Chartered Insurance Institute partners with UWE Bristol

Insurance Business Magazine | July 18, 2019

There will now be a post-graduate MSc Risk Management and Insurance course at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). Launched in partnership with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), the one-year programmed is designed to prepare graduates for senior roles in the industry by facilitating the development of core skills in risk management and insurance practice. Representatives from major insurers and brokers will be on hand to deliver guest lectures, and work shadowing will also be allowed. In addition, strategic leadership skills will be gained through the course as well as a deep understanding of the contemporary business environment. “Drawing on our longstanding links with employers, the CII, and wider industry, graduates will learn from industry practitioners and apply their learning in authentic industry contexts,” noted Debbie Sturge, department academic director in the university’s Bristol Business School.

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When you’re considering life insurance or an annuity, many of the products you’ll find will guarantee a certain level of growth. For instance, the accumulated cash value (which you can use during your life) and death benefit within a whole life insurance policy are guaranteed to grow, and often grow even faster if your policy earns dividends. But how do insurance companies meet these guarantees?

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When you’re considering life insurance or an annuity, many of the products you’ll find will guarantee a certain level of growth. For instance, the accumulated cash value (which you can use during your life) and death benefit within a whole life insurance policy are guaranteed to grow, and often grow even faster if your policy earns dividends. But how do insurance companies meet these guarantees?

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