Posts Tagged ‘Marsh & McLennan Cos’

October 16th, 2018

From Threats to Impact: Evolving Risk Concerns in Asia-Pacific

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_offset_472526_smallIn recent years, there has been an increase across the globe in the scale, diversity and impact of risk events. From cyber-attacks to major hurricanes and floods, and from the US-China trade war to unexpected developments around relations with North Korea, recent norms have been turned upside down and uncertainty reigns.

The Asia-Pacific region has been at the center of many of these developments and businesses operating in the region need to adapt accordingly. Continue reading…

October 11th, 2018

Healthcare & Cyber Risk – Takeaways

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We conclude the series on Healthcare & Cyber Risk by listing the five key takeaways from the study Holding Healthcare to Ransom by Marsh & McLennan Companies Asia Pacific Risk Center. Continue reading…

October 10th, 2018

A New Boldness in Tackling Emerging Risks – Part II

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For many risk leaders, implementing the seven imperatives in the previous article will prompt a rethink of the team’s capabilities and culture. Operationally, these strategies call for greater experimentation in analytics, creativity in stakeholder engagement, and agility in developing insights on the materiality of pressing concerns. Strategically, it means championing threats for which evidence is limited or conflicting, and helping to scope innovative risk mitigation solutions.

As outlined in the report Material Improbabilities, Getting Practical with Emerging Risks from Marsh & McLennan Companies Global Risk Center, some risk leaders may need to expand their comfort zone, but those who can mesh strategic vision, influencing skills, and technological fluency on top of their core risk-management expertise will be best positioned to help their firms negotiate dynamic risk environments laden with potential shocks and disruption.

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October 9th, 2018

A New Boldness in Tackling Emerging Risks – Part I

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Risk teams are under increasing pressure to move beyond blocking and tackling to providing strategic risk advice that can help their companies achieve sustainable resilience in the face of critical emerging risks, according to the report Material Improbabilities, Getting Practical with Emerging Risks from Marsh & McLennan Companies Global Risk Center.

Where the expectation isn’t already there, it ought to be and probably will be in due course. This shift is vital for firms and a boost for the standing of the risk function when resource levels are otherwise threatened by cost pressures, opportunities for activity automation, and greater confidence in global economic conditions. Continue reading…

October 8th, 2018

Healthcare & Cyber Risk – Cyber Insurance to Manage Exposure

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holding-healthcare-to-ransom-cover-image-6Key risks that healthcare organizations face today include patient data exposure, shared system data exposure and employee exposure. Recognizing that cyber risks cannot be eliminated, healthcare organizations are beginning to look to insurance or cyber risk transfer programs as a way to shift the risks, not just as a solution for balance sheet protection but also for contractual evidence and compliance. (1)

Prompted by the wave of high-profile attacks and new data protection rules, annual gross written cyber insurance premiums have grown by 34 percent per annum over the past seven years. (2) The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security has also found a positive correlation between cyber insurance takeup and the level of preparedness, (3) and healthcare organizations are only beginning to recognize this. Continue reading…

October 4th, 2018

Marsh & McLennan Cyber Resilience Insights Microsite

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As we enter National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a new resource from Marsh & McLennan Companies collates the best insights on cyber resilience from across the firm and its strategic cyber partnerships. Continue reading…

September 12th, 2018

Holding Healthcare to Ransom - Healthcare Industry’s Fight Against Cyberattacks

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holding-healthcare-to-ransom-cover-image-6Healthcare is one of the industries most vulnerable to cyberattacks. The high stakes – human lives and sensitive data – make healthcare the perfect target for cybercrime. Continue reading…

August 20th, 2018

Does Asset Recycling Actually Work?

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blair-3Blair Chalmers, Director, Marsh and McLennan Companies’ Asia Pacific Risk Center


Global infrastructure investment needs between now and 2040 are likely to top USD 94 trillion. While governments must take the lead to meet this massive infrastructure need, they cannot fund this level of infrastructure investment alone.

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August 1st, 2018

FEMA Expands Reinsurance Initiative - “FloodSmart Re” the First Cat Bond to Ultimately Benefit a Federal Agency

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GC Securities* Acts as Sole Structuring Agent and Co-Bookrunner.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced its August 1, 2018 reinsurance placement for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). For the first time, FEMA has secured reinsurance ultimately backed by capital markets investors, continuing efforts to better manage the NFIP’s financial risk. Continue reading…