Tag Archives: D&O

Pesquisa: novas responsabilidades, órgãos reguladores, e as ameaças cibernéticas continuam tirando o sono dos diretores

Publicamos os resultados de nossa quarta pesquisa anual de responsabilidades civis de diretores, realizada em conjunto com a empresa de direito internacional Allen & Overy. Continue reading →

A new insurance act comes into force–but it’s not that one!

A lot has been written (not least by me) about the new Insurance Act which is due to come into force in August of this year.  It has rightly been described as one of the most important pieces of U.K. … Continue reading →

The Senior Managers Regime – Just a Matter of Doing the Right Thing?

The Senior Managers’ Regime (SMR), due to come into force in March 2016, is the U.K. financial regulators’ response to widespread concern that bank executives were not held personally responsible for the huge losses of the financial crisis. Yet as … Continue reading →

Survey: New Liabilities, Fresh Scrutiny by Regulators, and Cyber Threats Keep Directors Awake at Night

We publish today the results of our fourth annual survey of directors’ liabilities which we run together with international law firm Allen & Overy. Since we began publishing this series in 2011, directors in the U.K. have become personally liable … Continue reading →

A More Litigious China in Overseas Disputes

In its competition with developed economies, China is ahead in some places and behind in others. But in one area they are catching up quickly: the use of class-action law suits in international disputes. Continue reading →

First Look: Inflated Risk From The New DOL Fiduciary Standard Conundrums

The key question facing today’s financial services firms is how to assess and mitigate risks from the Department of Labor’s (DOL) expanded definition of “investment advice fiduciary” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). The common theme … Continue reading →

The Perils of a Professional Indemnity Exclusion in a D&O Policy

Where is the line drawn between directors and officers (D&O) insurance and professional indemnity insurance? The question is important not just for companies that purchase both forms of insurance but also for those who buy D&O insurance alone but nevertheless … Continue reading →

Chief Risk Officer 3.0: Darwinism at Work

The role of the chief risk officer (CRO) in European insurance companies has evolved quickly in the last 20 years. Now, I believe that the passage of Solvency II is moving the goalposts again. Continue reading →

Why Risk is Becoming a Boardroom Issue: Dominic Casserley and John Haley at RIMS

As thousands of risk and insurance professionals across the industry gather for the Risk & Insurance Management Society’s annual conference in San Diego this week, I caught up with John Haley and Dominic Casserley about some of the external forces … Continue reading →

New Transparency Laws in Force Today May Catch U.K. Company Directors Unaware

From April 6th, the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 will introduce far-reaching changes to the very fabric from which the cloak of private companies is woven. Continue reading →