InsuranceByte with Prof. Pearson part 2

Following on from last week’s InsuranceByte, I continue my discussions with Prof. Pearson on the history of insurance during the Industrial Revolution. The interview was conducted in a busy London restaurant so please forgive the occasional background noise. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0MWC4rfSgs

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Podcast on personal liability

I was a guest again on the popular business show Dollars with Sense hosted by Dallas Booth. He asked me questions on liability insurance and the point I was attempting to get across is that at the end of the day we can all be held liable for our actions. I hope you enjoy the segment. http://www.youtube.com/user/LMIGROUP?feature=watch

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Podcast on the early history of Insurance

Before heading over to London I sent off an email to Prof. Robin Pearson of Hull University and asked if we could meet. Prof. Pearson is the author of a book titled Insuring the Industrial Revolution. I had recently purchased this book for the LMI library and found it to be extremely interesting. Prof. Pearson was about to go off on leave and it turned out that […]

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Quick Follow up to recent Great Fire of London post

As promised in http://www.allanmanning.com/?p=3261 I post this photo of the Ye Olde Wine Bar, built in 1663, which is located at 6 Martin Lane, only a few hundred metres, literally a 4 minute walk, from the seat of where the Great Fire of London and yet it survived the fire despite it being constructed entirely of timber. It is great to be in any building in London that survived this massive fire from 1666 and still stands and continues […]

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Supply Chain Risk

I continue the RiskByte series of podcasts with insurance guru, Max Salveson. This week’s topic is Supply Chain Risk.  I chose this topic as it continually rates as the single most important risk for the majority of Risk Managers world-wide. To view the podcast please go http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAkjiZ1YqTs

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Tales from the Tube # 1

During my trip to London I caught the tube from Farrington Tube Station which was the first of the Tube Stations to be built with the first trains running 150 years ago. The Tube has played such an important role in the development of London and still plays a crucial part. While the Tube conjures up thoughts of the Blitz, the London Underground Bombings and so […]

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Wellington earthquake causes Continuity Plans to be Activated.

As reported in the media, Wellington was hit by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake on Sunday 21st July. While I would not wish this on anyone, especially those living in New Zealand after the tragic Christchurch/Canterbury earthquakes it was pleasing to me to see just how many businesses activated their Business Continuity Management Plan that the business owners and or management team had developed on LMI’s www.ContinuityCoach.com. […]

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Well done ASIC, again!

Just under a month ago I congratulated ASIC for taking some of the Funeral Insurance carriers to task on their advertisements. [http://www.allanmanning.com/?p=3172] I would like to congratulate them again on their warnings on Woolworths advertisements on car insurance. Having handled claims for over 40 years, I share ASIC’s view that insurance is a lot more than price. It is about the coverage provided, the claims service […]

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Claims Preparation for Wellington Earthquake

As an ancillary to my posting on the activation of so many business continuity plans following the Wellington Earthquake, the ancillary has been that LMI Claims Services have been approached to assist with several claims. Our experience in handling earthquake claims in Christchurch, Japan and Newcastle has certainly provided a good grounding for our team. If you or any of your clients requires assistance in […]

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Lloyd’s building close to being sold

While many people think that Lloyd’s is an insurer it is in fact a market place where insurance is arranged. This practice started in Edward Lloyd’s coffee shop in around 1688 and it is from his name that the Lloyd’s market draws its name. While here in London I learnt that the current building in Lime Street London is reportedly being sold by Commerz Real AG-managed […]

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