Tag Archives: Brazil

Risks of Foreign Investment in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro sunset

Brazil is currently undergoing a resource boom—it is the second largest producer of iron ore and is home to one of the largest off-shore oil discoveries in decades. As such, it presents huge opportunities for foreign direct investment (FDI), particularly … Continue reading →

Our Scariest Brazilian Risk – Cargo Transport in Brazil: A White-Knuckle Ride

Scariest Risks

The statistics in the Brazilian cargo transport market are really scary. Many companies need to transport products within Brazil, whether import or export, but the risks are high for vehicles on Brazil’s roads, increasing the insurance and the goods carried … Continue reading →

Mobile Microinsurance Sales Increasing in Popularity in Brazil

Insurance Sale by Cell Phone Becomes Popular in Brazil

After a successful pilot, by the end of 2012 more carriers will be selling microinsurance via SMS. What products are available, and how did this trend emerge? Continue reading →

Prevention is the Best Cure in the Brazilian Construction Market

Sao Paolo Construction

The building sector is currently experiencing a boom in Brazil thanks to large-scale infrastructure projects that are being generated by the FIFA World Cup 2014, PAC (Growth Acceleration Programme) and the 2016 Olympics. According to the Sebrae, a Brazilian agency … Continue reading →

WillisWire Now in Portuguese

Today we’re proud to announce WillisWire’s expansion into a second language: Brazilian Portuguese.  If you’ve been paying close attention to the site over the past couple of weeks, you may have seen signs of it, but today makes it official: … Continue reading →

Brazil: The Promised Land for Insurers?

Brazil has the eighth largest economy in the world, but is only ranked 33rd in terms of insurance penetration. In recognition of the country’s Republic Day earlier this week, I spoke to our new Latin American CEO about the vast … Continue reading →