Corporate Life And Pensions Rebound

RISK MANAGEMENT By Karen Kroll Corporate life and pensions insurance is regaining strength as economic conditions improve. The US market for corporate- and bank-owned life insurance (COLI and BOLI, respectively) and corporate supplemental pension plans—or “top hat” plans—are once again ...

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 ...

Risk Management: Reinsurance

ON AN EVEN KEEL By Al Modugno   Despite historic catastrophic events over the past two years, reinsurance rates have remained relatively steady, saving primary insurance providers—and thus corporate buyers—from higher costs.   With even a hint of any potential ...

Risk Management: Supply Chain Risk

BUILDING IN RESILIENCE   By Karen Kroll   Creating a flexible, robust supply chain is key to reducing the likelihood and potential impact of disruptions.   Effectively managing supply chain risk, while always important, is becoming increasingly critical. Companies are ...

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: Executive Liability

MOUNTING PERILS   By Al Modugno   Global executive risks are mushrooming in the midst of charges around Libor rate fixing and an explosion of M&A legal suits.   The Libor scandal involving rate-rigging has triggered widespread investigations of major ...

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 ...

Risk: Environmental Liability Insurance

THE POLLUTER PAYS   By Dave Lenckus   As regulators strengthen legislation, pollution insurance is ever-more essential.   Many global companies still see pollution regulation as more bark than bite. But many of the world’s major economies are toughening their ...

Risk Management: Property Insurance

STUMBLING OFF THE BLOCKS   By Dave Lenckus   Investors are piling into rapidly growing markets such as Brazil and Argentina. Financing risk in such markets can be fraught with difficulty, but insurance options are available.   Economic data shows ...