Wegener re-elected as Ferma president

Wegener re-elected as Ferma president

Wegener re-elected as Ferma president

Dirk Wegener has been re-elected as Ferma president for a further two years at the federation’s general assembly. Laurence Eeckman, vice-president of group risk management at Electrolux and member of Swedish risk management association Swerma, was elected to the board for the first time. She replaces Maria Isabel Martínez, who had come to the end of her nine-year mandate. Mr…

Airmic still planning for physical conference but final decision now due in July

Airmic still planning for physical conference but final decision now due in July

Airmic still planning for physical conference but final decision now due in July

UK risk management association Airmic is still planning to hold its annual conference in person this October, but a final decision could now be put back until the end of July. Airmic previously announced that it is “cautiously planning” to hold its annual conference physically on 5-6 October, after its 2020 event went virtual following the Covid-19 pandemic. The venue…

GVNW to focus on risk management and sustainability with photovoltaic energy

GVNW to focus on risk management and sustainability with photovoltaic energy

GVNW to focus on risk management and sustainability with photovoltaic energy

The German association of risk and insurance managers, the GVNW, will host a virtual event on photovoltaic systems on 8 July. The event will examine different aspects of photovoltaics – which are solar panels used to generate electricity – to gauge, in particular, how their insurability is developing. Alexander Thoma and Meike Horst from Basler Sachversicherungs AG, the Bad Homburg-based…

Time for a big effort on captives

Time for a big effort on captives

Time for a big effort on captives

The fundamental role of the risk and insurance manager is to help reduce the level of uncertainty faced by their company and colleagues. The risk and insurance manager’s job is to help their board members and colleagues sleep easier at night and wake up refreshed and ready to focus their efforts on creativity, innovation and growth. You know for sure…

Regulatory barriers holding back captive growth in Italy

Regulatory barriers holding back captive growth in Italy

Regulatory barriers holding back captive growth in Italy

Experts who took part in a recent webinar organised by Italian risk and insurance management association Anra concluded that, while recent regulatory developments in the country are positive news for the development of captives, Italy will remain unattractive as they would be still directly supervised under Solvency II. Historically, Italy has never been an attractive country for captives. One of…

Ferma postpones forum meeting until 2022

Ferma postpones forum meeting until 2022

Ferma postpones forum meeting until 2022

Ferma has postponed its biennial forum, due to be held in Copenhagen this October, to autumn next year because of the pandemic. A virtual Ferma Talks programme will instead be run over two days during the same month. Announcing the decision, Ferma said “persistent uncertainty from Covid-19” had forced a delay to the in-person conference at Bella Centre, which would have…

Cyber capacity falls as buyer demand for cover rises, finds Amrae

Cyber capacity falls as buyer demand for cover rises, finds Amrae

Cyber capacity falls as buyer demand for cover rises, finds Amrae

French companies are buying more cyber insurance, but capacity is on the slide and programme structures increasingly complicated at a time when losses are rising and companies need higher limits, an Amrae study finds. The study by France’s risk management association aims to provide more clarity to a market that, according to the organisation, is going through significant levels of…

Italian risk managers told to tool up to combat climate change

Italian risk managers told to tool up to combat climate change

Italian risk managers told to tool up to combat climate change

The third day of proceedings at Anra’s 21st annual conference last week was dedicated to an analysis of the new risks posed by energy transition and digitalisation. Those are two examples of how the role of a risk manager will need to evolve and follow change, ideally anticipating that change and its impact on the business before others. The two perils…

Risk managers can seize opportunities from sustainability, agree Italian risk managers

Risk managers can seize opportunities from sustainability, agree Italian risk managers

Risk managers can seize opportunities from sustainability, agree Italian risk managers

‘Risk manager: The profession of the future’ was the roundtable that concluded the second day of the Anra Congress this week. Salvatore Lampone, CRO at aerospace technology company Leonardo, Valentina Paduano, CRO at autoparts supplier Sogefi and board member at Ferma, and Stefano Scoccianti, ERM at utility company Hera, all of whom are members of the new Anra board of…

Insurers stepping up game in promotion of sustainability, finds Anra Congress

Insurers stepping up game in promotion of sustainability, finds Anra Congress

Insurers stepping up game in promotion of sustainability, finds Anra Congress

The insurance sector can play a key role in promoting sustainable development of businesses and society as a whole, agreed Alessandro Canta, Enel’s head of finance and insurance, Nicola Mancino of AGCS, and Massimiliano Roveda, head of commercial insurance at Zurich Italy, during a panel discussion at the annual congress of the Italian risk and insurance association (Anra) this week.…

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