Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) News

EU Urged to Create Insurance Catastrophe Backstop for Pandemics, Huge Cyber Attacks

A European Union framework is needed to provide insurance cover for catastrophes such as pandemics and huge cyber attacks, the Federation of European Risk Management (FERMA) said on Tuesday. This would involve public-private partnerships and could cover events which hit …

Forced Payouts of Pandemic Claims Risk Insurers’ Financial Stability: Regulators

Forcing retroactive payouts to cover business disruption losses resulting from the coronavirus pandemic could ultimately put financial stability at risk, global insurance regulators said. Disputes over cover for businesses struggling to stay afloat during coronavirus lockdowns have erupted in countries …

FERMA Forms Task Force to Find Solution for Non-Damage BI Cover – Such as Pandemic

The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) announced the launch of a task force to create proposals to address the issue of business interruption coverage for catastrophic risks. “Our aim is to support the creation of economies that are …

European Risk Mgmt Group FERMA Supports National Backstops for Future Pandemics

The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) support the development of government backstops to increase financial resilience against future pandemic risks – similar to what already exists in many countries for terrorism and natural catastrophes. While many European businesses …

Stresses of COVID-19 Hit Businesses, Their Insurers, so Partnership Is Needed: FERMA

The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) has called for enhanced understanding of the insurance needs of European businesses to help them get through the pandemic and recover afterwards. “Many companies are under great pressure as a result of …

Wegener to Succeed Willaert as President of FERMA

The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) has chosen as its next President Dirk Wegener, global head of Corporate Insurance for Deutsche Bank Group and a member of the German risk management association GVNW. Wegener, who is currently deputy …

FERMA Criticizes Cyber Insurance Guidelines Proposed by Int’l Standards Organization

The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) is concerned about proposed cyber insurance guidelines being developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), calling them “premature” and “inappropriate.” The proposed standard, ISO/IEC 27102, encompasses information security management guidelines for …

FERMA, Latin American Risk Mgmt. Group ALARYS Partner to Offer Rimap Certification

The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) and Latin American risk management association ALARYS signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly promote the FERMA rimap® risk management certification program. The agreement allows ALARYS to offer the FERMA certification to …

5 Risk Management Associations to Develop Mutual Recognition of Certifications

Five of the world’s largest risk management associations have agreed to work together towards a recognition of their respective risk management designations/certification programs. The organizations, ALARYS (Latin America), FERMA (Europe), IRMSA (South Africa), PARIMA (Asia) and RIMS (North America), signed …

FERMA European Risk Management Certification Available Online

The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) announced that its European Certification program is now available online. The first online examinations will start in September. “This is a major step forward in giving access to FERMA Certification to risk …