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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.


Cyber Threats: Why Is The Education Sector So Appealing?

Posted by John Fraser 10 April 2018

The education sector ranks as one of the most susceptible to cyber risk. Why? Networks at educational institutions house the type of information that hackers covet.

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Interpreting Broad Exclusions in Insurance Contracts

Posted by Kate Pert 09 April 2018

Court rulings can often provide useful insight on how exclusions in policies may be interpreted. In one recent case, the Court was asked to consider the impact of a broad insolvency exclusion in a liability policy.

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Related to: Claims

People Are a Business Asset – Are You Managing the Risks?

Posted by Alistair Brighton 15 March 2018

Managing the human factors that could harm your business is a key aspect of effective governance.

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Ready To IPO? Ringfencing The Risk

Posted by Liam Fitzpatrick 13 March 2018

In light of the recent volatility in the global equity capital markets, companies need to consider both the risks and opportunities in listing their shares.

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Cyber Attacks Against Ships – Are You Covered?

Posted by Tony Mayle 12 February 2018

Are organisation covered for cyber attacks against ships? Some shipowners have given permission to specialist companies to carry out cyber-attack penetration tests

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Related to: Marine , Cyber Risk , Claims

Professional Indemnity: Cladding Risks

Posted by Rahul Sharma 01 February 2018

Following the fire at Grenfell Tower in London, there has been a renewed Government focus on building cladding materials.

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Related to: Real Estate , Construction

Are You Ready for the New Basel Capital Requirements for Operational Risk?

Posted by Thomas Jaeggi 30 January 2018

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) has finally provided clarity on future minimum capital requirements for operational risk for banks and other firms subject to these changes.

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Related to: Marsh Risk Consulting

Checking Your Directors and Officers (D&O) Policy in Light of Recent Company Liquidations

Posted by Eleni Petros 16 January 2018

Recent reports suggest directors and officers may not have acted in the company’s best interests, opening up the possibility of litigation.

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Addressing Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace

Posted by Eleni Petros 16 January 2018

Allegations of sexual harassment have been hitting the headlines over the past few months, raising concerns for organisations as to whether they are likely to see an increase in claims.

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