The Human Risk Factor: Falsification Leads to Major Pollution

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An employee at a leading pipeline company, responsible for a massive jet fuel leak near Mitchell International Airport that cost $19 million to clean up, has agreed to plead guilty to federal criminal charges this week in the United States. Continue reading →

A Risk and Insurance Christmas Carol

Modern Ebenezer Scrooge

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 →

English Supreme Court Not Impressed With Corporate Vehicle Run By Arab Prince

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Not long ago I blogged about the case of an Arab Sheikh who was a director of  a company involved in litigation in the UK and was made subject to UK jurisdiction even though he was resident in Saudi Arabia.  … 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 →

The SFO Secures its First Bribery Act Convictions: Watershed or Damp Squib?

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It’s been a long time coming but the SFO have at last succeeded in securing its first convictions under the Bribery Act which came into force over three years ago. Given that the Act, by common consent, contains some of … Continue reading →

Real Estate and the Treasury’s Revised Funding Proposals for Pool Re

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Commentators initially thought the UK Government’s revised funding proposals for Pool Re would have a significant effect on the provision of terrorism insurance in the UK, however a review of the detail indicates that there may not be any notable … Continue reading →

TRIPRA Legislative Update: Delays Continue in Final Vote

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On Wednesday, December 10, the House of Representatives, in a vote of 414/7, passed legislation to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014, (TRIPRA) for a further six years. While the overwhelming House vote in favor of this … Continue reading →

How to Communicate With Your CEO About Risk

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What’s the job of a CEO? When you come down to it, a CEO’s job is to make decisions. The right decisions. Knowing your CEO’s priorities is key to communicating effectively. Continue reading →

You Can’t go Far These Days in the Insurance World Without Hearing About Cyber

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Everyone wants to talk about cyber. I was recently invited to a cyber-conference in which the blurb said there were over 80 cyber products out there offered by more than 60 different providers. The promise was to debunk the myths … Continue reading →

Why We Were All Wrong About the Airline Marketplace. Again.

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I’ll admit it. I was among those predicting serious insurance rate increases for airlines following the terrible and very public disasters in the skies this past year. But here we are in Q4, the crucial season for airline insurance renewals, … Continue reading →