Blog articles

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

We are pleased to share this latest guest blog from ICMIF Supporting Member organisation CyberScout. The blog was originally published on the organisation’s website and the article is reproduced here for the benefit of ICMIF members with their kind permission. For more information please contact: Tom Spier, Commercial Director – Global Markets @ CyberScout


The Covid-19 pandemic has now caused many cities and municipalities to enact shelter in place or stay at home orders. With the spread of novel coronavirus, daily life has been affected in unprecedented ways. Working at home and home-schooling measures mean that...

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Este blog de Tom Spier, Director Comercial de CyberScout (miembro de apoyo de ICMIF), tiene como objetivo ayudar a las empresas cuyos empleados trabajan ahora en casa.

La pandemia de Covid-19 ha hecho que muchas ciudades y municipios promulguen órdenes de quedarse en casa. Las medidas de trabajo en casa y de educación en el hogar significan que millones de personas en el mundo están utilizando la videoconferencia por primera vez. Con esta oleada de nuevos usuarios, habrá muchos desafíos de seguridad cibernética.

Cuando se trata de aplanar la curva del Covid-19, sabemos que es importante tener en cuenta lo que se toca. Lo...

Thursday, 19 March 2020

We are pleased to share this latest guest blog by Tim Edwards, Regional Director – Head of Catastrophe Analytics - International Globals at ICMIF Supporting Member organisation Willis Re and Robert Muir-Wood, Chief Research Officer at Risk Management Solutions. The blog was originally written for the Willis Towers Watson website. The article is reproduced here for the benefit of ICMIF members with the kind permission of Willis Re and Risk Management Solutions (RMS).

The economic impact of COVID-19 is likely to be significant. Which of the costs will be picked up by insurance?

The economic impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) is...

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Nos complace compartir este último blog de Tim Edwards, Director Regional - Jefe de Análisis de Catástrofes - Globales Internacionales en Willis Re, miembro de apoyo de ICMIF y Robert Muir-Wood, Director de Investigación de Risk Management Solutions (RMS). El artículo esta reproducido aquí para la información de los miembros de la ICMIF con el amable permiso de Willis Re y RMS.

Es probable que el impacto económico de COVID-19 sea significativo. ¿Cuál de los costos será cubierto por el seguro?

El impacto económico de COVID-19 (coronavirus) va a ser claramente significativo, con un crecimiento mundial del producto interno...

Friday, 21 February 2020

We are delighted to share this latest guest blog by Dave Ingram, Executive Vice President at ICMIF Supporting Member organisation Willis Re. The blog was originally written for the Willis Towers Watson Wire website. The article is reproduced here for the benefit of ICMIF members with the kind permission of Willis Re.


Once again, this past year-end, we asked insurance executives what they expected would be the most dangerous risks in the coming year.

Cybercrime, disruptive technology and pricing/profit are the top three most dangerous risks, according to a new Willis Towers Watson survey of more than 100...

Tuesday, 11 February 2020
The value of international networking for professional development

In August 2019, five Young Leaders from Argentine ICMIF member Grupo Asegurador La Segunda had the opportunity to attend the 2019 ICMIF/Americas Annual Conference, as part of the first Young Leaders Program in the Americas. Here, they share their experiences.

Before attending the ICMIF/Americas Annual Conference, we had a number of questions about our participation. For example: what expectations would other delegates have about us being part of the conference as Young Leaders? What expectations did our organization have about us participating in the...

Monday, 10 February 2020
El valor del networking internacional para el desarrollo profesional

En agosto de 2019, cinco Jóvenes Líderes del miembro argentino de ICMIF Grupo Asegurador La Segunda tuvieron la oportunidad de asistir a la Conferencia Anual de ICMIF/Américas 2019, como parte del primer Programa de Jóvenes Líderes en las Américas. Aquí, comparten sus experiencias.

Antes de asistir a la Conferencia Anual ICMIF / Américas, tuvimos una serie de preguntas sobre nuestra participación. Desde “¿Qué expectativas tenían el resto de los delegados sobre nuestra participación?” o “¿Qué expectativas tenía nuestra organización sobre la participación en la...

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Climate change is a particularly formidable risk, but it provides an opportunity for the strategic CRO and the insurance community to offer unique insights and innovations.

Climate change presents difficulties for insurers and strategic chief risk officers (CROs) because it encompasses several risks, some of which have a high level of uncertainty. Among the risks are transitional and physical financial exposures that not only can challenge solvency but also encompass additional aspects such as reputational risk, making climate particularly formidable. Successful identification and management of such risks is key for the strategic...

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

It’s truly a fascinating time in the insurance industry. Generally speaking, we’ve never been an industry accused of ground-breaking ideas or cutting-edge innovations.  When we look at other major industries such as retail, banking, manufacturing, one can readily see disruptive success that has fundamentally changed how we interact and conduct our business today.  Technology has brought us on-line retail, on-line banking, on-line grocery shopping, 3-D printing and yes, on-line insurance. Yet in many ways it hasn’t really hit home for the insurance marketplace until very recently. For a long time, the same established carriers...

Friday, 23 August 2019

No small business owner considers their business small.  To them it’s their drive, passion, source of pride, and perhaps most-importantly, their family’s financial well-being.  And while larger undertakings have the resources to dedicate towards GDPR compliance, it is small businesses, many times unknowingly, that have the most at stake.  That’s why offering Cyber & Privacy Breach Liability coverage is one of the most-important promises that you can make your insureds today.  

Under GDPR the definition of Personal Information is intentionally broad, and includes “any information relating to an...