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The impact of interest rates and inflation on credit and political risks

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The impact of interest rates and inflation on credit and political risks

As the global economy continues to feel the effect of the global pandemic and the ongoing war in Ukraine, world economies are now also facing a need to balance interest rates with rising inflation. Leading economists and central banks must deliberate on how best to manage these issues, and the secon …

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Lockton Market Update — September 2022

Opportunity amid continued uncertainty Entering the fourth quarter of 2022, the commercial insurance market is — from a buyer’s perspective — in as good a shape as it has been over the last three years. Insurers’ results reported in the second quarter reflect their strong financial positioning. Capa …

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Product recall underwriters flag concern about recent large loss events

Expensive product recall events, where whole food processing plants were closed for a considerable time, have highlighted the catastrophic loss potential in the product recall/contamination space. It is therefore highly likely that, at renewal, underwriters will request more granular information on  …

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U.S., U.K. warning on Chinese espionage highlights need for strong cybersecurity controls

On July 6, the governments of the U.S. and U.K. warned businesses of the possibility that entities sponsored by the Chinese government may attempt to steal valuable corporate intellectual property and other materials. The threat of corporate espionage — including by state-sponsored actors — is not n …

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Keeping the pace with a rapidly changing risk landscape for accountancy firms

The speed and scale of change within the accounting profession is rising, requiring constant scrutiny of the adequacy of existing risk responses, and the detection and evaluation of new, evolving, and emerging risks. The drivers of change include geo-economic dislocation, geopolitical factors, gover …

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Ukraine war to impact the specialty insurance market

The specialty insurance market, particularly for aviation war, marine war and political violence (PV), is set to face more difficult renewal conditions as reinsurers and consequently insurers adjust their portfolios following material losses from the Ukraine conflict. The war in Ukraine has dominat …

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