Africa’s time

Africa’s time

Africa’s time

To tap the potential offered by Sub Saharan Africa the insurance market needs to recognise the local peculiarities and be prepared to invest on the ground for the long run, according to Anton Roux, CEO of Aon South Africa. But the broker told Adrian Ladbury that the signs are positive and that risk management is definitely improving on the ground.

AGCS appoints CEO of new Mediterranean business

AGCS appoints CEO of new Mediterranean business

AGCS appoints CEO of new Mediterranean business

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has appointed Patrick Thiels to lead its new Mediterranean operation where he will take overall responsibility for the insurer’s business in France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Northwest African Maghreb states. Mr Thiels will join AGCS on April 1, 2013 from HDI Gerling where he is currently CEO of its Belgian and Luxembourg business.

Labour risk in focus as mining companies count the cost in Africa

Labour risk in focus as mining companies count the cost in Africa

Labour risk in focus as mining companies count the cost in Africa

The riots in South Africa last week that accompanied a strike at the Lonmin platinum mine are indicative of wider economic and political tensions across Africa and represent a ‘significant’ challenge for mining companies that operate in the resource-rich continent, according to a political risk expert in London.

Marsh completes Alexander Forbes acquisition

Marsh completes Alexander Forbes acquisition

Marsh completes Alexander Forbes acquisition

Broker Marsh has completed its previously agreed acquisition of the brokerage business of Alexander Forbes (AF) which includes its South African insurance broking operations, Alexander Forbes Risk Services (AFRS) and related ancillary operations, as well as AF’s insurance broking operations in Botswana and Namibia.

Supply chain risk in spotlight as new SEC rules target central Africa-analysis

Supply chain risk in spotlight as new SEC rules target central Africa-analysis

Supply chain risk in spotlight as new SEC rules target central Africa-analysis

Risk audits are needed across many international industries to dodge fines and reputational damage as US regulator targets the many companies that use minerals from Congo region. Adrian Ladbury reports from the IRMSA conference in Johannesburg on the latest transparency and governance squeeze carried out on an international basis.

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