News - On the Coronavirus Front

Pandemic led the AXA's future risks ranking

The seventh edition of its Future Risks Report recently published by French insurer AXA highlights health as a major issue moving pandemic risk into top spot.

COVID-19 has significantly altered how Germans perceive risk

The "ERGO Risk Report 2020 EXTRA", conducted by the independent market research institute "HEUTE UND MORGEN" in mid-September, clarifies that the corona crisis has changed the perception of risks and opportunities considerably - but has also encouraged Germans to be more open for digital innovations.

Zurich and University of Oxford launched a new report about workforce resilience during COVID-19

Zurich Insurance Group and the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford launched a new report about COVID-19 issues. Based on two global surveys and interviews with business leaders, the study to address issues affecting working people worldwide, including the digitalization of the economy, the need for continuous education, and the fragility of many national social protection systems.

Aon launches its Virtual Reinsurance Renewal Season

Global re/insurance broker Aon announced it launches its Virtual Reinsurance Renewal Season, calling for the re/insurance industry to collaborate to bring capital closer to clients' needs and drive growth across the global insurance ecosystem.

WTW and WEF release white paper on how to value talent in the new world of work

WILLIS TOWERS WATSON (WTW) and the World Economic Forum (WEF) have published "Human Capital as an Asset: An Accounting Framework to Reset the Value of Talent in the New World of Work," a new white paper that provides organizations with a model to reshape how they value and make decisions about their workforces in a post-COVID-19 world of work.

Majority of Brits are worried about funding retirement

Over half (58%) of non-retired people aged 45-60 are worried they will not have enough money to provide an adequate standard of living in their retirement according to a new survey by AVIVA, yet over a fifth (21%) of non-retired people in this age group are not taking action to strengthen their retirement income.

LLOYD's: COVID-19 brings intangible assets into full focus

Intangible assets are an increasing proportion of companies' balance sheets, already accounting for as much as 85% of the total business value across industries according to estimates, show a report published by LLOYD's in collaboration with KPMG, urging businesses to pay attention to the new risk landscape that has evolved under COVID-19.

MUNICH Re and FRAUNHOFER grant awards for ideas for treatment of Covid-19

Against the background of the Covid-19 pandemic, MUNICH Re and the FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT launched the Give a Breath Challenge in March of this year. They aim to promote innovative ideas that can help people who have contracted the new coronavirus, contributing their own expertise and networks, and funding totalling EUR 1 million.