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The Thirsty Dragon: Implications of China’s Water Shortages

Our Shanghai blogger examines issues surrounding China's severe water shortage. Continue reading →

Everyone’s a Risk Manager in Offshore Wind Energy

With the next phase of offshore wind power development set to dwarf current projects, the industry faces two major challenges: To reduce the cost and the time it takes to build the massive structures out at sea. These two topics … Continue reading →

Offshore Directorships: How Many Are Too Many?

First we had the Weavering case, shedding light on the standard of care expected by the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands of independent directors in offshore hedge funds. Now we have a front page exposé in this week’s Financial Times … Continue reading →

Reinsurance: Baden-Baden and Beyond

Willis Re's James Vickers discusses the big issues facing reinsurers in the run-up to the 1/1 renewals, including CBI, model changes & the EU debt crisis. Continue reading →

5 Financial Stories You May Have Missed – With European Bondage

This week's 5 financial news stories: FDIC, Credit Unions, Dodd-Frank, DOJ--and a cool interactive map explaining the European debt crisis. Continue reading →

Insurance: A Little Earning is a Dangerous Thing…

As Alexander Pope so nearly said, re/insurance company earnings are key to the firm’s valuation. Recent research from Citigroup provides more evidence that insurance firms with low earning volatility have higher stock multiples and better shareholder returns. Continue reading →

What Weavering Case Means for Hedge Fund Governance

Paul Richards, Willis FINEX National, discusses implications of the Weavering ruling on Fund Directors’ Liability for hedge fund's corporate governance. Continue reading →

T&D Cover – Gone With The Wind?

The power sector's transmission and distribution networks (T&D) are exposed to European winter storms, but meaningful levels of T&D insurance is hard to find. Continue reading →

Are You a Short-Termist or a Long-Termist on Energy?

Willis Renewable Energy expert looks at the implications of the IEA's World Energy Outlook report for the renewable and insurance sectors. Continue reading →

5 Financial Stories You May Have Missed – And the Silver Screen

This week's financial stories you may have missed: Rajaratnam, Fannie Mae, Olympus, replicator funds, De Niro, too big to fail, margin call, tower heist Continue reading →