Energy Insurance Market is Not Truly Soft

Oil Refinery (offshore)

In this short video for www.re360.co I explain why I don’t believe the global energy insurance market is truly, what we would call ‘soft’ – i.e. very broad coverage for buyers at very low premium rates. I go on to … Continue reading →

Coventry Purchase – So What?

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Since the Coventry purchase, pretty much every company in the WC space will be working with Apax in some form. Continue reading →

Changes in Banking are Affecting Employees’ Wellbeing

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Regulation is creating change and uncertainty within the financial services industry—and impacting the wellbeing of a bank’s greatest asset: its people. Continue reading →

To Bit or Not to Bit: Virtual Currencies, Real-World Risk

Bitcoins

What do Ashton Kutcher, Bill Miller, Marc Andreessen, the Winklevoss twins, and Daniel Master all have in common? They are all supporters, investors or owners of virtual currency. While bitcoin is the name we frequently hear, there are actually other … Continue reading →

China Still a Good Bet, but Manage Those Risks

China liability

Although recent reports show some decline in foreign investment business in May year over year, China is still important—but not as important as it was a few years ago. This is due to the less favorable operating conditions in the … Continue reading →

Using a Financial Impact Analysis to Define Risk Tolerance

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Many of the world’s leading corporations do not have an explicit and agreed definition of their risk tolerance or appetite. We facilitate and guide many clients in this area. An important tool for us to start a conversation about tolerance … Continue reading →

Is the Company’s Cloak of Legal Professional Privilege Always Strong Enough to Protect a Director?

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I have blogged before on the vexed but vital question of the extent of legal professional privilege available to directors of companies who later become the focus of investigations and proceedings. As the Morgan Crucible case involving Mr Ian Norris, … Continue reading →

Building a Diverse Talent Pipeline

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According to a 2014 SHRM survey, more than half (57%) of human resources professionals think recruiting for diversity is important and design their efforts around that goal. The benefits that a diverse workforce can bring are many. Continue reading →

Is International Hacking an Act of War?

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Historians will tell you that, despite the bloodshed in the Middle East and Africa, we are currently in one of the most peaceful periods in human existence. However, this era of ostensible peace has us wondering what future war will … Continue reading →

Meeting Transportation’s Challenges Head-on to Avoid a Future Collision

Top 5 Countries' Spending on Inland Transportation Infrastructure investment and Maintenance, 2007-2011

Throughout human history, transport has been the backbone of global growth and innovation. From the 18th-century railways that enabled US expansion out West, to Felix Baumgartner’s jump from the stratosphere, transport has fed humanity’s passion for expanding its boundaries. Continue reading →