Kara Glauser
Kara Glauser
April 6, 2016
The Art of Seeing When Managing Risks
This winter we have seen a number of tragic barn fires in the equine community that have received a lot of publicity. While these incidents are not something we like to see, they offer a good reminder to our industry about best management practices on farms and equestrian facilities, which include practices to help prevent fires and other potential disasters.
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Marc Surprenant
Marc Surprenant
March 22, 2016
Why Incoterms are so important.
The Incoterms rules or International Commercial Terms are a series of pre-defined commercial terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).They are widely used in International commercial transactions.
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Penny Dyte
Penny Dyte
February 24, 2016
Climate change: Global Effect - Paris Commitments and Industry Influence
Many of us know who Mark Carney is but, for those of you who don’t, he is a Canadian central banker who currently serves as Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the G20's Financial Stability Board. He was previously the Governor of the Bank of Canada and began his career at Goldman Sachs before joining the Canadian Department of Finance. Carney has been credited with shielding Canada from the worst effects of the late-2000s financial crisis, and has earned recognition by the Financial Times and Time magazine as a top figure in the financial world. I do his CV an injustice for the demand of brevity, but right back to his roots (he holds a Canadian and Irish citizenship, and was raised in the NWT of Canada) one can find his steadfast resolve and see evidence of his tenacity.
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Ann Donald
Ann Donald
February 10, 2016
Although we know each other well – How well do we know each other?
I have had the privilege of getting to know many of our clients over a number of years. Understanding their business, learning about their corporate structure and creating relationships with the people who run these businesses is very interesting to me. It is also very important from a risk management and insurance coverage perspective to have detailed knowledge about how clients operate their businesses. The more knowledge we have, the higher the level of service and support we can bring to the table.
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January 27, 2016
Software as a Service (SaaS) Represents a Unique Risk to Organizations
An important trend today is for organizations to outsource an increasing amount of their technology operations to third parties. This is largely driven by the desire for organizations to focus their resources on what they consider to be their core competency, such as manufacturing, transportation, financial services, etc. The software used to enable the various components of these operations are thus simply viewed as tools and often outsourced.
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Rick Adam
Rick Adam
January 20, 2016
The Sky is Falling? Post Disaster Response
The fire is out, the flood waters recede, the shaking stops. Your building or operation may or may not be damaged, your suppliers may be impacted, and you might not even have a road to access your facility anymore. What happens next depends a great deal on what you did before all the sirens and excitement.
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Gilles Gervais
Gilles Gervais
January 7, 2016
Measure twice, cut once
You may have heard it before, but the carpentry expression "measure twice, cut once" means that it's better to be cautious than careless, otherwise you could be in for a "tough break". Here are a few examples that apply particularly well to the field of insurance:
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