Big in Japan: what insurance buyers need to know

Big in Japan: what insurance buyers need to know

Big in Japan: what insurance buyers need to know

The eyes of the world have been on Japan lately, with the Rugby World Cup taking place in the country and capturing the imagination of the local population as well as audiences around the globe. More tragically, Japan is also recovering from the worst storm to hit the country for more than half a century. Japan has one of the…

The role of captives in managing cyber risk

The role of captives in managing cyber risk

The role of captives in managing cyber risk

The threat of a cyberattack ranks at or near the top of most risk managers’ lists of concerns. Managing and mitigating a company’s exposure to a cyber event is a critical part of the overall risk programme. Cyber is an evolving, volatile risk. Steven Bauman, head of the global programmes and captive practice in North America at AXA XL, explains…

Capturing the abstract: How captives can be used to manage intangible risks

Capturing the abstract: How captives can be used to manage intangible risks

Capturing the abstract: How captives can be used to manage intangible risks

The most valuable assets a company owns often are no longer physical. Indeed, several studies indicate that the intangible assets of the world’s 500 largest companies make up roughly 85% of their value. Intangible assets can include a company’s brand, intellectual property and datasets. Risks to those assets can be hard to quantify, manage and transfer. Marine Charbonnier, global programmes…

Brazil: a market of both challenge and opportunity for risk managers with global programmes

Brazil: a market of both challenge and opportunity for risk managers with global programmes

Brazil: a market of both challenge and opportunity for risk managers with global programmes

In the early 2000s, Brazil was heralded alongside Russia, India and China as one of the ‘big four’ developing economies poised for major growth. A huge land mass, large population and a strategic location in Latin America positioned the country well for economic and social progress. With a peak GDP growth of 4.5% from 2006 to 2010, more than 29…

Gently down the stream: How international insurance programmes can help manage large and evolving energy risks

Gently down the stream: How international insurance programmes can help manage large and evolving energy risks

Gently down the stream: How international insurance programmes can help manage large and evolving energy risks

From natural catastrophe to cyber, the downstream energy sector grapples with some large and evolving risks. Todd Wilhelm, regional product leader for energy, property and construction for Asia-Pacific at AXA XL, explains how these risks can be managed and transferred through international insurance programmes. What trends are you seeing in the management and transfer of downstream energy risk? While it…

Made in India: A growing market and the opportunities for international insurance

Made in India: A growing market and the opportunities for international insurance

Made in India: A growing market and the opportunities for international insurance

India is set to become the world’s second-largest economy by the year 2030 (Source: Standard Chartered – by nominal GDP). The country has a young population, a growing middle-class and a large, skilled workforce. Shobhit Ghandi, emerging markets development director at AXA XL, a division of AXA, explains why India is attractive to overseas companies and the risks and challenges…

The changing terrorism threat and how it can be managed within global programmes

The changing terrorism threat and how it can be managed within global programmes

The changing terrorism threat and how it can be managed within global programmes

Companies are acutely aware that they face terrorism risk both at home and overseas. The nature of this threat is ever changing and potential attackers have both new motives and new methods. Daniel O’Connell, head of war, terrorism, political, violence – global at AXA XL, a division of AXA, explains how insurance coverage has evolved to help clients manage this…

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…

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…

Expect the unexpected: what will 2019 hold for risk managers with international programmes?

Expect the unexpected: what will 2019 hold for risk managers with international programmes?

Expect the unexpected: what will 2019 hold for risk managers with international programmes?

As we look ahead to 2019, Owen Williams, head of the captive centre of excellence at XL Catlin, now part of AXA XL, a division of AXA Group, considers what risk managers can expect for their international insurance programmes and captive insurance vehicles. What are the trends in the insurance market that might affect risk managers with international programmes in…

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