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Risk Jockey

April 2, 2019 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

How does a radio guy become a leading Canadian risk manager? Steve Pottle, who serves on the global board of RIMS, says it all began
with Y2K…

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Canadian university risk manager on RIMS board

January 2, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A Canadian risk manager is the new vice president of Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc., New York City-based (RIMS) announced Wednesday. Steve Pottle – director of risk management services for Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C. – was previously

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Will we ever see another hard market again?

June 27, 2018 by David Gambrill

Is the traditional hard market “broken”? Insurance pricing cycles have all but evaporated over the past decade, with premium rates during this period showing an overall decline. The trend is illustrated once again in the 2018 Risk and Insurance Management

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The meeting that every risk manager should have

March 6, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Risk managers concerned about insurance exclusions should consider asking their brokers to brief senior managers explaining what exactly the insurance covers and what it excludes, a Willis Towers Watson executive advises. Steve Sachs, co-chair of the Willis Towers Watson Real

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Speak the language of senior execs, risk managers advised

March 6, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Successful risk managers know how to speak the language of senior executives, which is much different than the language of their peers, say two presenters scheduled to speak at next month’s RIMS conference in San Antonio. “Risk managers, when they

Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor
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Thinking the Unthinkable

November 14, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Brokers who watched the final panel of insurance chief executive officers (CEOs), at the recent RIMS Canada’s annual conference, would have heard that the Corporation of Lloyd’s perceives terrorism and nuclear incidents as two of today’s “top four” man-made threats.

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Risk associated with domestic acts of terrorism shifting: RIMS report

October 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

While domestic terrorism has historically represented a disproportionate risk to property, relative to bodily harm, spread over numerous smaller incidents, that risk has shifted, according to a new report from RIMS, the risk management society. More recently, risk associated with

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RIMS Canada 2017 Community Celebration, September 24, 2017

September 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

RIMS Canada 2017 launched on September 24th with its Community Celebration. As the name suggests, it was a buoyant gathering of hundreds of risk and insurance professionals at Toronto’s Steam Whistle Brewery, located in a former repair shop of the

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Risk and Insurance Management Society Canada Conference, September 24-27, 2017

September 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre was the official venue of RIMS Canada 2017, the 44th edition of the Risk and Insurance Management Society’s annual conference. From September 24th to the 27th, hundreds of risk managers and other industry professionals from

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83% of polled organizations had standalone cyber insurance policies: 2017 RIMS Cyber Survey

August 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Organizations with standalone cyber insurance policies increased three points from 2016 to 83%, according to the 2017 RIMS Cyber Survey. “Risk professionals’ continued to show confidence in standalone cyber insurance policies as the number of practitioners who purchased the coverage

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RIMS calls for reauthorization of National Flood Insurance Program, warns of consequences of expiration

August 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

RIMS, the risk management society, is calling on its U.S. membership of risk management and insurance professionals to support its push for the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). “The program’s expiration on September 30, 2017 would leave

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ORIMS Golf Tournament, June 20, 2017

June 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Persistence paid off for the 288 contestants of ORIMS’ annual Golf Tournament, who enjoyed a few holes in the sunshine after a soggy start to the day’s round. Held June 20th at the Deer Creek Golf and Banquet Facility in