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Advisen published the below white papers, in conjunction with some of the leading insurers, insurance brokers, and professional organizations that service the insurance industry.

Recent White Papers

D&O Claims Trends: Q1 2016

This report examines all sources of securities-related suits that impact the underwriting and placement of management liability insurance other than ERISA liability suits.

Hot Topics in Public Company D&O

This report sponsored by Allied World examines two hot button topics that generated interesting activity in 2015 and have the potential to reshape the D&O claims landscape.

Overcome by cyber risks?

Do the risks to our digital economy outweigh the benefits? Zurich and the Atlantic Council set out to answer that question by exploring four possible scenarios and discovered a startling USD 120 trillion gap between the best and worst outcome for the global economy.

Safety and Regulatory Trends in Child Day Care

This Child Day Care paper sponsored by CapSpecialty Inc. examines the current state of child day care in the US, discusses the current regulatory environment, and provides suggestions for how service providers can mitigate risk.

Risk Diagnostic Series: Energy Report

This Starr sponsored paper examines the risks faced by companies in the energy sector and looks into risk preparedness and the role of insurance in addressing energy risks.

A Guide to Emerging Wage & Hour Exposures

This Allied World sponsored paper takes a closer look at the rules and regulations recast by the pro-employee administration, as well as how Wage and Hour policies are responding to these market changes.

Enhancing Risk Managers’ Strategic Influence

This paper analyzes the different risk perspectives and priorities within organizations and provides actionable suggestions for bridging the gap and expanding risk manager influence and responsibilities.

Cyber Liability Insurance Market Trends: Survey

This paper presents the results of a comprehensive market survey on trends that are shaping the cyber insurance marketplace. The survey is intended to give insurance providers and brokers additional insight into the demand and growth potential for data breach and privacy cyber insurance products in the US.

The Real Cyber Claims Trends

This paper features the views of cyber insurers about the process of investigating real claims and the benefits in having coverage that responds to the events that are more likely to occur.

D&O Claims Trends: Q2 2015

Advisen wrote a white paper that looks into the D&O claims trends for the second quarter of 2015. The report examines all sources of securities-related suits that impact the underwriting and placement of management liability insurance other than ERISA liability suits.

The Mother Lode of Insurance Program Data

Download Advisen's Insurance Program Benchmarking Methodology paper which explains the methodology used to develop and maintain Advisen’s Insurance Program Database.

ABC – 60 Years Young and Still Going Strong

Aircraft Builder's Council, Inc. released a white paper that presents the rationale for why aircraft parts manufacturers should strongly consider purchasing aviation liability insurance.

Risk Diagnostic Series: Cyber Report

Advisen released a white paper that discusses the rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape and how cyberattacks affect businesses of various sizes and across a range of industries.

Quarterly D&O Claims Trends: Q1 2015

Advisen wrote a white paper that examines all sources of securities-related suits that impact the underwriting and placement of management liability insurance other than ERISA liability suits.

Surety Issues in a Recovering Economy

This paper looks into the surety issues faced by the construction industry in a recovering economy and offers solutions from a surety underwriter’s perspective.

The ROI of RMIS

The ROI of RMIS paper discusses how organizations identify and quantify the return on investment for their Risk Management Information Systems.

No Two Loss Databases are the Same

All loss data is not equal. The P&C community has access to a myriad of loss databases that range in scope, assembly, accuracy, granularity, etc. Since inception, we have invested more than 250 person-years to build our MSCAd database of more than 325,000 legal cases, actions, and events that have resulted in, or might result in, significant financial losses, […]

Reputational Risk Has a Bad Reputation

Is it possible that the perceived threat of reputation risk is worse than the actual damage? In this paper we investigate if “Reputational Risk Has a Bad Reputation”?

Managing a Globally Compliant Insurance Program

This paper outlines the need for a globally compliant insurance program designed to accommodate country-specific regulations while still being aligned with an organization's overall risk finance structure.

Hospital Disaster Preparedness: Worker Safety

Advisen wrote a white paper that draws on lessons learned from major catastrophes to examine how hospitals can best prepare to protect the health and safety of staff under extreme conditions while still effectively meeting the needs of the community.

Quarterly D&O Claims Trends: Q3 2014

Advisen wrote a white paper that reports on the frequency and severity of securities suits, including class actions, breach of fiduciary duty suits, regulatory actions and derivative actions.

Complete the Picture: A Spotlight on the EPLI Market

Advisen has worked with AIG to research and produce this report into the US EPLI market for public and private companies. The report compiles a combination of proprietary Advisen data and research, interviews with key market executives and claims case studies.

