Russ Banham

Russ Banham is a veteran business journalist and author based in Los Angeles.

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The Changing Value of Property Risk

February 1, 2022

As devastating natural catastrophes increase and various economic factors lead to rising costs, ­organizations are also at risk from improper ­property valuations, leaving many under-insured.

Cyber Insurance Collaboration

October 1, 2021

In response to a hardening cyber insurance market and the rising toll of ransomware, it is more important than ever for risk management and information security to work together to protect the organization.

Navigating Evolving Definitions of the Workplace

August 2, 2021

After more than a year of virtual work, companies must assess the productivity, health and cultural implications of a broader array of work arrangements moving forward.

Stress Tested: Risk Professionals Share Their Experiences with ERM During the Pandemic

April 1, 2021

Risk professionals share how their organization’s enterprise risk management program helped navigate the pandemic’s many challenges.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Insurance Markets

June 1, 2020

How are different property/casualty lines being affected by the coronavirus pandemic?

Supply Chain Under Strain

May 1, 2020

Amid disruptions from both the trade war and the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical to focus on risk assessment and mitigation in the global manufacturing supply chain.

Cyber Coverage Confusion

October 1, 2019

“Silent” cyber coverage and war exclusions have increased uncertainty around cyberrisk exposure.

Wrong Numbers: The Risks of Inaccurate Financial Statements

September 3, 2019

Inaccurate financial statements can add up to serious trouble as the SEC looks to crack down on accounting fraud.

Getting Serious About ESG Risks

May 1, 2019

Investors are increasingly scrutinizing environmental, social and governance activity.

The Benefits of Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

June 1, 2018

A work environment that is both diverse and inclusive is good for employees and companies alike.

Captives Reach New Heights

March 1, 2018

Encouraged by favorable market conditions, companies of all sizes are turning to captives to insure difficult-to-place risks.

Captive Insurance and the New U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

March 1, 2018

What impact will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, passed in December, have on captive insurance companies?

Cyber Scorekeepers

November 1, 2017

A growing number of ratings firms aim to help companies and their insurers assess and manage cybersecurity risks.

Investing in the Insurtech Toolbox

June 1, 2017

New technology startups are shaking up insurance—and, potentially, risk management.

Peer Pressure: Is Peer-to-Peer Insurance a Fad or the Future?

March 1, 2017

New peer-to-peer insurance companies are trying to reinvent the industry. Are these models a passing fad or the future of insurance?

IoT Complexity

August 1, 2016

As the internet of things expands, the risks and liability questions become more complicated.

Scanning the Risk Horizon: Industry Veterans Discuss Strategic Planning

April 1, 2016

Four industry veterans discuss how risk management contributes to their company's strategic planning process.

The Risks and Opportunities of Doing Business in the Middle East

March 1, 2016

When considering endeavors in the Middle East, companies must first examine the region's political and economic risk environment.

The LGBT Travel Risk Dilemma

June 2, 2015

How do employers balance the fairness of advancement opportunities with the obligation to keep employees safe?

Industrial Intelligence: The Risks and Opportunities of Smart Manufacturing

March 2, 2015

Interconnected "smart" machines could alter the manufacturing risk landscape.

Reducing Risk at Weight Watchers

November 1, 2014

Pamela Rogers discusses how she helped develop the ERM program at Weight Watchers.

Political Risk and the Supply Chain

June 1, 2014

Much like a major storm or natural disaster, political unrest can wreak havoc on international supply chains.

ERM from the Top

April 1, 2014

John Hach of Lincoln Electric discusses how getting company leaders involved can lead to ERM success.

Directors & Officers Abroad: The Rise of D&O Litigation Around the World

February 1, 2014

As U.S.-style regulations take hold in other countries, corporate directors and officers are becoming a popular target for litigation.

Sleeping Better with ERM

September 1, 2013

Dan Baldwin of manufacturer Leggett & Platt on developing his company’s ERM program.

The Shadow Knows

August 1, 2013

The proliferation of business apps has created an unseen security risk for corporate IT departments.

Showrooming Risk and Retail Price Wars

May 6, 2013

The shopping trend of “showrooming” threatens the profits of brick-and-mortar retail stores.