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Risk in Context Blog

Timely blogs from our risk and insurance experts on the issues and trends that affect your business – and your bottom line.


Where is my La Niña flood risk exposure?

Posted by Rob Gardiner 09 December 2020

Where’s La Niña likely to cause property damage? Be prepared early. Here’s what you need to know about flood insurance and risk mitigation plans.

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Cyber-attacks on Australian universities soar amidst pandemic

Posted by Kristine Salgado 16 November 2020

As cyber risks for universities and ransomware attacks increase during the pandemic, higher education institutions become prime targets for cyber-attackers.

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COVID-19 Class Actions Against Aged Care Providers

Posted by Lyle Steffensen 16 November 2020

COVID-19 is responsible for 2000 recorded cases in aged care facilities and 633 deaths from the vulnerable elderly. This accounts for over 70% of COVID-19 deaths in Australia, and as a result, we're now seeing the probability of class actions against care facilities increasing.

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Coronavirus Resources for the Care Industry

Posted by Lyle Steffensen 20 August 2020

From our Q&A series Q&A series interviewing a range of risk specialists to unpack COVID-19 risk issues faced by care organisations, to additional insights, keep up dated with our curated Coronavirus resources for the Care Industry.

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In the (Modern Warfare) Fast Lane

Posted by Kristine Salgado 13 August 2020

As technology users, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light concerning threats that we have to consider, both in terms of our roles as employees but also as individuals conducting our daily lives.

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Related to Cyber Risk

Tax Insurance: Mitigating Potential Pitfalls in Corporate and Debt Restructures

Posted by Kane Sim 30 July 2020

In light of the current economic climate, most corporations have experienced some degree of financial stress. This has resulted in corporate boards, management teams, and private equity funds deciding to restructure financing arrangements to bolster liquidity, which will lead to a rise in group restructurings to ensure businesses are poised for both resilience and growth.

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Using Synthetic Warranties to De-risk During Insolvency

Posted by Chris McDermott 23 July 2020

Warranties and indemnities insurance (W&I) with “synthetic warranties” is a means of providing buyers with meaningful warranty protection without subjecting administrators to any additional liability.  

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Rising Cyber Threats: How to remain resilient

Posted by Nicole Pallavicini 23 June 2020

Marsh has seen an uplift in malicious activity claims including ransomware, which is crippling organisations and their operations. See what you can do to ensure your business remains resilient against cyber attacks.

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Landmark Supreme Court Ruling Extends Title VII Protections to LGBTQ Workers

Posted by Craig Claughton 23 June 2020

The Supreme Court’s ruling on LGBTQ employees’ rights resolves what has long been a hot-button issue, and is a reminder for some employers about the actions they must now take.

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D&O - Creating options in this challenging market

Posted by Craig Claughton 28 May 2020

As we all continue to be challenged by the most volatile and restrictive Directors’ & Officers’ Liability (D&O) insurance market in the history of the segment, we are increasingly asked three key questions, find out what they are here.

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