Don’t Hire Your Next Bad Claim: Safety in the Workplace

safety workmen

You can’t eliminate human error. You can’t eliminate accidents. But you can implement some key strategies to improve workplace safety. Continue reading →

What do the World Cup and D&O Insurance Have in Common?

Lloyds: World Cup Insurable Value

I spotted a recent headline advising that the total insurable value of all the players at the World Cup is approximately US$10 billion. This is according to a study carried out by Lloyd’s in conjunction with the Centre for Economics … Continue reading →

Halliburton Ruling May Drive Defense Costs

halliburton decision

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its much-anticipated decision in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. (Halliburton II) , which had been closely monitored by the legal and insurance communities for its potential to turn the … Continue reading →

What the Influx of Capital is Doing to Reinsurance Today

Capital Inflow: Who is Buying

Last week I presented the keynote address of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF), Meeting of Reinsurance Officials (MORO), in Miami. The theme of the presentation, “The Current State of the Reinsurance Market”, focused on the impact of the … Continue reading →

Renewable Investors Face New (Uninsured) Risks from Government Drawbacks

wilting wind farm

Such has been the surge in investment in renewable energy projects, driven by political pressure to invest in less emission-intensive energy production and the provision of renewable energy incentives, that investment in renewables has now outstripped fossil fuel fired plants. Continue reading →

U.K. Court Reaches Directors Overseas

Long British Arm

We still hear a lot about long-arm jurisdiction being exercised by the United States—and rightly so. Rumours of its demise in the wake of the Supreme Court judgment in Morrison v National Bank of Australia have been way overdone. The … Continue reading →

Financial Insurance for Start-Up Hedge Funds

Financial insurance for hedge funds

Having the right insurance policies in place might not necessarily be top of the to-do list when setting up a hedge fund. This article is part of a 4-part series detailing some of the key risk areas and insurance solutions … Continue reading →

Understanding Start-Up Hedge Fund Insurance

Insurance for hedge funds

Having the right insurance policies in place might not necessarily be top of the ‘to do’ list when setting up a hedge fund. But to overlook this key business requirement is ill advised. Today’s hedge fund manager is under a … Continue reading →

General Insurance for Start-Up Hedge Funds

General insurance for hedge funds

Having the right insurance policies in place might not necessarily be top of the to-do list when setting up a hedge fund. This article is part of a 4-part series detailing some of the key risk areas and insurance solutions … Continue reading →

Employee Benefits Insurance for Start-Up Hedge Funds

Employee benefits insurance for hedge funds

Having the right insurance policies in place might not necessarily be top of the to-do list when setting up a hedge fund. This article is part of a 4-part series detailing some of the key risk areas and insurance solutions … Continue reading →

A Lot on Their Plate: Food and Beverage Industry Faces Reputational Risk

Meat shopping

I had the chance to catch up recently with Greg Benefield, Food & Beverage Leader for Willis North America, and he did not hesitate when I asked about the risks facing this broad industry sector: the number-one risk management issue … Continue reading →

Hobby Lobby Decision Limits PPACA’s Contraceptive Mandate

Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision

Employers who have religious convictions that would prohibit them from paying for contraceptive services have gotten some help from the Supreme Court today in the long-awaited Hobby Lobby case. Continue reading →