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Risk Knowledge is a searchable library of relevant information for today's risk professionals. Available materials include RIMS Executive Reports, survey findings, contributed articles, industry research, benchmarking data and more.

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Overcoming Enterprise Disruptions: New Risk Tools Help Companies with the "Uninsurable"
Supply chain and infrastructure disruption can arise from many sources without warning. Companies trading into and out of countries in North Africa, the Middle East, and Japan are acutely aware of such risks right now. In reality, wide arrays of risks fall into the gap between physical damage los
Author:  Emily Freeman & Ian Harrison
Date: February 14, 2014
Category: Global
Keywords: MiddleAfricaRES, AsiaRES, global res
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
Global Insurance Market Quarterly Briefing-April 2013
On average, global insurance rates firmed in the first quarter. Many parts of the world had a stable rate environment, but most major US lines saw increases of 2% to 4%.
Author:  Jason Groves
Date: February 14, 2014
Category: Global
Keywords: AsiaRES, GlobalRES
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
Top Ten Risks Businesses Fear Today
Some risks you can insure against. If you’ve got a boat load of automobiles heading to the Port of Los Angeles, you can insure the loss of cargo. But what if you’re a German nuclear power plant company or service provider, and a tsunami in Japan turns German legislators against you?
Author:  Kenneth Rapoza
Date: October 8, 2013
A Window Into the future: Understanding and Predicting Longevity
Unprecedented increases in life expectancy experienced in recent decades have been consistently underestimated, causing funding difficulties for employers, insurers and governments.
Author:  Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd.
Date: October 7, 2013
Insurance Investment in a Challenging Gobal Environment(JAPANESE)
The two market collapses of the past decade have spurred many insurers to rethink their approach to investing. When markets rise rapidly and steadily, seeing only short term dips, as in the 1990s, it becomes easy to confuse investment savvy with a bull market.
Author:  David Laster and Raymond Wong
Date: October 7, 2013
Category: Global
Keywords: Japan, AsiaRES, EuropeRES, Global Financial Crisis, Germany
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
Shipping Threatened by Piracy: Who Picks Up the Bill?
For shipping to flow between Asia Pacific and Europe, a route which accounts for 50% of global trade, ships must travel through the world's two most piracy-prone regions.
Author:  Victor Enzler
Date: October 7, 2013
Allianz Risk Barometer 2013
The survey gathered opinions form 529 corporate and industrial insurance experts from across the Allianz Group on the most important risks that companies in particular regions and sectors face in 2013.
Author:  Katerina Piro, Heidi Polke
Date: October 4, 2013
Prepare for Contingencies
In an exclusive interview, Allianz's Global Risk Dialogue magazine spoke with two corporate risk engineers about the changing role of risk management.
Author:  Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty AG.
Date: October 4, 2013
Category: Global
Keywords: Japan, Haiti, New Zealand, AsiaRES, EuropeRES, LatinRES, AusRES, Europe
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
Passport for Financial Lines
An overview of Passport, a global service platform which provides a better, faster, more efficient way to address financial lines exposures across borders.
Author:  AIG
Date: October 4, 2013
Common Causes Of Large Losses In The Global Power Sector
Analyzing 150 insurance claims in the global power and utilities industry, we found that weather-related losses are disproportionately higher than other operational losses.
Author:  Philippe Du Four, Nigel Ward, Leigh Baker
Date: September 4, 2013
Category: Global
Keywords: AsiaRES, LatinRES, GlobalRES
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
International Insights
News from Korea, Mexico, Colombia, China, Chile, and Brazil
Author:  Steve Updegraff
Date: September 1, 2013
Category: Global
Keywords: Brazil, China, Chile, AsiaRES, South Korea, Colombia, LatinRES, Mexico, BRIC
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
Global Insurance Market Quarterly Briefing-August 2013
Insurance rates in Latin America, Asia-Pacific, the UK, and Continental Europe declined modestly in the second quarter of 2013; rates in the US rose moderately.
Author:  Jason Groves
Date: July 31, 2013
Category: Global
Keywords: AsiaRES, LatinRES, GlobalRES, eures
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
Unrest in Turkey and Brazil: Risk and Insurance Implications
As of June 21, no business had losses reported in either country that would likely trigger political risk insurance claims, though insurers are carefully monitoring events.
