Aon’s 2018 maps show political violence and risk on the rise

Aon’s 2018 maps show political violence and risk on the rise

Aon’s 2018 maps show political violence and risk on the rise

Political violence risk has increased worldwide for the third year in a row, while broader political risk is also up, according to analysis by Aon. The broker’s newly released 2018 political risk, terrorism and political violence risk maps also suggest that the global threat posed by Islamic State (IS) has peaked, with its reach likely to fall in 2018. Political…

Parima adds new board members

Parima adds new board members

Parima adds new board members

The Pan-Asia Risk and Insurance Management Association (Parima) has added three new members to its board committee, in a sign of its growing presence in the region. Rehanna Box, Satoshi Hoshi and Takehisa Banno joined the board on 8 March, bringing the total number of members to 26. Ms Box, insurance advisory partner at the Sydney office of international law…

IRM announces ambassador for Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

IRM announces ambassador for Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

IRM announces ambassador for Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM), a UK-based risk education body, has appointed Saman Bandara as a global ambassador for Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos as it continues to expand its operations in Asia-Pacific. Mr Bandara is head of insurance, forensics and it risk and analytics at EY Vietnam, where he has worked for 11 years. He is also a long-serving…

IRM continues Asia expansion with India ambassador’s appointment

IRM continues Asia expansion with India ambassador’s appointment

IRM continues Asia expansion with India ambassador’s appointment

The UK-based Institute of Risk Management (IRM) has appointed two ambassadors in Gurgaon, India to act as local experts for students and budding risk professionals. Sonjaj Kumar, vice-president, business risk, at Aviva India, and Abhishek Paul, associate vice-president, risk and conduct assurance at the Royal Bank of Scotland, India, will be the first ambassadors appointed in India where the IRM…

IRM survey reveals battles ahead for risk managers

IRM survey reveals battles ahead for risk managers

IRM survey reveals battles ahead for risk managers

Shaping corporate culture, proving their value and coming to terms with technological change are some of the key challenges facing risk managers in the comings years, according to research by the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) and key speakers at its recent Risk Leaders 2017 conference. But the good news is risk managers surveyed by the IRM anticipate growing focus…

Parima announces details for 2018 conferences

Parima announces details for 2018 conferences

Parima announces details for 2018 conferences

The Pan-Asia Risk and Insurance Management Association (Parima) has revealed the dates and locations for next year’s conferences as well as the theme for both events – ‘Overcoming Uncertainty’. The first event will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 22 May 2018 and will be based on a sub-theme of ‘Preparing for 4.0’. Risk managers from the likes of AirAsia, Thaioil, Raytheon Australia,…

UK’s Institute of Risk Management makes maiden voyage to China

UK’s Institute of Risk Management makes maiden voyage to China

UK’s Institute of Risk Management makes maiden voyage to China

A delegation from the UK’s professional body for enterprise risk managers, the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), has made its first ever trip to mainland China in a bid to promote its qualifications and certification programme among Chinese risk managers. The visit was instigated by an invitation from Professor Martin (Ming-Che) Sung, director of the Research Centre for Risk Management…

Big data and analytics are risk managers’ top tech concerns: Parima/MMC report

Big data and analytics are risk managers’ top tech concerns: Parima/MMC report

Big data and analytics are risk managers’ top tech concerns: Parima/MMC report

A report into emerging technology has revealed that risk managers expect data analytics and process automation to transform their industry. The Targeting a Technology Dividend in Risk Management report, published by the Pan-Asian Risk and Insurance Association (Parima) and Marsh & McLennan Companies’ (MMC) Asia-Pacific Risk Center, looks at how new technology would likely be deployed in the Asia-Pacific corporate…

Insurers not doing enough with technology and innovation, say risk managers

Insurers not doing enough with technology and innovation, say risk managers

Insurers not doing enough with technology and innovation, say risk managers

Asia’s Risk managers have such low expectations of insurers’ and their ability to innovate that two thirds of them believe they will never receive a policy document on the day of inception in their lifetime. This revelation was one of the more striking findings from this year’s Risk Frontiers Asia survey, produced by Commercial Risk Asia in partnership with Parima…

Parima targets career progression for risk managers in 2018

Parima targets career progression for risk managers in 2018

Parima targets career progression for risk managers in 2018

The Pan-Asia Risk and Insurance Management Association (Parima) is prioritising the career progression of its members in 2018, according to executive director Stacey Huang. “We have four areas we want to concentrate on in 2018 – a career portal, a mentoring programme, a certification supplement programme, and our conferences for next year,” Ms Huang told Commercial Risk Asia. Parima has…

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