In this report

Catastrophes are forcing up premiums for local authorities and large companies, driving them to capital markets and other unusual sources to cover their risk

Disasters shake up insurance industry

Changes are afoot as authorities and companies seek non-traditional ways of ensuring they have adequate protection

Special Report

Lehman Brothers UK Business Placed Into Administration...LONDON - SEPTEMBER 15: Men leave Lehman Brothers' Canary Wharf office on September 15, 2008 in London, England. The fourth largest American investment bank has announced that it's filing for bankruptcy protection during a growing financial crisis. (Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images) ©Getty
Examine how businesses face a broad array of pressures and the ways in which risk management has become increasingly important.

Banks’ skills gap forces up pay for talented minority

Risk managers are back in demand

Europe seeks alternative gas supplies

Ukraine crisis forces the continent to address its reliance on Russia

Preparation is vital to doing business in danger zones

Security must be at the centre of companies’ activities

More regulation offers greater security to Bitcoin users

Those investing in the virtual currency need to make a long-term bet

Dynasties raise questions over democratic rights

Western leaders are consumed by fears they are losing touch with voters as getting elected has become a family trade

a cyber-economy map showing how Systemically Important Technology Enterprises are linked

Diversity is the way to avoid cyber collapse

What is worrying is the potential for a global IT failure occurring across many organisations

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Swaps and derivatives: Tougher capital rules boost traders’ feelings of security

A look at how legislation is affecting a market worth $700tn