As the year-end approaches, we have dusted off the crystal ball, stirred the tea leaves and rubbed the lucky rabbit's foot to try and see what is in store for insurance brokers in 2018.
To control or not to control: that is the question…
Many firms have the permission to ‘hold and control’ client money, but the question is, do they need both hold and control?
Understanding the value of consultancy support
Steve Walton reflects on his experience of both engaging an external consultancy and working within a consultancy role.
What is risk?
‘Risk culture’ has received a lot of attention following the financial crisis. RWA's Compliance & T&C Manager, Kirk Ford, provides an overview of risk and how each firm should approach their risk culture.
An Appointed Representative (AR) by any other name?
Is dealing with Ancillary Insurance Intermediaries (AIIs) causing confusion?
When is a change in control not a change in control?
Despite the Brexit doom and gloom, we continue to see mergers and acquisitions activity in the general insurance broking arena.
Sexual Harassment and the Office Party
The office party should be a time for staff to relax after a year’s hard work, to celebrate shared achievements, and to bond as a team. However, alcohol, festivity and the blurring of professional boundaries can be a dangerous combination.