Tobias Adrian,Financial Counsellor and Director, IMF's Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Stronger global financial system, but new vulnerabilities emering since crisis

Risk Management       Nov 07, 2018

  Although the global expansion has plateaued, easy monetary policies continue to support growth. But we shouldn’t rest too easily. Chapter 1 of the latest Global Financial Stability Report finds that short-term risks to the financial system have increased somewhat over the past six months. Trade...

Simon White, Head of UK Casualty–Retail, AXA XL

Mental Health :Rehabilitating affected employees

Health, Risk Management       Oct 27, 2018

Employers and employees alike in the UK are becoming aware of the need to talk about mental health at work. The UK Government last year commissioned a review on the subject as part of an effort to transform the way mental health is dealt with...

Coming of age: Adolescent Health

Health       Oct 14, 2018

  The world now has more young people than ever before – of the 7.2 billion people worldwide, over 3 billion are younger than 25 years, making up 42% of the world population. Around 1.2 billion of these young people are adolescents aged between 10 and...

Jinen Dedhia, Co-Founder & MD, DronaHQ

Transforming the Insurance Ecosystem

Technology       Oct 06, 2018

  A front-runner technology for digital transformation, enterprise mobility plays a pivotal role in an organisation’s business-success. While it helps companies across sectors gain fast-track growth and competitive edge, the nature of its application is different in different sectors.   The organisations in the financial services industry...

Suicide-Key Global Facts

Health       Sep 27, 2018

  Every year close to 800 000 people take their own life and there are many more people who attempt suicide. Every suicide is a tragedy that affects families, communities and entire countries and has long-lasting effects on the people left behind. Suicide occurs throughout the...

Samir H. Shah Executive Director & CFO, HDFC ERGO General Insurance

Risky Business-Insurers Face Shifting Landscape   

Risk Management       Sep 20, 2018

    Insurers are increasingly operating on a shifting landscape across the world. From technological innovations, unconventional monetary policies, political upheavals to regulatory tweaking; the ground rules are being redefined.   Today, with technology-driven eco-system we see increased efficiencies, better economies of scale, quicker delivery and innovations. Traditional...

Profitability gaps in major non-life insurance markets, Swiss Re's Sigma

Reinsurance       Sep 08, 2018

  Worldwide, most major non-life insurance markets are in a phase of below-average profitability. The latest sigma report from the Swiss Re Institute, "Profitability in nonlife insurance: mind the gap", assesses the existing earnings gap in the non-life insurance sector. The analysis shows that insurers in ...

Christine Lagarde, MD, International Monetary Fund

Ten Years After Lehman—Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead

Risk Management       Sep 05, 2018

  The global financial crisis remains one of the defining events of our time. It will forever mark the generation that lived through it. The fallout from the crisis—the heavy economic costs borne by ordinary people combined with the anger at seeing banks bailed out and...

Hélène Stanway, Digital Leader at XL Catlin

Marine blockchain platform goes live

Risk Management, Technology       Aug 30, 2018

  Blockchain - the secure, decentralised and distributed ledger housed on a shared platform - is something that has been discussed by the tech community for a few years now. But the practical implications, and benefits, of blockchain for the risk and insurance business are only...