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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.


Are You Keeping Track of Your Supply Chain?

Posted by David Tate 19 August 2019

Traditional supply chains and their processes today are experiencing unprecedented change. This has been stimulated by a number of global factors, including an unstable political and economic environment, extreme weather, evolving consumer preferences, and the considerable shift towards automation and digitalisation.

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Food Delivery – Disrupting the future

Posted by David Tate 13 August 2019

The rapid rise of online food and meal delivery by retailers, restaurants, and producers was born out of a desire to improve the customer experience. These new models, new solutions, and partnerships are creating disruptive business opportunities.

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Exposure Quantification is the Key to Understanding an Organisation's Vulnerability to Cryptocurrency Theft

Posted by Neil Head 13 August 2019

Since the advent of bitcoin – the first digital currency – in 2009, and blockchain, the payment network technology over which cryptocurrencies are transacted over, the number of cryptocurrency users has consistently grown.

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Working on Impact Tolerance

Posted by David Nayler 30 July 2019

The recently released Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) 2019-2020 Business plan has flagged Operational Resilience as an area of focus this year. With operational resilience making the shortlist of overriding priorities — along with Brexit, Culture, and Financial Crime — it's time for firms to take heed and get ahead of the curve.

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Europools versus RSA

Posted by Kate Pert 27 June 2019

Europools, a manufacturer and installer of swimming pools, discovered an issue with the movement of rising and falling vertical booms used to divide its pools into different swimming zones. The booms were failing to operate as intended.

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Thinking Biometrics: Smile to Pay, Check-In-Out & to Access the Production Line

Posted by David Tate 28 May 2019

Building resiliency for retail, food and leisure organisations as they prepare for new risks whilst embracing biometric innovation.

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Protected Cell Companies – An Efficient Solution for Changing Times

Posted by Holly Deakin 21 May 2019

Protected cell companies (PCCs) have offered a cost-efficient alternative to captives since their inception in the late 1990s in off-shore jurisdictions. With Solvency II, PCC structures are now emerging in on-shore domiciles, offering benefits on all Solvency II pillars to owners.

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Online Harms: Could Senior Managers Be Liable?

Posted by Eleni Petros 29 April 2019

Social networks and internet companies – and their senior managers – could be fined if they fail to tackle “online harms”, under government plans.

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How New Regulations On Bunker Fuel Will Affect Credit Insurance Capacity

Posted by Maurits Quarles van Ufford 28 April 2019

Will new bunker fuel regulations affect credit insurance capacity?  Companies that may be affected by IMO 2020 should prepare for the impact on capacity

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Key Tips on Maximising Recovery In a Warranty and Indemnity Insurance Claim

Posted by Alex Tanner 02 April 2019

Once breach of an insured warranty is established, the next step is to calculate the loss flowing from that breach. Read the three tips to consider at this stage in the claims process.

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