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Aon's continually growing directory of intellectual capital provides the latest insights into innovative ways of identifying, quantifying, and managing a wide range of current and emerging risks.

Articles

Construction sector: Defend against the weather gods!

Construction sector: Defend against the weather gods!

Weather Risk

April 2017

Tips on how to hedge weather risk to avoid unforeseen delays in your build programme.
Flood mitigation - Prearing for the storm

Flood mitigation - preparing for the storm

Weather Risk

March 2017

Whether you're operating in the cyclone belt or not, it's important not to slip into a mindset of 'it won't happen to me'. A flood doesn't have to be a 1 in 100 year weather event or a dam inundation - it could be as simple as a stormwater blockage or debris building up in roof gutters. It you don't have a prevention plan in place you start out behind the eight ball.
What is a captive and why do you need one?

What is a captive and why do you need one?

Risk Consulting

March 2017

A captive is an insurance company set up by its owners primarily to insure against its own specific risks. Captives are an effective way to take financial control of insurance allocations and manage risks.
Supply chain resilience: Are you ready for 2017?

Supply chain resilience: Are you ready for 2017?

Political Risk

February 2017

With the growth of "nation-first" political sentiment across Europe and the United States, Karina Rodriguez-Diaz, Head of Crisis Management Aon Risk Solutions, looks at how Australian companies should be re-examining their supply chains, and preparing for the impact of a possible rise in protectionist trade policies.

Understanding your true natural catastrophe exposure

Weather Risk

January 2017

Aon Benfield's recently released '2016 Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report' shows that 2016 was the seventh-highest year on record for natural catastrophe economic losses. Peter Cheesman, Head of Analytics for Australia and New Zealand at Aon Benfield, discusses why such losses are expected to continue rising over the coming years, and how climate change is just one of many factors that needs to be considered when evaluating the potential impact of natural catastrophes on your organisation.

Good governance demands organisations know their limits

Risk Consulting

October 2016

A key element of good governance in all organisations is that management and directors maintain a clear-eyed view, not only of the opportunities ahead, but also the risks that surround them.

Enterprise risk rises as Queensland widens environmental protection net

Environmental Services Group

October 2016

When Peter Bond, the former chief executive of Linc Energy, was issued with an Environmental Protection Order (EPO) in May 2016, it signalled the impact Queensland's legislative changes can have long after an event has taken place and an individual has moved on.

Falling commodity prices lead to lower BI insured values

Aon Risk Solutions

September 2016

Across all geographies, mining companies are being challenged by extremely low commodity prices and an abundance of supply. In 2015, the price of all major metals decreased by an average of 15%, with iron ore faring the worst with a 42% decline. While there has been some price volatility in the first half of 2016, it is expected that any price rises will be modest, and that the market will remain depressed due to ongoing global economic uncertainty.

China's Insurance Sector - Navigating Challenges and Assuring Growth in a Time of Rebalancing

Aon Risk Solutions

September 2016

Aon Inpoint's China Report provides an overview of the economic and social drivers of insurance.

1H 2016 Insurance Market Update

Aon Risk Solutions

June 2016

Aon are delighted to announce the publication of our 1H 2016 - Insurance Market Update.

Aon Health Symposium 2016

Aon Risk Solutions

June 2016

In the age of digitalised health, how can we preserve the fading human connection?

How will the evolving forces of disruption change the rules of risk?

Aon Risk Solutions

April 2016

Next gen technology advances and the evolution of existing and new risks are challenging our industry to adapt at a rapid rate. The Risk Revolution has arrived.

Cyber Risk

The new world order of cyber threats

The new world order of cyber threats

Cyber Risk

May 2017

With cyber risk on the rise, and business interruption a growing concern, we explore in detail the so-called WannaCry and Adylkuzz incidents and provide guidance on how organisations can better prepare for the future.
Are you ready for the new Australian data protection regulations?

Are you ready for the new Australian data protection regulations?

Cyber Risk

February 2017

On 13 February 2017, the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 passed, and is set to come into effect within a year.
6 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2017

6 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2017

Cyber Risk

January 2017

From national threats to data loss and infrastructure attacks, Aon's cyber experts share the business cybersecurity threats likely to materialise this year.
Cyber risk: securing your success

Cyber risk: securing your success

Cyber Risk

September 2016

Cyber security is becoming part of the national conversation. It is a conversation initiated by a rash of attacks on public and private computing infrastructure, propelled by the Federal Government's cyber security strategy released in early 2016, and amplified by the high profile Census debacle.

Digital transformation and the impact of insurance

Cyber Risk

September 2016

Once an organisation has deployed robust technology defences, educated staff about the risks of cyber- attack, and promoted policies about how to react and respond to cyber events - it has laid important foundations for its protection.

Assessing the technology/insurance inflexion point

Cyber Risk

September 2016

Technology and education are the first frontier of data protection and cyber security. Investing in a spread of security technologies such as firewalls, encryption, system monitoring, vulnerability assessments and penetration testing along with effective employee education programmes to ensure staff understand how to avoid spear phishing or ransomware attacks are all essential for any organisation.

