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Risk management in the UK insurance industry: the changing state of practice


  • Kevin Dowd
  • David L. Bartlett
  • Mark Chaplin
  • Patrick Kelliher
  • Chris O'Brien


This paper reviews a number of recent surveys relevant to risk management by UK insurers. These include the results of four surveys specifically on UK insurers. Our findings suggest that the risk management practices of UK insurers are variable, generally behind best practices in adjacent sectors, and in some cases are a cause of concern. However, we also find that they have been improving significantly.

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  • Kevin Dowd & David L. Bartlett & Mark Chaplin & Patrick Kelliher & Chris O'Brien, 2008. "Risk management in the UK insurance industry: the changing state of practice," International Journal of Financial Services Management, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 3(1), pages 5-23.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijfsmg:v:3:y:2008:i:1:p:5-23

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