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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International Monetary Fund, 15th March 2022
Friday Reading Edition 98 (18th March 2022)
The entire global economy will feel the effects of slower growth and faster inflation. Impacts will flow through three main channels – higher prices for commodities like food and energy will push up inflation further; neighboring economies in particular will grapple with disrupted trade, supply chains, and remittances as well as an historic surge in refugee flows; reduced business confidence and higher investor uncertainty will weigh on asset prices.
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CBI, 14th March 2022
Friday Reading Edition 96 (4th March 2022)
Russia’s invasion has materially altered the near-term outlook for the UK and global economies and increased uncertainty over the path ahead. This article summarises early analysis on the impact on the UK economy via four main channels: energy (and other commodities), trade, financial links and confidence. It concludes with a brief discussion of the possible implications for UK inflation, growth and the outlook for interest rates.
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Marsh, 7th March 2022
Friday Reading Edition 98 (18th March 2022)
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is having ripple effects around the world. In times of turmoil, employers need to address the impact that events can have on their workers, even those far from the center of conflict.
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Oliver Wyman, 4th March 2022
The invasion of Ukraine has triggered a coordinated policy response that will have ramifications across the globe. This note focuses on the implications for the global financial system and the firms, policymakers, and regulators within it.
Lockton, 3rd March 2022
Knowledge of how war exclusions have been interpreted in the past can be useful in evaluating the applicability of the exclusion under the current circumstances around the Ukraine crisis.
Financial Times, 2nd March 2022
Friday Reading Edition 96 (4th March 2022)
Hitting energy exports is no longer so unthinkable but the market is already ‘self-sanctioning’ in dealing with Moscow. Selected Financial Times coverage of the war in Ukraine is free to read.
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Herbert Smith Freehills, 1st March 2022
Developments in the European Union – under the EU Whistleblowing Directive, both private and public organisations must provide safe channels for whistleblowers to make reports, following which those individuals will be protected against any retaliation.
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KPMG, 1st March 2022
After months and weeks of tension, the Russian government’s invasion of Ukraine has elevated concerns for cyber security incidents and the resilience of critical business functions. While there remains a significant amount of uncertainty around the conflict, including the duration, scale and reach, there are some key considerations that can help to evaluate cyber security preparedness levels.
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Insurance Times, 1st March 2022
Friday Reading Edition 96 (4th March 2022)
Lloyd’s of London could be facing a “sizeable” loss from its $2bn share of the political risk insurance market during the ongoing Russian and Ukraine war. Exposure to eastern Europe is likely to be ‘modest’ but classes such as energy could take a beating.
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WTW, 24th February 2022
Friday Reading Edition 98 (18th March 2022)
Most, if not all, cyber insurance policies contain a war exclusion of some description. Given the current situation, it is natural that organizations will want to understand how their cyber policy will likely respond in the event of a loss caused by a cyberattack alleged to have been deployed by or on behalf of the Russian state.