Category Archives: Insurance and Risk Management

Risk environment update: Wildfire risk

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Losses from wildfires have increased exponentially, making more sophisticated analytical solutions necessary to confidently underwrite and price wildfire risk. Continue reading →

Reinsurance market remains stable amid ample capacity

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Despite a challenging 2017 and indifferent 2018 results, balance sheets of traditional reinsurers remain strong, and overall interest from insurance-linked securities investors remains mostly undimmed. Continue reading →

To assure stakeholders that corporate risks are optimally managed, think beyond insurance lines of business and risk siloes

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Corporate de-risking activities are typically handled in silos, oriented to the way the insurance industry has organized itself — rather than being attuned to the specific financial needs of the enterprise. Continue reading →

CRO ‘elevator speeches’ for strategy meetings

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Prepared "elevator speeches" can be an effective communication tool to help CROs cover the essential points of a topic without going into unnecessary technical details. Continue reading →

The changing face of liquidity risk management

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The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has released its proposals (CP4/19) for “Liquidity risk management for insurers”. Over the last year, there have been discussions between the industry, the PRA and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) around liquidity risk management, so these … Continue reading →

Navigating the risks of a global insurance marketplace in transition

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Risk managers can no longer rely on the practice of simply purchasing low-cost worldwide non-admitted policies. Continue reading →

Changing risk culture and the dynamic CRO

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Establishing a consistent and enterprise-wide risk management framework, supported by a strong risk culture, aids business resilience. It can also help organizations identify and take advantage of the right strategic opportunities and ultimately gain competitive advantage. Continue reading →

Does the Law of One Price apply to insurance?

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The upside of risk transfer market complexity is that arbitrage opportunities don’t disappear quickly. They’re not all that rare; rather, they’re just hidden. Continue reading →

Retail: Is there opportunity in uncertainty?

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As a retailer, your view of the sector likely depends on several variables. How you’re embracing the continued growth of online shopping and automation across the value chain, how you’re adapting to rising operating costs while sharing in your consumers’ … Continue reading →

New risks in leisure and hospitality

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Asking the right questions about your policies and practices is essential to prepare you for virtually any possibility. And having the right risk management in place to mitigate against changing risks can help you face an uncertain future with greater certainty. Continue reading →