Category Archives: Global Risks

Crowd goes wild: Risks of overreliance on crowdsourcing

While the concept of a sharing economy may be a fairly new one, its roots date back to the centuries-old practice of crowdsourcing (i.e., outsourcing work, or aspects of work, traditionally performed by an employee or designated agent to separate … Continue reading →

Tracking aviation’s journey: From a travel option for developed countries to a global economic tool

For the average traveller, booking a flight appears to have become a very simple process. Open a browser, select one of various travel search engines, select your preferred flight, time, price and airline, input your credit card details and pack … Continue reading →

Brexit impact on transportation industry

The U.K. Government has invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, meaning Britain’s exit from the E.U. will be complete by the end of March 2019. Continue reading →

A world on edge: Political risk in 2017

Two words capture the political climate in much of the world today: uncertainty and disruption. This is the kind of volatility that political risk insurance addresses. Continue reading →

How will transportation execs navigate complex operating models in an interconnected world?

In recent decades, globalisation has opened a wider path to corporate growth while increasing organizational complexity. Supply chains and the transportation networks required to serve them have been stretched across geographical and political borders, driving greater interdependency between companies. This … Continue reading →

Davos 2017: Responsive and responsible leadership in transportation

Some of the top minds in business and academia will converge on Davos again this week to take part in the 47th World Economic Forum. This year, delegates are convening to discuss the broad theme of Responsive and Responsible Leadership. … Continue reading →

European transportation industries are uniquely vulnerable to political volatility

The rise of populism on the European continent presents new geopolitical risks for corporates in the transportation industry whose businesses rely on the free movement of people and goods between member countries. Transportation Risk Index Overview/ strategic opportunity of risk … Continue reading →

Securing property in an age of global terror

Terrorism has come to dominate the news and political agenda. Anyone anywhere can be a victim. Commercial property landlords need to be more aware. Continue reading →

Space weather spawns earthbound risks

The University of Cambridge's scenario-based study examines the impacts and derived economic impacts from an extreme space weather event such as a solar storm. Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2016

As Halloween nears, people’s thoughts inevitably turn to ghoulies and ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night. At the Wire we take this opportunity to reflect on the scariest risks our clients faced this year.  … Continue reading →