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IPCC 5: Anything new?

| Sandra Gonzalez | Monday 30 September 2013, 3:01PM

Every five or six years the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was set up by the United Nations and the World Meteorological Organisation in 1988, produces a set of reports evaluating the scientific, technical and socio-economic information on climate change; its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation.

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Wildfires: Liability insurers on the hook?

| Sandra Gonzalez | Thursday 26 September 2013, 11:30AM

Wildfire poses a serious threat to communities; burning and destroying properties, especially on the fringe of urban and rural areas in Australia and parts of the US, such as California and Colorado, otherwise known as the Wildland Urban Interface. As property development is expanding in these areas due to more and more people wanting to move there, the economic and insured losses from wildfires could potentially increase.

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Cyber risk on the rise

Archive | Neil Smith | Wednesday 07 August 2013, 11:26AM

From the ongoing global financial crisis to the spate of natural catastrophes over the last few years, few business leaders need reminding how risky the world we live in is. What is interesting is to see which risks these leaders view as being most significant and how prepared they feel their businesses are to deal with them.

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Solar storm threat

Archive | Neil Smith | Wednesday 05 June 2013, 10:06AM

You may have seen in the news in recent weeks that there have been several huge solar flares, which fortunately have not been directed towards the earth.

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Behaviour and decision making

| Sandra Gonzalez | Friday 22 February 2013, 9:40AM

A Lloyd’s report recently produced by the emerging risk team highlights how the human element may influence decision making in insurance.

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Touch tables hit the big screen

Archive | Paul Willoughby | Wednesday 15 August 2012, 10:07AM

Lots of you made it down to the Lloyd's coffee shop this week to hear what we have to say on how technology might shape the market’s modernisation - many thanks!

Paul Willoughby

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Magpies love shiny things...

Archive | Paul Willoughby | Friday 27 July 2012, 11:39AM

You may have seen quite a bit of my face over the last couple of weeks. My profile photo has not only been emblazoned across lloyds.com but has played a ‘starring’ role in demonstrating our touch tables. It’s not my best side but at least people won’t recognise me…

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Has it been worth the sweaty palms and nerves?

Archive | Paul Willoughby | Wednesday 18 July 2012, 4:18PM

Last Wednesday evening I presented to over 150 market participants, although not the biggest audience ever, most of these were friends and colleagues who wouldn’t forgive any nervousness.

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My first Minority report

Archive | Paul Willoughby | Wednesday 11 July 2012, 12:47PM

Last month I attended parent’s evening at my daughter’s school. During the meet and greet with her teacher, a young graduate not long out of school herself, I became conscious of how uncomfortable I must look - dishevelled from the fraught daily commute and sitting in a chair designed for a six-year-old.

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Less active hurricane season but insurers aren't off the hook

Archive | Neil Smith | Monday 18 June 2012, 1:48PM

We are into the 2012 hurricane season and with two tropical storms occurring before it even started (officially on 1 June) you could be forgiven for thinking we are in for a busy season.

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