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Scariest Financial Services Risk: Data Breach

The Scream, by Edvard Munch (1893)

Nothing strikes fear in the hearts of financial managers like the phrase “data breach.” Continue reading →

Scariest China Risk: Pandemic Pandemonium

A recent issue of the New Scientist magazine informs us that the H5N1 avian flu virus is now just five mutations away from being capable of human-to-human transmission. Continue reading →

Scariest D&O Risk: Insolvency

What should be keeping board members awake now is the fear of finding themselves suddenly shorn of the protection usually afforded by the corporate veil. Continue reading →

Scariest Aerospace Risk: Fuel Price

The Scream, by Edvard Munch (1893)

The trouble with a Halloween blog about air transport is that it isn’t or shouldn’t be scary. It is statistically one of the safest things you can do. 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 →

It’s All About the Price, Right? Norwegian Energy Clients Beg to Differ

On what basis do energy insurance buyers select their broker? Price? Service? Our Norway survey results may surprise you. Continue reading →

5 Financial News Stories You May Have Missed — And Shrinkage

This week in financial news: hedge funds, forex, private equity funds, Gupta, and chartered banks. Continue reading →

Geithner’s Vague Threat to Banks: More Harm than Good?

The threat of regulatory action has hung over the banks for the last three years. The recent comment by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner  suggesting that the public should “stay tuned” could exacerbate the dark cloud hanging over our financial institutions, Continue reading →

All Talk, No Action on Supply Chain Risk

There is there is a great deal of enthusiastic talk about supply chain interruption--but very little action I fear. Continue reading →

After Qaddafi: What Now?

While the death of Quaddafi heralds a new dawn in Libya's history, the scale of the task facing its National Transitional Council should not be underestimated. Continue reading →