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Annual General Meeting 2023

  • Wed 26 Apr 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
  • Brodies LLP

We need you! To get down to our AGM... Your local institute council invites you to attend their 2023 Annual General Meeting in order to hear first-hand reports from council members on previous and future activities and vote on the appointment of new council members for the forthcoming year. If you feel you could make a positive contribution to your institute, it is an ideal first step to becoming involved. We will also be awarding a number of qualification prizes to members post AGM at our annual awards ceremony. Book your place today to attend our AGM, celebrate local successes and network with council members over coffee, tea and sandwiches.

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Business Interruption Insurance - all you need to know, explained in plain English

  • Wed 26 Apr 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Online

The Young Professionals Group are delighted to be running this online event. Presented by Alan Chandler, this session will run through how business interruption insurance should be correctly set up. Alan will lift the myths away from BI and show how, in his easy to understand style, you can get this cover on a correct footing going forward. This presentation will be applicable for brokers, underwriters, claims staff and loss adjusters.

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The Cost of Living Crisis and its Effects on Insurance

  • Tue 04 Apr 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Online
    • Matt Owen-James

The IASG Professional Development Group are delighted to be offering this webinar. The cost of living has affected us all in one way or another, along with forecasted market trends to consider. Whether that is the price of food or the price of energy. But what’s the cause? And most importantly, how are businesses affected? This session will explore the key areas that brokers and insurers need to take into account when understanding the insured’s needs and the importance of ensuring that the right levels of cover are in place. The session will consider, in particular, the cause of the crisis, material damage insurance considerations as well as business interruption considerations, and will look forward to the rest of 2023 and beyond.

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Changing employment trends and how they are altering insurance demands

  • Wed 08 Mar 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Online
    • Alan Chandler

The Professional Development Group are delighted to be running an brand new online CPD session. During the last twenty years there has never been more changes in employment trends in the UK - yet in many cases the insurance industry has been slow to change. This presentation will point out the business opportunities that have arisen due to these changing trends and why they have often been missed.

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Legal Update: Where are we now? A look back at the key Personal Injury Cases in 2022

  • Thu 08 Dec 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Brodies LLP
    • Alison McAteer, Brodies LLP
    • Katy Angus, Brodies LLP

The Professional Development Group are delighted to announce their next in person CPD event. As we approach the end of another busy year, we look back at some of the key decisions issued by the courts and their impact on the legal landscape. We will provide a brief overview of some key cases and provide an analysis of their significance. In our 45 minute talk, we will seek to identify emerging trends including those on duty of care, psychiatric injury and expert evidence in court. Please note there will be an opportunity to network over sandwiches following the seminar.

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Online CPD - Business Interruption Insurance - Setting Correct Sums Assured

  • Thu 08 Dec 9:00 am – 10:00 am
    • Alan Chandler, General Insurance Training and Consultancy

Following on from our recent Financial awareness workshop.... Business Interruption insurance is one of the most misunderstood covers in the marketplace and this webinar looks at how these misunderstandings can be overcome. The webinar will deal with how Gross Profit sums insured for policyholders with stock can be correctly calculated, as well as showing how to correctly arrange sums insured for service businesses like IFA's. The course will be delivered by Alan Chandler, Chartered Insurer who is widely regarded as one of the leading presenters in the UK. The training will be very suitable for brokers, underwriters and claims staff working in commercial insurance and anyone studying for the CII diploma subject M93 Commercial property and business interruption.

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YPs Christmas Party

  • Thu 01 Dec 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Calling all Young Professionals! It’s that time of year again and we ho-ho-hope you can join us for our Christmas Party on Thursday, 01st December at 5:30pm at the Piper Bar. This will be a fun, festive themed night with drinks, a hot buffet and a Christmas themed music quiz with our very own Jimmy Cheng. The event will begin from 5:30pm at The Piper Whisky Bar, 57 Cochrane Street, Glasgow, G1 1HL, continuing on until late. The night will include: - Complimentary drink tokens for each attendee - Hot Christmas themed Buffet - A Christmas themed music quiz with prizes for winners Hope to see you there!

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Annual Dinner 2022

  • Fri 25 Nov 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

We are delighted to confirm that we will once again be hosting the annual IASG dinner on Friday 25th November 2022.

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Fireworks - the risks!!!!

  • Wed 23 Nov 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Brodies LLP
    • Graeme, Burgoynes

The Professional Development Group in partnership with Burgoynes are delighted to be running an in-person CPD seminar. Fireworks excite and enthrall. However, there are real risks of property damage and personal injury if fireworks are not correctly handled or if they are poorly manufactured.

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#BeEXCELlent event - Calling All Young Professionals

  • Tue 22 Nov 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Online

Calling all Young Professionals. The Insurance and Actuarial Society of Glasgow’s Young Professional Committee is happy to announce that their next CPD event will focus on the back of basics of excel. This session involves both theory and practical exercises that will help you improve your excel skills. The event will be run by Danielle Langford, Insights Consultant at Zurich Insurance.

