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At Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., we try to learn everything we can about the industries we serve and the risks they may encounter. It’s a commitment that’s embedded in our corporate culture to expanding our expertise, continuing educational development and gathering topical updates to remain ahead of the curve.

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Five Greatest Challenges to Companies Managing their Supply Chain

Never before has a company’s brand, balance sheet, profitability and reputation been more reliant on the resilience of its supply chain. Though technology has made the world a much smaller place, this interconnectivity poses new risks, especially with the rise of contract manufacturing, just-in-time manufacturing and outsourcing. A company’s ability to manage the risk inherent in its supply chain will define its success in this brave new world.

Tag(s): Trade Credit & Political Risk;

Executive Severance Arrangements: How and Why They Are Changing

Severance practices continue to evolve, but not as dramatically as we have seen in previous years. Corporate directors persist in implementing reformations of severance practices, but at this point these changes tend to involve minor tweaks rather than drastic revisions. These reformations take place in a variety of ways: the cash severance amounts are becoming smaller, less equity is being accelerated, and the excise tax gross-up provision is being phased out.

Tag(s): Human Resources & Compensation;

Institutional Investment & Fiduciary Services - August 31 - Weekly Market Update

The bursting Chinese equity bubble sent waves through global financial markets last week. Several tumultuous weeks in China, which included a surprise devaluation of the Yuan amidst slumping equities and economic growth, finally reached a head and wiped out what little gains remained from the highest flying market from the first half of 2015. Markets around the world were battered, and the S&P 500 Index fell into correction territory (down 10% from its peak) for the first time since 2011. Will this affect the Federal Reserve’s plans to raise interest rates in 2015?

Tag(s): Institutional Investment & Fiduciary Services;

Risk Management Safety - A Great Supervisor Leads by Example, is Loyal to Employees and is Friendly

Leads by Example. Loyal to Employees. Friendly. Combined, these three characteristics of a great supervisor help create workplace climate. When employees talk about loving to work for a great company, they are really describing that they love working in a great work climate. That work climate is created, intentionally or unintentionally, by people -- by supervisors. As we look closer at each of these characteristics, reflect back on your own work climate experiences. Better yet, examine the one you are creating or experiencing right now.

Tag(s): Loss Control;

Availability of Punitive Damages in Maritime Claims

Insuring punitive damages has been a “dicey” question for the insurance market for years, since the modification of social opinion of judges and juries has made the awarding of punitive damages, in addition to compensatory damages, an enormous threat to the viability of a business or organization found negligent. Review this chart, provided by Jones Walker, regarding the “availability” of punitive damages in different scenarios given recent developments in case law.

Tag(s): Marine;

Institutional Investment & Fiduciary Services - August 24 - Weekly Market Update

Global growth weakness was in the headlines again last week, with the Fed expressing concerns while data from China showed the weakest growth in over six years. Several financial markets have moved sharply lower in August – equities all over the world and commodities especially. Which way will U.S. equities move now that the S&P 500 Index has moved into correction territory?

Tag(s): Institutional Investment & Fiduciary Services;