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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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Earthquake Preparedness Checklist

Many people associate the risk of earthquakes with seismically-active areas such as California, Washington State, Nevada and Utah as well as areas in and around Yellowstone National Park. In actuality, the risk of earthquakes exists across a broad portion of the United States and Canada as well. This Earthquake Preparation list outlines some basic issues to consider when preparing for an earthquake and better recovering in the aftermath.

Tag(s): Loss Control; Disaster & Emergency; Claims Advocacy;

Institutional Investment & Fiduciary Services - December 1 - Weekly Market Update

The holiday shortened trading week saw a slew of economic data releases and a major decision by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). The news that really moved the needle was OPEC’s decision to keep output unchanged at 30 million barrels a day for the next six months, at which time the economic cartel will reevaluate based on how the market reacts to continued output growth, notably driven by the U.S. oil renaissance. Our Weekly Market Update examines the most recent data.

Tag(s): Institutional Investment & Fiduciary Services;

Advisor: Wyndham Derivative Action Dismissed

In 2014, shareholders of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation served its board of directors with a derivative lawsuit, that is, one purportedly brought in the name of the corporation. It alleged that the board had failed in its fiduciary duties of care and loyalty. The lawsuit further noted the corporation had committed corporate waste in relations to a number of data breaches which had occurred between 2008 and 2010. Did the board observe the formalities of corporate law?

Tag(s): Management Liability;

Advisor: Contract Exclusion Trips Up Settlement

One exclusion found in many management liability policies is the exclusion for liability assumed under contract. The language of these exclusions varies widely. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburg, PA was involved in a lawsuit by two bond insurers, Bond Safeguard Insurance Co. and Lexon Insurance Co.. seeking coverage of a $40 million settlement of a real estate dispute. How did the contractual obligations factor into the outcome of this lawsuit?

Tag(s): Management Liability;

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

Recent announcements of hydrogen fuel cell cars and a U.S.-China carbon emissions agreement disguise the fact that the world still runs on fossil fuels. Oil is by far the most economically and geopolitically important commodity in the world and the market landscape is shifting dramatically. How long and far could the oil price slide continue, and how will it impact the U.S. and global economies? Our Weekly Market Update examines the most recent data.

Tag(s): Institutional Investment & Fiduciary Services;