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5 key considerations in responding to cyber extortion demands

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Cyber extortion is a growing and rapidly evolving risk. What should companies do in response to one of the more insidious forms of cyber extortion on the rise: so-called ransomware attacks. Continue reading →

Executive compensation in natural resources: Pay the price now, or pay more later

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One of the first things Theresa May did after becoming the new British prime minister was to promise to crack down on excessive executive pay in the U.K. by including the possibility of making shareholder votes on C-suite compensation binding … Continue reading →

Master trusts: The growing trend for outsourcing U.K. defined contribution pensions

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Master trust defined contribution (DC) pension arrangements may have erupted in the U.K. in the last few years but with all the noise around the proliferation of small trusts that are aimed at small and medium enterprises, the bigger picture … Continue reading →

Six Practical Points to Remember When Doing M&A

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Last year was a standout year for mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Not only did we see some of the largest deals in history, but the M&A market showed strength and depth with records broken for both the number of deals … Continue reading →

A reinsurer’s guide to Access to Records clauses

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For decades, many reinsurance treaties were simple agreements between international professionals who knew and trusted each other. Deals were closed on a handshake, and the actual reinsurance contracts were simple because these were long-term relationships and everything could be worked … Continue reading →

Is your design firm protected from cyber-risks?

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Cyber-risk is evolving fast, and the architect and engineer (A&E) community should be monitoring the developments closely.  Arguably, design firms take on considerably less cyber-related risk than large retailers and financial institutions, which continue to  face huge and costly data … Continue reading →

Top risk for oil and gas industry: operating in difficult physical environments

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Easily-recoverable oil reserves are a thing of the past, and oil and gas companies have little choice but to turn to unconventional sources of fuel such as shale oil and ‘fracked’ gas; and to look in places where a few … Continue reading →

Control your company’s destiny with a work strategy

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In many ways Brexit news hit like a splash of cold water – a shocking surprise. In the weeks that have followed, many organizations are now experiencing a constant, sprinkler-like flow of information and activities needed to manage internal and … Continue reading →

Turning whistleblowing to your advantage

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The Dodd-Frank whistleblower program is picking up steam – and that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. According to SEC.gov, since its inception in 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has awarded $85 million to 32 tipsters. A … Continue reading →

Cyber risk for insurers

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Cyber risk has definitely stepped off the “emerging risks” list and moved in with the “current risks.”  Not a week goes by without another major news story about some firm or government agency being hacked and losing control over millions … Continue reading →