Global Risk Manager: New global media channel launched

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A new global media channel dedicated to the information needs of risk and insurance managers who work for multinational companies in all parts of the world, focusing on global programmes and specialty insurance/reinsurance is being launched by Rubicon Media, publisher of Commercial Risk.

Global Risk Manager (GRM), which launches in June 2021, will comprise a daily news service, breaking news, weekly and monthly newsletters (replacing International Programme News), a series of videos, webinars and podcasts, a major annual global conference plus a quarterly report packed with expert opinion and comment on the issues that really matter to multinational risk and insurance managers.

Global Risk Manager concentrates on three key areas: international insurance programmes, captives, and specialty insurance and alternative risk transfer/financing. The service will shed light on the often opaque world of global programmes and specialty insurance/reinsurance, helping multinational risk and insurance managers understand what is on offer. And for their broker partners, MGAs and the insurers, it will be a trusted, independent and global platform to share expertise, insight, product and service developments.

Global Risk Manager is focused on the core information needs of the individual and team responsible for the purchase of insurance and other risk financing tools to help protect the corporate balance sheet and according to recent independent reader research, these ultimate insurance buyers value comment, analysis and opinion above all else.

The new media channel is part of a significant expansion by Rubicon Media of services for the European and global risk and insurance management community following its recent acquisition by Beacon International Group, a market-leading international insurance publishing company.

Investment from Beacon International Group will see the creation of a new website and an expanded team of highly experienced and knowledgeable editors and contributors under the leadership of Global Risk Manager’s editor, Tony Dowding, including industry veterans Garry Booth, Simon Challis and Mark Geoghegan.

To support the new service, the group has created a unique and significant global audience of risk and insurance buyers, brokers, MGAs, insurers and service-sector firms from within the Beacon International Group of market-leading media, including Business Insurance (US), Commercial Risk (UK/Europe), Asia Insurance Review (Asia), Middle East Insurance Review (Middle East) and WorkCompCentral (US).

Rubicon has also appointed country editors in each of the core European countries across mainland Europe to significantly increase daily coverage of domestic markets with content published in both English and the local language. Country editors have already been appointed and dedicated monthly country newsletters launched for Germany and Austria, Italy and the UK. The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, France, Turkey, Sweden and Denmark will follow throughout 2021 and 2022.

“The response has been very positive and we are working closely with national risk and insurance management associations to ensure that we reach as wide an audience as possible. We worked very closely on the launch of Commercial Risk (Europe) with Ferma and the national associations to make sure that the publication was designed by risk managers, for risk managers. We carry the same ethos into these exciting new publications,” said Adrian Ladbury, head of content, Rubicon Media.

Stewart Brown, managing director of Rubicon Media said: “Commercial Risk has always been committed to supporting the risk and insurance management community. This investment drive takes that commitment a step further and we are delighted that we will now be able to offer our readers, historical and new, an enhanced range of content, produced in a variety of media platforms and languages, that reflects the changing corporate risk landscape and with it their information needs.”

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