As we head into 2019, the current state of the R&W insurance market remains very strong. Over the past twelve months, we witnessed continued growth in the use of R&W insurance as it has moved from commonplace to the norm in M&A transactions.
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The Life Sciences industry is highly regulated and requires strong partnerships to successfully bring a product to market. As a company prepares for the approval of the FDA planning of its’ commercial supply chains will likely involve a review of the critical Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs).
The private and nonprofit D&O marketplace for 2019 has continued the trends of 2018 and can best be described as fragmented. Most insureds experienced flat renewals in 2018, as evidenced in graph 1, with rate changes from -9% to +9%.
Overall, the Commercial Crime insurance market remains stable with relatively flat renewal premiums. That said, insurers are attempting to charge for significant ratable exposure growth.
This Weekly Market Update reviews the top three market headlines: Inflationary Pressures Eased in December, Mortgage Rates Fall to Recent Lows, Fed Chairman Signals Flexibility on Rates.
2018 was another year of continued consolidation and turbulence in the U.S. healthcare industry. M&A continues at a very brisk pace; maintaining the aggressive trend of over 220 M&A deals per quarter, as has been the case for the past several years, according to Health Research Institute at PricewaterhouseCoopers. This pace of transactions has resulted in an uptick of both new growth opportunities and heightened risk in all areas of the U.S. healthcare industry.
Shipping, receiving and storing grain is a highly volatile process that carries with it a wide variety of hazards and associated risks that can result in damage to property and physical injury to individuals. Taking preventive measures to avoid potential hazards, including grain dust explosions, fire, employee engulfment and asphyxiation, are imperative for every business operation in the industry.
Unfortunately, scenes of violence marked by individuals acting out in dramatic fashion have become a fixture of the daily news cycle, too often taking place in a hospital, medical office building or other care centers. Clinicians and healthcare executives carry the responsibility of initiating actions to minimize and mitigate the risk of these events at their facilities.
In September 2015, then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates announced revised Department of Justice (DOJ) standards relating to individual accountability for corporate wrongdoing.
This Weekly Market Update reviews the top three market headlines: U.S. Equities, International Equities, Fixed Income, REITs, Commodities.