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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.


Ever Given Grounding: Suez Canal Closure Highlights Marine Industry Risks

Posted by Stephen Harris on April 07, 2021

The recent grounding and subsequent re-floating of the mega-ship Ever Given in the Suez Canal highlighted the fragility of global supply chains. This event snarled global marine traffic at a time when supply chains are still recovering from disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Relate to: Marine

Dole Ruling Clarifies D&O Policy Provisions and Delaware Public Policy

Posted by Matthew T. McLellan April 01, 2021

A recent ruling provides clarity that Delaware law will likely apply in cases involving companies incorporated there — and may be relied upon by policyholders in future coverage disputes.

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Will 2021 Be The Year Mutuals Disrupt the Renewable Energy Marketplace?

Posted by Michael Kolodner February 25, 2021

Mutual insurers, already a popular choice among established thermal power generators, are now investing in expanded renewable energy offerings. 

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Related to: Energy

4 Questions Boards and C-Suites Need to Answer to Build More Resilient Organizations in 2021

Posted by Reid Sawyer February 24, 2021

To achieve resilience in the face of increasingly complex risks, C-suite executives and boards of directors should ask four critical questions.

Trade Credit Capacity an Issue? Consider a Captive

Posted by Mark Regenhardt February 23, 2021

In an increasingly challenging insurance market, more organizations are exploring using a captive insurer for trade credit coverage.

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How Private Equity Firms Can Drive Value Through Portfolio Insurance Purchasing

Posted by Karen Beldy Torborg February 17, 2021

A strategic approach to purchasing insurance can help private equity firms mitigate negative insurance market effects and often yields better results across key performance indicators.

Global Risks Report 2021: 3 Priorities for Risk Professionals

Posted by Fabrice Lebourgeois February 03, 2021

To thrive and edge out their competitors in a volatile environment, organizations need to look at risk in a new light.

As Deliveries Fuel Bottom Lines, Restaurants Must Carefully Manage Risks

Posted by Cindy Smail January 28, 2021

A new Marsh report highlights the restaurant industry’s strides in limiting casualty risks. But delivery risks are growing — and not likely to slow post-pandemic.

The SEC’s Expanded Disgorgement Powers Raise Important D&O Coverage Questions

Posted by Matthew T. McLellan January 26, 2021

A recently passed bill codified the SEC’s ability to collect disgorgement, which could have notable implications for D&O insurance buyers.



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Building a Responsive Insurance Program Amid Growing Political and Social Unrest

Posted by Tarique Nageer January 15, 2021

Several forms of insurance can hep protect against political violence and terrorism, but it’s important to know how all of the pieces can fit together.

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