RSA France recruits managing director from Axa Corporate Solutions UK

RSA France recruits managing director from Axa Corporate Solutions UK

RSA France recruits managing director from Axa Corporate Solutions UK

RSA France has appointed Gaëlle Tortuyaux as managing director and she will join the company in October 2017. She was previously chief executive officer of Axa Corporate Solutions UK and of the Axa CS global executive. She will lead a 100-strong team that provides tailored, risk managed solutions for large and multinational business domiciled in France. She will report to…

Economic risks top WEF global risk survey

Economic risks top WEF global risk survey

Economic risks top WEF global risk survey

Global business leaders have named economic risks – specifically unemployment in first place, followed by fiscal crises – as the top threats facing their organisation for the next ten years, according to a new survey by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Publishing its Global Risks Report in partnership with Zurich Insurance and Marsh & McLennan, the WEF said societal risks…

French risk managers increasingly concerned that budgets are insufficient

French risk managers increasingly concerned that budgets are insufficient

French risk managers increasingly concerned that budgets are insufficient

French risk managers are being entrusted with more responsibilities than ever before but a growing number say budgets are not sufficient to carry out their work, finds the newly published Risk Management Barometer by France’s risk management association AMRAE. The study, published every two years, sheds light on the profile of risk managers in France. It finds that wages are…

London remains top global financial centre despite Brexit negotiations

London remains top global financial centre despite Brexit negotiations

London remains top global financial centre despite Brexit negotiations

London remains the leading global financial centre according to the latest Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI), published by Z/Yen in collaboration with the China Development Institute. The GFCI rates 92 financial centres and found that London and New York remain in first and second places. According to Z/Yen, despite the ongoing Brexit negotiations, London only fell two points, the smallest…

Time for insurers to step up

Time for insurers to step up

Time for insurers to step up

Anne-Marie Fournier, AMRAE board member and risk manager at luxury brands group Kering, told Adrian Ladbury that risk managers in France and the rest of Europe face an unprecedented level of risk that represents both a challenge and opportunity. Speaking in her capacity as an AMRAE committee member, Ms Fournier explained that she would like to see the insurance market…

Time to shift from awareness to action on cyber: Cotelle

Time to shift from awareness to action on cyber: Cotelle

Time to shift from awareness to action on cyber: Cotelle

We spoke to Philippe Cotelle, head of insurance and risk management at Airbus Defence & Space since 2014, is a recognised expert on cyber risk management. He is working hard at national level with AMRAE and on a pan-European level with Ferma to raise awarenessof the risk and value that structured risk management can bring. Mr Cotelle, who trained as…

AMRAE focuses on cyber to help show value of risk management

AMRAE focuses on cyber to help show value of risk management

AMRAE focuses on cyber to help show value of risk management

Cyber risk is a hot topic in France, as elsewhere in Europe. Brigitte Bouquot, president of AMRAE, and her team are working to help French business combat the rising problem and showcase the value that structured risk and insurance management can bring to the table. AMRAE is working with the French government, as well as other important representative bodies and…

Communication is key

Communication is key

Communication is key

Johnny Merlot is group and corporate insurance director at Orange, the Paris-based global telecommunications group, and co-author of a recently published book on international insurance programmes. Commercial Risk Europe’s Adrian Ladbury met Mr Merlot in Paris for out European Risk Frontiers survey to ask how he sees the world of risk. Adrian Ladbury (AL): What do you see as the…

Holistic cyber approach needed to tackle fast-emerging risk: Guérit

Holistic cyber approach needed to tackle fast-emerging risk: Guérit

Holistic cyber approach needed to tackle fast-emerging risk: Guérit

The decision about who to place in charge of cyber risk is not simple and needs careful thought. Currently, IT fulfills this critical role in most French organisations but it requires a more senior and enterprise-wide focused approach, according to Dominique Guérit, managing director of European Risk Frontiers survey sponsor HDI Global in France. “In France, when it comes to…

Cyber market not perfect, but coming of age

Cyber market not perfect, but coming of age

Cyber market not perfect, but coming of age

Companies of all sizes have to face up to the harsh reality that they will suffer a cyber attack at some point and therefore need to take this threat extremely seriously, according to Eric Maumy, CEO of Verlingue, French member of European Risk Frontiers survey sponsor Worldwide Broker Network (WBN). “Whatever the size of the company, this subject is to…

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