Assessing risk from a professional indemnity insurance perspective

Financial Advisory

21 April 2016

Financial Advisory


The Findings - Winning Advisers, 13 October 2015 - Tylney Hall, Hampshire

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Facilitated and written by: David Ingram, AIM TWO THREE

Expert: Chris Lennon, Lockton

Headline finding 1:

Those dealing with tax avoidance schemes (DOTAS) are finding cover harder to obtain. Part of this is fraudulent claims – which tend to be a very high level.  

Headline finding 2:

Non-disclosure is the number one issue. It should always be disclosed when advising in areas not explicitly included in cover. 

Headline finding 3:

Employee benefit trusts and UCIS are a continuing source of concern. 

Headline finding 4:

Underwriters are concerned over evidence in insistent client cases. 

Headline finding 5:

The largest source of claims includes:

a) Mortgage endowments

b) Whole of Life as savings

c) Pension transfers 

Any next steps?

a) Would welcome a review of the possible benefits of a common form

b) Would like to take part in the financial advice market review consultation