French risk and insurance management community leads the way on cyber

French risk and insurance management community leads the way on cyber

French risk and insurance management community leads the way on cyber

The French risk and insurance management community deserves a big pat on the back for its ongoing efforts to sort out the cyber insurance market and make it fit for purpose for risk managers in France and across Europe. Cyber is clearly a hugely important matter for the European corporate risk management community. It offers a great opportunity for individual…

The use of cognitive computing within international programmes

The use of cognitive computing within international programmes

The use of cognitive computing within international programmes

Technology is starting to play an important role in global insurance programmes, through the automation of knowledge work. There are two main aspects to this: robotics process automation and cognitive computing. While robotics mimics the actions that a human takes to do something, such as processing a document, it is not a thinking process. However, cognitive computing goes further by…

Reinsurance sector fit to navigate troubled waters ahead: Kessler

Reinsurance sector fit to navigate troubled waters ahead: Kessler

Reinsurance sector fit to navigate troubled waters ahead: Kessler

As part of our Risk Perspectives series of interviews with leaders of the world’s biggest insurance and reinsurance groups, Commercial Risk Europe editor Adrian Ladbury speaks to Denis Kessler, CEO of SCOR. He is asked about the state of the reinsurance market, what it needs to do to retain relevance, and how it can help tackle massive challenges such as…

Captives coming of age in Asia

Captives coming of age in Asia

Captives coming of age in Asia

The use of captives as a strategic risk management tool is under development in Asia. The penetration of captives on the continent is still relatively low compared with regions such as the US and Europe, where captives have been a fixture of clients’ risk management strategies for many years. But Asia-based clients, and companies with exposures in Asia, increasingly are…

Cyber: Facing a new frontier of risk

Cyber: Facing a new frontier of risk

Cyber: Facing a new frontier of risk

Businesses around the world are beginning to realise the full-scale enormity of cyber risk. This collective realisation is spurring the urgent need for a larger discussion – one that takes place not in IT offices, but in the boardroom. Data breaches are no longer simply an issue for IT staff. Take, for example, the Equifax data breach in May 2017,…

Focus on innovation and service will not be hit by efficiency drive at AXA CS: Caillat

Focus on innovation and service will not be hit by efficiency drive at AXA CS: Caillat

Focus on innovation and service will not be hit by efficiency drive at AXA CS: Caillat

French risk managers will not see a reduced level of service or commitment from AXA Corporate Solutions in 2018, as AXA group continues its new leaner and more focused strategy, Ambition 2020, under group CEO Thomas Buberl and his team, according to Matthieu Caillat, the unit’s French CEO. Back in mid-November, Mr Buberl confirmed to investors that Ambition 2020 would…

Going green: how environmental liability exposures can be managed in global programmes

Going green: how environmental liability exposures can be managed in global programmes

Going green: how environmental liability exposures can be managed in global programmes

With both public and regulatory scrutiny of environmental damage on the increase, and the potential for large clean-up and remediation costs, environmental liability is one of the most important exposures many companies face. And the differing legal systems across the world mean that managing environmental liabilities can appear complex. Adias Gerbaud, head of environmental international at XL Catlin, based in…

Robotics: speeding up our internal processes for faster customer delivery

Robotics: speeding up our internal processes for faster customer delivery

Robotics: speeding up our internal processes for faster customer delivery

Joyjit Gorain, robotics process automation (RPA) expert and Victoria Mavin, head of underwriting services and service transformation for UK commercial insurance – Zurich Insurance Company, explain how RPA is being used to transform global programmes by improving service delivery and ensure quality, speed and efficiency for corporate customers. What is robotics process automation (RPA) and how is it being used?…

Supporting the business traveller

Supporting the business traveller

Supporting the business traveller

Employees of multinational firms are no strangers to the needs and demands of business travel, whether it be sales teams, IT teams, or senior managers. While most business travellers are generally pretty savvy, it is hard to prepare for every scenario. In the event of an incident when travelling, employees want to be sure that they are properly cared for…

Digital capabilities transforming global programmes (Part Two)

Digital capabilities transforming global programmes (Part Two)

Digital capabilities transforming global programmes (Part Two)

In the second article on digital capabilities and global programmes, Zurich’s Carin Gantenbein and Armin Schaefer explain how the insurance industry is undergoing a revolution, and how new technologies and digital capabilities have the ability to transform not only the insurance sector in general, but also global insurance programmes specifically. When looking at digital transformation in the insurance sector, it…

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