Our Perspective

  • Contingent Business Interruption in Petrochemical Business – An Underestimated Exposure?

    By Dr. Martin Zorn |July 21, 2016|English

    Significant changes in the petrochemical industry over the last decades have included many former chemical and petrochemical giants selling their petrochemical businesses to focus on chemical operations specializing in “pharmaceuticals, performance...

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  • Accumulation Headache? Look to Carve-Outs for Relief

    By Seong Wook Kim|June 23, 2016|English

    Unexpected capacity accumulation arising out of multiple primary policies can create big headaches for insurers, often prompting them to walk away from an otherwise desirable risk. However, there is a way to help insurers grow their books while keeping...

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  • What Is Equipment Breakdown Anyway?

    By Lisa Poirier and Kerri Tanner|June 08, 2016|English

    When you think of equipment breakdown, do you usually think of machinery-intensive industries, such as steel mills, pulp and paper manufacturing, or electrical power generation? What about “Main Street” occupancies – apartment buildings,...

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  • The Key to Underwriting Flood Successfully [Video]

    By Tim Pappas |May 19, 2016|English

    Innovations in modeling and technology are changing the way the industry underwrites flood risks, but they are only a starting point to truly understanding the risk. Transforming that information into knowledge is the key to underwriting flood successfully. View...

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  • Oil Rig Activity in 2015 - What’s Your Exposure Now?

    By Jon Cudney |May 16, 2016|English

    According to Forbes, the collapse in oil prices has claimed over 200,000 jobs worldwide, affecting both large and small firms in the oil industry. Mark Schultz, the President of the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors, shared that the...

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  • Green Light for Green Energy? Not So Fast

    By Mariano Trevisan |May 12, 2016|English

    As recently as the beginning of this year, investors, developers and owners of renewable energy risks in the United States had cause to celebrate a seemingly bright future. The federal Consolidated Appropriations Act was passed in December 2015, extending...

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