Cunningham Lindsey adds renewable wind energy team in Netherlands

Cunningham Lindsey adds renewable wind energy team in Netherlands

Cunningham Lindsey adds renewable wind energy team in Netherlands

Loss adjusting firm Cunningham Lindsey has established a new team of renewable wind energy experts in the Netherlands, in response to increased demand. Based at Cunningham Lindsey Nederland (CLN), the three-strong team is Michiel Groote Schaarsberg, a material science and technical loss adjuster; Morten Jensen, a wind power loss adjuster and consultant; and Erik van den Bos, a civil engineering…

Dutch risk and insurance community honours Eric Bloem on retirement

Dutch risk and insurance community honours Eric Bloem on retirement

Dutch risk and insurance community honours Eric Bloem on retirement

The great and the good of the Dutch risk management and insurance community turned up in strength on Tuesday evening (20 June) in Amsterdam for a leaving party for Eric Bloem, global insurance manager for Heineken International, who retires after 39 years with the multinational brewing company. Robin Hoytema Van Konijnenburg, executive director global tax and financial markets, and Mr…

AG2R La Mondiale and Zurich Eurolife in new partnership

AG2R La Mondiale and Zurich Eurolife in new partnership

AG2R La Mondiale and Zurich Eurolife in new partnership

AG2R La Mondiale Europartner is to transfer its existing book of international pension plan business to Zurich Eurolife S.A. AG2R La Mondiale Europartner is the Luxembourg-based subsidiary of AG2R La Mondiale, which has a longstanding relationship with Zurich Insurance Group, serving as Zurich’s exclusive international network partner in France. AG2R La Mondiale said that in order to best assist its…

QBE to establish Brussels subsidiary post-Brexit

QBE to establish Brussels subsidiary post-Brexit

QBE to establish Brussels subsidiary post-Brexit

Business insurer QBE has confirmed that it will establish a new subsidiary in Brussels to enable it to continue to benefit from EU passporting rights after the UK leaves the bloc. QBE’s European headquarters will remain in London, but the insurer’s new Belgian office will handle European business from existing EU offices and European business placed in the London market.…

Buyers rally against standalone cyber market

Buyers rally against standalone cyber market

Buyers rally against standalone cyber market

Leading risk managers have urged the insurance market to cover cyber risks in existing policies rather than develop a standalone product that they say will be a hard sell internally, create great confusion and could lead to paying for the same protection twice. The risk managers are prepared to pay extra for cyber cover in existing lines and hope insurers…

Risk management role evolving positively in the Netherlands: Narim

Risk management role evolving positively in the Netherlands: Narim

Risk management role evolving positively in the Netherlands: Narim

The Dutch risk management association Narim is attracting growing interest from younger risk managers as it continues to evolve from its core insurance management supporting function. More experienced Narim members whose traditional role was previously focused on insurance management are also finding that they are increasingly involved in broader business risk matters, a development that they accept with open arms.…

Risk managers urged to sign up early for Ferma Forum to gain discounts

Risk managers urged to sign up early for Ferma Forum to gain discounts

Risk managers urged to sign up early for Ferma Forum to gain discounts

Time is running out for risk managers who are members of Ferma national associations to register for this year’s Ferma Forum in Monte Carlo on October 15 to 18 and bring another member or non-member risk manager for free. Ralph Mulder, Ferma board member and insurance manager at Dutch energy firm Uniper, told Commercial Risk Europe at the Narim annual…

Study proves link between nanoparticles and heart disease

Study proves link between nanoparticles and heart disease

Study proves link between nanoparticles and heart disease

New research into the health impact of nanoparticles finds that inhaled nanoparticles can enter the bloodstream and put healthy people at risk of stroke and heart disease. Part funded by the British Heart Foundation and conducted by a team of scientists from the UK and the Netherlands, the research supports previous studies that have found links between cardiovascular disease and…

European political risk subsides as populism hits a ceiling

European political risk subsides as populism hits a ceiling

European political risk subsides as populism hits a ceiling

The defeat of populist parties in recent French and Dutch elections has gone some way to alleviating concerns for the political stability of the EU. But companies in the region will continue to face heightened political risk, according to political risk consultants. Emmanuel Macron’s success in the first round of the French elections, just weeks after Europhile liberal candidate Mark…

Storm Thomas losses to top €200m: PERILS

Storm Thomas losses to top €200m: PERILS

Storm Thomas losses to top €200m: PERILS

PERILS estimates losses of €213m from the extra-tropical cyclone Thomas, also known as storm Doris, which affected parts of the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany during two days in February. The initial estimate covers property damage caused by the storms, mainly from claims in the UK and Germany, and is based on loss data reported by primary insurance firms.…

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