Marsh Risk Management Research

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Access Marsh's insights on a full range of risk-related topics, including current and emerging issues as well as analytics, in a variety of formats, from timely briefings to in-depth reports.

Report

Mining Market Update 18-Oct- 2016

Market commentary from key mining hubs, with in-depth analysis and commentary on current global insurance market conditions for mining risks.

Insurance
Market Report

Asia Insurance Market Report 2016 21-Feb- 2016

The insurance market in Asia remained competitive in 2015, with rates remaining stable or decreasing in most lines of insurance.

Global Insurance
Market Quarterly Briefing

Global Insurance Rates Mark Tenth Consecutive Quarterly Decline in Q3 24-Nov- 2015

The third quarter of 2015 saw commercial insurance rates decline globally in all regions and most lines of business, according to the November 2015 “Global Insurance Market Quarter...

Report

Cyber Risk Handbook 2015 16-Nov- 2015

Cyber risk mitigation is not just a challenge for the IT department. It is a board-level governance issue that demands the engagement of the full executive leadership team to addre...

Excellence in Risk
Management Report

Excellence in Risk Management XII: Risk Management Continues to Advance But Could Be More Strategic 08-Jun- 2015

The 2015 Excellence report looks to understand the organizational characteristics that positively affect the execution of a risk management strategy.

Briefing

Global Insurance Market Quarterly Briefing — May 2015 08-May- 2015

Decreases in insurance rates were seen across regions and in most major lines of business, with cyber insurance a notable exception.

Briefing

Global Insurance Market Quarterly Briefing — March 2015 02-Mar- 2015

The Marsh Global Insurance Index showed rate decreases for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to the fourth quarter of 2013, marking the seventh consecutive quarter of declin...

Report

Business Interruption Insurance Efficacy: Five Key Issues 26-Feb- 2015

Read Marsh’s insights into business interruption insurance efficacy and the five core areas that cause concern for organisations worldwide.

Insurance
Market Report

Asia Insurance Market Report 2015 09-Feb- 2015

Although, overall, Asia remained a buyer’s market in 2014, with rates remaining stable or decreasing in most lines of coverage, rate increases varied by country and within specific...

Briefing

Political Risk Map 2015: Geopolitical Tensions and Falling Oil Prices Challenge Foreign Investors 19-Dec- 2014

Marsh’s 2015 Political Risk Map includes overall risk scores for 185 countries based on three categories: political risk, macroeconomic risk, and operational risk.

Global Insurance
Market Quarterly Briefing

Global Insurance Market Quarterly Briefing — November 2014 02-Dec- 2014

The Marsh Global Insurance Index reflected a sixth consecutive quarter of rate decreases, but the slide in rates has accelerated since the beginning of 2014.

Report

Arctic Shipping: Navigating the Risks and Opportunities 27-Aug- 2014

Climate change, specifically the melting of sea ice, presents opportunities for international marine transportation networks in the Arctic.

Global Insurance
Market Quarterly Briefing

Global Insurance Market Quarterly Briefing — July 2014 29-Jul- 2014

Strong capacity led to the fifth quarter of falling insurance rates as the Marsh Global Index dropped below second-quarter 2012 levels. .

Report

India 2014 Cyber Survey Report 17-Jun- 2014

Most risk and insurance professionals in India are unaware of whether or not their organisation has been a victim of cyber attacks in the past three years.

Global Insurance
Market Quarterly Briefing

Global Insurance Market Quarterly Briefing — May 2014 08-May- 2014

A continued softening of property pricing generated overall insurance market declines in the first quarter in every major region globally.

Report

Excellence in Risk Management XI — Risk Management and Organizational Alignment: A Strategic Focus 28-Apr- 2014

Our 11th annual Excellence report, produced collaboratively by Marsh and RIMS, was compiled from online responses received from nearly 600 risk professionals, C-suite executives, a...

Benchmarking Trends: Interest in Cyber Insurance Continues to Climb 31-Mar- 2014

As cyber incidents increased in frequency and severity in 2013, the percentage of companies that purchased cyber insurance rose by double digits.

Briefing

Cyber Security and the Boardroom 24-Mar- 2014

Boards of directors must not only devote more attention to cyber risks, but also evaluate their organizations readiness for an attack.

Report

Comparing Claims from Catastrophic Earthquakes 17-Feb- 2014

In this paper, we compare and contrast claims data from the catastrophic earthquakes that took place in Chile, New Zealand and Japan during 2010 and 2011.

Insurance
Market Report

Asia Insurance Market Report 2014 09-Feb- 2014

The insurance industry in Asia seems to be in a perpetual soft market, driven by new capital, new capacity, and fierce competition.

Global Insurance
Market Quarterly Briefing

Global Insurance Market Quarterly Briefing — February 2014 04-Feb- 2014

Global insurance rates trended downward in the fourth quarter of 2013 in all regions except the US.

Briefing

Political Risk Trends and Hotspots for 2014 18-Dec- 2013

Political violence and underlying societal risks are rising for direct foreign investors, according to Maplecroft’s Political Risk Atlas 2014.

Global Insurance
Market Quarterly Briefing

Global Insurance Market Quarterly Briefing — November 2013 15-Nov- 2013

Global insurance rates fell marginally in the third quarter of 2013, driven by decreases in pricing within several regions across several lines of business.

Briefing

Social Media Heightens Political Risk in Emerging Markets 07-Oct- 2013

As social media’s influence grows, businesses must consider its potential impact on their operations and factor them into their global political risk management strategies.

Briefing

Cyber Risks Extend Beyond Data and Privacy Exposures 17-Sep- 2013

Organizations may be focusing on managing cyber risks at the expense of a potentially more severe exposure: the impact of technology failures on supply chains and operations.

Global Insurance
Market Quarterly Briefing

Global Insurance Market Quarterly Briefing – August 2013 31-Jul- 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.

Report

Bangladesh Factory Collapse: Lessons in Risk for the Retail Industry 19-Jun- 2013

The factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 people highlights the risks that labor conditions can pose to workers and organizations’ bottom lines.

Global Insurance
Market Quarterly Briefing

Global Insurance Market Quarterly Briefing — April 2013 16-Apr- 2013

On average, global insurance rates firmed in the first quarter. Many parts of the world had a stable rate environment, but most major US lines saw increases of 2% to 4%.

Global Insurance
Market Quarterly Briefing

Global Insurance Market Quarterly Briefing – Q4 2013 05-Feb- 2013

Global insurance rates trended downward in the fourth quarter of 2013 in all regions except the US.

Global Insurance
Market Quarterly Briefing

Global Insurance Market Quarterly Briefing December 2012 18-Dec- 2012

Insurance rates firmed in the fourth quarter of 2012, but at a slower rate than in the previous quarter, despite the mounting costs of Superstorm Sandy.

Briefing

Curbing the Cost of Employees' Compensation in Hong Kong 03-Dec- 2012

Marsh has found that by taking a multi-disciplinary approach, many employers have the ability to significantly reduce their employees’ compensation risks and premiums.

Global Insurance
Market Quarterly Briefing

Global Insurance Market Quarterly Briefing — October 2012 03-Oct- 2012

Global insurance prices continued to rise in the third quarter of 2012, but showed signs of stabilizing; rates across major lines increased by 0.9% over the second quarter.