Tag Archives: Global Risks

Political violence in 2018: A year of uncertainty

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The political violence landscape of 2018 could be best characterized as a year of frustrations and disappointments. National rivalries and disagreements, peppered with the liberal employment of sanctions and tariffs, have made the global compact appear even more unstable. And the rise in populist movements, the erosion of governance and the increasing activity of far-right extremism has probably not yet reached its peak. Continue reading →

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 →

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 →

Cinco tendências de seguros cibernéticos a serem observadas em 2018

Quais desafios as empresas interessadas em contratar um seguro cibernético estão enfrentando em 2018? Aqui está um resumo das cinco principais tendências, com base nos resultados identificados em nosso Relatório de Realidades de Mercado em 2018: Riscos cibernéticos. Continue reading →

Crowd goes wild: Risks of overreliance on crowdsourcing

While the concept of a sharing economy may be a fairly new one, its roots date back to the centuries-old practice of crowdsourcing (i.e., outsourcing work, or aspects of work, traditionally performed by an employee or designated agent to separate … Continue reading →

Why Risk is Becoming a Boardroom Issue: Dominic Casserley and John Haley at RIMS

As thousands of risk and insurance professionals across the industry gather for the Risk & Insurance Management Society’s annual conference in San Diego this week, I caught up with John Haley and Dominic Casserley about some of the external forces … Continue reading →

Guide to Political Violence and Terrorism Insurance for Financial Institutions

The third element of political risk insurance financial institutions need to be aware of—after political risk insurance and comprehensive nonpayment insurance —is terrorism and political violence cover. Continue reading →

Guide to Political Risk Insurance for Financial Institutions

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Political risk insurance (PRI) is a product designed to help mitigate the political uncertainties investors and lenders face when investing or lending into emerging markets. Typically clients are concerned about the long-term political stability of a country, and a PRI … Continue reading →

Climate Resilience and Graceful Failure

Extreme weather events are opportunists. They strike indiscriminately, and selectively expose the parts of society that are underprepared and most vulnerable. We see the lack of resilience to extreme events in the most susceptible regions time and time again in … Continue reading →