Risk Management News

UK’s Allianz Insurance Partners with Pentura to Provide Cyber Risk Services

Allianz Insurance has joined forces with cyber risk management company, Pentura, to provide commercial customers with help and guidance to improve cyber security. As part of the partnership, Pentura, which is based in Reading, England, will provide Allianz Commercial policyholders …

Public-Private Catastrophe Scheme in UK Would Help Mitigate Cyber-9/11: Study

A public-private, cyber-catastrophe reinsurance arrangement would improve the UK’s resilience against the growing threat of cyber risks in this interconnected world, according to a cyber report released this week. Given the fact that the current market for cyber insurance is …

Willis to Acquire PMI Health Group, UK-Based Healthcare Adviser & Broker

Willis Group Holdings plc announced an agreement to acquire PMI Health Group (PMIHG), an independent healthcare adviser and broker in the UK. Willis said the deal will significantly raise the company’s presence in the UK employee benefits and healthcare market, …

UK Insurers to Stress Test Capital Reserves Against Synchronized Terrorist Attack

UK regulators have asked property and casualty insurers to stress test their capital reserves against catastrophes, including a synchronized terrorist attack in London, New York and one other major city. The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) published the exercises last week …

ILS Products Are Changing Reinsurance Industry Norms: ‘Acts of God’ Author

Second of two articles In the first article in this series, Paula Jarzabkowski, professor of Strategic Management at Cass Business School, City University London, discussed the findings of her book on the reinsurance industry, which show that the market is …

Towergate Hires Deakin as Retail Broking Director; Dalgarno as Chief Risk Officer

Towergate is creating a new retail broking division led by Janice Deakin, who will join the group as retail broking director on August 12, subject to regulatory approval. This division will encompass all the Towergate Insurance retail broking businesses, Towergate Insurance …

Reinsurance Market’s Evolution Could Affect Its Stability: ‘Acts of God’ Author

First of Two Articles The reinsurance market is moving from coverage of acts of God to one that covers commoditized risks – an evolution that could have long-term implications for market stability and trading large-scale risk, according to an industry expert …

ACE Report Cautions Multinationals About Rising Professional Indemnity Risks

Increasing numbers of international firms are being exposed to the risk of professional negligence, misrepresentation, or breach of duty claims when operating both at home and abroad, according to a report published by ACE Group. There are increasing numbers of …

Howden & Insurisx Launch Technology Platform to Help Prevent Cyber Attacks

Howden, the London-based international broking arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, and cyber insurance technology specialists Insurisx Inc. have launched a technology-based platform, designed to help clients of all sizes improve security and resilience from potential cyber attacks. The companies said …

RMS Names Sharma Senior Vice President of Cloud Operations and IT

RMS, the Newark, Calif.-based catastrophe risk management firm, announced it has named Sanjiv “Sunny” Sharma as senior vice president of cloud operations and information technology. Sharma joins from Rocket Fuel, a digital advertising firm, where he led the global engineering …