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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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Control Risks
Friday Reading Edition 104 (29th April 2022)
Even before the Ukraine-Russia conflict, political risk had been rising ever higher on company risk registers. Despite this awareness, the impacts of political or geopolitical shocks to business have often been perceived as limited or localised. Some impacts appeared to be beyond the control of business leaders to manage. The catastrophic events in Ukraine have shattered such assumptions, and left businesses no option but to respond quickly and decisively.
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
Friday Reading Edition 102 (14th April 2022)
[Free to read upon sharing contact details] Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will weigh on growth in G7 economies in 2022 through three main channels: the impact of Western sanctions, higher global prices for commodities and supply chain disruptions. This global economic outlook report analyses which countries in the G7 will most heavily feel the effects of the conflict.
The Ukraine crisis presents a myriad of risks to the sector – direct underwriting losses, rapidly rising prices, slower economic growth, financial market volatility and the potential for asset shocks – that are not altogether different to what occurred during COVID-19 and the financial crisis. But with direct investment and underwriting exposures limited overall, and with second order effects in financial markets currently manageable, the sector is strongly positioned to support clients through this period of uncertainty.