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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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The Practice of Risk Management: Silence is Not Absence
In contrast to risk management studies on organizations that overtly deal with risk, this article explores organizational risk management in a context in which risk is more or less absent from managerial vocabulary or organizational communication.
Author:  Hervé Corvellec
Date: October 8, 2013
International Insights
On January 1, 2013 the tax on insuance in the Netherlands more than doubled from 9.7% to 21%. This increase comes as a result of the announcement in October , 2012, by the two parties negoitiating to form a new government coalition.
Author:  Lockton Inc.
Date: October 8, 2013
Category: Global
Keywords: India, Denmark, Euro Area, EuropeRES, LatinRES, Argentina, Netherlands
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
Insurance: Making Risk Manageable and Progress Possible
Without insurance, the wheels of the global financial system would soon grind to a halt. Insurance makes risk manageable. Its fundamental principle is that the contributions of the many compensate the losses of the few.
Author:  Simon Scholfield
Date: October 8, 2013
European Legal Developments 2011/2012: Implications for P&C Insurers
The Danish Physicist, Niels Bohr, reportedly said that "Forecasting is very difficult, especially if it's about the future". And this observation could just as well apply to the challenge facing the insurance industry today.
Author:  Thomas Fausten, Jimi Groom, Christoph Schreib
Date: October 7, 2013
Category: Global
Keywords: Global Economy, EuropeRES, European Union, Europe, GlobalRES, World, Netherlands
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
Economics of Climate Adaptation (ECA)- Shaping climate-resilient development a framework for decision-making
Making rural communities more resilient to the impact of climate change requires a comprehensive portfolio of adaptation measures. But decision-makers need the facts to identify the most cost-effective investments.
Author:  Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd.
Date: October 7, 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
European Insurance Report 2012: Customers for Life
Swiss Re has published its second European Insurance Report, which involved surveying more than 15,000 consumers in 14 countries. The priority question for 2012 is: do the life insurance industry's products really provide consumers with what they need and want, and where are the gaps in provision?
Author:  Martin Langkjaer, Anina Grell
Date: October 7, 2013
Category: Global
Keywords: Italy, Belgium, EuropeRES, Europe, Finland, France, Germany
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
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
Digging Deep
Crossrail is Europe's biggest civil engineering project with an estimated cost of £14.8 billion. Crossrail's plan to make London's rail network fit for the 21st century is Europe's largest infrastructure project, and it highlights several risk management challenges.
Author:  Neil Hodge
Date: October 4, 2013
Category: Global
Keywords: Switzerland, EuropeRES, Europe, London, World
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
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
Risk Futures-Safely Parked
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty has developed a model to evaluate and compare transport risks. Volkswagen uses this tool at one of its storage compounds in Germany.
Author:  Heidi Polke-Markmann
Date: October 4, 2013
Category: Global
Keywords: Volkswagon, AGCS, EuropeRES, Germany
Type: Article
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
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
Swiss Re SONAR Emerging Risk Insights
Risks are a moving target. They are constantly changing or newly developing. That makes it difficult to quantify and judge them. The earlier the insurance industry starts adapting to emerging risks, the better prepared it will be for tomorrow‘s challenges.
Author:  "Sandra Burmeler, Reto Schnarwiler, and Philippe Brahln
Date: June 1, 2013
International Insights
Premium Tax Increase - Euro Area, Defense Base Act, Argentina, Indian Workers' Comp
Author:  Lockton Inc.
Date: April 1, 2013
Category: Global
Keywords: India, Denmark, Euro Area, EuropeRES, LatinRES, Argentina, Netherlands
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
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: April 1, 2013
Category: Global
Keywords: EuropeRES, AusRES, GlobalRES, Australia, Australia, Germany
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
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
Risk Futures-Safely Parked
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty has developed a model to evaluate and compare transport risks. Volkswagen uses this tool at one of its storage compounds in Germany.
Author:  Heidi Polke-Markmann
Date: January 1, 2013
Category: Global
Keywords: Volkswagon, AGCS, EuropeRES, Germany
Type: Article
Members Only? No
Risk Futures-Safely Parked
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty has developed a model to evaluate and compare transport risks. Volkswagen uses this tool at one of its storage compounds in Germany.
Author:  Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty AG.
Date: January 1, 2013
Category: Global
Keywords: Volkswagon, AGCS, EuropeRES, Germany
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
Punitive Damages in Europe: Concern, Threat or Non-Issue?
Punitive damages have always been a nagging fear for insurers, and developments in the U.S. have tended to confirm this anxiety. On the face of it, such issues have not as yet reached Europe's shores.
Author:  Thomas Fausten, Robert Hammesfahr
Date: June 1, 2012
Facing the interest Rate Challenge
Swiss Re’s latest sigma 4/2012, "Facing the interest rate challenge", explores how interest rates affect insurers and explains why a rapid rise in or sustained low interest rates can be a challenge.
Author:  Astrid Frey and Dr. Lukas Steinmann
Date: April 1, 2012
Category: Global
Keywords: History, international, international, EuropeRES, GlobalRES, UK, Germany
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
Insurance: Making Risk Manageable and Progress Possible
Without insurance, the wheels of the global financial system would soon grind to a halt. Insurance makes risk manageable. Its fundamental principle is that the contributions of the many compensate the losses of the few. For several centuries, this model has worked remarkably well for countless busin
Author:  Simon Scholfield
Date: March 1, 2012
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