tough journey back to growth.

20 Capital, catastrophes and champagne » The reinsurance industry’s Monte Carlo talkfest is over for another year and the impact of excess and alternative capital was the hottest topic in town.

22 The case for resilience »

Investing in safer communities that can live with extreme weather remains a hot topic – but is all the talk actually getting us anywhere?

28 Against the tide »

While its competitors are banking on new underwriting facilities to build wealth, JLT remains set on putting clients first.

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60 Opening the floodgates? » Insurers may be forced to tighten acceptance of flood risk following a Queensland court decision.

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62 Flexibility for the building industry » SUA relaunches iConstruct.

62 Easy does it »

Updating policy documents has never been easier.

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64 Towering achievement »

30 That sinking feeling »

It’s not a new risk, but the potential costs of liquefaction have been largely ignored – until now.

34 Taking it slow »

With much of its remediation work complete, Lumley is ready to bulk up again with the right kind of brokers.

38 The Asian opportunity »

Has the golden age finally arrived for insurers venturing into Asia?

42 Global power, local focus »

AIG’s Asia chief puts his faith in the strength of relationships and a long-term view.

48 Life and work in London »

To many Australian professionals it’s the centre of the insurance universe, the place where the big deals get done. Meet some successful expatriates who work in the Square Mile but still call Australia home.

56 Caught in the middle »

Sandwich panels are being increasingly used in houses, but many insurers won't cover them. So are the panels safe or not?

October/November 2013

QBE’s Parramatta office opens the door to a new way of working for 1000 staff.

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AILA stars shine in Sydney » Under the sea with Catlin » Elders professionals let their hair down » CQIB convenes on the Sunshine Coast » APIG spotlights indemnity issues » Quill Club lunches for autism charity » Allianz breakfast hits the mark » Sydney adjuster shows award-winning way at CC13 » Allianz scores a hat-trick at ANZIIF awards » AILA finds a safe harbour » UAC expo a hit in Adelaide » AIG goes All Black »

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Cover: John Neal, Group Chief Executive, QBE Image: Cameron Ramsey

Profile for Insurance News (the magazine)

OCT/NOV 2013 - Insurance News (the magazine)  

QBE CEO John Neal has spoken exclusively to Insurance News about his drive to turn the global insurer’s fortunes around. Our in-depth articl...

OCT/NOV 2013 - Insurance News (the magazine)  

QBE CEO John Neal has spoken exclusively to Insurance News about his drive to turn the global insurer’s fortunes around. Our in-depth articl...