Coronavirus: Companies need to activate business continuity plans sooner rather than later, says Parima

Coronavirus: Companies need to activate business continuity plans sooner rather than later, says Parima

Coronavirus: Companies need to activate business continuity plans sooner rather than later, says Parima

The Pan-Asia Risk & Insurance Management Association (Parima) has created a webpage for its members to keep them abreast of the latest developments with the novel coronavirus and provide support and advice at this difficult time for all companies in the region. Parima chairman Franck Baron is also Singapore-based group deputy director, risk management and insurance at International SOS, the…

Mid-market French firms struggling to keep pace with rising risk

Mid-market French firms struggling to keep pace with rising risk

Mid-market French firms struggling to keep pace with rising risk

Mid-sized French companies increasingly see the value in risk management as threats grow but often lack the ability to respond, according to a survey by insurer QBE. The risk management survey, now in its third year, polled 300 executives at French small and mid-sized companies with 50 to 5,000 employees. It found that risks faced by French mid-market companies were…

Bouquot calls on firms to adopt combat risk management

Bouquot calls on firms to adopt combat risk management

Bouquot calls on firms to adopt combat risk management

The head of France’s risk management association Brigitte Bouquot urged companies to approach risk management as if they were in a battlefield, to combat a business environment that is more unstable than ever, as she announced she will step down this year. “Facing increasingly powerful risks, you will have to deploy combat risk management,” said Ms Bouquot, president of AMRAE,…

AMRAE’s Club FrancoRisk to launch Rimap certification for risk managers in Francophone Africa

AMRAE’s Club FrancoRisk to launch Rimap certification for risk managers in Francophone Africa

AMRAE’s Club FrancoRisk to launch Rimap certification for risk managers in Francophone Africa

Club FrancoRisk, the group launched by French risk management association AMRAE to promote risk management across the 15 French-speaking African nations, is launching a training programme to give African risk managers the opportunity to gain international accreditation through Rimap, Ferma’s certification scheme launched in 2015. The announcement came on the opening day of the AMRAE conference in Deauville, Normandy, at…

RIMS survey finds average 2% fall in North American risk salaries

RIMS survey finds average 2% fall in North American risk salaries

RIMS survey finds average 2% fall in North American risk salaries

US risk managers saw their average salary fall by 1.7% during the past two years to $118,000, with their Canadian counterparts’ pay down 4% to $101,000, according to the biennial RIMS compensation survey. More senior positions, however, recorded an increase. In analysis of 1,000 risk professional positions across all industries and locations, RIMS said chief risk officer salaries recorded a…

Employers missing a trick by not selling employee benefits to new staff

Employers missing a trick by not selling employee benefits to new staff

Employers missing a trick by not selling employee benefits to new staff

Only 22% of UK employers communicate their employee benefits offering before day one of employment and only 18% before recruitment, according to the latest research from GRiD, an industry body supported by insurers, reinsurers and brokers and designed to promote group risk and provide a collective voice to government, policymakers and stakeholders. GRiD, currently under the chairmanship of Steve Bridger,…

AMRAE president criticises insurers for ‘arbitrarily’ reducing capacity as shortfalls emerge

AMRAE president criticises insurers for ‘arbitrarily’ reducing capacity as shortfalls emerge

AMRAE president criticises insurers for ‘arbitrarily’ reducing capacity as shortfalls emerge

The president of French risk management association AMRAE, Brigitte Bouquot, has criticised insurers for “arbitrarily” reducing capacity for clients at recent renewals and warned that buyers now face situations where certain risks cannot be covered. Ms Bouquot is concerned by moves from insurers to reduce capacity without taking into account factors like the quality of risk management, or factoring in…

Swerma president urges insurers to boost innovation as market hardens

Swerma president urges insurers to boost innovation as market hardens

Swerma president urges insurers to boost innovation as market hardens

The president of Swedish risk management association Swerma has called on the insurance industry to improve product development and boost innovation, while encouraging risk managers to up their game as the market hardens. Swerma president Athina Pehrmantold CRE that innovative product development is the number one area in which risk managers would like insurers to improve and put in more…

GDPR now ‘business as normal’ for risk managers

GDPR now ‘business as normal’ for risk managers

GDPR now ‘business as normal’ for risk managers

Almost 18 months after implementation, the EU’s new data protection rules are being viewed as a risk just like any other, according to a report and webinar from Ferma. The implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 caused much concern and uncertainty for companies processing personal data of EU citizens. The rules, which introduced tough data…

People risk must be more integrated: Airmic

People risk must be more integrated: Airmic

People risk must be more integrated: Airmic

Risk managers must work with HR and benefits professionals to address the growing threat of people risk within organisations, according to risk management body Airmic. In a new guide to managing people risk, published with Arthur D Little, Willis Towers Watson and Zurich, Airmic says people-related risks for organisations have created “unprecedented volatility”. It says new and integrated approaches are…

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