2015

2014

Mauritius: Stepping Stone To Africa

Situated in the southern Indian Ocean about 1,200 miles off the African coast, Mauritius wants to be the go-to country for entrepreneurs seeking opportunities in Africa. With strong economic and governance fundamentals, a savvy bilingual workforce and a network of agreements with African countries, Mauritius is already being used by major Indian and Chinese companies to expand into the continent.

P&C Insurance: A Buyer’s Market

RISK MANAGEMENT   By Paula Green   Premiums for most insurable company risks have come down in price, but organizations will need to ensure that they have sufficient coverage and limits to deal with an increasing range of issues—including changes ...

Risk Management: Cyberrisk Insurance

CYBER SAVOIR FAIRE By Paula L. Green Regulation is still struggling to keep up with rapidly evolving cyberrisks but is already driving uptake of cyberrisk insurance in some markets. Companies are taking note of the changing landscape. Spooked by the ...

Risk Management: Insuring Trade Credit

A CONVERSATION STARTER   By Paula L. Green   Trade credit insurance is making it easier for companies to interact with their suppliers around the world, and usage is soaring as global corporations recognize the risk-mitigating benefits.   For L’Oreal ...

2013

US: Ratings Agency Fights US Lawsuit

MILESTONES   By Paula Green   Shareholders at McGraw Hill Financial, along with US taxpayers, could end up paying the price as the US government and one of the country’s major credit ratings agencies face off in a courtroom drama ...

Risk Management: Political Risk

WALKING A FINE LINE   By Paula L Green   As civil unrest continues to flare up in disparate markets worldwide, corporate risk managers must be aware of the impact that sanctions and regulatory changes can have on their political ...

Ireland: The Central Bank's French Connection

NEWSMAKERS   By Paula L Green   When he took over as deputy governor for financial regulation at the Central Bank of Ireland on the first of October, Frenchman Cyril Roux began working alongside a Swedish colleague, Stefan Gerlach, who ...

World’s Best Supply Chain Finance Providers 2013: Global Winners

By Anita Hawser and Paula L. Green   BEST SUPPLY-CHAIN FINANCE PROVIDER—BANK Citi Some of of the main prerequisites for a bank to be able to support supply-chain finance programs in different countries are its knowledge of local market regulations ...

Salon: Maurice Greenberg, CV Starr & Co

THE PENDULUM SWINGS By Paula Green At this month’s Salon, Global Finance sat down with Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, former chairman and CEO of AIG and current chairman and chief executive of CV Starr. Greenberg, who spent nearly four decades building ...

Risk Management: Emerging Markets Risks

SEEKING CONSISTENCY   By Paula Green   Multinationals struggle to manage business risks—such as political, reputational and tax risks—and insurance issues, as they expand their emerging markets footprint. And some of those risks are on the rise.   Ace Hardware ...

Risk Management: Crisis Containment

AUTOMATIC RESPONSE   By Paula Green   Recent natural disasters have shown that in times of crisis, having a robust crisis management plan that kicks in automatically—and a team to implement it—can make all the difference when it comes to ...

2012

Risk Management: Business Continuity

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED   By Paula Green   Recent natural disasters in Japan and Thailand highlight the need for companies to insure against business interruption.   Photo Credits: RUCHOS / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM About the only sure thing risk managers and their insurers ...

Risk Management: Political Risk

KEEPING RISK IN CHECK   By Paula Green   Political risk insurance is of increasing interest as unstable geopolitical conditions affect corporate operations.   Expect the unexpected. That is what corporate risk officers worldwide have taken away from the unforeseen ...

Global Salon: Gary Gorton, Yale

FINDING BALANCE By Paula Green Global Finance sat down with Gary Gorton, professor of management and finance at the Yale School of Management, to get his perspective on the latest round of global financial turmoil. PHOTO CREDITS: KATE FREY Gary ...

Risk Management: Cyber Risk

COVER UP   By Paula Green   Insuring against cyber risks is stoking the imaginations of insurance companies as the risks to multinationals expand. However, companies should check what policies cover them for.   Cyber risks are increasingly edging their ...

Global Salon: Instability And Finance

INSTABILITY AND FINANCE   By Paula Green   Global Finance sat down with noted author and international economist James K. Galbraith to hear his views on political instability, its relation to income inequality, and what the implications are for the ...

Could Cooperatives Change The World?

MILESTONES: GLOBAL   By Paula Green   Would the global economic crisis have been so severe if cooperative banks—which create value for their members as they achieve profits—ruled the financial world?   And would the European Union and many of their banks ...