Risk Management News

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 …

Insurers Unlikely to Be Impaired by Claims From Tianjin Port Explosion: S&P

Insurers are unlikely to be impaired by the loss claims from the explosions in the Chinese Port of Tianjin last week, according to a report from Standard & Poor’s. “Based on our initial investigation, we expect most of the affected …

Long, Bruce Join Cunningham Lindsey in Dallas

Dallas-based global loss adjusting and risk management services company Cunningham Lindsey has added Denise Long as vice president of Catastrophe Operations and Michael Bruce as director of Flood Operations. Long will refine and direct the company’s Catastrophe Services Division, and …

ACE Launches Website for Employers’ Liability Clients in UK & Ireland

ACE has launched ACE Risk Manager, a website designed for its employers’ liability (EL) clients in the UK and Ireland. Advice on the site is designed to help companies improve the management of health and safety risks across their organizations …

ANV Launches EPLI Risk Management Hotline

ANV Global Services Inc., the North American managing general underwriter (MGU) segment of global speciality insurance group ANV, has launched a new risk management hotline for its employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) policyholders in North America. The EPLI hotline will …

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 …