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Top 10 ideas insurers include in their risk appetite

In 2016, Willis Re performed a study of 48 (mostly U.S.-based) insurer risk appetite and tolerance statements. Continue reading →

Uptake of robotic-assisted surgery brings risk

Once considered a far-fetched science fiction notion, robotics is now being used in the medical arena, offering transformative potential in patient care, prostheses and surgery. The proliferation of surgical robotics offers many cost- and precision-related advantages, but it also gives … Continue reading →

Waiting for the dust to settle: The effects of volcanic ash on the aviation industry

In April 2010 Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted, wreaking havoc across European airspace. At its maximum impact, 75% of all European airline operations were closed. Over seven days of disruption, 10 million people were unable to travel and airline losses reached … Continue reading →

Employee surveys: To pulse or not to pulse?

Survey technology has evolved to enable companies to design and deploy simple online surveys and receive reports quickly, and because of this, there has been growing desire to conduct pulse surveys. Continue reading →

Guide to General Data Protection Regulation for transportation companies

On April 14, 2016 the European Parliament voted to adopt a new data protection law for Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The regulation will come into effect on May 25, 2018. Continue reading →

Adaptability is key to ERM

Rain doesn’t know how to find the leak in your roof, yet somehow it does. And even if you take good care of your roof, one day the wind will blow from an unusual direction and the rain will find … Continue reading →

A new regulatory threat for directors of U.K.-listed companies

You are a director of a U.K.-listed company but not its Chief Financial Officer. A significant error is discovered in the financial statements going back several years, as a result of which the accounts have had to be restated. If … Continue reading →

Digital ghosts: Deleted online footprints persist

The inescapable truth of modern life is that all interactions with the internet are recorded and stored, creating digital imprints of user activity and personal information. In the highly interconnected world of the internet, there is no such thing as … Continue reading →

Pay equity vs. pay equality, and why it matters to business

It seems like we hear about Pay Equity and Pay Equality nearly every day. In the U.S., the terms have recently been discussed at the Women’s March on Washington, addressed in new legislation across many states, and taken up publicly … Continue reading →

Changing the conversation on risk in the aviation industry

The aviation industry in Asia has changed dramatically in the past 20 years, and so has the nature of the risks it has to navigate. Adapted from the keynote speech at Willis Towers Watson’s 2017 aviation conference in Singapore on … Continue reading →