Ebola Reveals Weaknesses in Provider Preparedness

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The world is in the midst of an officially declared public health emergency with the Ebola outbreak. Unfortunately the world has also discovered that—though we (health care) train and educate and write detailed disaster response plans—to date there have been … Continue reading →

Ebola: Your Company May be More Prepared Than you Think

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It seems like every year there is some new illness that the news claims is going to kill us all and will inevitably bring international commerce to a screeching halt: SARS, Avian Flu, now Ebola. Ebola is very serious in … Continue reading →

Marketplace Realities: Edge of a Cliff?

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It’s long been common wisdom in the insurance business that whatever we say about rates should come with an asterisk. The asterisk refers to a note that says something along the lines of, “Of course, in the event of a … Continue reading →

The Divided Airline Insurance Marketplace

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When tragic airline losses filled our screens this past year, the airline insurance marketplace was braced for some heavy turbulence and an end to what’s been a long soft market. Many of us have been surprised by what’s transpired. Rates … Continue reading →

How Hackers Use Social Engineering to Breach Your Company’s Defenses

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It’s easier to exploit an employee’s natural inclination to trust than it is to hack security software for unauthorized access. Continue reading →

Why Would you Choose Captive Solution in a Soft Market?

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In this short video interview for Re360.co I explain why, despite the current soft market, large and sophisticated insurance buyers are increasingly considering the use of captives as part of an integrated risk management programme. Continue reading →

Millennials – Changing How We Bank

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Banks must evolve and tailor their service platform for the huge Millennial demographic--or face the disintermediation experienced by other industries. Continue reading →

More Regulations: Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Come Out…

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The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has recently published an updated version of the Combined Code on Corporate Governance in the UK. It will apply to companies with reporting periods commencing on or after 1st October 2014. Continue reading →

Disruption in Insurance Placement

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In a past feature on the WillisWire I explored the idea of electronic trading and insurance brokers beginning to use platforms and algorithms to advise their placement activity. The pace of this development is picking up remarkably and insurance companies, … Continue reading →

Security Situation in Venezuela Continues to Deteriorate

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The Maduro regime is struggling to deal with the country’s crippling crime levels, stemming mostly from the growing socio-economic crises confronting the country. Continue reading →