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Reinsurance Buying Habits in Central and Eastern Europe Are Changing Under the New Solvency II Regime


The arrival and implementation of Solvency II regulations in Europe has heralded a flurry of action from insurers across the continent to ensure readiness for the demands of the new regime. Continue reading →

How to Develop a Sound Competency Model for Better Benefits and Outcomes


In my career at Willis Towers Watson I’ve had the pleasure of working with hundreds of clients, from some of the largest on earth, to those with fewer than 2,500 employees. From private to public sector, retail to energy services. … Continue reading →

FinTech and the Ethical Use of Personal Data

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As we move into an era of access to greater amounts of users’ personal information, it is time for a debate about the ethical use of personal data to ensure that financial innovation doesn’t create financial exclusion or marginalisation. We … Continue reading →

A Perfect D&O Storm


Economic headwinds, individual accountability and disruptive change, like forces of nature, are converging in a way that could change the game for directors & officers (D&O) risk. Continue reading →

The Risk of Sanctions for Real Estate Businesses


Sanctions are punitive measures imposed on a country by foreign governments. They can entail trading embargoes as well as freezing the assets of certain individuals or companies. Any business that has dealings with a sanctioned country risks being affected. Continue reading →

Failing (and Flailing) Co-ops: the Canary in the Mine?

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The Wall Street Journal is no fan of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or the ACA and as some brand it, Obamacare).  However, recent news about health insurers  pulling out of co-ops does rightly raise concerns about … Continue reading →

Guide to Network Security and Cyber Coverage

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For years, network security professionals have been saying “either you have been data breached or you just do not know that you have been data breached.” As the lives of both private individuals and businesses are increasingly dominated by technology … Continue reading →

2016: The Year of Pay Equity Discrimination Claims

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The employment practices liability (EPL) landscape never disappoints when it comes to keeping employers on their toes. 2015 was no different. Continue reading →

Social Engineering is Bigger Than Hacking—But Countermeasures Work


All the major information security firms credit humans and social engineering, in the form of phishing and spear-phishing emails, as the root cause of most cyber-attacks. By using social engineering techniques, attackers can efficiently and cost effectively deliver malicious software, … Continue reading →

How Digital Media Transforms the Way People and Organizations Work


Let’s start with the obvious:  If you’re reading this – you’re online. Maybe it’s a traditional workday, maybe it’s the weekend. Perhaps you’re a freelancer, working in the middle of the night for a project that’s needed for a client … Continue reading →