Author:  Evan Freely, Stephen Kay, Alban Laloum, Bruce Cohen, Tracy Knippenburg Gillis
Date: June 27, 2013
Category: Global
Keywords: MiddleAfricaRES, AsiaRES, GlobalRES
Type: Article
Members Only? No
Bangladesh Factory Collapse: Lessons in Risk for the Retail Industry
The factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 people highlights the risks that labor conditions can pose to workers and organizations’ bottom lines.**PLEASE REGISTER FOR FREE AT www.usamarsh.com TO READ ENTIRE ARTICLE**
Author:  Gary Lynch, Tracy Knippenburg Gillis, Derek Hanson, Joyce Long
Date: June 19, 2013
Understanding the Global Labor Market
On April 24, a garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,000 people. This is believed to be the largest tragedy in the garment sector and highlights the risks workers and companies face in the global supply chain.
Author:  Nadine Moore
Date: June 1, 2013
The Challenges of Implementing an International Insurance Program in China
China has its share of unique insurance requirements and conditions and a specific way of doing business that can be difficult to adjust to for western companies. But, by understanding the market and finding the right partners to help develop an appropriate program, companies can find success.
Author:  Alex Yip
Date: April 23, 2013
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Improving Supply Chain Resiliency in China and Beyond
Avoiding the consequences of a supply chain disruption.
Author:  Morgan O'Rourke
Date: March 28, 2013
Category: Business Interruption, Global, Risk Management (General)
Keywords: China, AsiaRES, BRIC
Type: Article
Members Only? No
Underinsured Nations Are Exposed to Disasters
China heads a list of countries that are underinsured by an estimated $168 billion a year.
Author:  Emily Holbrook
Date: March 13, 2013
Category: Global, Insurance
Keywords: China, AsiaRES, BRIC
Type: Article
Members Only? No
Solid Bulk Cargo Liquefaction: Just a Chance Occurrence?
Maritime liquefaction is predictable and can be avoided. Nevertheless, between 27 October 2010 and 21 January 2012, five ships sank in Southeast Asia, claiming the lives of 64 seamen and costing marine insurers over USD 100 million.
Author:  Victor Enzler
Date: January 1, 2013
International Safety and Shipping Review 2013
In its annual 'Safety and Shipping Review' of shipping losses, global insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty highlights developments in marine safety during 2012.
Author:  Allianz
Date: January 1, 2013
Corruption Risk Down Under
Companies in Australia and New Zealand must be careful not to expose themselves to bribery and corruption.
Author:  Emily Holbrook
Date: October 11, 2012
Category: Finance, General Management, Global
Keywords: AsiaRES, AusRES, Australia, Australia
Type: Article
Members Only? No
Myanmar: What Investors Need to Know
With fewer sanctions on doing business there, the former-Burma is now commercially enticing — but challenges remain.
Author:  Rachel Shoemaker
Date: September 27, 2012
Category: Finance, Global
Keywords: international, international, AsiaRES
Type: Article
Members Only? No
Behind Russia’s Risk Curtain
Risk is the norm in Russia, but simple strategies and vibrant capital markets can help businesses navigate a volatile currency environment.
Author:  Joshua B. Tulgan
Date: August 24, 2012
2/2012 Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2011: historic losses surface from record earthquakes and floods
Swiss Re’s latest sigma study reveals unprecedented economic losses of USD 370 billion from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2011. Despite immense insured losses of USD 116 billion (a 142% increase over the previous year) arising from record earthquake and flood losses, the insurance i
Author:  Lucia Bevere, Rudolf Enz, Jens Mehlhorn, Toru Tamura
Date: February 1, 2012
Category: Global
Keywords: Thailand, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, AsiaRES, AusRES, GlobalRES, World, BRIC
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
2/2012 Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2011: historic losses surface from record earthquakes and floods
Swiss Re’s latest sigma study reveals unprecedented economic losses of USD 370 billion from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2011. Despite immense insured losses of USD 116 billion (a 142% increase over the previous year) arising from record earthquake and flood losses, the insurance i
Author:  Lucia Bevere, Rudolf Enz, Jens Mehlhorn, Toru Tamura
Date: February 1, 2012
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