Insurance Research Letter, 2015 Index

Domestic & International Business Insurance Articles

Editor’s Letter Americas Europe & Russia Middle East, Africa and Greater Arabia Asia & Oceania Special Report The Back Page
January Federal Terrorism Insurance Scheme Not Extended Due to Federal Licensing Program Dispute
Prognostications 2015: The AIG Bailout Saga; Another Rigged Prosecution?
Wall Street Places a Bet
Latin America: Mapfre Foundation Releases Latin American Survey
Mexico: International Programs in Mexico
United States: Insurance Due Diligence in Mergers, Acquisitions and Spin-Offs, XL Group Introduces New Standalone Terrorism Insurance Policy
Regional Commentary (UK): Innovation & Collaboration key to solving underinsurance problem Jordan: Insurers Propose Replacing Mandatory Car Insurance Manage security risks International Employee Benefits info center –– Drive Global Assignment Success by Understanding the Expatriate Perspective
Words and Definitions to help insurance professionals – Life and disability insurance for Horses
February Merger Surge is upon us
Back to where it all starts: retail
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Brazil: The Brazilian Insurance and Reinsurance Market
Colombia: Terra Brasis Re receives authorization to operate in Colombia
Regional Commentary (UK): Cross-border Disputes in the EU
United Kingdom: Miller reaches agreement with Willis to form a leading London wholesale specialist broking firm; Miller launches membership and affinity scheme insurance offering
Watershed moment and the lessons: Asian countries have intensified their focus on underinsurance significantly in the past ten years. In the decade since the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami, much progress has been made in making catastrophe exposed Asian countries more resilient to such disasters. International Employee Benefits info center – Global Healthcare for Business Travelers
Words and Definitions to help insurance professionals – Using big data to fine tune insurance pricing
March New UK commercial insurance act to take effect in August 2016
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Argentina: QBE sold its Workers’ Compensation Company to Werthein Group
Latin America: Premium Income Increased Nearly 4% in 2013
United States: Pat Ryan speaks to new trends and career employment
Regional Commentaries (UK): New Insurance Act for UK commercial business enacted; After 110 years, the time for change finally arrived
Europe General: Current Strategic Key Challenges for the Insurance Industry
Portugal and its convoluted tax regime International Employee Benefits info center – Comprehensive Relief for Global Plans Signed into Law
Words and Definitions to help insurance professionals: Insurance – a difficult product
April The pleasures of being an editor
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Chile: Insurance Market Has Lowest Growth in Five Years
Latin America: Stable Outlook for Latin America
Mexico: The ABCs of Mexican Insurance
United States: New, transparent web-tools to fundamentally change the way Americans buy auto insurance
Regional Commentaries (UK): Brokers’ Standards Council rightfully celebrates first year
Hungary: From The Front Line
Italy: Drone insurance in Italy
Workplace risk management – protecting you and your business International Employee Benefits info center – Employee Benefits Reference Manual
Words and Definitions to help insurance professionals: Short-term insurance policies
May Note to print media and PR writers
Greenberg, AIG versus the Government: the saga continues but its looking better for Mr. Greenberg
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The United States: NAIC Aims to Protect Consumers From Bad Actors in the Securities Business
Drones: Safety Considerations and Potential Liability Concerns
Ironshore Commits more Capital to its Specialty Property Energy Sector
Regional Commentaries: Greece and the Gathering Gloom
UK EU membership in question
Another voice of concern for insurers – plan ahead
United Kingdom: Insurers Must Consider Risks of U.K. Exit from the European Union;
UK: The Insurance Act of 2015 ISN News Quiz solutions
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SPECIAL ISSUE: RIMS 2015 About this Special RIMS 2015 Issue
Disruptive Thinking – A Keynote Speech for the Ages
Note to print media and PR writers
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The United States: Industry Awards and Honors Presented at RIMS 2015
Trio of Legends Inducted into Risk Management Hall of Fame
RIMS Recognizes Up-and-Coming Risk Management Leaders with Inaugural Rising Star Award
RIMS Executive Report: Why a Mature ERM Effort is Worth the Investment
Appalachian State University Named 2015 Spencer Risk Management Challenge Champion
UK: The Insurance Act of 2015 ISN News Quiz solutions
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Teacher Problems: Sixties Slang Quiz
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June Say what you mean; don’t obfuscate
Travel Insurance is no Pet Insurance
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Chile: Insurance Market Experiences Lowest Growth in Five Years
Mexico: The Insurance and Surety Institutions Law
The United States: Kathleen Ireland, Global Risk Manager IBM, wins Risk Manager of the Year Award
The Future of the Insurance Industry Is a Present Concern
Regional Commentaries: UK: A challenge for UK wholesale brokers handling foreign business
Czech Republic: Mild Recovery, but Still Dealing with MTPL Imbalances
United Kingdom: Willis completes transaction with Miller to form unique wholesale specialist insurance broking firm
Australia: Directors & officers face legal maze
China: Foreign insurers could get free rein across the country within 18 months
45 insurers to jointly underwrite residential quake risk
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July Several new features to become fixtures in The Letter℠
Baby Boomer Finds New News Channel!
