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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 →

Power Lines: More Than Just an Eye Sore?

With third-party lawsuits over “pollutants” on the rise, real estate owners look to the insurance industry to help address the risk of electro magnetic fields Continue reading →

Hadden Case Brings Interpretation of Medicare Secondary Payer Act

Medical Reimbursement

As courts begin to weigh in on enforcement of MMSEA provisions, one major case with implications for protecting Medicare/Medicaid is last November's Hadden case. Continue reading →

Two Mega D&O Lawsuits Pending in Japan

Officials and Judges at the Tokyo District Court are likely to be working overtime in the coming weeks and months. Two of the largest claims to have been made in Japan are likely to commence at virtually the same time.  … Continue reading →

5 Financial News Stories You May Have Missed — With a Lot of Private Information

This week: Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citibank, JP MorganChase, Ally Bank, Wegelin & Co., Fidelity Investments, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, Facebook, SEC Continue reading →

Directors Waiving Bonuses Can Still be Taxed on Them

As the battle against spiralling directors’ bonuses continues unabated in the UK, I came across this interesting and topical snippet from accountants BKL on the perils of renouncing directors’ bonuses. Continue reading →

New Zealand Re/insurance Industry Feels Aftershocks of Quakes

The New Zealand quakes of 2010 and 2011 had a major impact on society and the cityscape--and radically changed the local insurance and reinsurance marketplace, writes guest blogger Jeremy Andrew, business development manager for Willis New Zealand. Continue reading →

5 Financial News Stories You May Have Missed – With a New England Win

This week: Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Lloyds Banking, Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC, Bo Brownstein, Amro Holding--and a player to be named later. Continue reading →

Super Protection for Super Events (Like the Super Bowl)

Stadium full of fans

For super events like the Super Bowl, Olympic games, or national political conventions, risk managers need to bring their A-games just as much as the players do to ensure success. Continue reading →