About Us


David Parry

Head of Finaccord | MA (Cantab), PhD (Cantab)

David has over twenty years’ experience in financial services market analysis. He joined Finaccord in 2008 and directs its team of consultants and researchers, with overall responsibility for its portfolio of reports and market models. He has helped to develop many of its proprietary methodologies that size and segment markets ranging from niche personal lines such as bicycle insurance to major commercial lines such as professional indemnity insurance. He also manages consulting projects undertaken by Finaccord that provide data and insight tailored to the specific requirements of our clients. He held a research fellowship in modern French history at Hertford College, Oxford before he began his career in business intelligence, and can be contacted at  [email protected].

Francisco Leitão

Manager | BA (Porto), MA (UCL)

Francisco joined Finaccord in 2015 and has since developed a number of innovative new research products. Having worked on Market³ since its inception, Francisco possesses extensive and detailed knowledge of commercial lines insurance worldwide. He has worked on multiple other projects across much of Finaccord’s broad offering and encompassing several markets and geographies. Francisco speaks English, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish fluently and can be contacted at [email protected]


David Bowles

Manager | BA (York), MA (SOAS), DPhil (Oxon)

David is responsible for Finaccord's international research into travel insurance worldwide, international health insurance and other services related to global mobility. In addition to having authored numerous reports on these subjects, he has also been involved in a variety of related consulting assignments. Furthermore, having worked and studied in China for a number of years, he speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese. He can be contacted at [email protected]


Press Releases

15 December 2022 -

  • Both travel and travel insurance markets have seen drastic changes since Finaccord’s last survey on this topic in 2017
  • More than half of travel insurance and assistance claims made in the past two years were related to the pandemic
  • Consumers are willing to pay more in future for pandemic cover

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29 September 2022 -

  • Europe’s platform economy is growing rapidly and represents a EUR 500 million+ insurance opportunity
  • The opportunity to distribute insurance through platforms is underdeveloped, with two-thirds of platform entities not distributing any insurance products
  • Six of the top ten platforms do not have existing insurance partnerships in any of the eight countries surveyed
  • Finaccord’s research gives insurers unique tools to approach and develop opportunities in this fast-developing space

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29 April 2022 -

  • Use of health and fitness-monitoring devices has boomed, but
    diverse consumers require a tailored, multi-faceted approach
  • Customer willingness to share health data remains a hurdle for
    insurers targeting specific countries and demographic groups
  • Information gaps persist: most people remain unaware of apps
    used to diagnose and manage medical conditions

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