UK and Ireland leaders named for Marsh JLT Specialty

UK and Ireland leaders named for Marsh JLT Specialty

UK and Ireland leaders named for Marsh JLT Specialty

Marsh has named key UK leaders of its future Marsh JLT Specialty business, which will be formed when Marsh & McLennan Companies acquires JLT. Along with a raft of other global and European appointments, Marsh announced earlier this week that Chris Lay will remain CEO of Marsh UK and Ireland, while Paul Moody will become head of Marsh-JLT Specialty for…

US-China trade war and changing world order top business risks in 2019: Control Risks

US-China trade war and changing world order top business risks in 2019: Control Risks

US-China trade war and changing world order top business risks in 2019: Control Risks

There will be little time for multinationals to mourn the end of the post-war liberal consensus that brought about globalisation, as the developing US-China trade war, and the story it foretells about a new world order, becomes the defining geopolitical risk in 2019, according to Control Risks…

Business must better engage with politics to mitigate risks such as Brexit

Business must better engage with politics to mitigate risks such as Brexit

Business must better engage with politics to mitigate risks such as Brexit

Businesses in Britain are having to face up to political risk and need to learn to engage with politics and politicians to mitigate growing threats, according to Sir Mark Boleat, former policy chairman at the City of London Corporation. But he warned many companies are failing to step up to the mark. Speaking at the Institute of Risk Management’s (IRMs)…

Belgian firms say world becoming more unstable

Belgian firms say world becoming more unstable

Belgian firms say world becoming more unstable

Some 80% of Belgian corporates believe the world is becoming increasingly unstable, according to a new poll by business magazine Trends for the Credendo Trade Forum, and 85% said the European Union should take measures to protect its businesses, up from 75% last year. At the same time, the poll by trade credit insurer Credendo found 79% believe protectionist measures…

AIG exits Iran as US sanctions take effect

AIG exits Iran as US sanctions take effect

AIG exits Iran as US sanctions take effect

American International Group (AIG) is shuttering all underwriting activity in Iran due to the reimposition of US sanctions by the Trump administration. The majority of the US insurer’s Iranian activities were inherited from its acquisition of Bermuda-based reinsurer Validus Holdings for $5.56bn in July. Validus’s non-US subsidiaries provide marine hull, war and cargo insurance to shipping companies that transport cargo…

Cyberattacks biggest business risk across east Asia and the Pacific

Cyberattacks biggest business risk across east Asia and the Pacific

Cyberattacks biggest business risk across east Asia and the Pacific

The risk of a cyberattack is the biggest concern among business leaders in east Asia and the Pacific, according to the Regional Risks for Doing Business report from the World Economic Forum (WEF). The prominence of cyber risk reflects the rapid pace of digitalisation and the increasing sophistication of the region’s economies, according to the report. Southeast Asia also boasts…

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