Our Perspective

  • Freight Trains - Are They Safe?

    By Bill Baumann |August 21, 2014|English

    According to the National Transportation Safety Board, there has been a significant increase in freight train derailments in the U.S. and Canada involving trains carrying crude oil and ethanol. This provides an opportunity to discuss both the tank cars...

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  • Getting to Grips With Food Safety - China Gets a Taste for Liability Insurance

    By Frank Wang |July 31, 2014|English

    China is amending its Food Safety Law, a move that has big implications for the food industry worldwide - and for insurers. As drafted, the amendment to the law - which is a response to the ever-increasing number of challenges arising from food safety...

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  • Construction Contractors Build Momentum Again

    By Jim McMahon |July 15, 2014|English

    Construction contractors are a growth business again in North America. The growth is being driven primarily by the private sector; through May 2014 office was up by 25%, commercial up 21% and residential up 17%....

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  • Decisions, Decisions – Keeping Casualty Carriers Clued In

    By Craig Beardsley |July 10, 2014|English

    From sexual molestation to social host, ridesharing, dog bites and even backyard zip lining, our most recent Casualty Matters examined a range of important court cases that could be relevant to personal and commercial lines underwriters. Take the Pennsylvania...

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  • Drones: Peek-A-Boo

    By Charlie Kingdollar |July 09, 2014|English

    A recent incident involving a small drone provides an opportunity to discuss some of the potential insurance coverage implications of burgeoning commercial drone use. In this specific incident, a realtor was using a drone to take pictures of what the...

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  • Trouble on the Streets: Is the Tide Rising?

    By Joaquin Orejas |July 08, 2014|English

    We believe there is a need for underwriters worldwide to have a greater awareness of the potential losses that might occur when offering coverage for Strike, Riot and Civil Commotion (SRCC). One of the typical underwriting pitfalls is to focus on the...

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