Will diesel emissions fuel a rise in personal injury claims?

Will diesel emissions fuel a rise in personal injury claims?

Will diesel emissions fuel a rise in personal injury claims?

Evidence of the harmful effects of diesel emissions is growing, resulting in it being likened to another toxic ‘timebomb’. These developments are likely to require corporates and their insurers to reconsider their approach to this developing risk. A new inquest into the passing of a child who died from asthma was recently ordered, following evidence that the death may be…

Don’t let the bed bugs bite!

Don’t let the bed bugs bite!

Don’t let the bed bugs bite!

Bed bugs have been around since the dawn of time; originally, they were using bats as hosts and began feeding on humans while we were still living in caves. They were a common sight in the pre-insecticide era, where it is estimated they were resident in 30% of households. Recent years have seen species migrating northwards as temperatures increase. While…

Automation and digitalisation in shipping: a lack of standardisation and regulation?

Automation and digitalisation in shipping: a lack of standardisation and regulation?

Automation and digitalisation in shipping: a lack of standardisation and regulation?

The shipping industry has recently seen a large number of exciting and futuristic proposals for automated and digital innovations. The intention is to increase efficiency, reduce costs, save time and promote safety at sea. The increasing number of automation and digitalisation solutions should lead to a corresponding increase in standardisation and regulation. However, this will take some time to achieve…

Time to prepare for a sustained hard market

Time to prepare for a sustained hard market

Time to prepare for a sustained hard market

It seems that the corporate insurance market is finally turning. If they have not already done so, risk and insurance managers in Europe and worldwide had better start softening up their bosses for a less easy ride and end of ever-shrinking insurance budgets. This was the message that came out of first quarter result announcements and analyst calls made by…

Tech to drive risk prevention trend

Tech to drive risk prevention trend

Tech to drive risk prevention trend

Technology will help shift risk management emphasis onto prevention rather than transfer, Fujitsu’s chief technology officer for the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) region told CRE ahead of the launch of the Fujitsu Tech Hub at the Airmic conference in Harrogate. During the event, the Tech Hub will showcase a range of technologies with risk and insurance applications,…

Tackling the big risks

Tackling the big risks

Tackling the big risks

We spoke to Claire McDonald, country manager for the UK and Ireland at Risk Frontiers Europe sponsor HDI Global, about the big issues facing risk managers, including Brexit, claims and other key topics. Uncertainty, mostly as a result of Brexit, continues to impact the insurance market and its customers, not least as businesses grapple with potential implications for their multinational…

Data key to more accurate risk analysis and pricing

Data key to more accurate risk analysis and pricing

Data key to more accurate risk analysis and pricing

The arrival of big data theoretically offers the risk and insurance management community an unprecedented opportunity to significantly improve the way risks are identified, measured, modelled, priced and, ultimately, transferred. In a world of ever-tighter deadlines, swifter change and scarce resources, risk and insurance managers need to ensure they are taking advantage of the brave new world of analytics. Commercial…

Mapfre steps up game with brokers

Mapfre steps up game with brokers

Mapfre steps up game with brokers

Chris Smith was appointed to the newly created role of chief global brokers officer at Mapfre Group at the end of last year. A well-known figure in the London and international insurance market, he was previously head of European business and chief regions and market officer at Mapfre Global Risks. This is the corporate arm of the Spanish group that…

Airmic expands offering for new world of risk

Airmic expands offering for new world of risk

Airmic expands offering for new world of risk

Airmic is expanding its support for members as the fast-changing risk landscape makes new demands on risk management and insurance, according to John Ludlow, the association’s chief executive. The future risk environment will require greater levels of collaboration within organisations, and between buyers, insurers and brokers, he stressed. Speaking to CRE ahead of Airmic’s annual conference in Harrogate, Mr Ludlow…

Don’t give up the fight on global programmes!

Don’t give up the fight on global programmes!

Don’t give up the fight on global programmes!

There was plenty of interesting news coming out of the RIMS conference at the start of this month, as the world’s biggest corporate risk management society met for its annual gathering in Boston. One big issue on the agenda was global programme regulation. This is not a new topic. Commercial Risk Europe and its sister title International Programme News have…

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