AIRMIC 2019

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The questions that Marsh-JLT Specialty will need to address in Harrogate

Marsh’s UK and Ireland chief executive Chris Lay tells StrategicRISK that more JLT staff are likely to leave as premium increases put pressure on brokers to work harder

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Risk managers need to be brave and reach the next level

Airmic board member and risk manager for BT Tracey Skinner explains why risk managers need to talk to as many people as possible and not be blinded by their jargon

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Insurers and risk managers ‘need to do a better job’ with cyber

Willis Towers Watson’s Nicolas Aubert has fired a warning shot to risk managers and insurers alike, calling on the market to “do a better job” on cyber.

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Businesses have not done enough to protect intangible assets

Firms have not done enough to protect their core assets, which go far beyond the bricks and mortar of factories and offices, Airmic delegates have been warned

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Valuing intangible assets

Data has an intrinsic value but how do insurers value an intangible asset? James Tuplin from AXA XL explains.

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How to think about geopolitical risk

StrategicRISK’s Lauren Gow talks geopolitical risk with Alastair Swift from Willis Towers Watson.

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Airmic Day 2 daily now available

All the latest news from the first day of the conference, including profile interview with the new chair of Airmic and a deep-dive into the association’s latest risk management survey

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Ludlow criticises insurers for delaying renewals

Delays cause risk managers to “rethink their programmes at very late notice”

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Avoid emerging risk blindness with a 12-point checklist

Too much focus on near-term of visible risks will put companies at risk. But a 12-point checklist by Airmic and Marsh could help shake up risk assessment and enhance risk management practices

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My year as Chair: Lynda Lucas

Before she passes the baton to incoming chair, Tim Murray, Lynda Lucas gives us the lowdown on her greatest achievements in the hot seat during her time as chair

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Perception is king

A ‘stuffy’, ‘data-led’, ‘paper-driven’ profession is what some believe risk management to be. But it is a perception far from the truth, and Tim Murray, Airmic’s new chair, is on a mission to let everyone know what risk management really is about. Sara Benwell reports

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Are risk managers becoming more strategic?

Airmic’s annual survey points to a more qualified profession with greater ambitions to support strategic decision-making. But how can they realise this ambition? StrategicRISK takes a closer look at the story behind the statistics

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How to prepare for the worst day of your career

A crisis is an acid test for management and not one that any organisation wants to fail, especially in the age of social media

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Multinationals 'acutely challenged' by cyber

The risks posed by malicious actors are increasing in volume and sophistication and organisations’ vulnerabilities constantly challenged, according to new Chubb report.

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Airmic Day 1 daily now available

All the latest news from the first day of the conference, including a preview of our #ChangingRisk survey results; and the questions that Marsh-JLT will need to answer in Harrogate

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Tackle the risks of the digital revolution with an integrated risk management approach

Integrated risk management is transforming the way in which risk managers approach and manage technology-related risks and the interconnected nature of 21st century threats, writes Quin Rodriguez, vice-president, strategy & innovation at Riskonnect

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Is insurance fit for purpose?

Managing risks to intangible assets, changing business models, an evolving risk landscape are all hot talking points for risk managers in Harrogate. We caught up with Mark Stephenson, head of business development and market relationships, Liberty Specialty Markets, to find out how insurers are dealing with change

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Becoming data smart

Andy Jones, head of risk engineering, property and casualty on how risk managers can overcome the biggest big data challenges

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Risk managers want to become better storytellers

Risk managers are seeking to acquire a rather unexpected skill, according to Airmic.

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AXA XL launches new employer's liability solution

AXA XL HealthAssist provides companies with a holistic approach to wellbeing, by combining the security of a traditional employer’s liability insurance policy with the additional benefit of a wellness, health and injury rehabilitation service.

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The illusion of control

How companies typically gain control via assurance, a form of confidence, but is it all just an illusion?

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Global tensions place risk managers in a bind

A growing tension between global markets - that are reliant on the removal of barriers - and local politicians - insisting on building walls - has backed risk managers into a corner, according today’s ‘new world challenges’ panel debate

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How to upgrade your risk management

As part of our #ChangingRisk series at Airmic 2019, Julia Graham, deputy chief executive and technical director at Airmic says risk managers must upskill on communication and storytelling and broaden their knowledge to gain the eyes and ears of the c-suite and the board

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“Today’s risk management is fragmented”

#ChangingRisk for the future requires a ‘unified’ voice to break down silos, says Colin Barker, company secretary for Bayer UK

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We need to disrupt ourselves to disrupt the future of risk management

In our #ChangingRisk series in Harrogate, Patrick Smith, founder of Tribe Advisory, says risk management is about strategic fulfilment and to get there, we need to change the risk language, says

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Rate rises +10% on the horizon for UK, Germany and Netherlands: Aon

Buyers in the Netherlands are likely to be hardest hit with the global broker warning insurers are focused on profitability and re-underwriting their portfolios, according to new Aon data

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Dashboards give risk managers c-suite ready content at their fingertips

Making sense of a complex data set for your audience means the message needs to be conveyed in a succinct and coherent manner, says David Thomas, commercial director at Ventiv.

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We need new answers to new risks

Businesses have shorter lifespans, fewer physical assets and are more leveraged on their balance sheets than ever before. The future is daunting and we need new solutions, warns Airmic’s chief executive

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Interconnected business makes collaboration 'imperitive', Airmic

New Airmic report, published at the 2019 conference, demands action from risk managers, senior management and the insurance market to rewire their organisations to ensure they have the necessary skills, structures and agility to keep pace.

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StrategicRISK in Harrogate: Airmic 2019

Airmic 2019 has just opened its doors and Kin Ly and Lauren Gow (pictured), along with Dan Ascher, Adam Jordan and John Walsh are ready to cover the event from start to finish. Do check on our website – we’ve dedicated it to the conference this week

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What’s in a name?

While Juliet Capulet contested the value of ‘a name’ in William Shakespeare’s, Romeo and Juliet, a lot can, in fact, be achieved from changing a name, writes Patrick Smith, director of Acumen Advisory, and principal of Airmic Academy

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New world. New Solutions

We need to create two distinct and defined roles in risk management to drive new solutions in a changing world, writes John Ludlow, chief executive for Airmic

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Be part of the #ChangingRisk Community

We surveyed risk managers from across the world for their views on what needs to change in risk management. Here’s a preview of the results

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Building predictive analytics into your ERM framework

How bringing together siloed data points from internal and external stakeholders can optimise risk management and drive accurate decision-making, strategically, operationally, and situationally, writes Jim Wetekamp, chief executive at Riskonnect

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Taking a holistic approach to health and wellbeing

Well-being requires a dialogue across the organisation, involving risk managers, human resources and employee benefits professionals, as well as corporate social responsibility, occupational health, treasury and legal experts, writes Timothy Smith, Senior Underwriter – UK Casualty – Retail at AXA XL

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An international insurance programme proposition built ‘from scratch’ delivers speed and accuracy

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions aims to steal a march on the competition with an integrated approach to writing international insurance programmes, according to Chris Hart, head of international business, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions