In January 2012, the Economist Intelligence Unit, on behalf of BNY Mellon, surveyed 254 respondents from companies in Europe to get their views on how regulation is changing insurers’ role in society.
The survey reached insurers, financial institutions (non-insurers) and corporates (non-financial institutions).
Respondents are very senior, with over one-half (133) coming from the C-suite or board level. They were drawn from Europe, with the UK, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden each having over 20 respondents.
In addition, in-depth interviews were conducted with six experts. Our thanks are due to the following for their time and insight (listed alphabetically):
■ Jenny Carter-Vaughan, managing director of the Expert Insurance Group
■ James Hughes, chief investment officer at HSBC Insurance
■ Julian James, UK CEO of broker Lockton International and president of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
■ Ravi Rastogi, senior investment consultant at Towers Watson
■ Jay Shah, head of business origination at the Pension Insurance Corporation
■ Randle Williams, group investment actuary at Legal & General
The report was written by Faith Glasgow and edited by Monica Woodley.