The JCPOA: The new US position is now clear…sort of

The JCPOA: The new US position is now clear…sort of

The JCPOA: The new US position is now clear…sort of

As noted in our previous article on 4 May, US President Donald Trump threatened last January to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) if he did not think its flaws could be fixed. While the JCPOA does not contemplate withdrawal of a party, we suggested that, to President Trump, ‘withdrawal’ might mean reinstatement of all US sanctions…

The insurer’s perspective

The insurer’s perspective

The insurer’s perspective

HDI Global is once again sponsor of our annual European Risk Frontiers survey of Europe’s leading risk managers. Alongside each national discussion with risk managers, we are also interviewing a senior executive from HDI to hear the insurer’s view on this year’s questions. Dirk Schilling, head of casualty guidance and captive services at HDI, gave Commercial Risk Europe editor Adrian…

Supply chain: a critical risk undergoing rapid evolution

Supply chain: a critical risk undergoing rapid evolution

Supply chain: a critical risk undergoing rapid evolution

Kenneth Travers, technical hazards team and global business impact specialist at AIG, took part in the panel discussion on risk identification and modelling at Commercial Risk Europe’s supply chain risk conference in London at the end of last year. As we prepare for this year’s event that will be held in London on 10 and 11 December, we asked Mr…

Iran sanctions: it’s still uncertain what will happen, but here’s what could happen

Iran sanctions: it’s still uncertain what will happen, but here’s what could happen

Iran sanctions: it’s still uncertain what will happen, but here’s what could happen

On 12 January this year, US President Trump announced his intention to not renew US sanctions waivers that underpin US participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for Iran if that agreement’s “terrible flaws” are not fixed. President Trump has also said that if he believes fixing the JCPOA is not within reach, he would withdraw from it.…

Managing the risks associated with workplace sexual harassment and misconduct around the world

Managing the risks associated with workplace sexual harassment and misconduct around the world

Managing the risks associated with workplace sexual harassment and misconduct around the world

Sexual abuse, harassment and misconduct continue to place higher up the political and social agenda globally, following a raft of allegations in ever-widening high-profile sectors. Increasing public awareness has burst the dam of secrecy, resulting in a tsunami of calls for greater transparency across many organisations and industries. As a consequence, corporate cultures must change to ensure appropriate safeguards are…

European Risk Frontiers survey already throwing up surprising results

European Risk Frontiers survey already throwing up surprising results

European Risk Frontiers survey already throwing up surprising results

Our annual european risk Frontiers survey of Europe’s leading risk managers, sponsored again by HDI Global, is this year being expanded to include a wider range of risk professionals by adding snap polls at industry events and online Q&As with our readers. This approach has already produced some interesting results that we believe will pose serious questions for the insurance…

Emerging risk landscape hots up as law firms seek opportunities

Emerging risk landscape hots up as law firms seek opportunities

Emerging risk landscape hots up as law firms seek opportunities

Litigation funders are travelling the world looking for fertile ground to bring claims and finding success in an increasing number of places, warns Tricia Hobson, Norton Rose Fulbright global chair and head of its Australia and Asia-Pacific insurance practice. Speaking in London recently, she said much of the pattern of behaviour follows the US, but claimant lawyers and litigation funders…

The right to be forgotten

The right to be forgotten

The right to be forgotten

The recent global focus on Facebook and Cambridge Analytica’s use of data and the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have thrown the spotlight on data and privacy issues. An important issue in this context is whether an individual has the right for that data to be removed or forgotten. A recent UK High Court ruling has found that individuals…

UK Supreme Court widens the scope of actionable personal injury

UK Supreme Court widens the scope of actionable personal injury

UK Supreme Court widens the scope of actionable personal injury

The UK Supreme Court has broadened the scope of actionable personal injury, raising important implications going forward for employers, risk managers and insurers. The High Court and Court of Appeal both rejected the claimants’ arguments that occupational exposure to platinum salts sensitivity that did not result in symptoms constituted an actionable personal injury. The Supreme Court found otherwise. This decision…

Captives on standby for hard market

Captives on standby for hard market

Captives on standby for hard market

Captive insurers are looking to restructure captives to mitigate future increases in insurance rates and underwrite new lines of business, including cyber and non-damage business interruption. Captive insurers have had a tough time of late, as an increased regulatory burden has challenged the captive concept. Owners have been hit with a double whammy of rising solvency regulation and risk management…

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