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Perspective

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  • Let’s Not Underestimate The Human Element in Underwriting

    By Mo Tooker|September 22, 2014|English

    As modern risk professionals, we pride ourselves on making decisions that are informed by granular risk data, actuarial analysis and complex computer models. Yet, we have discovered that these quantitative elements unfortunately represent only half...

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  • Suicide: Time To Turn Back the Tide [Infographic]

    By Sara Goldberg |September 09, 2014|English

    It always comes as a shock when we hear about a suicide. Think about the response to the actor Robin Williams' death recently. Yet, as we will be hearing on World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10), suicide is far from unusual. On a global level...

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  • DIY Genetic Testing - Is the Genie Out of the Bottle?

    By Dr. John Cummins |August 19, 2014|English

    The first sequence of the human genome was made publicly available in 2003. It took international laboratories collaborating over 10 years to complete, at a cost of around US$3 billion. Technological advances now mean that a human genome can be sequenced...

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  • E-Cigarettes: Cessation Device or Alternative Vice? [Presentation]

    By Ross Campbell |August 12, 2014|English

    Ever since they emerged on the market 10 years ago, the popularity of e-cigarettes has been rising. They represent an alternative to smoking that potentially reduces the harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke from thousands to just one, and many claims...

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  • Ebola - The New Swine Flu?

    By Ross Campbell |August 05, 2014|English

    The increasing alarm surrounding the most recent outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a chilling reminder of the potential for the spread of viruses to rapidly reach epidemic proportions. Since March 2014, the scale and spread of the current...

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  • The Battlefield

    By Tad Montross|July 16, 2014|English

    Earlier this year I wrote a short piece entitled "The Playing Field." Little did I know it would soon become a battlefield. One broker describing the June 1st CAT renewals in Florida called it a knife fight. Alternative capital, Insurance-linked...

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