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    What is happening on the UK discrimination front

    2008-10-30T14:47:00Z

    Employers can be liable for sexual harassment by a third party, says Anca Thomson

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    Complaining customers show healthy markets

    2008-10-30T14:25:00Z

    High numbers of complaints can indicate consumer confidence says Philip Hunt

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    Public sector seeks to self-insure

    2008-10-01T00:00:00Z

    Swedish municipalities are increasingly looking to form captive insurers. Some of the larger municipalities have established, or are considering establishing, their own captives. Smaller municipalities are joining together and taking the mutual captive route. The trend is the result of recent severe premium increases that have reflected the worsening claims ...

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    Risk management - Diary dates

    2008-10-01T00:00:00Z

    2007 OCTOBER 4-5 ENERGYFORUM ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT Amsterdam www.energyforum.com OCTOBER 18-19 The BCI Symposium The Hilton International, Amsterdam www.thebci.org/diary.htm DECEMBER 4 FLEET RISK FORUM 2007 – Update on new legislation; improving health & safety and greening your fleet London www.symposium-events.co.uk DECEMBER 5 AIRMIC ANNUAL DINNER Royal Lancaster Hotel, London www.airmic.com ...

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    Change and continuity

    2008-10-01T00:00:00Z

    European risk managers will find a number of the sessions at this month's BCI Symposium of particular interest. Sessions include, among other topics: - Could a risk manager do your job? - Business continuity and enterprise risk management – are they coming together? - Corporate defence: risk management, business resilience ...

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    XL targets building industry

    2008-10-01T00:00:00Z

    As part of its plans for long term expansion in the European construction sector, XL Insurance has more than doubled its underwriting capacity for construction projects from $40m to $100m. The insurer has also increased its European construction team with seven new underwriters in Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands and ...

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    2007-09-24T00:00:00Z

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    Finns and Poles join European federation

    2007-09-24T00:00:00Z

    With the election of two new members, Finland and Poland, the risk management associations of 15 countries are now represented in the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA). The Risk Management Association of Finland(FinnRiMa) was founded in 1987 based on a working group of the Central Chamber of Commerce ...

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    Risk management diary dates

    2007-09-24T00:00:00Z

    2007 SEPTEMBER 11-13 INSTITUTE OF RISK MANAGEMENT RISK FORUM Hatfield University, Herts www.theirm.org SEPTEMBER 28 AIRMIC RISK MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS EXHIBITION Novotel, 10 Pepys Street, London EC3N 3NR www.airmic.com SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 3 FEDERATION OF EUROPEAN RISK MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATIONS (FERMA) FORUM Geneva www.ferma-asso.org OCTOBER 4-5 ENERGYFORUM ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT Amsterdam ...

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    Debate continues on proposed standard

    2007-09-24T00:00:00Z

    The position paper on proposals by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to create an ISO risk management standard 2009 that was issued by FERMA in July to assist member associations in national working groups essentially said that FERMA believes that a formal international risk management standard, especially with an ...

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    A new model of capitalism?

    2007-09-24T00:00:00Z

    The results of a bid to find a new model for sustainable business and a sustainable economy among business leaders, government departments, researchers, investors and entrepreneurs, will be announced at a major conference this autumn. The Next Great Transformation: Sustainable Enterprises will be held at the Eden Project, UK, on ...

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    New anti-hacking measures

    2007-09-24T00:00:00Z

    The German government has approved new legislation which seeks to crack down on the sharp rise in computer attacks in Germany's public and private sectors. Although Germany, like the UK and the rest of Europe, already has computer crime legislation in place, the new law seeks to close more loopholes, ...

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    EC consults on sustainable industry

    2007-09-01T00:00:00Z

    The European Commission has just completed a consultation on sustainable consumption and production and sustainable industrial policy. It will use the contributions received to prepare action plans on these topics. In a background document, the EC noted that current patterns of consumption and production are leading to the rapid depletion ...

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    Themes and highlights

    2007-05-31T00:00:00Z

    Global responsibility and sustainability are the themes of this year's FERMA Risk Forum in Geneva. Highlights include the following

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    New mutual goes live

    2007-05-31T00:00:00Z

    History was made in the UK on 1 April when the first local authority insurance company established in over a century went live. After two years' hard work, and only after meeting a set of tough criteria laid down by the Financial Services Authority (FSA), the London Authorities' Mutual Limited ...

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    Risk Management is no fairly tale

    2007-05-31T00:00:00Z

    Risk and insurance managers do not believe in fairy tales. This will become clear at the 11th annual congress organised by NARIM, the Dutch professional organisation of risk and insurance managers. The congress, with the theme Risk Management: fairy tale or a true story, takes place in Veldhoven in the ...

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    Record investment in environment and safety

    2007-05-31T00:00:00Z

    Capital spending on environment, health and safety by the Finnish chemical industry reached record figures in 2006, according to the Chemical Industry Federation of Finland (CIFF). The sector invested a total of some €86m, an amount equal to more than 14% of fixed investment by the sector and a rise ...

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    Risk learning made easy

    2007-05-31T00:00:00Z

    Stranger danger and safety in the home are just two of the topics Coventry's local schoolchildren are learning about with the help of an interactive puppet show. Puppets and their actor chums visited nine special schools during March to educate and entertain children with 'Risk Management on Show'. The ...

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    Interest in EIL cover grows

    2007-05-31T00:00:00Z

    The environmental insurance market has shown further signs of growth, with insurers interviewed in the latest Willis Environmental Index for the first quarter of 2007 reporting an increase of up to 100% in the number of policies placed last year, compared to 2005. A corresponding increase in total premium placed ...

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    Cutting the cost of fraud

    2007-05-31T00:00:00Z

    A recent survey, conducted by FraudLine among a cross section of its 34 subscribing local authorities, revealed that, on average, the number of public and employers liability insurance claims received in 2006 was reduced by 15%, compared to the same period in 2005. FraudLine was endorsed within the survey as ...