Author: Dave Baxter

Charities urged to consider captive insurance firms

Author: Dave Baxter

Large charities could increasingly look at captive insurance as a way of saving costs and controlling investments, experts argue. Setting up a captive – a firm which the parent company then uses for its own insurance needs – has long... Read more

Risky business: The dangers of underfunded risk management

Author: Dave Baxter

Firms continue to underestimate the cost of “risk management failures”, despite an increased sense of awareness following the financial crash, an influential global body warns. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a forum used by governments around the... Read more

Kidnapping: The next big risk

Author: Dave Baxter

Companies face new challenges as kidnapping becomes “ugly and organised” in certain parts of the world, an expert warns. Nick Powis, a crisis consultancy manager at Marsh, an insurer that covers kidnapping, says that firms have good practices in the... Read more

The Big Interview: Nick Leeson, the original rogue trader

Author: Dave Baxter

He is the self-professed “original rogue trader” who wrecked a 233-year-old bank and suffered a miserable fate, from the years spent languishing in a Singapore prison to his divorce and struggle with cancer. Nearly 20 years after the collapse of... Read more

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