The global threat environment

Cyber Risk

September 2016

When Peter Bond, the former chief executive of Linc Energy, was issued with an Environmental Protection Order (EPO) in May 2016, it signalled the impact Queensland's legislative changes can have long after an event has taken place and an individual has moved on.

Legal influences on the cyber risk landscape

Cyber Risk

September 2016

Legislation and regulation often lags technology, and this is particularly evident in the cyber security area where nations continually play catch up.

Cyber Insights Report 2016 – Australia

Cyber Risk

September 2016

We live in an era of widespread and continual digital transformation. No industry sector is untouched as computers and the internet are harnessed to boost organisation efficiency and nurture more intimate relationships with global consumers.

Cyber, the fast moving target

Cyber Risk

June 2016

2016 Benchmarking views and attitudes by industry.

Coping with Cyber Risk - Engineering enterprise resilience

Cyber Risk

April 2016

Canute was a wise king who knew he could not stop the tides; wise corporate leaders understand they cannot prevent cyber breaches - but they can establish processes and culture that can swiftly respond to attacks, underpinning enterprise resilience.

Expecting the unexpected: Building a cyber risk mitigation strategy

Cyber Risk

October 2015

Cyber is a complex evolving risk issue that has become a leading concern for many organisations.

People Risk

CGU withdraw from NSW workers' comp scheme – what are the implications for your organisation?

CGU withdraw from NSW workers' comp scheme – what are the implications for your organisation?

People Risk

April 2017

CGU has announced that they will not be re-tendering for their NSW workers' compensation license and will exit the scheme effective 31 December 2017.

Workers' Compensation Update Q3 2016

Workers' Compensation Update Q3 2016

People Risk

November 2016

A roundup with the most recent workers' compensation changes and news.
Workers' Compensation Update Q2 2016

Workers' Compensation Update Q2 2016

People Risk

July 2016

A roundup with the most recent workers' compensation changes and news.
2016 Employee Insured Benefits Benchmarking Study

2016 Employee Insured Benefits Benchmarking Study

People Risk

July 2016

Aon's research presents a unique insight into the benefits provided by organisations and how they compare with others in the Australian marketplace.

Improving mental health awareness and support in the workplace

People Risk

16 May 2016

The National Report Card on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention found one in five Australians will experience a mental health condition each year.

Workers' Compensation Update Q1 2016

People Risk

May 2016

A roundup with the most recent workers' compensation changes and news.
 

Reports and whitepapers

Aon 2017 Global Risk Management Survey: Australian Perspectives

Aon 2017 Global Risk Management Survey: Australian Perspectives

May 2017

Our latest survey reveals Australian businesses are more optimistic about the economic landscape than the rest of the world, but increased competition and consumer pressure to innovate pose the biggest threats to business growth.
2017 Risk Report

2017 Risk Report | Australian Local Government

April 2017

This report provides valuable insights into the sector's key risk concerns and risk management practices. Based on a benchmarking survey of more than 135 risk management executives from councils across Australia, the Report examines the main drivers of these concerns, and looks at alternative risk mitigation or transference strategies.
Unprecedented volatility adds new complexity to risks

Aon's 2017 Global Risk Management Survey

Global Risk

April 2017

Aon's bi-annual survey finds economics, demographics and geopolitics as well as technology advancements creating new reality for companies around the world.
Understanding your true natural catastrophe exposure

Understanding your true natural catastrophe exposure

Weather Risk

January 2017

Aon Benfield's recently released '2016 Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report' shows that 2016 was the seventh-highest year on record for natural catastrophe economic losses. Peter Cheesman, Head of Analytics for Australia and New Zealand at Aon Benfield, discusses why such losses are expected to continue rising over the coming years, and how climate change is just one of many factors that needs to be considered when evaluating the potential impact of natural catastrophes on your organisation.

6 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2017

January 2017

From national threats to data loss and infrastructure attacks, Aon's cyber experts share business cybersecurity threats likely to materialise this year.

H2 2016 Insurance Market Update

November 2016

Our half-yearly overview of the insurance market, with insight from our data and analytics platforms to help you get the right information to help you make an informed decision.

ARC Risk Revolution whitepaper

November 2016

Summary of insights delivered from this year's Advanced Risk Conference.

Cyber Insights report

July 2016

We live in an era of widespread and continual digital transformation. No industry sector is untouched as computers and the internet are harnessed to boost organisation efficiency.

2016 Employee Insurance Benefits Benchmarking Report

June 2016

Aon's research presents a unique insight into the benefits provided by organisations and how they compare with others in the Australian marketplace.

H1 2016 Insurance Market Update

May 2016

Our half-yearly overview of the insurance market, with insight from our data and analytics platforms to help you get the right information to help you make an informed decision.

2016 Independent Schools' Risk Report

April 2016

Aon presents the findings of our industry study into the key risk concerns and risk management practices of more than 300 independent schools.