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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 →

One Year Later, Thai Floods Still Teach us Supply-Chain Lessons

Helicopter survey of flooding in suburban Greater Bangkok during the 2011 Thai Floods

At an estimated US$ 15 billion of insurable losses, the 2011 Thai floods are likely to rank as one of the most costly natural catastrophes. Unlike other nat cat events, a significant portion of these insurance claims are related to losses suffered far from Thailand, by companies that outsourced their supply chains to this low-cost manufacturing centre. Continue reading →

Behind the Non-Life Cat Bond Transaction of the Year

The Golden State Re deal comprised a number of creative features that were firsts for not only WCMA, but the insurance-linked securities market. Guest blogger Adam Beatty of our WCMA division explains what was new about it. Continue reading →

Construction Project Insurance: Owner’s Professional Liability Exposures and Solutions

Michael Brodzinski has been following the new trend of owners seeking project insurance in his role of Willis' professional liability expert for contractors, owners, and design firms. In this post he discusses construction-related professional liability insurance. Continue reading →

Outstanding Catastrophe Bond Capacity Back Over $14 Billion

Non-Life Catastrophe Bond Capacity, Issued and Outstanding (chart)

Back to Previous High-Water Mark This month the catastrophe bond market has quietly passed a rather significant milestone.  The total outstanding non-life issuance is back over $14 billion for the first time since June 2008. So does this mean the … Continue reading →

Brazil’s Insurance Market Powers Ahead Despite Economic Slowdown

Brazil’s economic retraction in the first quarter of 2012 has not put the brakes on its insurance market, which is expected to continue growing by double digits over the next three years. Continue reading →

Best of British for UK’s Green Plans?

Should Britain emulate South Korea, Germany, and France in offshore wind, and favour local industry? asks Tim Halperin-Smith, the divisional director of our renewable energy practice. Continue reading →

RIMS Panel: The ABCs of the Asian Insurance Market

Soon 39% of the world economy will be in the Asia Pacific region. Roger Wilkinson, Willis International's Chairman & CEO-Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa provides an overview of the insurance marketplace and the trends and issues that are shaping it. Continue reading →

Insuring the Titanic


This week marks the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic. As the broker of the ill-fated ship, Willis has a unique perspective on one of the insurance world’s largest losses--shared by guest blogger Rachel Wilkinson of Willis Marine. Continue reading →