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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.


Drones and UK Utilities – Reaching for the Sky

Posted by Darren Shelford 20 February 2017

Drone use may change operational risk profiles.

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Related to: Trade Credit

How to Make It All Add Up: Quantifying Cyber Business Interruption Exposures

Posted by Tom Fuhrman 20 February 2017

Cyber business interruption (BI) may be the industry’s fastest-growing risk. Yet research indicates that most organisations have not yet estimated the potential financial impact of an interruption caused by a cyber event.

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Related to: Cyber Risk , Cyber Risk

Disruptive Technology at the Forefront of Global Risks

Posted by Thomas Quigley 09 February 2017

Artificial intelligence and robotics were named emerging technologies posing the greatest potential danger, according to the Global Risks Report 2017.

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Related to: Cyber Risk , Cyber Risk

Tensions in South China Sea Increasing Political Risks for Marine Industry

Posted by Marcus Baker 09 February 2017

The marine industry needs to be aware of short-term political risks in the region, and what to do if tensions rise.

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Related to: Political Risk , Marine

Repairing Damage, Selecting Counsel, and Incurring Defence Costs

Posted by Alex Reynolds 08 February 2017

In the latest in our series on policy pitfalls, Alex Reynolds of Marsh’s Complex Claims & Disputes Team looks at the difficulties in dealing with losses and claims yourself.

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Successful Cyber-Attacks Up 77% in the Past 12 Months

Posted by Andrew George 30 January 2017

The energy is a highly attractive target to cyber-attackers. In this article we review the steps companies can take to help mitigate this risk.

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Related to: Energy , Cyber Risk

What Makes a Loss ‘Fortuitous’?

Posted by Nigel Ward 30 January 2017

One of the fundamental tenets of insurance is that insurance policies provide coverage against fortuitous losses, but what makes a loss fortuitous?

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Related to: Claims

Don’t Neglect Trade Credit Risks in a Time of Economic Uncertainty

Posted by Tim Smith 25 January 2017

In a struggling and uncertain global economy, companies should work to mitigate and transfer trade credit risks.

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Related to: Trade Credit

Emerging Technologies Could Pave Way for New Forms of Piracy

Posted by Stephen Harris 23 January 2017

Shipowners and operators should be aware of how pirates could use the internet of things and drone technology to their advantage.

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Related to: Marine , Cyber Risk