Issue 06 / April 2015

How data analytics is reshaping insurance and risk management

In this age of information overload, it is important to use the right data and apply the correct assumptions to answer the right questions, say Phil Ellis and Ben Fidlow

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Why banks will go back to basics in the 21st century

Globally regulated banks should return to traditional practices and leverage technology to manage new competition, changing consumer habits and regulatory requirements, says Ismail (Izzy) Dawood, CFO, Investment Services, at BNY Mellon

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Top 6 trends that are redefining financial institutions

The financial institutions industry is being redefined by six mega trends, which will change the sector almost beyond recognition, according to exclusive Willis research. By Jagdev Kenth

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Are you managing your political hotspots?

Companies face growing political risks, ranging from the eurozone debt crisis, possible sovereign defaults in Latin America through to security threats in Russia and Ukraine, say Sam Wilkin and Paul Davidson

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Data analytics is helping us to forecast extreme weather

Climate variability and change represent extraordinary challenges for the risk management community. Where should we focus research efforts in the future? By Geoffrey Saville

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Facing borderless cyber threats

Critical infrastructure is more exposed than ever to cyber attacks owing to increased internet usage, the borderless nature of technology and the tacit support of nation states. By Peter Armstrong

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Why Chinese companies are embracing captive insurance

As China’s growth accelerates and the government works to reform the economy, domestic companies are increasingly exploring the possibility of captive insurance. By Paul Owens and Lincoln Pan

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What have we learnt from Hurricane Katrina, 10 years on?

Hurricane Katrina caused the deaths of thousands of people and wreaked havoc on an entire region. A similar catastrophe could happen at any time, so what can we do about it? By Marc Lehmann

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Why the world is running out of food

Socio-economic, agronomic and land/water-resource challenges mean that food production could fall well behind global demand in coming decades. By Julian Roberts

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How drones can help disaster responses

Drones can detect property damage following hurricanes, help weather forecasts and can be operated by the movement of your eyes. By Alice Underwood

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Protect earnings using data analytics

Modelling can highlight inadequacies and gaps in existing insurance and potentially save a company millions of dollars. By Phil Ellis and Ben Fidlow

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How a cyber gang stole $1 billion

Financial institutions face growing cyber threats from lack of customer awareness, sophisticated criminals and nation states. By Peter Armstrong

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How catastrophe bonds could help Chinese companies

As Chinese companies become increasingly sophisticated in their risk transfer needs, could catastrophe bonds and insurance linked securities provide a solution? By Paul Owens and Lincoln Pan

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How Mexico is tackling its food crisis

Mexico’s dependence on US-sourced maize caused price hikes – leading to riots and civil unrest. By Julian Roberts

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