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The Social Media Revolution After Tohoku

eNCOMPASS: Japan One Year Later

Social media proved a critical information source after the 2011 Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear threat, so we developed a tool to use it during disasters Continue reading →

5 Financial News Stories You May Have Missed – With Another Iceland Phenomenon

Bjork in 2012

1. Nada De Novo ~ Not a Single New Bank in 2011 While banks continue to fail at an alarming rate (12 just since the beginning of this year), an even more disturbing revelation came to light this week: 2011 … Continue reading →

Willis Health Care Reform Survey: What Employers Think

COST IMPACT OF HEALTH CARE REFORM

The Willis Human Capital Practice surveyed more than 2,300 employers in a wide range business sizes, industries, and geographic regions to learn how things were going in their preparation for Health Care Reform (PPACA). What we found was that the costs and benefits of the Act are coming into greater focus for employers now that the Act has entered the implementation phase. Continue reading →

Dodd-Frank Act Annotated for Financial Institutions

We’ve gone through the Dodd-Frank Act with our clients in mind and prepared an annotated version as a reference or starting point for your study of the Act. Continue reading →

5 Financial News Stories You May Have Missed – And a Penalty Flag

1.The Dog Ate My Regulation. The Fed is Late Delivering the Volcker Rule. When the financial reform was being discussed shortly after the credit crisis, former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker suggested that federally insured banks should not be allowed to … Continue reading →

Employee Safety: Dealing with an Aging Workforce

Aging Workforce

As employers embrace an increasingly aging workforce, it can be helpful to periodically re-examine work facilities to promote safe, efficient work performance. Guest blogger David Barry of Willis Casualty Risk Control provides some helpful tips. Continue reading →

Prudential to Quit London Because of Solvency II?

Why Prudential is reviewing its domicile in response to Solvency II regulations. Continue reading →

5 Financial Stories You May Have Missed – And a White Hot Development

1. Is SEC “Breaking the Buck” and the Money Markets? Money markets funds are funny animals. They are mutual funds, but unlike most funds they are extremely short term and invest in US Treasury bills and commercial paper.  But what makes … Continue reading →

Property Catastrophe Pricing Remains in Check: Where is the Hard Market?

Flood Missouri

Our recent Willis Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) Update reported property catastrophe rate increases but hardly the return to a hard market that many have been predicting. Why is this so? Continue reading →

Understanding Catastrophes

Cost of Hurricane Katrina

Recent natural and man-made catastrophes are mandating that business recalibrate risk. This is because ‘worst cases’ are being exceeded all around us. Continue reading →