Based on a new study conducted with 150 risk and insurance managers in major companies across Europe, the most extensive such exercise conducted, this report addresses approaches to insurance and risk management in modern corporates - and explores the implications for their insurers.

Our professional respondents rated and commented on the insurers with which they had placed business during the past 12 months, providing clear comparative performance benchmarking for Europe's leaders, including Ace, AIG, Allianz, Arch, AWAC, AXA, CAN, Chubb, Euler Hermes, FM Global, Fortis, Generali, Gerling, HCC, HDI, Liberty Mutual, Lloyd’s, Mitsui Sumitomo, Munich Re, QBE, RSA, Swiss Re, Zurich and XL. These ratings are backed by comprehensive, frank, verbatim risk manager comment – an invaluable guide to the reasons behind the ratings.

The report also deals with the realities of life for today’s European corporate risk and insurance managers and their implications for insurers, including: key sources of frustration; the demands of risk financing versus risk management; relations with the Board; concerns over topical issues such as broker transparency and compliance; companies’ most serious risk vulnerabilities; and the reasons risk managers hire – and fire – insurers and other service providers.

60 pp, 25 charts

Cost: £2,500 (hard copy plus pdf)

Available: July/ August 2008

Bespoke editions focusing on particular insurers are also available.

For more information please contact Peter Joy (Head of Research).


Tel: 0207 618 3481

Fax: 020 7618 3499

Newsquest Specialist Media Business Intelligence

NSM Business Intelligence has a proven track record of delivering top-class specialist research and analysis in insurance, reinsurance and risk management. Our bespoke reports combine hard data with frank, verbatim respondent comment, clear charts, informed, no-nonsense analysis and actionable recommendations.

Past clients for NSMs bespoke business intelligence and consultancy services include:

  • Ace

  • AIG

  • Allianz Cornhill

  • Amlin

  • AXA

  • Brit Insurance

  • British Insurance Brokers Association

  • Broker Direct

  • Chartered Insurance Institute

  • Chubb Insurance

  • Crawford Risk Management Services

  • Credit Agricole Asset Management

  • Ecclesiastical Insurance Group

  • Financial Services Skills Council

  • Groupama

  • Hiscox

  • Keoghs

  • Legal & General

  • Mayer Brown Row & Mawe

  • Merrill Lynch Investment Managers

  • NIG

  • Norwich Union

  • Polaris (imarket)

  • Premium Credit

  • Protiviti Independent Risk Consulting

  • Qatar Financial Centre Authority

  • QBE

  • Royal Sunalliance

  • Royal Bank of Scotland

  • Travelers

  • Swinton

  • Welsh Development Agency

  • WNS Assistance

For more information please contact Peter Joy (Head of Research).


Tel: 0207 618 3481

Fax: 020 7618 3499