Risk Management: Liability Insurance

A NEW REALITY   By Al Modugno   Corporate liability risk is increasing as jurisdictions around the world adopt liability laws that mimic the stringent framework in the US.   Just over two decades ago, the European Commission began the ...

Environmental Risk Insurance

ENVIRONMENTAL INSURANCE: GLOBAL EXPOSURE MANAGEMENT   By Anita Hawser   Environmental risk insurers are offering more sophisticated solutions and a broader range of coverage amounts.   A fire broke out at a chemical plant in Moerdijk, Netherlands, in January 2011. ...

Take Cover

INSURANCE: POLITICAL RISK COVER   By Anita Hawser   Recent events in the Middle East and North Africa have brought political risk into sharp focus for multinationals in the region and beyond.   It was the morning after the Japanese ...

Risky Business

FOCUS: RISK CONSULTING   By Paula L. Green   Companies are showing increasing interest in employing risk consultants to help them manage their exposure.   As they protect employees, property and supply chains flung around the globe, corporate executives are ...

Running For Cover

UPDATE — ENVIRONMENTAL RISK INSURANCE   By Paula L. Green   Demand for environmental and climate-change-related insurance is set to rise sharply.   Along with more government regulations meant to rein in multinationals’ damage to the environment, the heightened public ...

Turbulence Indices Provide Risk Insight

GLOBAL   By Anita Hawser   State Street’s Will Kinlaw Stress testing risk models and investment portfolios for extreme market events has certainly come into vogue in the wake of the financial crisis. Banks’ risk models were criticized for focusing ...

How Safe Is Your Safety Net?

INSURANCE FOCUS   The fallout from the financial crisis is prompting risk managers to take a cold, hard look at their insurance providers. Many do not like what they see.   By Paula L. Green     Don’t let that ...

Features: Spotlight: Business Continuity

Preparing For The Worst   Multinationals are reassessing their business continuity plans as the global economic turmoil continues.   By Paula L. Green   In an increasingly intertwined business world with far-flung supply chains stretching across myriad time zones and ...

Features: Insurance Insecurity

In the wake of the near-collapse of AIG, many companies are taking a much closer look at the health of their own insurers.   By Paula L.Green   Corporate risk officers are asking more questions, checking more documents, diversifying their ...

Newsmakers : Risk management remains undervalued

    Risk management is still not considered a core strategic function at some of the world’s biggest investment houses, according to a survey by research group SimCorp StrategyLab. Despite all the talk given to the importance of risk management ...

Features: Risky Business

FOCUS ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT   Risk managers are heading back to the drawing board after finding their systems were incapable of flagging up the perils that have brought the financial and corporate worlds to their knees.   First developed more ...

Features : Risky Business

CORPORATE TOOLBOX / POLITICAL RISK In recent years, political risks facing multinationals have grown more significant. Corporations are far from blameless in creating that risk, though.     Heightened tensions: Multinationals in countries such as Venezuela face growing risks. With ...

Milestones : Integration Helps Firms Avert Risk

GLOBAL     Firms are unprepared for risks such as terrorist attacks Major companies are still struggling to come to grips with risk management, despite recent high-profile events such as the September 11 attacks, the London bombings, the threat of ...