Risk Management News

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 …

ACE Creates Asia-Pacific Unit to Service Captives, Complex Multinationals

ACE Group has created a dedicated and centralized unit in Asia Pacific in response to increasing demand from corporate customers to deliver tailor-made risk transfer and risk managed solutions. Based in Singapore, this unit will provide customized products and services …

Marsh Launches Diagnostic Tool to Estimate Clients’ Total Cost of Risk

Marsh has unveiled a new casualty cost diagnostic tool powered by its analytics that provides clients enhanced awareness of their casualty program costs and trends and shares strategies on how to further control their casualty total cost of risk (TCOR). …

Marsh: Many Firms Fail to Assess Cyber Threats From Business Partners

Many UK firms are failing to adequately assess their customers and trading partners for cyber risk, and are more vulnerable to cyber attacks themselves as a result, according to a study published by Marsh. Marsh’s Cyber Risk Survey Report found …

Many UK Businesses Do Not Take Risk Culture Seriously: QBE Europe Survey

The vast majority of UK businesses (70 percent) are failing to address the importance of embedding a positive risk culture*, according to survey conducted by UK business insurance specialist QBE European Operations, which is part of Australia’s QBE Insurance Group. QBE …