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Cyber insurance market: incentives and improved cybersecurity for organisations

French and British initiatives are taking the role of insurance for cyber risks into account in their national strategy for cybersecurity.

In June 2014, the UK Government launched a joint initiative with some major British insurers to increase the level of IT security in UK companies. Called the Cyber Essentials scheme, it is based on certificates and will ensure that certified organisations have a certain amount of security measures in place. Cyber Essentials has been developed in close consultation with the insurance industry and is backed by AIG, Marsh, Swiss Re, the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) and the International Underwriting Association (IUA). Continue reading

Restoring the Markets in a Financial Crisis (Capital Markets Report 2012)

The IPO environment in 2010 appeared encouraging – a market in recovery following the credit crisis of 2008 and 2009 and, according to contemporary research, a year in which global IPO fundraising reached its second highest level ever. The potential risks and uncertainty in the macro economy were duly noted but it was envisaged that, barring another unforeseen crisis, global IPO markets could potentially be at least as dynamic in 2011 as had been the case in 2010. Continue reading

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Latest news from FERMA’s member associations in Spain, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Belgium, Denmark, Portugal, The Netherlands and Switzerland. Continue reading