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Wellington boots, suncream, insurance: how risk transfer helps make festivals happen

August 19, 2019

Festival season is in full swing in the UK. And whether you were soaking up Stormzy, The Cure and Kylie at Glastonbury, or if your taste runs more to literary...

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Head Hazards: Concussions in the workplace

August 17, 2018

NFL players are not the only ones at risk for concussions.  While media attention has raised awareness of the potential long-term health risk from repeated...

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What's in store for the industry? A risk engineer's perspective

June 05, 2018

Readers are no doubt familiar with the various changes taking place within our industry. These include, most notably: progressively larger ships, terminals...

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Low threat doesn't necessarily mean ""no threat""

May 14, 2018

No question about it, leaking underground storage tanks (LUSTs) are a threat to the environment, particularly to groundwater.  And there have been plenty...

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Steering the course: Stand-alone Course of Construction (COC) policy vs. COC Property Extension

April 24, 2018

A 50-unit condominium housing development under construction in Greater Boston has been destroyed by fire. Investigators are still working to determine...

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5 Ways to keep flood waters out of your business

April 23, 2018

The 2017 hurricane season produced 17 named storms, 10 of which became hurricanes — six of those major hurricanes, including the first two major hurricanes,...

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Talk to the Loss Adjuster; why communication is key for claims in global programmes

February 20, 2018

When a loss occurs, clear and timely communication with loss adjusters is vital to ensure claims are resolved successfully.  When they are structuring...

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Solar Panels: A New Challenge for Firefighters

January 19, 2018

About half a million new solar panels are installed every day.That’s not surprising given that the cost of a solar panel has been falling by about 10 percent...

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How political risk insurance and the Insurance Development Forum support the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

January 03, 2018

More than 65 million people have been displaced from their homes in recent years, a far larger number than at the end of the Second World War; of these,...

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Insuring against Disasters – Florida’s forgotten risk

August 17, 2017

When the last significant hurricane hit Florida, damage to pool screen enclosures accounted for 25% to 40% of the insurance losses.  In this article, Wade...

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Text analytics: Telling Stories that Drive Insurers’ Progress

May 09, 2017

To find romance, millions of people globally use online dating sites, offering real-time, geo-location based matching services. Using algorithms, the sites...

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Ocean warming risk – why does it matter to insurance?

October 13, 2016

One of the things I’ve seen firsthand in my insurance career is the interrelated nature of risks; they rarely occur in isolation. A loss in one area often...

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Protecting Fine Art from Natural Disasters

August 30, 2016

This year’s Hurricane season is expected to be the most active since 2012. A total of 14 named storms, eight hurricanes and three major hurricanes are...

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Vapor intrusion increasing environmental risks

May 18, 2016

Heightened attention to environmental impairment and human health risks caused by volatile organic compounds (VOCs) through vapor migration is increasing...

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The Globalization of Environmental Protection

April 20, 2016

Origins in the 1960s​Two momentous trends with origins in the 1960s are beginning to converge: globalization and robust environmental protection.​Globalization...

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When (Natural) Disaster Strikes

March 30, 2016

Many victims of natural disasters—such as hurricanes, floods and earthquakes—turn to design professionals for assistance. Architects and engineers have...

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Do Increased Product Recalls Equate to Worsening Food Safety?

March 28, 2016

What do pistachios, cantaloupe, granola, sprouts, raw meal and flax powder have in common?These diverse foods were all implicated as sources of Salmonella...

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On Tap: Beer Brews Up Unique Risks

March 17, 2016

Beer drinking has been part of the human experience since the dawn of civilization. It first appeared nearly 10,000 years ago, when mankind settled down...

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Every Business’ Nightmare – Violence in the Workplace

January 29, 2016

In August 1986, a 44-year old part-time letter carrier from Edmond, Oklahoma was reprimanded after a heated argument with two supervisors. At approximately...

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The Ransom Ruse: A virtual kidnapping crime wave

January 19, 2016

Traveling to Mexico City recently, an executive of a Fortune 500 company had just checked into the hotel and was preparing to do a little exploring of...

