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"Now we're all getting our smiles back"

Travel lover and  Allianz  Partners New Zealand chief executive Kevin Blyth has finally gone on his first business trip in more than two years, flying to Brisbane earlier this month as the sector he holds dear begins to bounce...
How NZ can safeguard against cyber threats

After experiencing a record number of cybersecurity incidents at the end of 2021, New Zealand businesses have seen a huge drop in attacks in the first three months of this year, the latest quarterly report from the government’s Co...
Is too much admin putting pressure on Advisers?

Speaking during the opening of the FSC’s  Future Ready  conference in Queenstown, AIA’s  Sam Tremethick  returned to the company’s research into the mental health of the adviser community saying jus...
PI insurance at the crossroads

Players are keen for a definitive turnaround in market fortunes, but inconsistency and cross-signals mean many are just dipping their toes rather than diving in. Click here for the story Insurance Business Australia
Business leaders step up fight to keep staff

Nick Deligiannis, managing director for Australia and New Zealand at recruitment specialist Hays, has said that the two countries are facing a singular skills shortage at a level unmatched in the company’s 46 years. Particularly...
Businesses - brace for rise in civil unrest

With a cost-of-living crisis following hard on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses should prepare for a rise in civil unrest incidents, according to  Allianz  Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). With...
Geopolitical risk spikes – report

The events of 2022 have spurred a spike in geopolitical risks and a dramatic drop in businesses’ resilience to those risks, according to new research from specialist insurer  Beazley . The impact of inflation is also causing...
Expected protection gap rise in 2022?

Aon , the multinational insurance brokerage, recently reported an alarming rise in the protection gap for economic losses from 2021’s disasters. The protection gap rose from 30% in 2020 to nearly 60%. More alarming still, what...
EQC secures record-high reinsurance coverage

The Earthquake Commission ( EQC ) has secured record-high reinsurance of $7.2 billon on the international market, growing it by around $470 million from last year. Over the past two years, EQC has expanded its reinsurance cover by...
Underwriter launches parametric frost cover

  French agency Descartes Underwriting has launched parametric frost cover in Australia to help protect broadacre and horticultural crops, orchards, nut farms and wineries. Spring radiation frost costs Australian grain...

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