Focus on pan-African risk – comment

Focus on pan-African risk – comment

Focus on pan-African risk – comment

Welcome to the second issue of Commercial Risk Africa and the first of this year. We launched this publication at the IRMSA conference in Johannesburg in hard copy format late November last year and it was well received by the South African risk management community and our European and international readership.

IRMSA report

IRMSA report

IRMSA report

Commercial Risk Africa was launched at the IRMSA annual conference in Johannesburg in late November 2012. Adrian Ladbury reports the highlights from Africa’s premier risk management event.

Energy growth sparks risk culture

Energy growth sparks risk culture

Energy growth sparks risk culture

The overall message for Kenya is positive—not least thanks to the recent development of oil and gas reserves. Deniese Imoukhuede, Senior Financial Analyst at credit rating agency AM Best, explained that the burgeoning energy market is having a ripple effect across the whole business community and driving the adoption of more mature risk management and transfer techniques.

Natural resources drive Kenyan growth

Natural resources drive Kenyan growth

Natural resources drive Kenyan growth

The Kenyan economy has been growing and changing, not least thanks to recent oil and gas exploration. According to East Africa Oil & Gas, even Australia could face stiff competition from east Africa for LNG exports after 24 oil discoveries have been made from just 27 test wells.

Big plan for Allianz in Africa – Delphine Maidou

Big plan for Allianz in Africa – Delphine Maidou

Big plan for Allianz in Africa – Delphine Maidou

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), the fast-growing arm of the German and global insurance group, launched its new strategy for South Africa and the wider Sub Saharan African continent to key customers and brokers this January. Commercial Risk Africa editor Adrian Ladbury discussed the group’s plan with Delphine Maidou, CEO of AGCS Africa.

Brokers warn Algerian siege could be sign of things to come with rates to rise

Brokers warn Algerian siege could be sign of things to come with rates to rise

Brokers warn Algerian siege could be sign of things to come with rates to rise

Following the kidnap and hostage of native and foreign workers at an Algerian gas factory last week, Tom Holt, Head of Intelligence at Willis’ Special Contingency, has warned of a ‘potential belt of aggregated terror’ spreading across the north African Sahel region and a significant change in risk profile for overseas companies in the region.