Professional Indemnity: the harshest of markets

Online event
Tuesday, 09 March 2021
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    • Dr Matthew Connell, Director, Policy and Public Affairs, Chartered Insurance Institute
  • Financial Services webinar

In this IIL financial services webinar, Matthew Connell examined developments in the professional indemnity market, and what this tells about compulsory insurance as a regulatory tool.

Professional Indemnity requirements for regulated professionals have been standard for decades. They are a way of applying private sector standards of risk mitigation for regulated professionals as an additional line of defence, protecting statutory compensation schemes. However, recent developments in the market for financial advisers have raised serious questions over whether this approach to regulation delivers good outcomes for consumers.

This seminar examined whether professional indemnity insurance is still a useful regulatory tool, or if radical change is needed to provide the best consumer outcomes in future.

By the end of this webinar members would have gained an insight into:

  • Why regulators rely on compulsory professional indemnity insurance
  • How the market has developed, especially in relation to financial advisers
  • How the system could be reformed in future
  • Online event

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