Pandemics, climate and cyber top AXA risk list

Pandemics, climate and cyber top AXA risk list

Pandemics, climate and cyber top AXA risk list

Pandemics and infectious diseases have unsurprisingly jumped above climate change and cyber risk to become the number risks during the next five to ten years, in AXA’s 2020 Future Risks Report and survey. The report is based on a global poll of more than 2,600 experts from the world of risk management and insurance. In addition, just short of 19,000…

Pandemic fuelled political risks rise in every country during H1, says Marsh JLT

Pandemic fuelled political risks rise in every country during H1, says Marsh JLT

Pandemic fuelled political risks rise in every country during H1, says Marsh JLT

Political risks increased in every country across the world during the first half of 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated social unrest and economic fallout, according to Marsh JLT Specialty. Publishing a mid-year update to its Political Risk Map, Marsh JLT said all 197 countries it tracks recorded higher risk scores by the end of July than the beginning of…

Terror threat spreads in 2020 with civil commotion risk rising in advanced economies: Aon

Terror threat spreads in 2020 with civil commotion risk rising in advanced economies: Aon

Terror threat spreads in 2020 with civil commotion risk rising in advanced economies: Aon

More countries face the threat of terrorism in 2020 than last year, with multinationals increasingly at risk from right-wing extremists, finds Aon’s latest terrorism and political violence risk map. The map, produced in partnership with Risk Advisory, also shows that the risk of civil commotion is on the rise in advanced economies and is being exacerbated by Covid-19. Aon’s overall…

Emerging markets face ‘unparalleled’ civil unrest as pandemic takes toll, warns Maplecroft

Emerging markets face ‘unparalleled’ civil unrest as pandemic takes toll, warns Maplecroft

Emerging markets face ‘unparalleled’ civil unrest as pandemic takes toll, warns Maplecroft

Some 37 countries are at risk of major civil unrest before the end of 2020 as the economic fallout from Covid-19 spikes, with emerging markets most under threat, according to analysis from Verisk Maplecroft. Protests are set to swell as unemployment rates climb and the pandemic sends economies into reverse, inflaming existing public anger with governments, said the firm. It…

Supply chain risk falls in May but more Covid-19-related pain to come: riskmethods

Supply chain risk falls in May but more Covid-19-related pain to come: riskmethods

Supply chain risk falls in May but more Covid-19-related pain to come: riskmethods

A report from riskmethods finds a decline in every type of supply chain risk it monitored during May, as Covid-19-related lockdowns and restrictions began to lift, but warns that the overall threat remains elevated and there are further tough times ahead. The firm’s 2020 Risk Report: The Year That Changed Everything looks at the top supply chain risks that affected organisations…

Contract frustration claims from virus likely to lead trade credit losses: Kennedys

Contract frustration claims from virus likely to lead trade credit losses: Kennedys

Contract frustration claims from virus likely to lead trade credit losses: Kennedys

The Covid-19 pandemic will deliver insured losses in the trade credit market, mainly from falling commodity prices, increased governmental intervention and rising insolvencies of businesses that do not have enough capital to withstand enforced closedowns or supply chain disruptions, according to the insurance team at law firm Kennedys in Singapore. The team, led by Julian Wallace, warns insurance company claims…

Insurers grow wary of trade credit risk as coronavirus spreads

Insurers grow wary of trade credit risk as coronavirus spreads

Insurers grow wary of trade credit risk as coronavirus spreads

Trade credit insurers are beginning to moderate their risk appetite as the coronavirus (Covid-19) raises the threat of increased insolvencies and non-payment within supply chains, brokers have told CRE. Trade credit insurance is one of the insurance lines most exposed to coronavirus because a global squeeze on supply and demand further stresses companies and their supply chains. According to ratings…

Trade tensions to rise in 2020 and threaten political stability, finds Marsh risk map

Trade tensions to rise in 2020 and threaten political stability, finds Marsh risk map

Trade tensions to rise in 2020 and threaten political stability, finds Marsh risk map

Escalating trade tensions are expected to continue throughout 2020, causing persistent global political and economic uncertainty for multinational businesses, warns a new risk map and report from Marsh. The Political Risk Map 2020 and accompanying report was produced by Marsh JLT Specialty’s Credit Specialties Practice, and is based on data from Fitch Solutions and industry risk analysis. The map rates…

Civil unrest, conflict and trade wars to drive political risk in the 2020s

Civil unrest, conflict and trade wars to drive political risk in the 2020s

Civil unrest, conflict and trade wars to drive political risk in the 2020s

Corporates are being warned to expect an increase in conflicts, civil unrest and trade disputes in coming years, as political risk continues to intensify and spread around the world. “Political risks are inherently difficult to predict, but unquestionably the world is becoming a more volatile place,” Andrew van den Born, managing director of financial solutions at Willis Towers Watson (WTW),…

Elevated levels of civil unrest to continue in 2020, warns Maplecroft

Elevated levels of civil unrest to continue in 2020, warns Maplecroft

Elevated levels of civil unrest to continue in 2020, warns Maplecroft

The world experienced a big increase in civil unrest during 2019 and this trend could be the “new normal”, according to the latest Civil Unrest Index from political risk analysts Verisk Maplecroft. A quarter of the world’s countries saw significant increases in civil unrest last year, with notable violent outbreaks in Hong Kong, Lebanon and Chile. The number of countries…

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