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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.


Business Interruption: Looking Beyond the Physical

Posted by Duncan Ellis June 14, 2018

With risk increasingly interconnected and interdependent in today’s rapidly changing world, your resiliency depends on how well you manage disruption, no matter its source. With the right mix of traditional and advanced risk mitigation and risk transfer strategies in place, you can overcome direct and indirect business interruption more effectively and better protect critical assets and your bottom line.

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Supreme Court Limits Successive Securities Class Action Filings, but Risks Remain

Posted by Steven Hong June 13, 2018

Directors and officers liability (D&O) insurance can provide financial protection to both individuals and corporations, including coverage for defense and settlement costs. Your insurance advisors can help ensure your D&O program has appropriate policy limits and provides broad coverage for securities class actions.

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Captive Owners Continue to Broaden Scope of Activity

Posted by Michael Serricchio June 06, 2018

Using a captive to write cyber terrorism risk can be a cost-effective and relatively simple means to reduce net retained risk, especially for companies that already own captives.

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Managing Your Potential Infectious Disease Exposures: 3 Steps

Posted by Christian Ryan June 05, 2018

Here are three ways global businesses can manage their potential exposure to Ebola, Nipah, and other public health threats.

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Related to: Hospitality & Gaming

4 Ways to Prepare for Another Active Hurricane Season

Posted by Duncan Ellis May 29, 2018

Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma all had substantial effects on the US and Caribbean in 2017 and now rank among the top five costliest on record, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasting a similarly active 2018 hurricane season, businesses must take steps now to prepare.

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An Employment Law Game Changer?

Posted by Kelly Thoerig May 23, 2018

The US Supreme Court this week determined that companies may condition employment on workers arbitrating their employment claims alone. This landmark decision will surely reverberate across the employment law landscape for years. For now, however, employers should tread lightly.

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Yahoo’s Cyber Breach Disclosure Penalty: Would Your D&O or Cyber Insurance Cover an SEC Fine?

Posted by Sarah Downey May 21, 2018

The US Securities and Exchange Commission’s $35 million settlement with Altaba, the company formerly known as Yahoo, highlights the need for companies to understand how their directors and officers liability (D&O) and cyber insurance policies might respond to securities-related regulatory activity.

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Related to: Cyber Risk

ISO 45001 Sets the Stage for Health and Safety Improvements

Posted by Robert Elia May 10, 2018

Your organization can proactively improve its OHS performance by leveraging seven key dimensions, which align with key ISO 45001 processes.

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Related to: Marsh Risk Consulting

Will 2017’s Natural Catastrophes Affect Your Insurance Renewal?

Posted by Ed Cotterell April 30, 2018

2017 emerged as one of the worst years for natural catastrophes, but given the recent influx of capital into the insurance market, will it affect your renewal?

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4 Ways Risk Professionals Can Keep Pace with Innovation

Posted by Brian C. Elowe April 23, 2018

With disruption the new normal, here are four ways risk professionals can stay relevant and support innovation.

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