Quarterly D&O Claims Trends: Q2 2014

Advisen wrote a white paper that reports on the frequency and severity of securities suits, including class actions, breach of fiduciary duty suits, regulatory actions and derivative actions, providing insights on emerging trends by suit type, allegation type and industries being targeted as defendants.

Cyber Sanity

July 2014 Advisen will host a webinar that will examine why traditional approaches to cybersecurity and online privacy fail and offer a comprehensive approach to securing information that can radically simplify cybersecurity. The webinar comes with an associated white paper that looks at the various facets of cyber sanity. Both the webinar and the associated white […]

Hacked! When cyber thieves clean out a corporate bank account

June 2014 Advisen hosted a webinar and wrote a white paper that examined corporate bank account takeovers. Both the webinar and the associated white paper are sponsored by OneBeacon Professional Insurance. Examining Risk Mitigation Strategies Against Cyber Thieves Corporate account takeovers – typically committed via phishing, social engineering, or other schemes – have proven a challenge to both […]

How Not to be the Last Man Standing in a Products Liability Lawsuit

July 2014 This paper provides an overview of an approach to consider as a solution to an outrageous court verdict in a product liability lawsuit in the aviation industry. The free, 4-page paper is written by the Aircraft Builders Council. Effectively Responding to an Aircraft Products Liability Lawsuit A jet manufacturer, a jet engine manufacturer, an avionics […]

Cloud computing: Is your company weighing both benefits and risks?

Cloud computing is a landscape-altering technology that is enjoying increasing rates of adoption — often implemented, however, without taking sufficient risk management precautions. Risk managers need to have a deep understanding of what cloud computing is, and why they need to be aware of it.

State of the Commercial Property/Casualty Insurance Market

May 2014 Advisen hosted a webinar and wrote a white paper that discusses pricing, capacity, and coverage in the U.S. Commercial Property/Casualty Insurance Market. The webinar and the free, 8-page white paper are sponsored by Allied World. Examining the Property/Casualty Insurance Market The property/casualty insurance industry reported strong performance in 2013. Reports from major insurers show […]

Traumatic Brain Injury Liability: What Education Institutions Need to Know

May 2014 Advisen hosted a webinar and wrote a white paper that examine the traumatic brain injury (TBI) exposures faced by educational institutions. Responding to Risks Related to Traumatic Brain Injuries In recent years, awareness of the effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) has grown at the high school and collegiate levels. In response to […]

D&O Liability and Insurance for U.S. Multinational Companies

April 2014 Advisen hosted a webinar and wrote a white paper that analyze the risks to directors and officers of multinational companies. This free, one-hour webinar and the associated paper are both sponsored by ACE. Purchasing Appropriate D&O Protection Companies of all sizes – both public and private – are participating in the global economy. […]

Quarterly D&O Claims Trends: Q1 2014

April 2014 Advisen hosted a webinar and wrote a white paper that reports on the frequency and severity of securities suits, including class actions, breach of fiduciary duty suits, regulatory actions and derivative actions, providing insights on emerging trends by suit type, allegation type and industries being targeted as defendants. Analyzing D&O Claims Trends The […]

2014 Network Security and Cyber Risk Management in the Asia-Pacific Region

April 2014 Advisen wrote a white paper that provides insight into the current state and ongoing trends in network security and cyber risk management in the Asia-Pacific region.The free, 15-page paper is sponsored by Zurich. Examining the Role of Insurance in Network Security and Cyber Risk Management For the first time, Advisen Ltd. and Zurich […]

Insurance Capacity and Coverage Considerations in a Robust Energy Market

March 2014 Advisen hosted a webinar and wrote a white paper that examines trends in the energy industry, the current state of the energy property insurance market, and the coverage and capacity issues facing the industry today and in the future.The free, 15-page paper is sponsored by Aspen Insurance. Analyzing the Energy Insurance Industry in […]

Show me the Money (Faster!)

March 2014 Advisen wrote a white paper that discusses Straight Through Processing (STP) and the implementation of the electronic initiative in the insurance business. The free, 4-page paper is authored by James Willison, CEO of Web Connectivity Limited, the leading supplier of ACORD messaging gateways in the London market. Web Connectivity is owned by Advisen […]

2014 Network Security and Cyber Risk Management in Europe

February 2014 Advisen wrote a white paper that presents the results of a survey designed to gain insight into the current state and ongoing trends in network security and cyber risk management in Europe. The 11-page paper is sponsored by Zurich. Incorporating Cyber Strategies into Risk Management Programs Risk managers, senior executives and board members […]

