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 ...

Shining a Light on Insurers

MILESTONES: GLOBAL   By Joel Kranc   In the wake of the Great Recession, the G20 nations tasked themselves with creating stronger regulatory guidelines for the banking sector that would, hopefully, prevent future meltdowns like the one seen in 2007-2008. Part ...

Global Risk Management Providers 2012: Winners' Circle

STAYING NIMBLE   By Kathryn Tully   Of Global Finance ’s derivatives exchange awards, IntercontinentalExchange has won the achievement award four times out of five, while NYSE Euronext, the European Climate Exchange, Eurex and the Chicago Board Options Exchange have ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...