Posts Tagged ‘risk’



March 26th, 2018

Cybersecurity Risks on Radar

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Cybersecurity risks are increasingly being managed as a result of growing use of technology. Organizations’ Treasury and Finance functions are tasked with managing risks resulting from recent technology adoptions. Three-fourths of corporate practitioners report that cybersecurity risks have surfaced at their companies as a result of the increased use of new technologies. Slightly less than half cite operational risk as a concern (47 percent), followed by business continuation (41 percent).

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March 22nd, 2018

Cyber Risk: Threats and Insurance Protection for the Mining Sector

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The world’s leading mining companies now unanimously report that cyber threats are among the principal risks facing their organizations. The report from Guy Carpenter sister company Marsh, Cyber Risk: Threats and Insurance Protection for the Mining Sector, highlights how networked systems are now in use across all aspects of mining operations, and how a range of cyber-attacks on the sector - and industry at large - have raised concerns about the cyber threat.

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March 20th, 2018

Automobile Liability Market Update & Loss Trends Analysis

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For most U.S. property and casualty insurance companies, automobile liability line performance has typically been one of the major factors adversely impacting overall profitability in recent years. Since the economic crisis of 2008, combined ratios for the auto liability line have steadily deteriorated, putting pressure on carriers to advance strategies to reverse this trend. These strategies need to be developed in order to address the major components that negatively impact auto liability loss ratios - inadequate rates for the risk assumed and marked increases in both frequency and severity of loss.

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March 19th, 2018

Exposure to New Risks

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Some emerging technologies are exposing organizations to new risks, but few practitioners report a significant impact. Over half of survey respondents report that artificial intelligence is impacting risk exposure at their organizations, although only 14 percent indicate the effect is significant. Data engineering and spreadsheets are also viewed as technologies that will expose companies to new risks.

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March 15th, 2018

Cyber Risk Management Response & Recovery

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The annual economic cost of cyber-crime is estimated at US$1.5 trillion, yet only an estimated 15% of that loss is currently covered by insurance. Given these staggering economic losses, and the increasing frequency with which attacks occur, it’s no surprise that cyber insurance is increasingly being recognized as a critical tool to enhance cyber resilience. The Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and other policymakers around the world are recommending actions to stimulate cyber insurance adoption.

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March 14th, 2018

Cyber Risk in an Interconnected World; Part II

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Jeremy Platt, Managing Director and U.S. Cyber Practice Leader

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The new year will also offer cyber carriers the chance to seize opportunities created by innovative technologies to adapt lessons from other lines of business. Today, risk management of a cyber event reflects characteristics of pandemic containment. The medical community has developed clearly defined metrics and rigorous procedures for public and private stakeholders to reduce the impact of an outbreak. Similarly, the date of occurrence, duration, common source connection, frequency and severity are significant factors in adjusting cyber (re)insurance claims, and often depend on some level of collaboration with public entities. But as discussed above, a common currency to analyze and discuss cyber exposures is still being perfected. Quantification of cyber losses is also complicated by “silent” all-risk policies where cyber is the peril, but no cyber exclusions exist.

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March 12th, 2018

Formal Risk Appetite Missing

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A formal risk appetite statement is missing at a majority of companies, although that could be changing.

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February 28th, 2018

Predictive Analytics Most Likely to Increase Risk Management Efficiency

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Predictive analytics is a technology being used at some organizations-and being evaluated at others-to manage risk within Treasury and Finance. Two-thirds of survey respondents believe that this technology will increase risk management efficiency.

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February 27th, 2018

Three Takeaways from Global Risks Report 2018

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grr2018-cover_hirescroppedMarsh & McLennan, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, launched the 13th edition of the Global Risks Report. The report offers a rich perspective on the major threats to global prosperity. The global risks landscape is being shaped by the extraordinary pace of change, characterized by rapid technological advances (such as AI and automation) on the one hand, and seismic shifts in the political and geopolitical landscape on the other.

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