Category Archives: Analytics

Volatile Oil Prices Prompt Firms to Reassess their Risk Tolerance

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Oil prices have dropped 40% in the past six months alone, leading many oil companies to significantly curtail their production. Profit margins and cash flows have been considerably impacted as a result and now, the drastic drop in prices means … Continue reading →

Reinsurance and Solvency II – Part 1: The Challenge of Regulating Diverse Markets

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If you’ve read any of my past blogs about Solvency II you will know that I have a love/hate relationship with it. I fully believe in and support what Solvency II is trying to do but find the way it … Continue reading →

Case Study: Using Insurance to Protect Corporate Financial Objectives

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Optimizing insurance programs to act as a hedge to protect corporate financial objectives enables insurance buyers to deliver insurance programs that are superior in value and efficiency. Using insurance to reduce the volatility of an organization’s financial results moves insurance … Continue reading →

What Risks Will Emerge in 2015?

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Our list of emerging risks for 2015 covers the kind of perils that keep risk managers up at night: cyber risk, oil price volatility, the changing demands of today’s workforce, the over-confidence corporations have in the ability of their entity … Continue reading →

Top 10 of 2014 – #2: Guide to ERM: Risk Measurement & Reporting

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Peter Drucker is reported to have once said “what gets measured, gets managed.” That truism of modern management applied to risk as well as it does to other more commonly measured things like sales, profits and expenses. Regulators take a similar … Continue reading →

Top 10 of 2014 – #3: Guide to ERM: Risk Identification

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There are a number of common threads linking the emerging regulatory guidelines; one of these is the fundamental importance of risk identification. Continue reading →

Using a Financial Impact Analysis to Define Risk Tolerance

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Many of the world’s leading corporations do not have an explicit and agreed definition of their risk tolerance or appetite. We facilitate and guide many clients in this area. An important tool for us to start a conversation about tolerance … Continue reading →

Video: What is Analytics?

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In this interview I speak with Giorgis Hadzilacos, Senior Catastrophe Risk Analyst and Flood Specialist at Willis Re Analytics. Continue reading →

Video: Mutuals Must Differentiate to Weather Current Challenges

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In this blog I speak with mutual (re)insurance specialists David Thomas, CEO of Market Services & Solutions at Willis; Robin Swindell, Executive Vice President at Willis Re and John Haydon, Executive Director at Willis Re. Continue reading →

Guide to ERM: Economic Capital Model Validation

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Fundamentally, an economic capital model seeks to consistently use exposure information and limited actual experience to estimate the impact of remote events that may or may not have ever happened in the past. Those who seek to make use of … Continue reading →