IB Talk

IB Talk

Insurance Business provides a unique offering in the insurance space as an aspirational business magazine featuring a series of industry reports that recognize the achievements of key individuals and businesses as well as providing the latest in business best practice in a continually evolving industry.

Episodes

March 1, 2024 15 mins
Matt Zender, SVP of workers comp strategy at Amtrust Financial Services, shares his journey navigating the complexities of the field, offering career insights and discussing the pivotal role workers compensation plays in our ecosystem.
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The Red Sea shipping routes are only getting more unpredictable in 2024. With the disruptions in the region, many insurers are concerned about risks to cargo trading, the impact on claims, and more. So, what do insurers need to know about these changes? Join CNA Canada’s Wesley Lai for the latest podcast discussing the biggest risks and developments to the insurance landscape surrounding the Red Sea. Get answers to the most press...
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In this #IBTalk episode, long-serving insurance professional Stuart Reid shares his insights into what's dominating market discussions in the early days of 2024.
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Cynthia Yap is managing director of Perth based Dynamic Insurance Services. Her firm was one of the top brokerages in IB’s annual Top Brokerages ranking. Yap revealed to IB Talk her priorities as a leader and why her insurance business is successful.
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The construction industry is set to undergo some significant changes in 2024. As labor shortages and supply chain delays continue to affect operations, new strategies and solutions are needed for businesses to remain competitive. So, what can brokers do to help their clients mitigate risks in this evolving and dynamic landscape? This informative podcast uncovers the key trends set to transform the construction sector and provide...
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Scott Cole told IB Talk he’s ending the week with a big smile on his face. He just became CEO of Centrewest Insurance Brokers, headquartered in Perth, following a six-month career break. Before that, he spent nearly 15 years with Honan Insurance Group. Cole discussed his new role, reflected on Honan, talked property and casualty (P&C) and workers compensation – and about what makes it different out West.
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The cyber security landscape has changed immensely over the past few years, and the need for appropriate cyber coverage has never been more apparent. However, many are still apprehensive and don’t recognise the importance of having coverage in the digital landscape. So, where does cyber insurance uptake currently sit among businesses today? And what are some of the main concerns for brokers? This informative podcast breaks d...
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When it comes to accidents in the workplace, insurance brokers not only want the best coverage for their clients, but also know that early intervention is key to minimizing the likelihood of a formal claim being made. So, what should brokers be aware of when helping clients navigate workplaces injuries and reducing the overall insurance cost? This comprehensive podcast breaks down effectives measures that brokers can take and ...
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Stella Insurance recently announced a new women focused travel insurance. One unique feature of the offering is coverage for domestic abuse. Renee Cosgrave, the firm’s Sydney based chief operating officer discussed the firm’s opportunities and challenges in Australia and the UK with IB Talk.
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Anthony Vassallo, Allianz Commercial's global head of natural resources, is on IB Talk to discuss opportunities and challenges in the renewable energy space.
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November 7, 2023 18 mins
US based Markel Group has about 20,000 employees worldwide across industries including building supplies and bakery equipment. The firm’s insurance division recently announced its expansion into Australia. Christian Stobbs, Markel’s managing director for the Asia Pacific, explained the move to IB Talk.
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In this #IBTalk episode, SRG's COO Clare Lebecq shares top tips, advice and takeaways from her longstanding insurance career - and insights into the changing profile of women in insurance
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Insurance demand is increasing worldwide amid increased volatility and risks. Global lead for Accenture's insurance practice Kenneth Saldanha breaks down consumer trends and opportunities for the industry.
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There’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding the use of artificial intelligence in the Med Tech and Life Science field. However, uncertainty also brings cutting-edge opportunities for brokers who are willing to keep up to date and stay informed on new developments. This highly informative podcast takes a critical look at AI’s role in Med Tech and Life Science, the relevant challenges, and potential opportunities for brokers to take...
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Contrary to belief, Environmental Impairment Liability (EIL) affects far more industries than business owners would think. EIL expands past industries such as mining, oil, and construction and having the right coverage for your business is crucial. So, what are the common misconceptions and opportunities associated with EIL? This essential podcast explains the need for EIL coverage across a plethora of industries and demonstrates...
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Bill Creedon, WTW global head of construction, delves into catastrophe risks and the resilience building measures.
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After returning from a four-year sabbatical and a 12,000 km trek around Australia with camels, insurance CEO John Elliott rebranded his Perth brokerage last month as The Green Broker. The move is part of Elliott’s new focus on sustainability services, particularly decarbonisation. Elliott told IB Talk about his trek and what had changed in the insurance industry during his absence.
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In this episode of IB Talk, we talk with industry experts Glenn Ross, CEO at MECON Insurance and Milos Skopljak, MECON’s National Claims Manager to delve deep into the critical challenges and changes impacting the construction industry. Tune in to hear all about: - Current insurance challenges and how the construction landscape has shifted - The dynamic nature of construction risk - Key legislative changes and their potential...
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August 15, 2023 10 mins
In this episode, IB Talk chats with Brad Bartlem, CEO at Hunter Premium Funding and Beau Goodyear, CFO at Hunter Premium Funding to break down the key benefits of premium funding and how SMEs can seize its benefits. We will deep dive into managing cash flow and maintaining sustainability, industry codes and how to comply with them, navigating risk effectively, how Hunter Premium Funding can help business, and so much more!
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Cameron Gill is broker manager in the Hobart office of Steadfast Taswide Insurance Brokers. Before his insurance career, Gill said he learned valuable negotiation skills working for Coca Cola. He told IB Talk about some hard conversations he’s currently having with clients and insurers around bushfire risks and coverages for heritage buildings. Gill also talked about the importance of local knowledge in insurance risk management.
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