Nominations close on Friday 8 November for positions on the UAC board of directors. There are four vacancies for two-year terms. Directors must be nominated by a representative of a full voting member of UAC and seconded by a representative of a full voting member. All agencies must be financial. If you would like to [...]
Photos from the Hobart Underwriting Expo are now live on the UAC website. Click here to check out the very successful day for exhibitors and brokers.
Dawes Underwriting Australia Pty Ltd has bought future rights to Ryno’s motor portfolio from 1 October 2019. A Ryno eNewsletter said Ryno would continue to offer its liability, property and accident & sickness products (underwritten at Lloyd’s) to its broker network. Ryno said transferring its motor portfolio’s future rights to Dawes, a well-established specialist motor [...]
UAC is circulating this information to alert the market that Professional Risk Underwriting Pty Ltd (ProRisk) became aware this week that its operating network has been affected by a phishing attempt. ProRisk’s IT Department acted quickly to isolate the malicious code within the system. That involved shutting down the system and closing any security gaps. [...]
The Lacrosse fire litigation is the topic for UAC morning seminars in Sydney and Brisbane in July. Click here to read more in UAC’s latest eNewsletter or go straight to Events to register.
The New Zealand Government has charged officials at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment with reviewing NZ’s insurance law and making recommendations about changes required. The industry has the opportunity to provide submissions. Click here to read more in UAC’s latest NZ eNewsletter.
Andrew Gurney, Lloyd’s Head of International Regulatory Affairs, is guest speaker at a breakfast preceding the Underwriting Agencies Council’s Sydney Underwriting Expo on Friday 8 March 2019. Mr Gurney is responsible for Lloyd’s international trading rights in more than 75 jurisdictions and leads Lloyd’s international and regulatory relationships. He also develops and implements Lloyd’s global [...]
The insurance industry has lost a long-time, loyal servant with the death on 4 February 2019 of Frank Hoffmann, 84. Frank was the father of underwriting agencies in Australia. Frank created Australia’s first stand-alone agency, Jardine Underwriting Pty Ltd, which subsequently changed to Jardine Underwriting Agency Pty Ltd (JUA) with the introduction of the Agents [...]
Three Underwriting Agencies Council directors have been re-elected for two-year terms on the board. Simon Lightbody, CEO of Steadfast Underwriting Agencies; Heath Amber, Managing Director of Millennium; and Emily Walker, National Development Manager for Axis, were re-elected at UAC’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Sydney today (Thursday 13 December 2018). An additional vacant board role [...]
UAC has launched its sponsorship proposal for the 2019 Sydney Underwriting Expo. Next year’s event has a host of new features, sparked by feedback from the hugely successful 2018 event. The Sydney Underwriting Expo is on Friday 8 March 2019. In 2019, there is a new venue, the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 161 Sussex St, Sydney. [...]