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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McKinsey & Co, 21st December 2020
Friday Reading Edition 52 (1st April 2021)
A survey of thousands of global executives since June 2020 on the likelihood that one of nine economic outcomes of the pandemic will occur in their home countries. These scenarios account for the GDP impact of the virus’s health effects and the effectiveness of governments’ public-health and economic-policy responses to it.
EIU, 17th December 2020
Friday Reading Edition 42 (22nd January 2021)
In EIU’s latest global outlook video, Agathe Demarais, Nicholas Fitzroy and Alessandro Cugnasca discuss the outlook for the euro zone and top risks for the global economy in 2021.
McKinsey & Co, 12th November 2020
Friday Reading Edition 35 (20th November 2020)
American capitalism faces the question of the nature and degree of change necessary to ensure growth and prosperity for all in the 21st century. It has evolved time and again, and we may be poised for another such shift. Will the future of capitalism involve tweaks, reforms, or wholesale change?
WTW, 8th September 2020
Friday Reading Edition 25 (11th September 2020)
This report provides a vivid scenario narrative of how the compromises made at the summit (and after) could re-shape business risks and business competition in Europe.
Airmic, 2nd September 2020
Friday Reading Edition 25 (11th September 2020)
Oliver Davies, Distribution and Strategic Initiatives Manager at HDI Global in the UK and Ireland, discusses the hard market, the role of brokers, what more insurers such as HDI can be doing to better communicate price rises and how Airmic members can get ahead in their renewals.
PwC, 1st September 2020
Friday Reading Edition 31 (23rd October 2020)
One of the most challenging aspects of Brexit has been the search for an appropriate solution to the movement of goods, people and data between Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This podcast discusses the implications of the Northern Ireland Protocol and the ‘three C’s’: complexity, costs and the commercial opportunities for businesses. Also available on Apple
Aon, 26th August 2020
Friday Reading Edition 30 (16th October 2020)
The IP asset class typically does very well in recessions, because crises can lead to the creation of new IP, as companies develop creative solutions for tough times. Companies can maximise value from their existing IP portfolio to explore new ways to increase enterprise value overall.
Toluna,Harris Interactive,KuRunData , 7th August 2020
Friday Reading Edition 22 (21st August 2020)
ITWP companies Toluna, Harris Interactive and KuRunData developed an ongoing study to understand the impact that COVID-19 has on daily life. Covers 19 markets, the findings in this report highlight the importance of consumer insights for brands and businesses as they consider ‘the next normal.’
The Economist , 28th July 2020
Friday Reading Edition 9 (31st July 2020)
[Subscription required] An in-depth piece on how the COVID-19 crisis could unleash a new era of finance, involving more innovation, cheaper financial intermediation and a monetary policy that is not constrained by the presence of physical cash.
Airmic,WTW, 8th July 2020
Friday Reading Edition 19 (31st July 2020)
On how economic issues sit within the larger landscape of geopolitics in the COVID-19 world.