Content director, insurance
Jonathan has written and commented about the insurance industry since 1998 as a reporter, news editor, editor and content director at Incisive Media.
He has appeared on television speaking about topics as diverse as the insurance implications of Michael Jackson's death to the consequences of consolidation on motor premiums; and is a past winner of the British Insurance Brokers' Association journalist of the year and Association of British Insurers general insurance trade journalist prizes.
Ahead of its first quarter 2021 launch, Lloyd’s of London syndicate Ki has received $500m (£390m) of backing from Blackstone Tactical Opportunities and Fairfax Financial Holdings. However, Jonathan Swift, believes another move earlier in the month might…
The founder of equity crowd-funding platform Syndicate Room is looking for individual investors on Seedrs for his latest venture, insurtech start-up Rnwl, that is targeting the 'pain point' of dual pricing.
With the individual and team tasks now completed, it is time for the five remaining candidates to reflect on them as they sit down with Suzanne Liversidge, sponsor Kennedys’ own Alan Sugar.
With the country in Covid-19 lockdown the five remaining apprentices are given their latest task through the means of video conferencing.
With Team KDA emerging as the winners of the podcast challenge, the apprentices now move onto their next task.
Insurance Covid-cast: Grumpy old insurance execs - Bunker, Cooter, Hanks and Smith on trading through a hard market
For the 36th episode of Post and Insurance Age’s Covid-Cast video series we gathered together an esteemed panel of ‘grumpy old insurance execs’ to talk about how to trade through a hard market, something many might have not experienced before.
Connected claims is the driver to take telematics closer to the mainstream, says Trak Global CEO Corrie
The next generation of telematics will involve low cost hardware coupled with smart phones and be based around the connected claims journey.
Future Focus 2030: The future of property podcast - how IoT sensors, automation and granular data will shape the next decade
It is the year 2030. The explosion of internet of things devices has really taken hold impacting both the personal and commercial property markets.
As part of a monthly series, Post looks into the future at how the insurance market might change, with each part focusing on a specific issue through a 2030 lens. In the latest instalment, Jonathan Swift looks at how in 10 years new technologies from…
With topics decided, guests lined up and vox pops taped it is time for Team Empower and Team KDA to enter the studio to record their podcasts.
Briefing: Tesla CEO Musk warns incumbents it is building a 'great, major insurance company'. Should they be worried?
On last week’s Q2 briefing call Tesla CEO Elon Musk told insurers he is coming for their actuaries, to help him start an insurance ‘revolution’. But could his obsession with data and math have blinded him as to where the real battle in motor insurance…
Now that the six contestants have been split into teams and decided on their names, it is time for the apprentices to tackle their first challenge.
After a rigorous week interviewing rising insurance stars up and down the country, the field has been whittled down to six candidates, all competing for the prize of becoming the 2020 Claims Apprentice.
For the 35th episode of Post and Insurance Age’s video series we gathered together a panel of senior insurance managers to discuss how productive staff have been since Covid-19 lockdown, and whether it has changed as restrictions have eased?
SME insurance specialist insurtech Coverly closed for new business on Friday 17 July, Post can reveal.
Insurance Covid-Cast: Black Lives Matter focus - Q&A with the first minority-led tier-one insurance and reinsurance broker Protecdiv
For the 34th episode of Post and Insurance Age’s video series content director Jonathan Swift sat down with the founders of Protecdiv, a business that claims to be first minority-led tier-one insurance and reinsurance broker.
Virtual Roundtable: Has Covid-19 helped speed up the digitalisation of insurance customer communications?’
Post gathered a group of experts together for an interactive digital roundtable at which we discussed how insurers and their partners can maximise satisfaction, despite policyholders being in lockdown; and build long-standing relationships that will…
Insurance Covid-Cast: Future of Insurance Work – Lesson learned to help Gen Y employees adjust to a new work/life balance post-pandemic
For the 33nd episode of Post and Insurance Age’s video series we gathered together a panel of senior HR and talent managers to discuss the feedback they have had from millennials about how they have experienced lockdown and how insurers might adapt in…
Having began her career at Commercial Union it always seemed fitting that Amanda Blanc would one day take the top job at its successor Aviva. Post content director Jonathan Swift reflects how the stars finally aligned for her to take up a role that for…
Insurance Covid-Cast: Future of Insurance Work - What do millennials want from their employers; and has it shifted due to Covid-19?
For the 32nd episode of Post and Insurance Age’s video series we gathered together a panel to discuss how millennials have experienced lockdown and what temporary practices they would like to see made permanent.
For the 31st episode of Post and Insurance Age’s video series we returned once more to the Insurtech 100 compiled by Sonr Global to spotlight the number two ranked start-up We Sure.
In the 30th episode of Post and Insurance Age’s video series we gathered together an expert panel to discuss what the future holds for managing general agents.
In the second of a new monthly series, Post looks into the future at how the insurance market might change, with each part focusing on a specific issue. Jonathan Swift fast forwards a decade to look at how a new era of collaboration and ethics changed…