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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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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
In Brazil, a Reminder of Emerging-Market Risks
The recent protests in Brazil were the latest vivid reminder of the perils of investing in emerging markets. Tens of thousands of demonstrators thronged the streets of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other cities, incited partly by a rising cost of living and a slowing economy.
Author:  Tim Gray
Date: October 8, 2013
Emerging Market: Brazil- What You Need to Know Before Entering the Market
Brazil is brimming with potential. Two decades of governmental reform and political stability have transformed the Brazilian economy. Unemployment is at a historic low, and Brazil's taditionally high level of income inequality has declined.
Author:  Crain Communications Inc.
Date: October 8, 2013
Category: Global
Keywords: Brazil, Latin America, LatinRES, GlobalRES, Latin America, BRIC
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
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
Multi-Latina Risk Management Report
An interview with an AIG regional commercial insurance leader discussing the risks and opportunities for multi-latinas as Latin America continues to grow.
Author:  Pascal Alvarez
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
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
Easy Credit, Big Debt: Peru Tackles Financial Ed for Its Growing Middle Class
Enrique Diaz remembers the moment he understood how badly Peru needed a financial literacy movement: In line at a KFC restaurant, a customer handed over her credit card and the cashier asked if she would like to pay in four installments.
Author:  Lauren Villagran
Date: August 9, 2013
Cautious Lending Practices at Brazil's Private Banks Bear Fruit
A steep decline in loan delinquencies at Brazil's top-three private sector banks in the second quarter is the latest sign that their year-long approach of avoiding risky lending is bearing fruit.
Author:  Natalia Gómez
Date: August 2, 2013
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
In Brazil, a Reminder of Emerging-Market Risks
The protests in Brazil last month were the latest vivid reminder of the perils of investing in emerging markets. Tens of thousands of demonstrators thronged the streets of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other cities, incited partly by a rising cost of living and a slowing economy.
Author:  Tim Gray
Date: June 7, 2013
Managing Risk on the New Frontiers of Energy Exploration
We evaluate the changing risk landscape for companies involved in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons from previously untapped reserves.
Author:  William Bruce & Jay Syrett
Date: April 25, 2013
Category: Global
Keywords: MiddleAfricaRES, NorthRES, LatinRES, GlobalRES, eures
Type: Article
Members Only? No
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
Allianz Risk Pulse: Focus Natural Catastrophes
An analysis of the potentially increasing threat from natural catastrophes worldwide. The average annual cost of insured claims from natural catastrophes has increased with-fold since 1970. The main reason is economic growth: property values are rising; population density and insurance penetration
Author:  Allianz
Date: March 1, 2011
Fast Recovery: How Business Continuity Planning Can Save the Day…and Your Company
Nothing does more to focus attention on business continuity planning than a disaster. The March 11 earthquake in Japan is just the most recent in a series of catastrophic events to highlight the importance of the risk area known as continuation of operations. When combined with the financial pressu
Author:  Steve Updegraff
Date: March 1, 2011
Category: Global
Keywords: 2008 Recession, Japan, AsiaRES, LatinRES, GlobalRES, Mexico
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2010: a year of devastating and costly events
According to Swiss Re’s latest sigma study, worldwide economic losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters were USD 218 billion in 2010, more than triple the 2009 figure of USD 68 billion. The cost to the global insurance industry was more than USD 43 billion, an increase of more than 60
Author:  Lucia Bevere, Dr. Brian Rogers, and Dr. Balz Grollimund
Date: January 1, 2011
Category: Global
Keywords: Haiti, Chile, Russia, EuropeRES, LatinRES, GlobalRES, Society, BRIC
Type: White Paper
Members Only? No
8 Crisis Management Lessons from the Chilean Mine Rescue
The rescue of trapped miners in Chile was both a miraculous, heartwarming story and a blueprint for crisis management.
Author:  Dorothy Crenshaw
Date: December 1, 2010