European Risk Frontiers survey already throwing up surprising results – take part!

European Risk Frontiers survey already throwing up surprising results – take part!

European Risk Frontiers survey already throwing up surprising results – take part!

Our annual european risk Frontiers survey of Europe’s leading risk managers, sponsored again by HDI Global, is this year being expanded to include a wider range of risk professionals by adding snap polls at industry events and online Q&As with our readers. This approach has already produced some interesting results that we believe will pose serious questions for the insurance…

Emerging risk landscape hots up as law firms seek opportunities

Emerging risk landscape hots up as law firms seek opportunities

Emerging risk landscape hots up as law firms seek opportunities

Litigation funders are travelling the world looking for fertile ground to bring claims and finding success in an increasing number of places, warns Tricia Hobson, Norton Rose Fulbright global chair and head of its Australia and Asia-Pacific insurance practice. Speaking in London recently, she said much of the pattern of behaviour follows the US, but claimant lawyers and litigation funders…

The right to be forgotten

The right to be forgotten

The right to be forgotten

The recent global focus on Facebook and Cambridge Analytica’s use of data and the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have thrown the spotlight on data and privacy issues. An important issue in this context is whether an individual has the right for that data to be removed or forgotten. A recent UK High Court ruling has found that individuals…

UK Supreme Court widens the scope of actionable personal injury

UK Supreme Court widens the scope of actionable personal injury

UK Supreme Court widens the scope of actionable personal injury

The UK Supreme Court has broadened the scope of actionable personal injury, raising important implications going forward for employers, risk managers and insurers. The High Court and Court of Appeal both rejected the claimants’ arguments that occupational exposure to platinum salts sensitivity that did not result in symptoms constituted an actionable personal injury. The Supreme Court found otherwise. This decision…

Captives on standby for hard market

Captives on standby for hard market

Captives on standby for hard market

Captive insurers are looking to restructure captives to mitigate future increases in insurance rates and underwrite new lines of business, including cyber and non-damage business interruption. Captive insurers have had a tough time of late, as an increased regulatory burden has challenged the captive concept. Owners have been hit with a double whammy of rising solvency regulation and risk management…

The risks of court choices highlighted in new case

The risks of court choices highlighted in new case

The risks of court choices highlighted in new case

When assessing the potential risks to, and exposures from, potential litigation, it can be important to consider the corporate structure of your organisation. As the recent jurisdiction cases where we have seen attempts to bring African liabilities before the UK courts illustrate, the position is not clearcut. In a recent article (Trend of environmental litigation against holding corporations on the…

Gender pay reporting becomes business risk

Gender pay reporting becomes business risk

Gender pay reporting becomes business risk

As many will have noticed, organisations reporting their gender pay gap statistics have been creating negative headlines in the press. As businesses attempt to reduce their gender pay gap, it is important to understand the risks that this can present. UK employers with 250 or more employees have until 4 April 2018 to publish their gender pay gap figures on…

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…

Advertorial: The future of farming? Plant the sea

Advertorial: The future of farming? Plant the sea

Advertorial: The future of farming? Plant the sea

Could ocean ‘farms’ help supply an expanding population with nutritious food produced in a sustainable manner? Innovative operations in the US, Norway and Italy suggest the answer is yes. Experts predict that agricultural production needs to increase by 60% in the next 30 years to feed a global population of nine billion people. That’s a daunting prospect. Population growth will…

Hold on to your seats for take-off in 2018

Hold on to your seats for take-off in 2018

Hold on to your seats for take-off in 2018

It is looking like 2018 will be a big year for the European risk and insurance management communities as they rise to the challenges and opportunities presented by the digital age. Cyber risk – in its many forms – will continue to dominate the agenda in Europe, not least because of the implementation of the General Data Protection Rules (GDPR)…

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