Category Archives: Financial Services

Getting Hitched to a Tech Company, Without Regrets

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Technology creates strange bedfellows. This is particularly true for financial institutions of late. 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 →

Concentration of Financial Infrastructure in Urban Centers

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Sandy and 9/11 taught us some harsh lessons about how much of the US financial backbone is located in a narrow swath of real estate. It is true that more people are working remotely and that the Internet has made … Continue reading →

The Relationship Between Regulation and Corporate Culture

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), formerly the Financial Services Authority, holds an Enforcement Conference every two years. The latest one, last month, was the first one under the new FCA regime. Continue reading →

Regulatory Review of 2014

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As we close the book on 2014, we look back at the Financial Conduct Authority’s progress and select three important stories of 2014. Continue reading →

On the Front Lines of the Cyber Battlefield

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This week's headlines highlight the risk of state-sponsored cyber terrorists--but cyber policies often include a war exclusion that could put coverage in jeopardy. Continue reading →

A Risk and Insurance Christmas Carol

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In Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, we join a forlorn Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey across his past, present and future. This timeless tale shows us that a lack of perspective, perception and reflection can set us, and those … Continue reading →

The 12 Risks of Christmas: How We Helped Santa This Year

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Everyone knows Santa to be a great humanitarian and a “jolly old elf,” but he wants to be known for something else: business transparency. So, in our latest client meeting with St. Nick and his senior elf management, they asked … Continue reading →

Bitcoin: Impossible to Insure?

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Virtual currency may be an inevitable part of our increasingly virtual world, but that doesn’t mean insurance companies have to like it – or insure it. Insurers are comfortable with what they know – with what they can measure and … Continue reading →

Millennials: Creating Alternatives in Asset Management

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My last post was about how Millennials are changing how we bank. Since then Applepay and SnapCash have arrived, more evidence of banking disintermediation. But it’s not just banks; Millennials are also driving disintermediation in asset management that is changing how … Continue reading →