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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 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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January Blues: Could Christmas Results Affect Credit Insurance?

Posted by Adam Forrester 11 January 2018

As UK retailers announce trading updates, making sure the right levels of credit insurance is in place is crucial for retailers and suppliers.

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Gender Pay Gap Reporting Deadline Quickly Approaching

Posted by Eleni Petros 11 January 2018

Organisations face reputational risks by reporting a large gap or not reporting their figures

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Business Interruption in Today’s Technological World – Time to Rethink?

Posted by David Tate 10 January 2018

Many retail, food and beverage businesses may not have quantified the loss of revenue if their systems were hacked or taken offline. These risks demand a new approach.

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The Threat Beneath the Surface: Subsea Cable Vulnerability

Posted by Stephen Harris 14 December 2017

As we become more reliant on the internet, we have, perhaps unwittingly, exposed ourselves to a new threat – internet disruption caused by sabotage of the global subsea fibre-optic cable network.

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Related to: Claims , Marine

GDPR: A Positive Change for Utility Companies?

Posted by Darren Shelford 07 November 2017

Data management issues faced by UK utility companies will be impacted by the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018.  

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Related to: Energy