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Risk in Context

Timely posts from our risk and insurance experts on the issues and trends that affect your business — and your bottom line.


US Treasury Clarifies Its Process, Timing of Certifying Acts as Terrorism

Posted by Tarique Nageer January 13, 2017

How and when the federal government classifies a violent event as an act of terrorism could determine whether your business is covered under the federal backstop for terrorism insurance.

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Related to: Political Risk , Terrorism

Three Ways to Use The Global Risks Report 2017 in Your Organization

Posted by Brian C. Elowe January 12, 2017

Annual World Economic Forum report offers chance to highlight geopolitical, environmental, technological, and other risks facing your organization.

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Global Risks Report Highlights Geopolitical and Technological Risks

Posted by John Drzik January 11, 2017

Today’s business leaders face new threats but can find new opportunities in a changing global risk landscape.

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Casualty Insurance Markets in 2017: 4 Key Trends to Watch

Posted by Stephen Kempsey January 09, 2017

A more aggressive insurance market, changing workforce dynamics, and technology are expected to affect the casualty insurance market in 2017.

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Proposed Changes to New York Cybersecurity Regulations Could Affect Financial Institutions

Posted by Ben Zviti January 06, 2017

Revised draft regulations appear to be more clear and practical than those originally proposed.

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Four Ways Employers Can Manage Marijuana Legalization Risks

Posted by Kelly Thoerig January 04, 2017

Employers can run afoul of employment law if they’re not careful to balance their duty to maintain safe workplaces with employee rights.

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4 US Foreign Direct Investment Considerations for 2017

Posted by Justin Walsleben December 14, 2016

Those already invested in the US or considering doing so may be able to capitalize on a potentially friendlier business environment but may face challenges in the coming year.

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Key Regulatory Considerations Ahead of Trump Presidency

Posted by Michael Poulos December 07, 2016

While a looser regulatory environment is generally perceived as a positive for the private sector, rollbacks will likely happen piecemeal, with changes affecting particular sectors or companies differently.

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Supply Chain Risk Becomes More Acute Amid Growing Uncertainty

Posted by David Lanfranchi December 02, 2016

A confluence of events such as the US elections and Brexit and changing consumer demands requires creative risk mitigation strategies.

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DOL's Overtime Rule Delayed, Risks Remain

Posted by Kelly Thoerig December 01, 2016

The future of the DOL's overtime expansion is unclear as the DOL appeals the federal court's temporary injunction.

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