Click here for the Friday Reading Search, a searchable archive of reading and knowledge resources

Since March 2020, Airmic has been issuing Friday Reading, a curated series of readings and knowledge resources sent by email to Airmic members. The objective of Airmic Friday Reading was initially to keep members informed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Today, Airmic Friday Reading has evolved in scope to include content on a wide range of subjects with each email edition following a theme. This page is a searchable archive of all the readings and knowledge resources that have been shared.

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Business Insurance, 5th March 2022
Featuring Jim Wetekamp, CEO of Riskonnect CEO, who was on the keynote panel at the Airmic Conference – on how no business leader, risk manager, insurance broker, or underwriter would have anticipated having a long-running risk event (the pandemic) at the same time as a major military environment (Russia’s invasion of Ukraine) all at the same time.
Airmic , 3rd January 2021
Hear from a panel of experts from Kroll, Generali and KPMG as they explore what has changed regarding trends in hybrid working and the use of the office, the impact this is having on the insurance industry, and also on employee engagement, productivity, and leadership.
McKinsey & Co, 16th January 2023
Friday Reading Edition 138 (27th January 2023)
Will the world move to solve its structural problems and make superior short-term choices? Yes or no: that’s the first question on the test.
International Monetary Fund (IMF), 4th August 2022
Friday Reading Edition 121 (2nd September 2022)
The war in Ukraine has exacerbated existing trade-offs for policymakers, including between fighting inflation and safeguarding economic recovery and between providing support to those affected and rebuilding fiscal buffers.
Control Risks, 4th August 2022
Friday Reading Edition 120 (26th August 2022)
The frequency of strikes and other types of labour unrest rose in 2021 and remains elevated in 2022. Here is an outlook for labour activism over the next six months, and where it is likely to have the greatest impact.
Lloyd’s Register
Friday Reading Edition 117 (5th August 2022)
Released July 2022, this first report of the 2021 World Risk Poll, conducted with Gallup, provides new global insights that identify the differences between people’s thoughts about, and experiences of risk before and after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The findings can be used by governments, regulators, businesses, NGOs, and communities to target their policies and carry out meaningful interventions where it’s most needed.
University College London (UCL)
Friday Reading Edition 117 (5th August 2022)
In this virus modelling done by UCL, the next Covid peak in the UK is anticipated in late November 2022 with a subsequent peak in late March 2023.
Organisations are struggling to keep pace and will need to implement a variety of strategies to ensure they can successfully attract and retain the right people. The challenge facing employers is not to radically redesign workflows or business processes; rather, it’s to get back to the basics of the employee experience and adopt a people-first mentality.
Survey report on the estimated medical trend rates for 2022 Risk factors that are driving medical cost inflation Principal cost elements in medical claims.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 8th June 2022
The OECD’s latest Economic Outlook projects global growth to decelerate sharply to around 3% this year and 2.8% in 2023, well below the recovery projected in the previous Economic Outlook last December.