How to Introduce Risk Analytics to Your Life Science Company


We are inundated with headlines regarding analytics for business. CFOs and risk managers have been trying to get their bosses to listen for years– Continue reading →

The Perils for Senior Management of Being “Involved” with Bribery and Corruption

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Bribery and corruption is alive and well. That’s the depressing but perhaps unsurprising finding of a new report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) analysing more than 400 cases worldwide involving companies or individuals over a 15 … Continue reading →

Leading Persons in the EU Financial Sector: Beware of New Personal Sanctions

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What changes are moving into national legislations across the EU to come to terms with corporate governance weaknesses? Continue reading →

Why is Today’s Energy Underwriting Landscape so Bleak?

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Many of the factors that make up today’s bleak underwriting landscape for energy insurers are interrelated and can be summarised as follows.  Continue reading →

Drones: Safety Considerations and Potential Liability Concerns


The proliferation of drones and the ever-increasing role they play in commercial endeavors has left governments, commercial aviation, insurance carriers and the general public scrambling for guidance on legal requirements and rights/responsibilities. Continue reading →

Are You Safe From Tsunamis?


While the devastating Asian Tsunamis of 2004 and 2011 left us in no doubt of the threat in that region, people in Europe and the Caribbean generally consider themselves safe. However, according to a new Global Tsunami risk study published … Continue reading →

Are Task-Centered Processes Hurting Workers’ Comp Claim Control?


Over the past four decades it has been fascinating to watch the evolution of the workers’ compensation claim handling process. In terms of structure and complexity, it has moved from the bicycle to the jet aircraft. Today’s process is composed … Continue reading →

Happy National Employee Benefits Day!

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Today, April 2, we take a moment to recognize employee benefits and the human resources professionals who are dedicated to providing them to their colleagues. Except for Social Security, workers’ compensation and a few benefits required by states, US employers … Continue reading →

After Tohoku: Re-evaluating Japanese Earthquake Hazard

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The magnitude of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake came largely as a surprise to the seismologist community and revealed certain shortcomings in previous hazard studies. Helping to address this, in 2012 and 2013, the Headquarters for Earthquake Research Promotion (HERP) in … Continue reading →

Do You Need a D&O Policy in Japan?

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It seems a long time since I first blogged about the problems at Japanese camera maker Olympus.  This all goes back to 2011 when Michael Woodford, then president of Olympus, first blew the whistle about his concerns over payments made … Continue reading →