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Future of North American Rail: Conflict and Harmony

train tracks

For external observers, the future of high-speed rail (HSR) in the United States may seem an issue of paramount importance. Circumstances have changed, however, and the major challenge in the US, and across many different territories, is how to manage … Continue reading →

Rail: A Big New Risk Coming Down the Tracks

rail tanker cars

Recent high-profile accidents, including the ghost train disaster in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, and the less deadly but equally explosive derailment in North Dakota earlier this year, are raising safety and liability concerns for railroads and shippers. Continue reading →

Journeys Into The Unknown – Planning and Preparing to Ensure Success

Any expedition into new territory or into demanding terrain needs to be approached carefully and with the appropriate amount of planning and preparation. Continue reading →

Poderia um terremoto Causar a Próxima Crise Financeira?

Em 17 de janeiro de 1995, um terremoto atingiu Kobe, cidade portuária japonesa, matando 6.500 pessoas e destruindo o valor de US$ 100 bilhões em propriedade e capital. Cinco semanas depois, o Banco Barings foi declarado insolvente depois de admitir … Continue reading →

Our Scariest Risks II: The Wrath of Risk

Scariest Risks

With Frankenstorm bearing down on the U.S. East Coast, and Halloween approaching, it’s time for the WillisWire team to sit around our screens and share the terrifying tales that keep our clients awake at night. I’ve asked each of our … Continue reading →

WillisWire Turns One

WillisWire Turns One

On September 22, WillisWire turns one year old. To celebrate, here is a slideshow of the top stories of the month from our first 12 months. Continue reading →

Video: Joe Plumeri Reflects on 12 Years of Change in the Insurance Industry

At the Willis booth at RIMS last week, I spoke with Joe Plumeri about changes in the insurance industry he’s witnessed in his 12 years as Willis CEO. Continue reading →

What Risks Will Emerge in 2012?

Emerging Risk

18 emerging risks, some of which have been brewing for a while, some haven’t yet resulted in any claims, others are new twists to well-known risks. Continue reading →

Our Scariest Risks (2011)

The Scream, by Edvard Munch (1893)

We asked each of our bloggers to tell us the scariest risk in their area of expertise. Which one makes you tremble most? Continue reading →