Category Archives: Risk Culture

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 →

The Network Information Systems Directive and the requirement on directors to get a little more technical

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Chances are you’ve heard about the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), but how about its lesser known cousin, the Network Information Systems Directive (NIS Directive)? This came into force in the U.K. on May 10, 2018, through the Network Information … Continue reading →

Three key steps for addressing cyber risk in the construction industry

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Virtual reality and artificial intelligence are becoming integral parts of the construction industry. But with its widespread adoption comes new risks that call for a more sophisticated approach to risk management. It’s the phone call no contractor wants to receive … Continue reading →

Top 5 technology risks for publishers

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In my post, The Changing Risk Landscape for Publishers in a Digital World, I explored some of the changing exposures faced by publishers enduring print-to-digital transformation. Since then, we’ve seen the commoditization of online news and a variety of strategies … Continue reading →

The truth about directors’ duties in the U.K. and the business judgment rule

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Between 1742 and 2017 it seems there have been 130 cases in which the discharge of directors’ duties in the specific context of the business judgment rule has come under scrutiny by the English courts. In 82 of these, the … Continue reading →

Key steps for protecting your supply chain against terror attacks

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Terror attacks on global supply chains are on the rise. A report from British Standards Institute (BSI) estimates a 16% year-over-year increase within the last decade, with terrorist organizations striking supply chains an average of once a week. The report … Continue reading →

An employer’s guide to offering identity theft protection coverage to employees

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Identity theft protection (ID theft protection) is one of the fastest-growing benefits offered to employees today. But like many offerings that are relatively new to the market, employees may not fully understand how it works or what features such as … Continue reading →

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

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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 →

Eight key considerations for chief risk officers now that strategic planning is over

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Business planning for most insurers wrapped up a few weeks ago. For a chief risk officer (CRO) these sessions offer a key opportunity to share insights on the risks companies may face in the coming year, provided they have a … Continue reading →

5 cyber insurance trends to watch in 2019

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What will cyber insurance buyers face in the coming year? Here’s a snapshot of the top five trends to watch, based in part on our 2019 Insurance Marketplace Realities Report: Cyber risk. 1. Pricing will remain stable, and capacity will … Continue reading →