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…

A market of opportunity: what buyers of international programmes need to know about Indonesia

A market of opportunity: what buyers of international programmes need to know about Indonesia

A market of opportunity: what buyers of international programmes need to know about Indonesia

Indonesia has a rapidly growing middle-class population and is rich in natural resources. As clients seek to expand into this emerging economy, Shobhit Gandhi, emerging markets development director at AXA XL, discusses the risks and opportunities for buyers of international programmes. What are some of the major opportunities and challenges for clients in Indonesia? Indonesia has the world’s fourth-largest population…

Rise of the regulators – how changing regulation is impacting cost of risk

Rise of the regulators – how changing regulation is impacting cost of risk

Rise of the regulators – how changing regulation is impacting cost of risk

Changing regulation and new approaches by regulators are a challenge for risk managers, both in terms of keeping up with the evolving regulatory environment, and the impact on the cost of risk. Zurich’s global leaders of claims for property, casualty and specialty business examine the way in which regulation is changing and how it affects companies operating globally. Change is…

Open your mind to a brave new world of risk

Open your mind to a brave new world of risk

Open your mind to a brave new world of risk

Commercial Risk Europe editorial director Adrian Ladbury helped host HDI Global’s bi-annual customer conference towards the end of last year in Frankfurt, which was organised under the banner of ‘yourmind’. The event focused on the core themes of risk management, international programmes, cyber risk and the brave new world of digitalisation. The underlying theme running through the whole event was…

Time to take cyber seriously with more risk budget

Time to take cyber seriously with more risk budget

Time to take cyber seriously with more risk budget

There is a distinct whiff of uncertainty and volatility in the air as 2019 gets underway and the big European insurance and reinsurance renewal has completed. As Europe’s risk managers returned to their desks after a short but hopefully relaxing Christmas and New Year break, they will have no doubt looked at their in-trays in a state of mild panic.…

International programmes – claims handling

International programmes – claims handling

International programmes – claims handling

As companies continue to expand globally, the swift and efficient handling of insurance claims is of huge importance. International programmes require a tailored, consistent and proactive approach to the claims process. Clear and frequent communication between client, broker and insurer at the local and global level can really make the difference, as Fritz Reuter, country claims manager for Austria at…

How effective country risk analysis can support corporate strategy

How effective country risk analysis can support corporate strategy

How effective country risk analysis can support corporate strategy

Multinational companies often operate in highly volatile risk environments across the globe and one of their biggest challenges is to understand and manage the various risks they face across countries and regions. Hence, sourcing relevant and reliable data on country risks, analysing this data and then utilising it as part of corporate risk management and strategy-setting processes is of utmost…

Burning issues for environmental claims

Burning issues for environmental claims

Burning issues for environmental claims

There is a common view that environmental exposures are only really an issue for very large companies in certain sectors, notably oil and gas. But this stereotype does not stand up in the light of European environmental impairment liability claims that we are now seeing. Now in its second year, AIG’s European Environmental Impairment Liability (EIL) Claims Intelligence report reflects…

Insurance market remains healthy with tech revolution on the horizon

Insurance market remains healthy with tech revolution on the horizon

Insurance market remains healthy with tech revolution on the horizon

Commercial Risk Europe editor Adrian Ladbury interviews José Ramon Morales, country manager Iberia, insurance at XL Catlin, AXA XL, a division of AXA, about the state of the Spanish and wider European insurance market as we head into 2019. Adrian Ladbury [AL]: Is the commercial and corporate insurance market in a healthy state, or does the death of the cycle…

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