`Independent' journalist wins insurers' award

Nic Cicutti (right) , personal finance editor of The Independent, has won the title of best journalist writing on life insurance and pensions issues, awarded by the Association of British Insurers, the industry trade body.

The ABI says the awards salute ``excellence in the financial services media".

Nic writes regularly in the newspaper's Wednesday and Saturday pages, as well as for the business section of the newspaper.