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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 09, 2022
Scott Carroll - director of client services, large complex loss, EFI Global, a Sedgwick company and Paul Gilbert - director of client relations, EFI Global, a Sedgwick company
Assessing equipment and building systems damage after Hurricane Ian

In the aftermath of a disaster event like Hurricane Ian, organizations tend to think about damage in terms of drying carpet, removing drywall, mitigating mold, and making sure the building is structurally and environmentally safe for the rebuilt that…

November 09, 2022 by Scott Carroll - director of client services, large complex loss, EFI Global, a Sedgwick company and Paul Gilbert - director of client relations, EFI Global, a Sedgwick company
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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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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 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 09, 2022
Mark Canthal, B.Sc. (Agr.), CR - manager, building consulting services, Western Canada RIA Certified Restorer and Gary Gardner, BA CIP - senior vice president, national sales, Canada
Managing risk in the property loss landscape

Lisez ceci en français During the RIMS Canada conference, an array of risk managers will come together to discuss potential exposures and upcoming trends. Whether a full transfer of risk, partial transfer of risk or full retention is being considere…

September 09, 2022 by Mark Canthal, B.Sc. (Agr.), CR - manager, building consulting services, Western Canada RIA Certified Restorer and Gary Gardner, BA CIP - senior vice president, national sales, Canada
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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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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 26, 2022
Eric Malterre, chief client officer – international and David Stills, SVP, carrier and risk practice
Changement climatique: enjeux et solutions, pour aujourd’hui et pour demain

Read the English version. Alors que la réglementation sur le changement climatique demeure un sujet largement débattu au plan international, les entreprises et organisations se voient attribuer un poids croissant dans la prise d’initiatives pour ré…

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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July 25, 2022
Arno de Jong
MCL expert, Netherlands
Are fire property insurance options still relevant amid current events?

Read the Dutch version Settling building damage poses challenges, especially during increasingly restrictive situations. As building and construction regulations continue to develop, customers and other parties in the market should consider how the …

July 25, 2022 by Arno de Jong, MCL expert, Netherlands
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July 20, 2022
Steve Powell, EVP, loss adjusting; Clare Cordingley, senior manager, major event response; and Brad Mountford, head of business development, Australia
Eastern Australia floods: regional catastrophe, global response

You probably recall that Australia experienced devastating bushfires in 2019-2020, as the catastrophe garnered global headlines. Regrettably, many fewer people beyond Australia are familiar with an even costlier and more recent disaster: the severe f…

July 20, 2022 by Steve Powell, EVP, loss adjusting; Clare Cordingley, senior manager, major event response; and Brad Mountford, head of business development, Australia
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July 07, 2022
Laura De Sordi, managing director, Latin America and the Caribbean; and Roland Riviere, senior executive general adjuster
Preparing for the next Caribbean hurricane

When most people think about preparing for an oncoming hurricane, they picture boarding up windows and replenishing the bottled water and non-perishable food in their home emergency kit. For those of us who work in the Caribbean insurance market, dis…

July 07, 2022 by Laura De Sordi, managing director, Latin America and the Caribbean; and Roland Riviere, senior executive general adjuster
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July 05, 2022
David Gear
head of major and complex loss (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
When crowdfunding meets an insurance policy

While it’s not a new concept, crowdfunding — raising funds through groups of people online — continues to draw the interest of many. This practice allows individuals to give to a member of their community, a business or a cause they’re pa…

July 05, 2022 by David Gear, head of major and complex loss (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
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June 28, 2022
Kendall Biggs
senior fire investigator, EFI Global
Wildfire resilience

The rate and devastating impact of wildfires continue to increase across the U.S. and around the world. What can organizations do to prepare and protect their employees, assets and infrastructure? In this podcast, we are joined by Kendall Biggs, seni…

June 28, 2022 by Kendall Biggs, senior fire investigator, EFI Global
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