What does the escalating trade rivalry mean for business?

What does the escalating trade rivalry mean for business?

The bruising trade disputes between the largest two economies in the world – US and China are weighing heavily on global businesses. A dovish prospect of a trade deal has recently been reversed into a hawkish escalation towards an all-out trade war. Recently, President Trump announced tariff increase from 10% to 25% on $200 billionRead more

The Cyber Risk Outlook 2019: what’s on the horizon for cyber risk?

The Cyber Risk Outlook 2019: what’s on the horizon for cyber risk?

Today, the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies launches its 2019 Cyber Risk Outlook in partnership with RMS. The 2019 Outlook is the product of a full year of research and conversation with experts, an insightful look at the current cyber risk landscape and an assessment those areas that pose the greatest threat to business withRead more

What do we mean when we talk about ‘emerging risks’?

What do we mean when we talk about ‘emerging risks’?

Under the Financial Reporting Council’s new UK Corporate Governance Code, which came into effect in January of this year, organisations are now required to complete a ‘robust assessment of the company’s emerging and principle risks, and an explanation of how these are being managed and mitigated.’ The new code reflects an understanding that modern corporatesRead more

US Government Shut Downs Impact Cyber Security

US Government Shut Downs Impact Cyber Security

by Jennifer Daffron and Kelly Quantrill Many US government employees are currently struggling with the ongoing effects of the US Government shutdown. Due to precedents set by previous government shutdowns, impacts such long lines at airports and national park closures were expected. However, several effects were not anticipated them, including slipping standards in food safety inspections andRead more

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Impact of Cyber Attacks Continue to Increase on a Global Level: Global Risk Index 2019

Impact of Cyber Attacks Continue to Increase on a Global Level: Global Risk Index 2019

    The 2019 Global Risk Index sees a further increase in the level of global risk, with expected loss increasing to 1.57% (or $577 bn) of global GDP, from 1.54% in the 2018 Global Risk Index. This rise has been driven by individual threats such as Cyber Attack, Social Unrest, Commodity Price Shocks, Heatwave,Read more

Mapping 500 Trillion Dollars of Insured Exposure

Mapping 500 Trillion Dollars of Insured Exposure

Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies (CCRS) has just completed a two year exercise documenting all the different types of insurance that are available in the market and a classification system for all the assets that they protect. This has been published as a data definitions document v1.0 – a standardized schema for insurance companies toRead more

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Cambridge Global Risk Index 2018 sees 16% increased risk from geopolitical threats

Cambridge Global Risk Index 2018 sees 16% increased risk from geopolitical threats

by Daniel Ralph, Andrew Coburn, Jennifer Copic, Simon Ruffle, Michelle Tuveson. The 2018 version of the Cambridge Global Risk index sees risk up, with expected loss increasing to 1.54% of the world’s 2018 GDP, compared to last year’s index of 1.48% of 2017 GDP. This change is largely driven by an increase in geopolitical risks,Read more

Global Risks Report: making the global into local

Global Risks Report: making the global into local

The Global Risks Report, now in its 13th edition, has become the vehicle for an international discussion of risk linked to the Davos World Economic Forum (WEF) the following week. Its findings in 2018 are generally unsurprising. The overall picture is of increasing uncertainty, especially related to the natural environment and conflict, with somewhat reducedRead more

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