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Personal Accountability: A Checklist for Worried Directors

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I blogged recently on the recent Treasury announcement (still subject to Parliamentary approval) about the abolition of the presumption of responsibility under the senior managers regime (SMR), due to be introduced in the UK in March 2016. In the same … Continue reading →

The Construction Talent Shortage: A Risk In Need of Management

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I spoke to three construction CEOs this week and each of them confided separately that their number one concern right now is finding qualified people to do the construction that’s picked up as the Great Recession shrinks in the rearview … Continue reading →

Stepping into the Unknown: Insuring Nuclear Decommissioning

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The word ‘nuclear’ has a tendency to make people uneasy. We’re still living with the remnants of the Fukushima disaster of 2011 and Germany has decided to cleanse itself from nuclear activity altogether. Thus it comes as no surprise that … Continue reading →

Progress in Assessing Tsunami Risk on a Global Scale

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Tsunamis produce some of the greatest losses to lives and livelihoods of any disaster. They ignore country borders, bringing chaos and destruction indiscriminately. These rare events are difficult to study, but we have learnt many valuable lessons from two of … Continue reading →

How Insurance Can Help Release Money Back to Investors During Fund Wind-Up

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As real estate funds come to an end, their affairs need to be wound up. When this happens, a number of issues need to be considered, including the distribution of money back to investors at the earliest opportunity. Continue reading →

Strongest El Niño in Decades

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Seasonal forecasting is a developing science. Skill is required for the scientific production of the forecast, but also in interpreting the information. However, if there is ever going to be a good time to check these long range forecasts, it … Continue reading →

Shipping Week Attendees Told to Expect More Trade Volatility

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Delegates at the myriad events that comprised London International Shipping Week (LISW) this year were warned to expect more trade volatility and a continuously shifting commercial seascape as global economics shift and new technologies make their presence felt. Continue reading →

Connected Cars and Cyber-Security: A Growing Risk

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Auto manufacturers are busy cyber-proofing their products to ensure greater passenger safety and to prevent the market potential of “connected” cars from being held hostage by attacks. Continue reading →

Survey Reveals Growth and Strength in Workplace Wellness

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Wellness programs appear to be more entrenched in employer strategies. The 2015 Willis Health and Productivity Study surveyed more than 700 employers across the United States to find out how broad and how deep they were going with their wellness … Continue reading →

Marketplace Realities 2016: Bringing the Pieces Together

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To transfer a risk is to solve a puzzle. Some of the pieces in that puzzle will belong to the company that is transferring the risk – those would include retentions, captives and other self-insurance options. But most of the … Continue reading →