Category Archives: Insurance and Risk Management

How forward-thinking power companies are managing their geopolitical risks

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What can we learn from how the most sophisticated power companies on the planet are integrating geopolitical risk management into their strategies and operations? We’ve been researching the latest thinking from business, government and academia on managing geopolitical risks, and four key steps have emerged. But first, what are the key geopolitical drivers of risk? Continue reading →

2019: Most dangerous risks to insurers

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Six of the top 10 risks identified as most dangerous for insurers in 2019 were in the top 10 last year. The other four fell within last year’s top 18. Continue reading →

Instability in countries like Venezuela highlights need for political risk insurance

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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 →

Being thrown under the bus: Why directors should worry about deferred prosecution agreements

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A theme to which I frequently return is the potential for conflicts of interest between companies and their senior management. I do so — not to scaremonger — but to challenge the often held assumption that, provided they have not … Continue reading →

3 types of enterprise risk management and their roles in strategy

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There are many ways for enterprise risk management to be strategic, even without the risk reward component. But if you are a CRO and want to be seen as an obvious contributor to strategy, you need to keep the four stages of strategy and the contributions that your ERM program can make in mind throughout the year. Continue reading →

Settlement deliberations are not privileged

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You sit on the board of a company which is sued for £100 million. The company’s lawyers advise that the claim is a try-on and should be resisted. Three years later, after £2 million has been spent on defense costs … Continue reading →

4 key steps to business strategy for CROs

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When we talked to 20 insurance executives about enterprise risk management and strategy, most responded to our questions with suggestions of how ERM teams could become more successful by interacting with planning and budgeting colleagues. But there’s more to strategy than planning and budgeting. Continue reading →

Start with these 3 functions when thinking about enterprise risk management

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This post is part of our “A Year in the Life of the Strategic CRO” series and is the first of three posts that will focus on the foundational elements of strategic enterprise risk management. How and which aspects of … Continue reading →

How will automation, AI and other technologies change the insurance industry as we know it? Two expert opinions

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How is technology impacting the insurance industry and what do we expect to see in the years to come? To find out, we sat down Alice Underwood, Global Leader of Insurance Consulting and Technology and Dave Ovenden, Global Pricing and … Continue reading →

2019: The year regulators force insurers to account for sustainability risks on their balance sheets

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The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has released its latest sustainability proposals (EIOPA-BoS18/483), which are wide ranging and could have significant implications for insurers’ investment strategies, risk and actuarial functions, product pricing, design and sales processes. They involve … Continue reading →