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Talent: a long-term risk for tech firms

Firms need to consider the impact of talent on their ability to enter new markets, and respond to new sources of competition. Continue reading →

Continued industry/academic collaboration will improve understanding of catastrophe risk

Robust interaction among commercial catastrophe model vendors, re/insurers, intermediaries, and academic and government researchers is the best way to ensure our industry has the tools to deal with a changing risk environment. Continue reading →

The changing risk landscape for publishers in a digital world

For centuries, traditional print has been society’s primary conveyor of information. But much has changed since the advent of broadcast radio and television. Today, the internet presents print media with arguably the biggest disruptor the industry has ever faced. Continue reading →

DSU de-mystified

Delay in Set up (DSU) or “Delay in Completion” coverage continues to be the least understood and most contentious type of insurance for construction projects — especially as regards claims. As you will probably already be aware, this cover normally … Continue reading →

Living up to U.S. pay equity

It requires a deeper level of analysis to ensure your pay practices are truly equitable across your employee population. Continue reading →

Robo-advisers – an iron giant

At the beginning of June, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) launched its Advice Unit, designed to help “robo-advisers” – firms offering automated advice through online platforms to deliver cheaper advice to consumers. Advice gap I’d give you advice, but you … Continue reading →

BREXIT – Impact on EU captives and insurers: Pass-porting

Following Brexit, captive owners and insurers have a maximum of two years from the triggering of Article 50, to formulate any contingency plan. Continue reading →

Fintech’s Achilles heel: The U.S. regulatory system

American Fintech is in danger. There is a real risk that financial innovation will fall between the cracks of what is already a convoluted system of regulation in this country. That is bad for everyone. It’s bad for the innovators … Continue reading →

Captive management: time to reboot?

There are few businesses that work in the same business environment as they did in previous years. This is why captive managers have some catching up to do. Continue reading →

Could a tsunami wipe out the U.K. coastline?

Tsunami is a risk unlike any other natural catastrophe: it has the potential to dramatically change the landscape in a very short space of time, leaving devastation in its wake. And as an island, the U.K. is potentially vulnerable to … Continue reading →