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Climate change: a complex and fast-moving risk

Date: 4 November 2019
Time: 14.00-15.00 GMT

Risk managers are factoring climate change into their risks. But how do risk managers truly prepare for an event like the California wildfires, the super strength of Typhoon Hagibis or the slow movement of Hurricane Kenneth?

Are they prepared for myriad “small” changes to the weather, causing flash flooding in unexpected places; extra hot summer days causing changing patterns of consumer buying behaviour; or extreme cold preventing staff from getting to work?

In Commercial Risk’s upcoming webinar our expert panel takes a look at some of these risks and the liabilities they produce, including insight on recent cases in the US where the source providers of raw materials are being sued for the behaviour of their customers; as well as the expanding D&O liabilities faced by all company directors.

We ask how, or even whether, the insurance industry has the answers and where insurance solutions can step in to support solid risk management.

Book your space now for an absorbing discussion on this highly topical risk.

Panelists

Webinar Host
Liz Booth, Editor, Commercial Risk Africa

Speakers
Neil Beresford, Partner, Clyde & Co
Karsten Berlage, Regional Head Amercias, Allianz Alternative Risk Transfer Unit
Greg Lowe, Global Head of Resilience & Sustainability, Aon

Construction risk management - insurance market outlook

Date of Webinar: 25 September 2019
Time: 14.00-15.00 BST

After more than a decade of softening market conditions, the construction insurance market has taken a hard turn and risk and insurance managers face increasingly challenging market conditions in coming renewals.

A series of large losses, when considered in quantum with large numbers of attritional losses, have caused many insurers to reassess their books. While some have favoured using rate increases and tighter underwriting as a remedy, others have decided to walk away from the class completely.

The PI market has arguably suffered the most, in some instances leaving developers and contractors finding themselves unable to obtain cover. But the CAR market is on the turn too.

The big question for risk and insurance managers in the sector is how has the market changed over the last 12 months, what can they expect in coming renewals and how must they prepare to ensure that they obtain the best terms and conditions possible in this challenging market?

To find out their thoughts on this topic, watch the video below or download the audio here.

Agenda

  • Analysis of how the London and international construction market (CAR and PI) has developed over the last 12 months in terms of pricing, capacity, coverage and programme structure;
  • Latest intelligence from market leading brokers and underwriters on where the market sits currently and what can be expected in coming renewals: Has the market hardened or is this just the beginning?
  • Is this a London specific hardening or will other leading European and international construction insurance markets follow suit, what can be learned from the experience in the London market to date?
  • What could and should risk managers, their advisors and the insurance market do to plug coverage gaps and capacity shortages if the hardening intensifies into 2020 as predicted?
  • How should risk managers and insurance buyers in the construction sector report and present their risks, their approach to risk management and how can they manage contractor relationships to ensure they obtain the best deal possible?

Panelists

Moderator:

Adrian Ladbury, Editor in Chief, Commercial Risk

Panelists:

Bernadette Hackett, Global Relationship Leader, Zurich

Mhairi Hawken, Executive Director & SVP, Aon

Andrew Kane, Portfolio Manager, Construction, QBE European Operations

Juliette Pettit, Financial Lines, AIG Property Casualty

Peter Rudd, Construction Team Leader, Aon

Gaining C-Suite Commitment

Date of Webinar: 7 May 2019
Time: 2.00pm – 2.30pm BST / 3.00pm – 3.30pm CET

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With the current global political and economic landscape changing at an unprecedented rate, the role and responsibility of the risk manager when it comes to structuring a successful global programme is becoming more and more significant. However, communicating this to the highest level can often be more difficult than it should be.

Commercial Risk’s editor-in-chief hosted a discussion with highly respected and experienced risk managers and association heads Julia Graham (Airmic technical director and formerly Ferma president) and Franck Baron (Parima chairman), to find out their views on the best way to bring these key issues directly to the c-suite and ultimately the board.

To find out their thoughts on this topic, watch the video below.

Participants

Webinar Host

Adrian Ladbury, Editor-in-Chief, Commercial Risk

Panelists

Julia Graham, Technical Director and Deputy CEO, Airmic

Franck Baron, Group Deputy Director Risk Management and Insurance, International SOS and Chairman, Parima

Claims insights - from data to information to action

Date of Webinar: 29 November 2018
Time: 2.00pm – 3.00pm GMT

Data is omnipresent and has never been as easily accessible, collectible and comparable as it is today. The insurance industry disposes of large amounts of data, however very few players know how to create value for customers from in-depth data analysis – i.e. leverage the outcome to generate concrete business impact.

This webinar, brought to you by Zurich and Commercial Risk, showcased relevant methods and approaches of effective data analysis and how to make data understandable and actionable. In addition, it brought the results into a business context in order to define risk improvement actions which have a concrete impact on the company’s balance sheet. To access the webinar presentation click the link below.

Panelists and Agenda

Welcome and introduction – Helene Westerlind, Global Head of International Programs, Commercial Insurance, Zurich Insurance Company and Adrian Ladbury, Editor in Chief, Commercial Risk

Panelists:

Claims analytics – beyond data – Roger Zopfi, Claims Relationship Director, Commercial Insurance Switzerland, Zurich Insurance Company

Achieving business impact thanks to risk improvement actions – Björn Hartong, Senior Risk Engineer & Corporate Centre Practice Leader Marine and Security, Commercial Insurance, Zurich Insurance Company

The customer perspective – Adrian Sommerhalder, Country Insurance Risk Manager, ABB Switzerland

Conclusion – Helene Westerlind, Global Head of International Programs, Commercial Insurance, Zurich Insurance Company and Adrian Ladbury, Editor in Chief, Commercial Risk