The Liability Impacts of Healthcare Reform

February 2014 Advisen hosted a webinar and wrote a white paper that looks at the forces at work in the healthcare sector and how they are changing the liability exposures of hospitals and other healthcare organizations. The 9-page paper sponsored by OneBeacon Professional Insurance also examines the evolving role of the risk manager in this […]

Quarterly D&O Claims Trends: 2013 Wrap-up and Possibilities for 2014

February 2014 Advisen hosted a webinar and wrote a white paper that examines all sources of securities-related suits that impact the underwriting and placement of management liability insurance other than ERISA liability suits. In addition to securities class action suits, this 9-page report encompasses a much broader set of suits, including securities fraud, breach of […]

Financial Institution Risk Management Issues

January 2014 Advisen wrote a white paper that examines some of the most significant risk management issues faced by financial institutions today. The free, 8-page paper is sponsored by AIG. Addressing Risk Management Issues Faced by the Financial Industry Reputation damage, cybercrime, implementation of enterprise risk management programs, the changing exposures of directors and officers, […]

Specialty Lines: 2013 Wrap-up

December 2013 Advisen hosted a webinar and wrote a white paper that reviews the trends and developments in specialty lines insurance in 2013. The 11-page paper “Specialty Lines: 2013 Wrap-up” is sponsored by OneBeacon Professional Insurance. A Review of the Trends that Shaped the Specialty Lines Market in 2013 The economy continued to improve in […]

From Compliance to Sustainability: Managing Multinational Environmental Exposures

December 2013 Advisen wrote a white paper that examines the increasingly complex compliance challenges faced by companies operating in a global business environment. The 7-page paper sponsored by AIG offers practical insights into achieving and maintaining compliance, and also outlines the benefits of going beyond mere compliance and transforming sustainability into a competitive advantage. Investing […]

Construction Safety in a Recovering Market

November 2013 Advisen wrote a white paper featuring the results of a survey conducted by Advisen Ltd. to gauge how broadly various safety practices are used throughout the industry and discusses the impact that economic conditions, both good and bad, have had on safety in the construction industry. The 14-page paper is sponsored by ACE. […]

Information Security & Cyber Liability Risk Management

This second annual Advisen survey of European risk management professionals, sponsored by Zurich, reveals the cyber-related risks that most concern organisations, and the ways they are organising their efforts to combat them. The report, In Information Security and Cyber Liability Risk Management: The Second Annual Survey on Enterprise-wide Cyber Risk Management Practices in Europe, can be downloaded at no charge.

Quarterly D&O Claims Trends – Q3 2013

Compared with the previous quarter, the number of new securities and business litigation filings and regulatory enforcement actions continued to decline in the third quarter but at a much slower pace. The decline keeps 2013 in line to have the lowest annual total of new filings since prior to the credit crisis. Although the number of filings decreased for some categories such as derivative shareholder actions and merger objection suits,…

Commercial Trucking: Safety & Driver Shortage

A shortage of drivers threatens the trucking industry at a time when an improving economy and tighter regulatory scrutiny means that yet more qualified drivers will be needed. There are no easy solutions to this dilemma, but it is clear that focusing on safety, driver benefits, health and wellness issues and more can improve the attractiveness of the profession to young job seekers, keep more drivers behind the wheel and…

The Effect of an Economic Upswing on Construction Supply Chains

October 2013 Advisen hosted a webinar and wrote a white paper that examines construction supply chain risks. Sponsored by XL, the 7-page white paper reviews where the built-in risks lie as well as steps that can be taken to mitigate the potential adverse risks. Addressing Emerging Contractor Risks in an Improving Market Economic indicators and […]

Vulnerability of Global Supply Chains

September 2013 Advisen hosted a webinar and wrote a white paper that discusses the vulnerability of global supply chains. “The Vulnerability of Global Supply Chains: The Importance of Resiliency in the Face of Systemic Risk” is a 9-page white paper that analyzes recent catastrophes and their impact on global supply chains. Natural Catastrophes & Impact […]

The Changing Role of the Risk Manager

An ever-evolving risk landscape combined with a heightened emphasis on the strategic importance of risk management mean that the roles and responsibilities of many risk managers are changing at a rapid pace. In many organizations, risk managers are becoming more visible and more engaged in strategic decision making, but for many risk managers that means learning to navigate unfamiliar terrain as their influence and responsibilities expand.

2013 RIMS Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Survey

The idea of ERM, or managing organizational decisions and activities through a strategic risk discipline across a full risk spectrum, has long held appeal for many organizations. In the past, however, turning the theory of ERM into a reality had proven challenging for many of those same organizations. Fully understanding the concept, communicating the benefits and justifying its costs were often cited as hindrances.

