Category Archives: Global Risks

Political violence in 2018: A year of uncertainty

red flags on top of rocks by the ocean

The political violence landscape of 2018 could be best characterized as a year of frustrations and disappointments. National rivalries and disagreements, peppered with the liberal employment of sanctions and tariffs, have made the global compact appear even more unstable. And the rise in populist movements, the erosion of governance and the increasing activity of far-right extremism has probably not yet reached its peak. Continue reading →

Instability in countries like Venezuela highlights need for political risk insurance

Faut-il réinventer le salaire de base?

As Venezuela’s economic and political crisis reaches a boiling point, it serves as a cautionary tale to corporations that have invested in fast growing but increasingly unstable economies. Continue reading →

Expansion has its challenges: Realizing the risks of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

aerial view of intersecting roads at night with red lights

The cornerstone of Chinese foreign policy provides domestic businesses with an opportunity to expand into new territories and develop new products and services. But there are dangers lurking within the possibilities. It’s a maxim in the insurance industry that with … Continue reading →

Are you ready for peak 2018 hurricane season?

a car submerged under water

While current predictions indicate a relatively quiet hurricane season, particularly in comparison to last year, it only takes one major hurricane making landfall in a built-up area to create a significant loss, as we saw with Hurricane Andrew in 1992 … Continue reading →

Midyear update: Most dangerous risks for insurers in 2018

Close up of caution tape over a rail

In January, we wrote about 2018’s most dangerous risks for insurers, highlighting what more than 200 insurance managers cited as the top 10 risks to watch for the year. Now that we’re midway through 2018, it’s time to take a … Continue reading →

Learning about natural hazards: A recap of Willis Research Network’s spring seminar series

streets flooded around a building

This past spring, Willis Research Network (WRN) hosted a series of morning seminars that featured a number of research projects and partners. Topics ranged from severe convective storms to corporate risk profiling, and included findings from some of the WRN’s … Continue reading →

Proteção de pessoas e ativos na indústria de recursos naturais da América Latina: três imperativos

Participação de Fabio Lugo da Tecpetrol em nossa Conferência de Recursos Naturais da América Latina, ocorrida em Buenos Aires, em novembro do ano passado.

Participação de Fabio Lugo da Tecpetrol em nossa Conferência de Recursos Naturais da América Latina, ocorrida em Buenos Aires, em novembro do ano passado. A geografia da América Latina é rica em recursos naturais, produzindo atualmente 12% do petróleo mundial … Continue reading →

Uma perspectiva CISO: 5 considerações-chaves para defender seu negócio de ameaças cibernéticas

Eu tive recentemente a oportunidade de reunir Tim Orchard e James Hatch da BAE Systems Applied Intelligence em uma discussão em webcast sobre como defender seu negócio contra ameaças cibernéticas. Continue reading →

Can insurance help drive private equity investment in renewable energy?

aerial view of solar panels

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 →