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Online CPD - Financial Awareness

  • Fri 28 Oct 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Alan Chandler, General Insurance Training and Consultancy

Financial awareness – a plain English overview for all insurance staff on how to understand clients’ accounts Recent global events mean understanding clients’ accounts has never been more important for brokers and underwriters alike, with tremendous scrutiny now being put on clients' accounts, so account executives, account handlers and underwriters will need to understand the main terminology. This presentation, provided by Alan Chandler one of the most popular presenters in the UK, looks to provide a plain English understanding of what is in a balance sheet and Profit and Loss account and how these can be read easily by non-accountants. The webinar will also explore the difference between what an accountant records and what an insurer needs, this information can aid brokers and underwriters in helping policyholders avoid the under insurance trap.

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IASG Mentoring Event

  • Thu 27 Oct 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

BACK WITH A BANG The first IASG Mentoring event since Feb 2019 Reconnecting with your marketplace New Venue ….. The Corinthian, Glasgow (5.30pm-8.30pm) Looking to get back out to meet old and new peers from across the industry then please come along. We promise you a fun and inclusive environment along the way. It will be lovely to have you join us for a bite to eat, a drink and just a general catch up to sign up contact carol.mcintosh@marsh.com

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FCA Consumer Duty and Product Governance for General Insurance

  • Fri 23 Sep 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Branko Bjelobaba FCII

The FCA want to see a higher level of consumer protection in retail financial markets, where firms compete vigorously in the interests of consumers and they wish to drive a healthy and successful financial services system in which firms can thrive and consumers can make informed choices about financial products and services. They consider that firms are not consistently and sufficiently prioritising good consumer outcomes and this causes consumer harm and erodes consumer trust. With final rules published on 27 July 2022 this talk will update you as to what now will be needed. This General Insurance focused session will also include an update on Product Value Assessments that have to be completed by 30 September (note the FCA have criticised insurers for their lack of progress with this) and have given brokers an extension of 90 days so as to prevent customer harm. Both brokers and insurers have an important role to play and this session will ensure you understand what it is you have to do. We will also cover the current position on multi-occupancy insurances following intervention by the government (very much part of the product governance and value assessments work).

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Gin Tasting Night

  • Thu 22 Sep 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Brodies LLP

We have missed you and we are delighted to welcome you all back from Summer with a gin tasting hosted by our friends at 56 North after the success of last year's Cocktail Masterclass. We are excited to welcome members of the IASG old and new to our first in-person social event in two years! Come join us at Brodies LLP for a guided distillery tasting and post-tasting bar and samples. Don't worry – pizza will be on hand to line the stomachs (please let us know if you have any dietary requirements)! We can't wait to see you all in person again so please RSVP to stephanie.barratt@brodies.com and rachaeljane.ruth@brodies.com by 16 September 2022.

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Online CPD: Adapting Portfolios for Inflation

  • Fri 16 Sep 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    • Henry Cobbe, Elston Consulting

Inflation is on the rise, and it's distorting both equity and bond performance. Advisers relying on traditional "long-run" models need to rethink portfolios to ensure inflation resilience. Within equities, value-investing is making a comeback. Traditional bonds are under pressure as they can't keep pace with inflation, so are failing to offer either capital protection or diversification. Alternatives require careful risk budgeting and focus on liquidity. In this workshop, we look at ways advisers can build-in inflation resilience to portfolios, based on lessons from the past.

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BI covid claims – where are we now?

  • Wed 31 Aug 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Online
    • Branko Bjelobaba FCII

This webinar will provide an update post the Supreme Court Appeal judgment of 15 January 2021 and will focus on a number of various decisions made on complaints referred to the FOS, insurer statistics on claims payments, courts and various court cases.

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CII Glasgow Mental Health Webinar: Managing Anxiety Through Times of Change

  • Thu 19 May 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Online
    • Clare Russell, Mental Health in Business

Being calm and clear-headed at work are signs of good mental health; which result in good performance, job satisfaction and a happier workforce. But what happens if employees are experiencing the opposite of calmness and clarity? This can be a sign that employees are experiencing high levels of stress, anxiety and overwhelm which if left unchecked (and unsupported) could result in serious ill-health, poor performance, and sickness absence.

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Negotiation Skills

  • Thu 12 May 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Online
    • Sue Taylor, Sue Taylor Limited

The Insurance Institute of Perth and Dundee is delighted to announce that their next online CPD event will focus on negotiation skills. Negotiations can be difficult to navigate and manage with the result that the desired outcome is not always achieved. This interactive workshop will assist in understanding the negotiation process and how to manage objections and hurdles you encounter, resulting in you achieving the outcome you wanted and with relationships in tact. This workshop will benefit our general insurance members involved in underwriting, broking, claims handling and loss adjusting.

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Understanding the Different Types of Company Structure

  • Tue 26 Apr 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Online
    • Alan Chandler

The IASG Young Professionals Committee are happy to announce their next webinar which will focus on company structure. It is essential all insurance staff have a good understanding of the different types of way in which a company could be structured and failing to understand these structures could lead to wrong cover being put in place.

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Annual General Meeting 2022

  • Wed 20 Apr 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
  • Online

We need you! (To get down to our AGM, that is...) Your council invites you to attend the 2022 Annual General Meeting of The Insurance and Actuarial Society of Glasgow. Hear first-hand reports from council members on previous and future activities and vote on the appointment of new council members. If you feel you could make a positive contribution, it is an ideal first step to becoming involved.

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