Navigating a Dynamic Risk Landscape: Employment-Related Exposures of Private Companies

Have employers ever been more exposed to allegations of harassment, discrimination, retaliation and failure to adhere to minimum wage and overtime rules? The number of charges filed by employees with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is near an all-time high, and lawsuits brought by employees represent one of the most common types of litigation faced by employers of all sizes.

What Every Insurance Professional Must Know About Network Security and Privacy Liability

This white paper discusses the most relevant laws and regulations that impact data security and privacy liability exposure. It presents statistics on data breaches, as well as discusses different types of beaches. Finally, it analyzes the current insurance market for cyber liability, particularly focusing on network security and privacy liability coverages

The Private Eye: Spotlight on the U.S. Private D&O Market

AIG and Advisen have teamed up to research and produce this ground-breaking report into the North American directors’ and officers’ (D&O) insurance market for private and not-for-profit companies. Although much is known and reported on the public company sector in the U.S., the full data and analysis on the private company and not-for-profit sectors remain elusive and – where available – incomplete.

2013 RIMS Benchmark Survey™ Major Conclusions

After enjoying consecutive declines in Total Cost of Risk between 2007 and 2010, risk managers saw average TCOR increase in 2011 – a year riddled with a wave of natural catastrophes that devastated many parts of the world. While far fewer natural catastrophes sowed destruction across the globe in 2012 compared to 2011, they nevertheless resulted in material economic and insured losses. Risk managers faced another increase in average TCOR.

Quarterly D&O Claims Trends – Q2 2013

The number of new securities and business litigation and enforcement actions were down dramatically as compared with the first quarter of 2013 and are on pace for the lowest annual total since prior to the credit crisis. Three of the four major categories (breach of fiduciary duty, derivative shareholder action & securities fraud) were down from the first quarter. Securities class action was the only major category that saw a…

When Does a Product Become an Aircraft Product?

Aircraft Products Liability Insurance is an affordable insurance for most aircraft product manufacturing businesses that provides a risk financing tool that mitigates financial loss for aircraft and space mishaps. This two page article from the Aircraft Builders Council presents rationale for why mid-sized and smaller manufacturers should strongly consider purchasing products liability because...

The Privacy Implications of Big Data

Data is continuously generated, and it is being collected on everyone, in every walk of life and in every business sector. From financial transactions to web searches, driving habits to social media posts, the sheer volume of collectable information is staggering. This is "Big Data", and with the advent of computers able to discover patterns in reams of messy...

The Current State of Property Risk Management and Best Practices

Property-related exposures are continuously evolving and therefore require a risk management approach that is both creative and flexible. The question for many is how to accomplish this. While every organization is unique, understanding what others are doing can provide invaluable insight when determining how best to allocate risk management resources. It is with this in mind that Advisen, in partnership...

Chemical Companies: Preparing for an Inspection

Even the best-managed chemical manufacturers and distributors occasionally attract the attention of environmental regulators. By understanding what can trigger an inspection, how to prepare, and what to expect when a regulator performs an inspection, chemical companies can achieve better results during an inspection, and can avoid penalties as well as unnecessary compliance complications.

Managing Cyber Supply Chain Risks

Supply chain risks often are characterized in terms of tangible property exposures such as fires and natural catastrophes. Physical damage to buildings, machinery and transportation infrastructure, however, are not the only potential causes of supply chain disruptions. Information and communication technologies are vulnerable to hardware and software failures, as well as to damage caused by hackers and malware writers.

D&O Claims Trends: Q1 2013

Securities Lawsuit Trends: Class Actions & Beyond. Advisen analysts report on the frequency and severity of securities suits, including class actions, breach of fiduciary duty suits, regulatory actions and derivative actions, providing insights on emerging trends by suit type, allegation type and industries being targeted as defendants.

Cyber Risks of Asia-Pacific Companies and the Role of the Risk Manager

Cybercrime is on the increase throughout the world, and no organization in any country can consider itself immune from attack. Asia-Pacific companies often excel in the governance aspects of data security and privacy regulation compliance, but security experts often note that many fall short in implementing comprehensive plans to protect their data. This report, sponsored by Zurich, examines the cyber exposures of Asia-Pacific organizations, analyzes the strengths and weaknesses in…

Marine Insurance Market and the Lessons Learned from Superstorm Sandy

Claims from Superstorm Sandy have overwhelmed the marine market, and when all is said and done, it will likely be the largest marine loss event of all time. This Advisen report sponsored by AIG examines the impact of Superstorm Sandy on the commercial and recreational marine market and strategies to mitigate future risks.