Tag Archives: insurance

Construction insurance marketplace update

Expectations for construction risks: Rate, terms and conditions The U.S. construction property and casualty market continues to exhibit rate stability. While the market remains soft, a level of underwriting restraint has started to take hold. Much of this is driven … Continue reading →

Despite Anthony Hilton’s warning, energy insurance products are still valuable say risk managers

There’s no doubt that both the energy and insurance industries are facing challenging times. Low oil prices are driving cost-cutting and workforce layoffs, at a time when the insurance markets are beset by over-capacity and a dwindling premium income base. … Continue reading →

On resolving disputes in China

When people ask me advice about doing business in China, one of the first things I tell them is don’t assume that the way disagreements are resolved in your country is how they’ll be resolved in China. This is especially … Continue reading →

Cheapest Ever Insurance Prices: Surely That’s Good News For The Energy Industry?

Energy companies are under the strongest of pressure to cut costs as much as possible in this challenging business environment. So no doubt they are delighted to read in our latest Energy Market Review that insurance market capacity is up, … Continue reading →

After COP21 How Can Insurance Help us Adapt to Climate Change?

A mix of hype, excitement, cautious optimism, scepticism and just plain cynicism has purveyed the world of climate science and risk management following the latest (21st) Conference of the Parties in Paris, otherwise known as COP21. Continue reading →

The Construction Talent Shortage: A Risk In Need of Management

I spoke to three construction CEOs this week and each of them confided separately that their number one concern right now is finding qualified people to do the construction that’s picked up as the Great Recession shrinks in the rearview … Continue reading →

How Insurance Can Help Release Money Back to Investors During Fund Wind-Up

As real estate funds come to an end, their affairs need to be wound up. When this happens, a number of issues need to be considered, including the distribution of money back to investors at the earliest opportunity. Continue reading →

A Gigantic Risk Management Entertainment System

As video gaming has become more and more sophisticated, and as the hardware to support those games has become capable of playing movies and other media, video game consoles have now become “Entertainment Systems”.  Continue reading →

Panel at ERM Symposium: ERM for Financial Intermediaries

Insurance company risk managers need to recognize that traditional activities like underwriting, pricing and reserving are vitally important parts of managing the risks of their firm. Enterprise risk management (ERM) tends to focus upon only two or three of the … Continue reading →