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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.


Blackout: Turning Off Vessel Tracking Systems

Posted by Andrew Mackenzie 29 March 2017

AIS manipulation hinders a maritime nation’s ability to control and safeguard its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and can allow for the proliferation of certain illicit activities.

Handling Claims Co-operation and Settlement

Posted by Claire Garrett 27 March 2017

In the latest in our series on policy pitfalls, Claire Garrett of Marsh’s Complex Claims & Disputes Team looks at the perils of failing to work with insurers and settling liability claims.

How to Avoid the Hidden Costs of Corporate Income Tax Liability

Posted by Praveen Sharma 21 March 2017

Corporate income tax liability, often ignored, is a significant hidden cost facing multinationals. We list placement stage steps to avoid hidden surprises.

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Gastric Illness Compensation – the New Whiplash?

Posted by Paul Timlett 20 March 2017

The escalation in gastric illness compensation claims made through UK claims management companies (CMC) is causing great concern for those across the travel industry.

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Related to: Claims

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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