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Savvy global travelers have a trained eye on Political Risk

December 03, 2019

The next time your travels find you in a foreign country, look around. Chances are you will find clues to that country’s political and credit risks. Because...

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The view from Asia: Adapting to a changing market

November 18, 2019

By Zoe Xie, Client and Distribution Leader, Asia, AXA XL, a division of AXA As rates trend upward, new risks emerge, and traditional risks become more...

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Baden-Baden: Exploring the trends in European reinsurance

October 28, 2019

This month sees the annual reinsurance meeting in Baden-Baden. Following preliminary discussions in Monte Carlo in September, reinsurers, cedants and brokers...

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A market of opportunity: what buyers of international programmes need to know about Indonesia

September 26, 2019

Q. What are some of the major opportunities and challenges for clients in Indonesia? A. Indonesia has the world’s fourth-largest population and is predicted...

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Brazil: a market of both challenge and opportunity for risk managers with global programmes

September 13, 2019

What are some of the challenges that companies operating in Brazil face currently? The recent economic downturn and slow recovery, of course, represent...

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Gently down the stream: How international insurance programmes can help manage large and evolving energy risks

August 27, 2019

What trends are you seeing in the management and transfer of downstream energy risk?While it varies from client to client and across different geographies,...

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Realizing the benefits of global programs

August 12, 2019

After several decades of experience, the benefits of global insurance programs for multinational clients – notably improved capital efficiencies, more...

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Safer Travels: 5 tips to avoid being an easy target

August 09, 2019

Who doesn’t love to travel? Not many according to travel industry statistics. Americans traveling for business and leisure took 2.3 billion domestic trips...

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Costs of corruption weigh heavily on nations' future growth

August 08, 2019

Whether it occurs in a small developing economy, a petrostate or a G20 nation, corruption is a costly problem. Allowed to continue unabated, corruption...

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Commercial bonds ensure good things happen

July 22, 2019

One of the most famous lines in film is, “My name is Bond. James Bond.” Audiences accustomed to seeing the stylish spy dashing in to save the day might...

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Made in India: A Growing Market and the Opportunities for International Insurance

June 18, 2019

Why are overseas companies keen to invest and grow in India?India is currently one of the largest economies in the world, with the third-highest gross...

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Property Perspectives: Helping businesses make the right moves insuring commercial property

June 13, 2019

Mark Flanagan is a Master, in more ways than one. First off, Mark is a designated Master-level chess player and the Bermuda Chess Champion for 2018. ...

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The changing terrorism threat and how it can be managed within global programmes

May 14, 2019

How has the terrorism threat changed in recent years?The terrorism threat has evolved over recent years. Increased resources have been devoted to the detection...

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Keeping pace with the pacesetters

March 29, 2019

Complexity and volatility have long been key elements in the world of risk. But a new wrinkle is emerging and is especially visible in the sharing economy:...

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Venezuela: A land of risks and opportunities

March 27, 2019

Observing Venezuela’s spiral from political and economic chaos into a full-blown crisis, it’s easy to dismiss the notion that investors have anything to...

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Closing the Infrastructure Gap in Asia-Pacific

February 19, 2019

In the past decade, Asia-Pacific countries have constructed more infrastructure than any other developing region. The region’s road networks, for instance,...

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Belt and road how risk managers can use global programmes in a transforming region

February 07, 2019

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Constructive Conversations: Building customer-focused operations

December 17, 2018

To stay competitive in today’s global business economy, it requires a lot more than having the right corporate vision and strategy. It’s all about the...

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Take 5 with Nancy Bewlay, AXA XL’s Chief Underwriting Officer, Global Casualty

December 13, 2018

Nancy Bewlay stays on the pulse of the insurance industry’s casualty underwriting trends and most pressing issues. She has to. As Chief Underwriting...

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Constructive Conversations: Bringing excellence to the Excess market

November 01, 2018

The $10 trillion global construction industry continues to grow. Leading contractors are taking on new projects that are pushing the limits – from record-breaking...

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Class action filing increase shifting D&O dynamics

October 31, 2018

The frequency of U.S. federal and state securities class actions (SCA) have been increasing markedly in recent years. At the time of writing, there have...

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Technology is reshaping the construction industry

September 28, 2018

Technology is reshaping how the construction industry operates. Given industry challenges – including increasingly bigger projects, an aging workforce,...

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Best Practices for Promoting Site Safety: Tried, True and Non-Capital Intensive

August 07, 2018

Every year, our Property Risk Engineers conduct thousands of safety assessments at industrial facilities around the world. They also regularly attend conferences,...

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Partnering with the World Bank to Close the Protection Gap

July 21, 2018

The incessant drumbeat of the headlines notwithstanding, most parts of the world are indeed becoming safer, more resilient and more prosperous. Since 1990,...

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Mexico's aviation risks are gaining altitude

June 18, 2018

Aviation has long been an important enabler, and beneficiary, of economic growth. In every region that is seeing growth, transportation options are proliferating....

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An inside look at political risk and credit insurance

June 05, 2018

Political risk and credit insurance are important types of coverage that facilitate foreign direct investment and global trade. These coverages are widely...

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Kidnap and ransom: From the French Robin Hood to a global risk

May 01, 2018

It takes a lot of chutzpah to attempt to kidnap the judge who sentenced you to a jail term. But that is exactly what gangster Jacques Mesrine, known as...

