New York, London and Hong Kong are top three financial centres

New York, London and Hong Kong are top three financial centres

New York, London and Hong Kong are top three financial centres

New York is still the leading financial centre in the world, followed by London and Hong Kong, according to the 25th Global Financial Centres Index, published by Z/Yen Partners and the China Development Institute. According to the index, New York remains in first place, just seven points ahead of London, with Hong Kong four points behind London in third. Singapore…

Euler Hermes launches public access open data portal

Euler Hermes launches public access open data portal

Euler Hermes launches public access open data portal

Trade credit insurer Euler Hermes has released its open data platform for anyone to access, use and share its data on international B2B trade. Euler Hermes said the move gives public access to millions of exclusive datasets, and will help users make sense of international trade data, select the right prospects and do business with confidence. The insurer said its…

Marsh raises shareholding in Marsh India to 49%

Marsh raises shareholding in Marsh India to 49%

Marsh raises shareholding in Marsh India to 49%

Marsh has increased its shareholding in Marsh India from 26% to 49%, the maximum permitted foreign direct investment in India-based insurance broking firms, according to The Economic Times. The transaction has been approved by the Indian insurance regulator, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI). Marsh India is a joint venture between Marsh International Holdings and its India-based partners, including…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

Bermuda added as EU tax haven, but government says listing is ‘temporary’

Bermuda added as EU tax haven, but government says listing is ‘temporary’

Bermuda added as EU tax haven, but government says listing is ‘temporary’

Bermuda has been added to a European Union list of “non-cooperative” jurisdictions, although the Bermuda Government insists that the listing will be temporary, and was due to a technical omission in its submission to the EU. The Council of the European Union adopted a revised EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. In addition to the five jurisdictions that…

Hamilton to buy Pembroke and Ironshore Europe DAC

Hamilton to buy Pembroke and Ironshore Europe DAC

Hamilton to buy Pembroke and Ironshore Europe DAC

Hamilton Insurance Group has signed a definitive agreement with Liberty Mutual Group to acquire the Pembroke Managing Agency platform at Lloyd’s and Dublin-based Ironshore Europe DAC (IEDAC). Hamilton is the Bermuda-based holding company for insurance and reinsurance operations in Bermuda and at Lloyd’s. According to Hamilton: “The complementary profile of Pembroke and IEDAC’s business both accelerates the company’s goal of…

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