Monthly Archives: January 2011

Malta: A platform, a partner and a winning proposition

Middle East: looking west? The A.M. Best October 2010 report on Captive Insurance and with specific reference to the Middle East noted that a number of insurance regulators are encouraging captive formation. Dubai, Qatar and Bahrain, for instance, have introduced … Continue reading

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Enterprise Risk Management: Mathematical or Ethical?

Author’s Note: This article published in the Policy Magazine ( in late 2009 is a predecessor of CEO = Ceiling of High Opacity published on this blog. Because of the significant interest that this latter article attracted, I thought also … Continue reading

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CEO = Ceiling of Extreme Opacity?

Introduction The IRM Chairman’s very interesting article on risk culture in the December 2010 Risk Professional Journal spurred me to pen this piece[i]. It has become something of a cliché in risk management to talk of ‘setting the tone from … Continue reading

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UAE insurance market post-crisis:Is it out of the woods?

In order to elaborate on this topic, that is, whether the UAE insurance market is out of the woods and if so where is it heading one necessarily needs to first examine where it is coming from in terms of … Continue reading

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