No-one can deny the horror of the Paris attacks, but I am warmed by the messages of love that were shared in the immediate aftermath, rather than the hate that can so often bubble to the surface...

That notwithstanding, it is reassuring to know that the industry I have so much passion for is providing the means for the people of Paris to get back on their feet. Following the model pioneered by Pool Re in the UK a central fund was established, using the expertise of the Insurance industry, which provides an opportunity for less cash-rich businesses to secure cover against terror attacks.

One of the many things this industry should be proud of...