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Cyber security in Asia

January 11, 2016

Asia has been slower in mitigating against cyber-security lapses than other countries, as there have been comparatively fewer cases of cyber-attacks in...

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Let's Talk: El Niño - What is it and what are its effects?

November 26, 2015

This year, El Niño has secured its place in headlines around the globe, predicted to be one of the largest on record. We asked Dr. Tom Philp, Science Analyst...

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The cost of uncertainty: Ex-Im Bank and why political and trade credit risks need reliable, flexible solutions

October 15, 2015

Whether sourcing materials or selling goods and services across borders, few companies today are not involved in global trade and investment in some form.In...

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Let’s Talk: The real risks surrounding Environmental Pollution

October 12, 2015

Pollution; it can be a messy business. Many companies think they will never be involved in an incident and those that do acknowledge the threat often seriously...

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Is the EU better positioned to manage floods?

September 21, 2015

Europe’s rivers have a rich historical, cultural and economic significance. They serve as boundaries. They provide water for cities, industries and agriculture....

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10 Years After Katrina: Industry Has Improved Its Cat Response

August 11, 2015

2005 was a year that many people in the insurance industry will never forget. It remains a record year for catastrophe losses, led by Hurricane Katrina....

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Sprinkleranlagen: Eine Innovation die sich bewährt

July 16, 2015

London in Aufruhr: Bewohnerinnen und Bewohner beschwerten sich kürzlich medienwirksam darüber, dass ihr Bürgermeister zehn Feuerwachen geschlossen...

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Mexico’s “New” Environmental Law

June 10, 2015

Although Mexico’s “new”, or current, environmental law is already one year old, many companies have not yet updated their business plans to meet the new...

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Let’s Talk: Millennial STEM Talent

May 26, 2015

An interview with Sebastian Vinkenflügel, Loss-Prevention Associate, GapsCalling All Engineers!Global infrastructure expansion, digitisation, and conversion...

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How the risk profession has evolved since Katrina

April 15, 2015

Risk managers and insurance professionals are preparing to gather for the Risk & Insurance Management Society (RIMS) 2015 Annual Conference & Exhibition...

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Seven Ways Contractors Can Manage Cost Escalation Risk

February 09, 2015

So, having considered the Seven Factors that can  Escalate Contractors’ Costs (in the previously published Part 1 of this 3-part series), the question...

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Redefining Risk for Critical Infrastructure

January 23, 2015

Fukushima: A Wake-up CallFukushima was a wake-up call to Europe. Could a natural catastrophe cripple critical infrastructure (CI) in Europe, like power,...

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A Century of Earthquakes in an Interactive Tool

January 15, 2015

I Feel the Earth Move Under My FeetEaster 2014, I felt the earth rumbling beneath me for the first time in my life, as I sipped my morning tea in Oakham,...

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Australia plans to up the ante on polluters

August 21, 2014

Environmental pollution is a growing global concern. And with the world’s population expanding rapidly, the demand on our stretched natural resources,...

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Crisis Management: Prepared for Volatility

April 24, 2014

The unexpected happens.  Borders change.   Economies are thriving or just barely surviving.   Someone takes exception and protests.  Protests turn violent. ...

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Lost and Found: Considering all the costs of Search and Rescue

April 23, 2014

In 1656, the Dutch East India Company ship, Vergulde Draeck (aka Gilt Dragon), carrying trade goods and eight chests of silver worth 78,6000 guilders,...

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Let's Talk about Risk

March 31, 2014

A staggering variety of tools designed to provide insight and help improve decision-making is available to risk managers today. Most of them utilize advanced...

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Stay Ahead of the Storm

November 21, 2013

What’s in a name?  If it’s named Boreas or Cleon, it could be freezing temperatures, several feet of snow and hurricane-force winters capable of downing...

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Crisis Communications in the Social Media Society

May 13, 2013

Ready or not, social media is here – actually has been for some time now.  From desktops, laptops, tablets and smart phones, millions of people engage...

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Wien als Drehscheibe internationes Fronting HUB EMEA

Herr Billovits, Sie haben 27 Jahre Erfahrung im Versicherungsgeschäft. Was ist für Sie neu, jetzt, wo Sie aus Wien heraus für das Fronting im gesamten...

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