Insurer ratings »
The methodology for rating insurance companies has been
developed and refined over a considerable period of time; ratings
themselves have been used for over 80 years and Standard &
Poor's has been looking at insurers for over 20 years. During that
period there has been continuous growth and development and the
depth and complexity of their analysis moves on extensively from
year to year ...
Managing risk in the context of climate change »
The US space agency NASA announced that 2005 was the hottest
year since records began. New research indicates that the future
warming may be worse than previously indicated, as ice sheets will
melt faster and the natural absorption of greenhouse gases will
reduce. Europe is warming 40% faster than the global average, and
currently much of England is facing another serious drought ...
Hurricane Katrina »
A lecture given by Hermes Marangos of Clyde and Co on Hurricane
Katrina (November 2005).
Accumulation. Lecture delivered by Paul Sullivan (Property
Underwriting Manager, Norwich Union) on 03 March 2005.
Recovery room »
Disaster recovery planning is an essential business discipline
which companies ignore at their peril. You can run the most
efficient operation in the world, but if it is vulnerable to the
effects of an unexpected catastrophe, its foundations are built on
sand. When it comes to protecting a company against the impact of a
disaster, insurance is only part of the solution. If it is to
survive and prosper, the business must get back to full operating
capacity as quickly as possible.