Frustrating Brexit deadlock highlights importance of risk management, says Ferma

Frustrating Brexit deadlock highlights importance of risk management, says Ferma

Frustrating Brexit deadlock highlights importance of risk management, says Ferma

The ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit highlights the importance of professional risk management to prepare organisations and ensure business continuity, Ferma said this week after voicing “frustration” at the current deadlock in UK parliament. Following discussions with corporate risk managers, the federation said most risk management plans are working on the assumption of a no-deal Brexit and detailed a range of…

Many companies ‘not ready’ for most serious corporate risks: survey

Many companies ‘not ready’ for most serious corporate risks: survey

Many companies ‘not ready’ for most serious corporate risks: survey

A clear majority of board directors and general counsels (GCs) agree corporate risk has increased significantly in the past two to three years, and 30% fear their business is not prepared to tackle the most serious issues, according to a new report from Clyde & Co and Winmark. The report is based on a survey and compares views of risk…

VW and former CEO hit with new US dieselgate lawsuit

VW and former CEO hit with new US dieselgate lawsuit

VW and former CEO hit with new US dieselgate lawsuit

The US regulator has launched a legal suit against VW, alleging the German car manufacturer defrauded US bond investors in the diesel emission scandal. The case also cites former CEO Marin Winterkorn and two subsidiaries – Volkswagen Group of America Finance and VW Credit. The suit by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) alleges that VW raised $13bn through corporate…

Edgar Puls to take over from Christian Hinsch at HDI Global

Edgar Puls to take over from Christian Hinsch at HDI Global

Edgar Puls to take over from Christian Hinsch at HDI Global

Christian Hinsch will step down from his role as CEO of HDI Global, the industrial lines insurer of Talanx group, after its AGM on 9 May and will be replaced by Edgar Puls. Mr Puls is currently in charge of HDI Global’s property, engineering, marine, multi-risk and European division. Talanx said the move completes a “generational renewal” at board level.…

IRM plans to kick-start cyber risk management skills

IRM plans to kick-start cyber risk management skills

IRM plans to kick-start cyber risk management skills

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) wants to “kick-start” risk manager skills for the digital age with a relaunched cyber group and new digital risk management certificate. The Cyber Risk Special Interest Group, which held its inaugural meeting last month, will initially focus on cyber risk in the context of enterprise risk management (ERM). The group, which meets again in…

Storm Eberhard insured losses up to €1.5bn: AIR

Storm Eberhard insured losses up to €1.5bn: AIR

Storm Eberhard insured losses up to €1.5bn: AIR

Insured losses from winter Storm Eberhard will range between €900m and €1.5bn, with the majority coming in Germany, according to AIR Worldwide. AIR’s loss estimate includes property damage and business interruption. Eberhard first struck the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium on 9 March. It then moved onto Germany before heading further east to Austria, the Czech Republic and Poland. The…

Generali reports strong 2018 results but GC&C hit by big claims

Generali reports strong 2018 results but GC&C hit by big claims

Generali reports strong 2018 results but GC&C hit by big claims

Generali has delivered a strong set of 2018 results and group CEO Philippe Donnet was pleased to reveal that the Italy-based international insurance group has exceeded all targets in its 2015 to 2018 strategic plan. The only real blackspot on the figures was delivered by the group’s corporate insurance arm – Generali Corporate & Commercial (GC&C). It was hit by…

Willis taps Marsh for key appointments

Willis taps Marsh for key appointments

Willis taps Marsh for key appointments

Willis Towers Watson has tapped Marsh for its new head of marine broking, and power and utilities CEEMA region leader. Willis Towers Watson has appointed David Ripton as head of broking, global marine in its corporate risk and broking unit. Mr Ripton joins Willis’s global marine team from Marsh, where he worked as CEO for UK marine business. In his…

Boeing suspends entire 737 Max fleet as insurance details come to light

Boeing suspends entire 737 Max fleet as insurance details come to light

Boeing suspends entire 737 Max fleet as insurance details come to light

Boeing has suspended all 371 of its worldwide 737 Max aircraft fleet, after the US became the last major country to ground the planes over safety fears. The decision follows news that Global Aerospace is the lead insurer for Boeing, with Chubb confirmed as lead underwriter of the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday and Willis Towers Watson the broker…

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