The Thought Center Digest highlights a selection of recent posts from the IIS Thought Center. The guiding principle of the selection is to focus on a broad array of interconnected topics with systemic socio-economic potential. The chosen materials will have particular import for the insurance/risk industry, or will demonstrate perspectives born in the industry that deserve wider dissemination and greater influence in the development of public risk awareness. The Digest is prepared weekly from IIS Member-generated materials and is published on Wednesdays.
Who leads publicly traded companies? Increasingly, the answer seems to be activist shareholders.
Item: Standard & Poor’s 500 companies targeted by activists reduced capital expenditures in the five years after activists bought their shares to 29 percent of operating cash flow, down from 42 percent the year before, according to financial data firm S&P Capital IQ.
Together, the insurance industry, government administrations and public institutions can form powerful collaborations to drive economic growth, financial stability, affordable healthcare and environmental security for the global population in developed and emerging economies alike. The Global Insurance Forum drew 500+ senior insurance executives, regulatory authorities and prominent academics from around the globe, focusing on ideas that demonstrate the potential extent and power of collaboration.
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According to Towers Watson’s Global Insurance ERM Survey of almost 400 insurers worldwide, insurers are most satisfied with ERM when they engage the risk management function as a business strategy partner. READ MORE