Building cyber resilience

Building cyber resilience

Building cyber resilience

Cyberspace has become a dangerous source of crime and disruption. Data breaches are increasing both in terms of size and frequency, and companies need to rethink their risk strategies, especially when it comes to cybersecurity and insurance protection. Businesses can no longer simply rely on existing traditional insurance coverages such as general liability or property, and should be looking at…

Carbon nanotubes and disease risks

Carbon nanotubes and disease risks

Carbon nanotubes and disease risks

Understanding the potential for new risks, and particularly those that may ultimately lead to disease claims, is increasingly important for those sectors manufacturing or using nanotech. With its increased use in a variety of products, questions about the health risks will continue to be raised. As early as 2008, pathogenic similarities between some carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and asbestos fibres were…

A market of opportunity: what buyers of international programmes need to know about Indonesia

A market of opportunity: what buyers of international programmes need to know about Indonesia

A market of opportunity: what buyers of international programmes need to know about Indonesia

Indonesia has a rapidly growing middle-class population and is rich in natural resources. As clients seek to expand into this emerging economy, Shobhit Gandhi, emerging markets development director at AXA XL, discusses the risks and opportunities for buyers of international programmes. What are some of the major opportunities and challenges for clients in Indonesia? Indonesia has the world’s fourth-largest population…

Rise of the regulators – how changing regulation is impacting cost of risk

Rise of the regulators – how changing regulation is impacting cost of risk

Rise of the regulators – how changing regulation is impacting cost of risk

Changing regulation and new approaches by regulators are a challenge for risk managers, both in terms of keeping up with the evolving regulatory environment, and the impact on the cost of risk. Zurich’s global leaders of claims for property, casualty and specialty business examine the way in which regulation is changing and how it affects companies operating globally. Change is…

Open your mind to a brave new world of risk

Open your mind to a brave new world of risk

Open your mind to a brave new world of risk

Commercial Risk Europe editorial director Adrian Ladbury helped host HDI Global’s bi-annual customer conference towards the end of last year in Frankfurt, which was organised under the banner of ‘yourmind’. The event focused on the core themes of risk management, international programmes, cyber risk and the brave new world of digitalisation. The underlying theme running through the whole event was…

Time to take cyber seriously with more risk budget

Time to take cyber seriously with more risk budget

Time to take cyber seriously with more risk budget

There is a distinct whiff of uncertainty and volatility in the air as 2019 gets underway and the big European insurance and reinsurance renewal has completed. As Europe’s risk managers returned to their desks after a short but hopefully relaxing Christmas and New Year break, they will have no doubt looked at their in-trays in a state of mild panic.…

Auto sector faces up to supply chain risk

Auto sector faces up to supply chain risk

Auto sector faces up to supply chain risk

The automotive industry was the most disrupted sector in 2017, as the number of disruption events leapt by 30% from just over 1,300 in 2016 to nearly 1,700, according to recent analysis carried out by JLT and Resilinc, the supply chain analytics and resiliency company. The core problem is that the global automotive sector is dependent upon a highly complex…

A practical overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

A practical overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

A practical overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

With less than 18 months before Regulation 14.1.3 of Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) comes into effect, there are still numerous challenges surrounding compliance and enforcement, which have cast uncertainty over the effect that the regulation will have on the international maritime industry and on individual shipping companies. This three-part series…

International programmes – claims handling

International programmes – claims handling

International programmes – claims handling

As companies continue to expand globally, the swift and efficient handling of insurance claims is of huge importance. International programmes require a tailored, consistent and proactive approach to the claims process. Clear and frequent communication between client, broker and insurer at the local and global level can really make the difference, as Fritz Reuter, country claims manager for Austria at…

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