Majority of employees believe equal pay is enough for gender equality: MAXIS

Majority of employees believe equal pay is enough for gender equality: MAXIS

Majority of employees believe equal pay is enough for gender equality: MAXIS

Two thirds of employees across the globe (65%) believe equal pay is enough to create gender equality, with issues such as equal opportunities and non-discrimination and sexual harassment policies seen as less important factors, according to new research from MAXIS Global Benefits Network. MAXIS’s research involving 1,000 workers in ten countries also found that 67% of employees said annual gender…

Risk managers taking on new skills to deliver multidisciplinary role

Risk managers taking on new skills to deliver multidisciplinary role

Risk managers taking on new skills to deliver multidisciplinary role

Italians taking part in our Risk Frontiers Europe survey strongly believe they should maintain control of buying insurance for their organisation, and noted that their role goes far beyond buying cover at the best price. They agreed that a broad understanding of risk is vital to making the right choices for any insurance programme and is something that procurement, for…

Sustainability and resilience rise to prominence in Italy

Sustainability and resilience rise to prominence in Italy

Sustainability and resilience rise to prominence in Italy

As a country that suffers drought, flood and earthquake, Italians are well used to the challenges posed by natural catastrophes. So, it comes as no surprise that a group of risk managers meeting in Milan for our Risk Frontiers Europe survey said they have had resilience on their agenda for many years. Several major Italian corporations are listed on the…

Understanding cyber risk still causing problems for risk managers

Understanding cyber risk still causing problems for risk managers

Understanding cyber risk still causing problems for risk managers

A group of Italian risk managers meeting for our Risk Frontiers Europe survey said they can generally find sufficient cyber cover, but admitted there is not always enough understanding in their companies about the risk. They conceded it remains hard to quantify cyber exposures because it is such a fast-moving area. It is particularly difficult to assess third-party cyber liability,…

Smaller firms more likely to be impacted by insurer mergers, say risk managers

Smaller firms more likely to be impacted by insurer mergers, say risk managers

Smaller firms more likely to be impacted by insurer mergers, say risk managers

Small and medium-sized (SME) companies are most likely to be impacted by the recent swathe of mergers and acquisitions among insurers and brokers, according to a group of Italian risk managers taking part in our Risk Frontiers Europe survey. Alessandro De Felice, president of Italian risk management association Anra and chief risk officer at Prysmian Group, said recent consolidation in…

Gender equality and diversity on  the right path in Italy but problems to overcome

Gender equality and diversity on the right path in Italy but problems to overcome

Gender equality and diversity on  the right path in Italy but problems to overcome

There remains a way to go to deliver gender equality across the Italian workplace but things are moving in the right direction, said risks managers meeting in Milan for our Risk Frontiers Europe survey. According to Paola Radaelli, vice-president of Italian risk management association Anra and risk management senior consultant at Strategica Group, culture can be a real a barrier…

First global insolvency rise for decade, led by UK: Atradius

First global insolvency rise for decade, led by UK: Atradius

First global insolvency rise for decade, led by UK: Atradius

The level of global insolvencies has risen for the first time in a decade, led by the UK where the insolvency rate is expected to increase by as much as 10% in 2019, according to trade credit insurer Atradius. Across all developed markets, business failure rate increases are expected to rise 2.8% on average this year, largely driven by slower…

Insolvency risk spiking in eastern Europe, warns Atradius

Insolvency risk spiking in eastern Europe, warns Atradius

Insolvency risk spiking in eastern Europe, warns Atradius

Insolvency risk is expected to spike for companies in eastern Europe this year as economies fight against global trade tensions, the US-China trade conflict and a potential no-deal Brexit, according to trade credit insurer Atradius. In a barometer of B2B payment practices across 1,500 businesses in seven eastern European countries – Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania…

Economic and cyber risks biggest concern to global and European business: WEF survey

Economic and cyber risks biggest concern to global and European business: WEF survey

Economic and cyber risks biggest concern to global and European business: WEF survey

Businesses across the world are most concerned by economic risks, but cyber has climbed the rankings once again and remains the number one threat in Europe, according to a survey by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The survey asked nearly 13,000 business leaders in more than 130 countries to choose five risks from a list of 30 that will cause…

Beazley continues European expansion with Italian cyber and financial lines launch

Beazley continues European expansion with Italian cyber and financial lines launch

Beazley continues European expansion with Italian cyber and financial lines launch

Beazley has rolled out cyber and financial lines insurance to the Italian market as part of its expansion in Europe. The insurer’s financial lines products have already been launched in Spain, France and Germany during the past two years. Now, commercial buyers in Italy will have access to Beazley’s cyber insurance and risk management programmes. This includes Beazley InfoSec for…

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