The drivers of the hard market, how insureds should be using their brokers and how to differentiate your risk were all top of the agenda when HDI Global’s Oliver Davies joined the latest episode of Airmic Talks.
Airmic’s leadership is regularly requested to provide comment on topical risk and insurance matters of the day and, as usual, they have been busy over the past few weeks in providing timely commentary to the industry press.
As part of Airmic’s partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University, members can achieve a 15% discount on several distance learning courses, including a Masters in risk management and Doctorate of business administration. Glasgow Caledonian is one of Airmic’s university partners and is a leading provider of courses related to risk management.
Cyber-attacks are one of the most potentially damaging hazards that business leaders and risk managers face, with the World Economic Forum estimating damage in 2021 could reach $6 trillion - that’s equivalent to Japan’s GDP. Tiago Dias, Cyber Consultant, Cyber Hazards at FM Global, highlights how protecting industrial control systems (ICS) must not go under the radar.
It’s becoming increasingly clear that the old ways of doing business pre-pandemic may not be viable or suitable for the months and years ahead. With more people likely to shop, work or run their businesses from home, and with their demands and priorities likely to change, new approaches will most likely be needed in order to best reach out to a very different kind of customer.
The Airmic Fest Exhibitor Zone is now open to explore for those who have registered and features a diverse range of more than 50 service providers and partners of Airmic. The interactive booths feature videos, a plethora of resources such as white papers and reports and surveys.
Airmic members, industry leaders and corporate diversity and inclusion experts will share personal experiences in professional life and how meaningful change can be achieved at an Airmic Fest breakfast meeting on 23 September.
Alumni and the new cohort of Airmic’s Business Excellence programme have been invited to a virtual breakfast during Airmic Fest featuring a talk from Sir Richard Shirreff, former NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
The boutique specialist (re)insurance broker McGill & Partners is the latest firm to join Airmic as an Associate Partner. The partnership will provide Airmic members with an opportunity to hear directly from McGill’s fast-growing roster of experts.
Contrary to some commentators, COVID-19 is not a “black swan” event. A global pandemic was not only predictable, it was predicted: scientists and experts have warned for decades that a global pandemic like COVID-19 was a plausible scenario.
The Airmic LIVE series of webinars, launched in response to the pandemic and resulting lockdown, has covered a diverse range of coronavirus related topics since March 23 and will return after Airmic Fest.
Even before ‘coronavirus’ became the dreaded catchword around the world, the writing was already on the wall – 2020 was set to be a year of heightened unpredictability, says Cécile Fresneau, UK Executive Director, QBE.
Changes brought about by the Insurance Act 2015 in relation to basis clauses, warranties and other terms may have the knock-on effect of seeing the increased use of conditions precedent in policy wordings. Paul Lewis and Laura Moorhead of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP exp
Although Theresa May has said that "Brexit means Brexit", there is still a huge amount of uncertainty and debate about what it will actually look like. Ben Waterton of Arthur J. Gallagher urges risk managers to act now.
Policyholders should be willing to pay higher insurance premiums for contract certainty, according to an Airmic report on the importance of business-critical insurance launched at its annual conference.
Airmic has set up the fastTrack scheme to give young risk managers help with their careers. It is also open to more experienced members who have taken on new roles. Fifty five people have so far expressed an interest in taking part. More