Category Archives: Property

The risk manager of the future

Some people miss the good old days. I don’t. I’ve been around since the days when business was done on a napkin with people who were more like buddies than business partners and yes, when the deal was done, there … Continue reading →

Guide to property insurance for financial institutions

It is easy to be fooled into thinking that property insurance is straightforward. That would be a mistake. Continue reading →

The Buzz at RIMS: The Latest News on Property, Political, Cyber, and Casualty

Willis Towers Watson experts talking to clients and insurers at RIMS offered their quick take on the buzz from the convention floor. Continue reading →

Marketplace Realities Spring 2016: It’s Still a Buyer’s Market, but…

Willis Tower’s Watson’s Marketplace Realities series includes line-by-line predictions for North American insurance buyers in 2016 and beyond. New Pieces in a Changing Puzzle At the macro level, the satellite view, much remains the same for insurance buyers: capacity remains … Continue reading →

US Property Insurance Rates Keep Falling

When the rate reductions of -12.5% to -17.5% we predicted for Q2 came true for many, we saw a lot of smiles on the faces of insurance buyers. The reductions, and the smiles, continue. In fact we are now seeing … Continue reading →

Construction Industry: Property/Casualty Market Review

Despite a decrease in 2014, net profit for the US property/casualty insurance industry has been on the rise since 2012. As better illustrated, net profits in the US property/casualty insurance  industry decreased 28.2% to $50.2 billion in 2014 compared to … Continue reading →

Marketplace Realities 2015 – Spring Update

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The trend remains positive for insurance buyers, as softening conditions accelerate in 2015. Line-by-line details are available in our spring update to Marketplace Realities 2015,the long-running series featuring insights from Willis North America experts. But here’s an overview of where … Continue reading →

As Olympics Approach, Insurance Market Offers “Gold Medal” Protection

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More than 10,500 athletes from 205 countries will come together in the biggest sporting event on the planet when the world’s attention turns back to Brazil for the Olympics in 2016. Continue reading →

Volatile Oil Prices Prompt Firms to Reassess their Risk Tolerance

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Oil prices have dropped 40% in the past six months alone, leading many oil companies to significantly curtail their production. Profit margins and cash flows have been considerably impacted as a result and now, the drastic drop in prices means … Continue reading →

TRIA: Epic Fail


Congress’ failure to authorize an extension of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014, (TRIPRA) has the potential to create serious disruption for many businesses who depend on the backstop for property, liability, workers compensation and captive insurance … Continue reading →