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DSU de-mystified

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Delay in Set up (DSU) or “Delay in Completion” coverage continues to be the least understood and most contentious type of insurance for construction projects — especially as regards claims. As you will probably already be aware, this cover normally … Continue reading →

Robo-advisers – an iron giant

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At the beginning of June, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) launched its Advice Unit, designed to help “robo-advisers” – firms offering automated advice through online platforms to deliver cheaper advice to consumers. Advice gap I’d give you advice, but you … Continue reading →

Fintech’s Achilles heel: The U.S. regulatory system

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American Fintech is in danger. There is a real risk that financial innovation will fall between the cracks of what is already a convoluted system of regulation in this country. That is bad for everyone. It’s bad for the innovators … Continue reading →

Captive management: time to reboot?

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There are few businesses that work in the same business environment as they did in previous years. This is why captive managers have some catching up to do. Continue reading →

Could a tsunami wipe out the U.K. coastline?

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Tsunami is a risk unlike any other natural catastrophe: it has the potential to dramatically change the landscape in a very short space of time, leaving devastation in its wake. And as an island, the U.K. is potentially vulnerable to … Continue reading →

Job roles that drive workforce productivity

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Lackluster workforce productivity is causing a great deal of consternation among both economists and business leaders. In her June 6 speech, Janet Yellen, the chair of the Federal Reserve Board, again lamented the slowdown in productivity growth – a phenomenon … Continue reading →

New competitors, new strategies: Top risk for tech, media and telecom firms

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Despite the high value placed on innovation in traditional areas (e.g., products, services, supply chain, global delivery, etc), technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) firms face threats from new and emerging competitors, who out-innovate them in business model and strategy design. Continue reading →

I am entitled to a lawyer being present if interviewed by the Serious Fraud Office or similar authority, right?

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We have all seen enough police shows to be familiar with the mantra that you are entitled to have a lawyer present, along with the warning that: You do not have to say anything. But it may harm your defence … Continue reading →

4 steps to linking strategy and ERM

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Why don't insurers practice strategic risk management? Continue reading →

The convergence of primary risks in aviation

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We are now seeing a world where risk is interconnected. Continue reading →