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Using non-payment insurance to extend lending capacity

April 30, 2018

The global economy has expanded rapidly over the past twenty years, spurred by, among other factors, the reduction of trade barriers, the opening of China’s...

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Property Perspectives

April 07, 2018

In today’s insurance industry, we all have an interesting story about how we got here. XL Catlin’s Jay Smelser, Regional Underwriting Leader- South Central,...

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Are hotels and hospitality more vulnerable to breach?

January 09, 2018

Between May 2014 and December 2015, six high-profile companies within the hospitality industry suffered customer data breaches. Malware, compromised card...

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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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Ho! Ho! Ho! not Oh No No No!

November 27, 2017

With the holiday’s right around the corner, we’re approaching the busiest time of the year to shop online.  Every year new figures are released that show...

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Lights Out! Dark warehouses in the spotlight

September 20, 2017

More warehouses are flipping the switch and turning out the lights.  They’re going dark. A “Dark” warehouse is a term used for a storage facility that...

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Commercial bonds free up capital to help businesses grow

September 18, 2017

From midsize businesses to multinational corporations, the cost of capital has a big influence on their ability to grow. Often, contractual obligations...

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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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It's time to move beyond talk

July 07, 2017

Just 18 months ago, XL Catlin set out to create a workplace that’s better for everyone. One in which all colleagues feel welcomed and supported; a place...

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Déjà vu: Today’s geopolitical risks look familiar

June 14, 2017

Nationalist and populist movements are challenging the status quo. Centuries-old regional tensions are simmering. Relations between traditional powers...

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The office printer: a weak link in your security regime?

May 31, 2017

First published by Strategic Risk.“First, I got control of their printers. Then, I got control of their network. Then, I got control of their data... Along...

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Mega Warehouses: Greater Volumes, Greater Risks

May 17, 2017

The trend in transport and logistics is unmistakable: bigger is better.Warehouses/fulfillment centers are becoming supersized in the same way that ships,...

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Crumbling Under Fire

May 01, 2017

On March 31, 2017 during Atlanta’s evening rush hour, a massive fire erupted underneath an I-85 overpass. The fire started at approximately 6:15 PM in...

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Let's Talk: Engineering Property Risk

February 24, 2017

What is property risk engineering? Put simply, risk engineering is the practice of carefully analyzing a risk and looking for ways to avoid or minimize...

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Banks: The Benefits and Risks of Outsourcing

October 10, 2016

The regulatory framework has evolved considerably over the last few years and banks now find themselves under increased scrutiny by regulators, as they...

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Seven Fire Prevention Lessons Learned

October 06, 2016

Fire Prevention Week (October 9 – 15, 2016) was designated to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of October 8 -10, 1871. It killed 300 people; left 100,000...

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An expanded Panama Canal: Spurring infrastructure development and promoting trade

July 13, 2016

The Panama Canal opened in 1914 and today handles about one-third of the trade between Asia and the Americas. However, as globalization has driven the...

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Hurricane season 2016: Spotlight on flood exposure

May 16, 2016

The power of storm surges are well documented, from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to Superstorm Sandy in 2012, when we all saw the destruction that the water...

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Cyber Claim Trend: Risks Go Beyond Data Breaches

April 11, 2016

When most people think about cyber insurance, they tend to visualize data breaches. In fact, less than one-third of the cyber claims we see are for breaches....

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Whats Below the Surface

June 22, 2015

Did you know the United States developed the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, called the Nautilus, in 1954? You can thank me the next time you’re...

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Sharing ideas on the sharing economy

February 23, 2015

Sharing Means Profit…But Not Without RiskResults of this disruptive innovation have been extraordinary. Total revenues for the five most prominent sharing...

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The Ultimate Captive Insurance Value

November 07, 2014

On November 11th-12th, captive experts from around the world will meet at the European Captive Forum in Luxembourg. Our Lead Consultant for Complex Accounts,...

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Making our monsters go away

October 17, 2014

Some of us have recurring nightmares. When I was little, I used to be tormented by a dream that the Jolly Green Giant was chasing me past my swing set....

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Is the Smart City a Real Solution to Urban Problems?

July 23, 2014

Cities are hubs of talent, innovation, and progress. They create most of the world’s wealth, 70% of the global GDP. According to the UN, they also pump...

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Looking Forward: D&B's Global Economic Outlook

April 11, 2014

If only we had a crystal ball.  Our decisions – both in business and life -- would be easier to make.  We’d have more information to give us clearer direction...

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Managing a Risky Mission

September 16, 2013

In June, the city of Alameda, California got bigger. The city regained control of 1,380 acres of bay-front land that it had formerly turned over to the...

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Wake Up Call for Global Supply Chains

February 15, 2013

 A Wake Up Call for Global Supply Chains The breaking down of trade barriers, outsourcing of a global scale and plummeting transport costs have over the...

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Vamos falar de preco

Como em qualquer discussão sobre as condições de mercado após uma série de catástrofes, estamos conscientes do enorme sofrimento, incluindo perda de vidas,...

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Expanding Leadership - Making Our World Go

Since launching XL's current strategy in 2010-11, we've seen our key business metrics improve, we’ve seen our premium increase and we’ve achieved doubledigit...

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