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Renewables: In it for the Long Run

In the ongoing debate about rising energy prices, UK Energy Secretary Chris Huhne said yesterday that it’s up to consumers to shop around for the best tariff. Continue reading →

Governance Matters for Alternative Investment Managers

Australian Dollars

The Financial Standard Online recently reported that Australian “super funds” have established a common set of principles “on how hedge fund managers should operate and manage risk”. The move is designed to improve investor confidence and attract more mandates. Continue reading →

Insurance Implications of the NBA Lockout

Some NBA players are not letting the lockout keep them off the courts. Alex Fairly, Willis' sports and entertainment practice leader, talks to Risk and Insurance about insurance coverage issues arising during the lockout. Continue reading →

The Next Hard Power Market

According to the book of Ecclesiastes, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun”. Yet every generation tends to think that the challenges it faces have never … Continue reading →

Australian Lawsuit Exposes Threat to Non Exec Directors

Man in Boardroom

Remember the legal drama surrounding the directors of Equitable Life and Barings? In both cases the defence of the directors, and especially the non executive directors, was the following: Continue reading →

5 Financial Services Stories You May Have Missed — The Effects of FX

This week: NY Attorney General, Bank of New York Mellon, Bank of America, House Financial Services Committee, UBS, rogue traders, SEC, FINRA, sub-accounts. Continue reading →

Health Care Reform and Liability: Is the Sky Falling?

We are currently in one of the most sustained periods ever for Health Care Professional Liability market stability, and there's no reason for pessimism. Continue reading →

The “Dream” of Air Travel

Boeing 787

The delivery of the first Boeing 787 to All Nippon Airways makes this week a good time to reflect on how the aviation industry has and continues to develop. Continue reading →

5 Financial Services Stories You May Have Missed — And an Occupation

News stories from the week that were easy to miss, but may have some lasting impact: overdrafts, interest, treasury, hedge funds, hackers, and an occupation. Continue reading →

5 Reasons to Explore the Environmental Insurance Marketplace

We’ve all heard a lot in the news lately about some rather large and very damaging environmental catastrophes: the nuclear contamination that followed the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the release of toxic sludge at a metal refinery in Hungary, … Continue reading →