enterprise risk management (ERM) News

Caribbean Cat Facility CCRIF & Caribbean Development Bank Launch Regional Risk Management Project

The Caribbean Development Bank and CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) have launched a Caribbean risk management project. Formally known as “Integrated Sovereign Risk Management in the Caribbean,” the project aims to enable Caribbean countries to take …

Willis Towers Watson Launches Cyber Aviation Cover with AIG Collaboration

Willis Towers Watson has introduced CyFly, an insurance solution specifically tailored to cover cyber exposure affecting the airline industry. The recent Willis Towers Watson Industry Risk Index identified failure of critical IT systems as the most significant risk facing the …

Reinsurers’ Strong Enterprise Risk Management Key to Success – and Survival: S&P

The reinsurance sector’s focus on strong enterprise risk management (ERM) frameworks is helping them weather the many headwinds hitting both the asset and liability sides of their balance sheets, according to a report issued by S&P Global Ratings. These headwinds …

Survey of Global Executives Reveals Business Threat of Poor Risk Oversight

Businesses are putting themselves in danger by neglecting or avoiding formal risk management processes, according to a new study by the Enterprise Risk Management Initiative at North Carolina State University on behalf of the London-based Chartered Institute of Management Accountants …

Arthur J. Gallagher Completes Leadership Team with 4 Executive Appointments

Arthur J. Gallagher – the international division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. – has appointed Michael Rea as chief operating officer and Carol Richmond as chief risk officer, subject to regulatory approvals. Both recruits will join the organization’s international …

A.M. Best: New UAE Regulations Should Improve Risk Profile of Insurers

The Insurance Authority (IA) of the United Arab Emirates recently issued new financial regulations, which are well placed to improve the risk profile and policyholder security of UAE insurers, according to A.M. Best in a special report titled “A.M. Best …

A.M. Best: Europe’s Largest Cedants Alter Reinsurance Purchasing Practices

Europe’s 20 largest cedants are benefiting from lower reinsurance rates and stronger bargaining power, resulting from a trend that saw increasing centralized reinsurance purchasing at a group level. A new report from A.M. Beststates that reinsurance rates in Europe remain …

Casualty Catastrophes Threaten (Re)Insurers’ Balance Sheets: Guy Carpenter

The “casualty catastrophe” is perhaps the most daunting threat that casualty (re)insurers face today, according to GCCapitalIdeas.com, Guy Carpenter’s thought-leadership blog. Casualty (or liability based) catastrophes have become increasingly frequent and severe over the past decade, exposing (re)insurers to much …

Litmus Analysis’ Shipperlee Explains Current Re/Insurance Ratings

As the former head of A.M. Best in London, and a senior executive with Standard & Poor’s, Litmus Analysis Senior Partner Stuart Shipperlee has a very complete knowledge of what re/insurance company ratings are, and, perhaps more importantly, what they …

Zurich Launches Risk Management Tool for Financial Institutions

Zurich has launched a new Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) healthcheck assessment tool for financial institutions. The tool was created to assist financial institutions in response to recent regulations making them more accountable for risk management. “The ERM Healthcheck helps financial …