Crowded Skies: Opportunities and Challenges in an Era of Drones
Flying Cars, just around the corner?
Stock buybacks and executive compensation
Mr. Greenberg 1: U.S. Government 1 – In what appeared to be a draw, an old claim aims to rekindle talk of compensation
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The United States: 5 Crisis Lessons Learned on the Ground at Virginia Tech
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Regional Commentaries UK: Does anyone in the European Commission understand the financial issues behind insurance?
United Kingdom: Technology will be a key success factor going forward for reinsurers and those who do not adapt will not survive
Angola: AIBA & Angola Insurance Broking
Democratic Republic of the Congo: History of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Insurance Sector
Australia: Changes to NSW WorkCover ISN News Quiz solutions
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August Highlights
Summer proving to be a blockbuster for mergers
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Chile: Liberty International Buys Penta Security
Latin America: M&A in Latin America: Higher Increase than in Rest of World
The United States: Can We Disrupt Ourselves?
Monitoring for More than Marketing – Managing Social Media Messaging in Crisis
Regional Commentaries: UK: Can Greece haul itself out of the hole?
Germany: German Insurance Market 2015: no news is the news
Russia: Munich Re’s representative office in Russia closed
United Kingdom: BIBA response to the rise in Insurance Premium Tax
Angola: Low oil prices negatively impact the insurance market
Mozambique: History of the Republic of Mozambique Insurance Sector
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How to Take Control of Your Nonverbal Communication
How many Underwriting Managers in South Africa
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September Time for a change in vacation policy: the Solution
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Argentina: New Argentine Civil and Commercial Code
Munich Re: Drone Suppliers and Users Should Work Closer with Each Other
The Leading Insurers in Argentina
Brazil: Brazil insurance – Crisis and Growth
The United States: Identifying Behaviors of Concern – Mitigating Violence
Regional Commentary (UK): Cyber Insurance in the UK General: African Risk Capacity: Closing the Disaster Gap
Angola: New Mandatory Coverage & Pilot Crop Project Aim to Help Economy
Equatorial Guinea: An Embryonic Market with Room to Grow
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Words and Definitions to help insurance professionals – Pros and Cons of Telematic Motor Policies
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October Announcements & Highlights
Who is really feeling the pinch?
Hank Greenberg on the China challenge: “Let’s Not Get All Panicky”
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Argentina: New Investment Rules
The United States: Hurricane Sandy – Four Years of Change, or Disaster Denial?
What You Need to Know about Drones: Risks, Insurance Options
Europe / General: Underinsurance in Property is a Global and Growing Challenge
Monaco: Re/insurance – The Next Generation?
The Global Reinsurance Market Grew 4 Percent Last Year
Spain: Insurers Face a Cycle Change
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Words and Definitions to help insurance professionals – Product recall insurance due to the contamination of food and drink
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November AIG to be split?
Terra Incognita
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Argentina: Industry Returns May Be Affected This Year
Brazil: The Brazilian Insurance and Reinsurance Market
Mexico: Today, the 1985 Earthquake Would Cost USD 15 Billion with Only 3 Billion Insured
Mapfre Ready to Insure Infrastructure and Energy Project
The United States: The Fast Approaching Oncoming Supply Chain Derailment Disaster: (Freight Train Blues)
Car Sharing and Ride Sharing Risks and Insurance
Regional Commentary (UK): Lloyd’s catching up with the Jones’s Africa General: The Expertise of an Experienced Insurance Intermediary When Moving into Africa
Democratic Republic of Congo: Interview with Rupert Weterings
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Educational videos – Protect Your Company from Activist Investors
Words and Definitions to help insurance professionals – Surplus lines insurance
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December Happy Holidays and best wishes for 2016
Disappointing results are just a sign of the times and it’s business as usual
Global programs lost in translation?
Shanghai-based Fosun is worth keeping an eye on
Highlights & Announcements
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Chile: XXXV FIDES Hemisphere Insurance Conference
Lloyd’s Chairman: “Latin America, a Golden Opportunity”
The United States: 2015 Crisis – Lessons Learned
Cyber Security Risk Management; Implementing Risk Control Procedures
The Council Launches New Cyber Insurance Market Watch
Closing the Gap: How Small and Mid-Sized Insurers Can Turn Big Data Buzz into Big Data Benefit
Insurance Charity IICF focuses on education, veterans and children
Regional Commentary (UK): What is terrorism? Australia: Business interruption insurance: What is the maximum indemnity period? The Wisdom to Know the Difference ISN News Quiz solutions
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Educational videos – Harvard Business School video – How to Be an Effective Negotiator
Words and Definitions to help insurance professionals – Claims triage
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