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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.


Gender Pay Gap: A Reputational Risk You Can't Afford to Ignore

Posted by Eleni Petros 25 July 2017

With the Gender Pay Reporting regulation implemented earlier this year, companies need to be aware of how any gaps in pay within their organisation could affect employer risks.

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Terrorism and Political Violence Call for Review of Insurance Strategy

Posted by Angela Duca 24 July 2017

In recent months, multinational businesses have again been reminded of the threats that politically motivated violence and foreign government actions can pose to their people, operations, and assets.

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Petya/GoldenEye Puts Spotlight on Marine Cyber Risks

Posted by Stephen Harris 24 July 2017

The cyber-attack disrupted the shipping industry for days. How can this persistent/pervasive global risk be managed?

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Related to: Cyber Risk , Marine , Transportation

North Korean Missile Threat Raises Political Risk Levels

Posted by Julian Macey-Dare 21 July 2017

Tensions are growing following reports of missile testing by North Korea. With increased political risk, this blog explores things to consider. 

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Managing Risk in an Evolving Automotive Industry

Posted by Darren Howlett 20 July 2017

The automotive industry is set to look much different in 10 to 15 years, incumbent players and new entrants will need to assess how these new challenges alter their risk profiles

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Related to: Automotive , Transportation

Waste Management and Fire: Keeping Insurers up at Night

Posted by Darren Shelford 18 July 2017

Fires continue to be a critical risk facing the UK waste management industry, with the Environment Agency responding to approximately 300 fires a year.

What are the insurers’ concerns, what controls should be in place and what will happen next in the insurance market. 

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Related to: Energy , Property , Property Damage

Weather Damage to Construction: What Events are Covered?

Posted by Nigel Ward 11 July 2017

Adverse weather conditions often affect construction projects, but what is considered an exceptional event under an insurance policy?

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Petya/GoldenEye Cyber-Attack Drives New Focus on Cyber Resilience

Posted by Thomas Reagan 03 July 2017

Today’s ever-evolving and unpredictable pandemic cyber-attacks necessitate continual assessments and improvements to cyber insurance and risk management programs.

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The General Data Protection Regulation: A Game-Changer for Data Processors

Posted by Benjamin Hindson 28 June 2017

Communications, media, and technology companies need to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force in less than a year. 

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Are Autonomous Ships the Answer to Reducing Human Error?

Posted by Stephen Harris 23 June 2017

Autonomous technology is coming to the shipping industry, but can it eliminate the industry’s top cause of losses?

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Related to: Marine , Transportation