Tag Archives: UK

U.K. attitudes to rental risk are softening

With traditional investments underperforming, many institutions are warming to some of the risks involved in moving back into housing, although some are more risk averse than others. Continue reading →

Making U.K. directors personally liable for data privacy breaches

One proposal for the U.K.’s new Digital Economy Bill is for company directors to become personally liable for fines resulting from nuisance calls made by their companies. Continue reading →

Comment on the U.K.’s new National Cyber Security Strategy

In November 2016, the U.K. government published the new National Cyber Security Strategy 2016 to 2021, outlining the government’s plans for the U.K. and cyberspace. Continue reading →

U.K. floods: Should we expect more of the same?

By making a few assumptions, the chances of getting two locations, such as Carlisle, experiencing extreme flows in a 10-year period is over 80%. Continue reading →

It might not be so bad for UK construction after all post-Brexit

So, in the UK the Brexit vote has come and gone and in the USA we now have a new president elect, who it would seem, supports the UK’s decision to leave the EU. But how has this impacted the … Continue reading →

How to model a windstorm

Storm Angus hit the U.K. earlier this month (also known as Nannette as designated by the Free University of Berlin). Although insurance industry losses are not expected have much impact on the reinsurance industry, the storm did produce high winds … Continue reading →

Brexit for HR: hope for the best, plan for the worst

How is any organisation meant to plan for Brexit when so much is uncertain? Continue reading →

Are lawyers worth their weight in gold?

When a crisis hits, gold is the go-to for investors, a safe and tangible way to see and assign a monetary value to it. When other crises strike, it could be that you will reach out to a lawyer for … Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2016

As Halloween nears, people’s thoughts inevitably turn to ghoulies and ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night. At the Wire we take this opportunity to reflect on the scariest risks our clients faced this year.  … Continue reading →

The rise of megaprojects

The advent of the ‘megaproject’ is truly upon us as such projects become a key feature of the UK project landscape. It is generally agreed that a project with a value greater than £1bn can be considered a megaproject and, … Continue reading →