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November 28, 2022
Meredith Campbell
executive general adjuster
Preparing your public entity for a catastrophe? Here’s where to start.

In part one of this blog series we discussed the importance of preparing for a disaster before it strikes — which takes thorough review, reevaluation and replanning. For some public entities (PEs), the topic sparked conversation but was uninten…

November 28, 2022 by Meredith Campbell, executive general adjuster
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November 08, 2022
Skot Penfold, head of building consultancy services, New Zealand
A look back at the Westport floods

More than one year ago, heavy rainfall caused widespread flooding in Westport, New Zealand. Swollen rivers burst their banks, and floodwaters cascaded right across the Buller District — damaging properties, roads and surrounding farmland. More …

November 08, 2022 by Skot Penfold, head of building consultancy services, New Zealand
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November 04, 2022
Peter Farrelly
managing director - commercial claims services
An inside look: Is the next generation of loss adjusters hiding in plain sight?

The ‘war for talent’ has become one of the most talked-about topics for organisations in every sector. As loss adjusting firms seek to replace top talent who have left due to retirement, higher pay, or a change in career altogether — the questi…

November 04, 2022 by Peter Farrelly, managing director - commercial claims services
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October 26, 2022
Lisa Dalbeth, loss adjuster
Reflecting on the Tonga Earthquake

On 15 January 2022, the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai submarine volcano erupted in the South Pacific. It produced one of the largest atmospheric explosions in recorded history, sending a plume of ash into the upper atmosphere. The eruption triggered a ts…

October 26, 2022 by Lisa Dalbeth, loss adjuster
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October 21, 2022
Michel Honoré
directeur national vol fine art and factory, major and complex fine art and specie, Certifié EEA Vol FUEDI, Sedgwick France
Van Gogh's Sunflowers painting incident: Are fine art threats on the rise?

Lisez ceci en français. Vincent Van Gogh's famous painting, entitled "Sunflowers" was the object of an attempted act of vandalism on October 14, 2022 at the London's National Gallery when two activists sprayed it with the contents of soup cans in fr…

October 21, 2022 by Michel Honoré, directeur national vol fine art and factory, major and complex fine art and specie, Certifié EEA Vol FUEDI, Sedgwick France
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October 21, 2022
Michel Honoré
directeur national vol fine art and factory, major and complex fine art and specie, Certifié EEA Vol FUEDI, Sedgwick France
Tournesols » de Van Gogh, nos œuvres d’art sont-elles menacées ?

Read the English version. Le célèbre tableau de Vincent Van Gogh “Les Tournesols” a fait l’objet le 14 octobre 2022 d’une tentative d’acte de vandalisme, à la London’s National Gallery, alors que deux activistes l’ont aspergé du contenu de boîtes de…

October 21, 2022 by Michel Honoré, directeur national vol fine art and factory, major and complex fine art and specie, Certifié EEA Vol FUEDI, Sedgwick France
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October 20, 2022
Meredith Campbell
executive general adjuster
Public entities through the lens of a major weather catastrophe

Public entities (PEs) are in a unique position as policyholders with a vast saturation in relatively tight geographic markets. Recognizing the larger sociopolitical and financial impact of loss to PEs, even finite events can yield devastating effects…

October 20, 2022 by Meredith Campbell, executive general adjuster
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September 13, 2022
Ross Thurlow
enginering manager, EFI Global, New Zealand
Farm buildings: an accident waiting to happen?

Forensic investigators are often presented with puzzling cases where the obvious evidence doesn’t naturally point to the cause, and further in-depth analysis is required to determine exactly what went wrong. While carrying out an on-site investigatio…

September 13, 2022 by Ross Thurlow, enginering manager, EFI Global, New Zealand
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September 02, 2022
Laura Delpiano - VP of operations, temporary housing and Mark Della Giustina - VP specialty services, principal building consultant
Strategic cost advantages to accurately estimating property loss downtime

After experiencing a property loss — especially during hurricane season — homeowners have difficulties finding temporary housing that doesn’t impact their normal daily routines. The short-term crunch of finding housing in an area with wid…

September 02, 2022 by Laura Delpiano - VP of operations, temporary housing and Mark Della Giustina - VP specialty services, principal building consultant
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August 22, 2022
Carol ETCHEBARNE
managing director, France
Deteriorated, damaged property: Repair or replace?

Lisez ceci en français. What if the answer to more sustainable practices in the property industry was as simple as repairing and reusing? New technology, when combined with trained experts, could in fact reduce the amount of waste following a clai…

August 22, 2022 by Carol ETCHEBARNE, managing director, France
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August 09, 2022
Ross Thurlow
enginering manager, EFI Global, New Zealand
Golf drives a hard bargain

In response to an allegation, forensic investigators use a wide range of techniques to explain and prove the specific circumstances that led to an incident or a loss. Determining whether evidence is credible often requires an imaginative approach, bu…

August 09, 2022 by Ross Thurlow, enginering manager, EFI Global, New Zealand
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August 05, 2022
Graham Plaister, agriculture director, UK and John Colquhoun, head of EFI Global, UK
UK heat concerns weigh heavily on farmers

This summer, the UK has already witnessed the devastating effects exceedingly hot temperatures can have. The July heat wave proved the extent to which we are often ill-equipped to deal with these types of weather extremes, and many farmers struggled …

August 05, 2022 by Graham Plaister, agriculture director, UK and John Colquhoun, head of EFI Global, UK
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August 03, 2022
David Gear
head of major and complex loss (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
Tenant improvements and coverage considerations

Insurance policies arranged to cover improvements made to rental properties by a tenant may appear to be a relatively simple concept. After all, a landlord can likely recognise the upgrades or improvements made to their property. However, for cover t…

August 03, 2022 by David Gear, head of major and complex loss (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
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July 26, 2022
Eric Malterre, chief client officer – international and David Stills, SVP, carrier and risk practice
Climate change and risk management — challenges today and solutions for tomorrow

Lisez ceci en français. While climate change regulation remains a highly debated issue among nations, an increased burden falls to corporations and individual organizations to step up initiatives as a means of reducing carbon footprint and changing …

July 26, 2022 by Eric Malterre, chief client officer – international and David Stills, SVP, carrier and risk practice
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July 25, 2022
Arno de Jong
MCL expert, Netherlands
Sluit de Brand-opstalpolis nog aan bij de actualiteit?

Lees dit in het Engels Aanleiding Bij het afwikkelen van opstalschades ontstaan steeds vaker knellende situaties. Er spelen nieuwe ontwikkeling op het gebied van (bouw-)regelgeving. In dit artikel delen wij onze inzichten graag met onze klanten en …

July 25, 2022 by Arno de Jong, MCL expert, Netherlands
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