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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Pool Re, 24th March 2022
[Free to access upon setting up an account] The risk of Russian cyber retaliation in response to Western sanctions over Ukraine is just one pressing reason why the UK’s new national cyber strategy is so important.
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S&P Global, 23rd March 2022
Friday Reading Edition 102 (14th April 2022)
[Free to access upon setting up an account] Beyond the devastating human costs, the Russia-Ukraine conflict is disrupting economic conditions and financial and credit markets--with implications for S&P’s credit ratings. Since the conflict began and the subsequent imposition of strict sanctions on Russia by the international community, many macroeconomic and credit implications have begun to reshape markets and the international order.
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Crawford, 18th March 2022
Russia and Ukraine together account for 25-30% of global wheat production. Sanctions against Russia and the crippling of Ukraine’s agriculture industry have sent the price of wheat and various other commodities skyward and disrupted supplies in the global food production chain.
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Airmic, 18th March 2022
Friday Reading Edition 99 (25th March 2022)
Adrien Collovray, Head of Captive Advisory, GB, Europe and International, Willis Towers Watson, discusses the financial, strategic, and operational considerations for selecting a domicile to meet the needs of the parent and the captive in the short, medium, and long term.
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UK National Cyber Security Centre (NSCS), 18th March 2022
Friday Reading Edition 96 (4th March 2022)
The NCSC has urged organisations to follow its guidance on steps to take when the cyber threat is heightened – this guidance encourages organisations to follow actionable steps that reduce the risk of falling victim to an attack.
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McKinsey & Co, 17th March 2022
The article begins with a perspective on the short- and midterm disruptions and then frame scenarios for the potential impact on livelihoods in Europe, in the belief that some guidelines to bound uncertainty are better than none at all. As conditions change, we will adjust. We conclude with some reflections on implications for business leaders as they navigate yet another crisis.
Herbert Smith Freehills, 17th March 2022
Friday Reading Edition 98 (18th March 2022)
Updated 17 March 2022: The UK and EU keep up the pace of sanctions against Russia amid sustained Ukraine conflict.
Chatham House, 16th March 2022
Friday Reading Edition 98 (18th March 2022)
Russia and Ukraine rank 11th and 55th respectively in terms of their national economies but, for the global supply of critical resources such as energy, food, and minerals, these two countries together are far bigger hitters – and both the threat and reality of resource flows from them being reduced have already driven up global prices.
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Oliver Wyman, 15th March 2022
Russian state-sponsored actors have demonstrated the capability and willingness to target public and private infrastructure in neighbouring states and beyond. And countless cyber criminals and other opportunists will seek to exploit the fog of war to launch malicious attacks for their own monetary gain. Governments and companies need to be vigilant in tightening their cybersecurity protocols and heightening defences to counter these threats.
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Baker Tilly, 15th March 2022
The crisis in Ukraine is having a major impact on companies with suppliers, distributors, customers and employees in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. Some of the ramifications are obvious, while others are taking place "behind the scenes”. Here is a guide to help business leaders formulate a proactive strategy, to protect their business.
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