Category Archives: Analytics

How to Introduce Risk Analytics to Your Life Science Company

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We are inundated with headlines regarding analytics for business. CFOs and risk managers have been trying to get their bosses to listen for years– Continue reading →

Are You Safe From Tsunamis?

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While the devastating Asian Tsunamis of 2004 and 2011 left us in no doubt of the threat in that region, people in Europe and the Caribbean generally consider themselves safe. However, according to a new Global Tsunami risk study published … Continue reading →

After Tohoku: Re-evaluating Japanese Earthquake Hazard

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The magnitude of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake came largely as a surprise to the seismologist community and revealed certain shortcomings in previous hazard studies. Helping to address this, in 2012 and 2013, the Headquarters for Earthquake Research Promotion (HERP) in … Continue reading →

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 →