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MINING

Although losses in the mining industry are generally infrequent, they can be severe. A robust, cost-effective program to identify, manage, and transfer risk can enhance financial and operational resiliency and help maintain business viability across the entire mining lifecycle.

More than US$600 million in mining property and business interruption premium placed… Over US$625 billion of mining assets and earnings protected by Marsh placements… More than US$122 billion of underground exposures protected

The global mining industry faces many challenges: softer commodity markets, cost-management challenges, access to financing, and increasing expectations around social, economic, and environmental engagement with host communities and regulators. Meanwhile, investors demand operational rigor and capital discipline to ensure appropriate returns from capital-intensive assets and projects.

In an industry where losses may be few, but significant, Marsh’s Mining Practice helps companies large and small avoid, manage, and transfer risk across the entire mining life cycle, from capital raising to mine closure.

Our global team of industry experts understands the risk challenges posed by the mining and mineral processing industry. Our consulting offerings can reduce the probability and potential impact of a loss event.

The result of Marsh’s mining industry expertise: robust, cost-effective risk management and risk transfer programs that enhance the resilience of your business.

Claims Management

Government mine-safety organizations, shareholders, media, and the public are scrutinizing your ability to deal with unforeseen events and crises. It’s critical to quantify losses and maximize insurance recoveries in a timely manner.

At Marsh, we understand the challenges that loss situations produce: catastrophe management, lost sales, difficulty sourcing equipment, complexity of measuring business interruption, and related costs.

Our claims practitioners are well versed in different mining techniques and associated processing activities. And more than 100 claims professionals around the world have specialized expertise in the mining industry.

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Captive Management

We advise on captive insurance options for mining companies around the world. Our global team of 450 captive professionals comes from a range of backgrounds, including insurance, reinsurance, accounting, taxation, and law.

Recognizing that multiple factors need to be considered, we can help you:

  • Identify whether a captive approach is best for your insurance needs.
  • Find the right location, structure, and operation of your captive.
  • Structure the optimal program to place a captive, including limits, premium and cover.
  • Guide premium decisions and allocate them to support transfer-pricing considerations.
  • Optimize capital deployed within parameters set by the business.
  • Establish and manage your captive in its domicile.
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Risk Consulting

With over 70 years of experience of working with clients in the mining industry, Marsh Risk Consulting (MRC) provides advice, analytics, tools, research, and solutions for a wide range of risk issues. We help mining companies better understand their risk profile and find appropriate protection.

Our dedicated professionals meet your company’s day-to-day needs. MRC offers the following services to help mining companies manage risk exposures:

  • Strategic risk management.
  • Enterprise risk management (ERM).
  • Supply chain management.
  • Business analytics and risk modeling.
  • Crisis management.
  • Asset valuation.
  • Business continuity management (BCM) and business interruption (BI) insurance.
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Mergers and Acquisitions

Fueled by strong commodity prices and repaired balance sheets, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the global mining sector is accelerating. This trend — characterized by larger deals, bolt-on acquisitions and cross-border deals in emerging markets — has raised price expectations for potential assets.

Marsh’s Private Equity and M&A practice (PEMA) provides risk and insurance advice that complements traditional financial, legal, and commercial due diligence. Our advice enables both buyers and sellers to better understand the risks in any given transaction and factor them into negotiations and the pricing of a transaction.

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