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The Sharing Economy hits InsurTech

WeGoLook CEO, Robin Smith (right), presented her company’s offering to about 40 Willis Towers Watson colleagues in Chicago on November 30, 2017 during the monthly CHI-BAR event. Also pictured were the organizers and hosts of the event, Andrew Johnston (Head of InsurTech, left) and Greg Moore (Broker, center).

WeGoLook CEO, Robin Smith (right), presented her company’s offering to about 40 Willis Towers Watson colleagues in Chicago on November 30, 2017 during the monthly CHI-BAR event. Also pictured were the organizers and hosts of the event, Andrew Johnston (Head … Continue reading →

With-profits simplification: Could it be a triple win?

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Aggregate U.K. market demand for with-profits funds has been in decline for several years. The benefits of simplification of a significant proportion of existing funds, most of which are already closed to new business, are becoming harder to ignore or … Continue reading →

A new U.K. Corporate Governance Code will require directors to look beyond shareholders’ interests

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The long-awaited consultation by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) on revisions to the U.K. Corporate Governance Code was published in December 2017. The Code has been revised many times since it was first introduced in 1992, but these changes are … Continue reading →

Managing design-build risk

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As an underwriter and a broker specializing in Architects and Engineers (A&E) professional liability (PL) insurance over the last twenty years, I’ve seen design-build (DB) projects succeed and I’ve seen them fail miserably. Most would agree that everyone loses when … Continue reading →

Behavioral economics: A powerful way to influence employee health and wellbeing

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Gaining a deeper understanding of human behavior – and using that understanding effectively – will help us influence people to make better decisions about their health. Professor Richard Thaler, a recent recipient of the Nobel Prize, sought to prove this … Continue reading →

Can insurance help drive private equity investment in renewable energy?

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One of the main reasons private equity (PE) firms have held back on investing in renewable projects is the perception that it’s difficult to predict how investments will perform. Renewables are volatile. Energy produced from them can vary from year … Continue reading →

Protecting people and assets in the Latin American natural resources industry: 3 imperatives

Tecpetrol’s Fabio Lugo addressing Latin American Natural Resources Conference in Buenos Aires

Tecpetrol’s Fabio Lugo addresses our Latin American Natural Resources Conference in Buenos Aires last month Latin America’s geography is rich in natural resources, currently producing 12% of the world oil and 7% of the world natural gas supply. But a … Continue reading →

Is pay transparency more than just a trend?

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If you’re of a certain age, asking about someone’s salary would be considered taboo – or even offensive. With a different attitude toward privacy in general, millennials, though, are far more open to compensation discussions than previous generations. And, according … Continue reading →

Seasonal climate forecast for Europe

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At this time of year, in the midst of contract renewals, property insurers are keeping an eye on the long-range forecasts for the rest of the winter in Europe. We’ve all seen the headlines in the tabloids about the next … Continue reading →

How companies can prepare for changing family leave requirements

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The current patchwork of state mandates present a challenge for employers striving to treat their multi-located workforce consistently where leave is concerned. Policies can be inconsistent from state to state, presenting a conundrum for organizations with employees in multiple states. … Continue reading →