• A Candid Conversation

    And a legacy that will live on.

    Five weeks before Jay Fishman’s death on August 19, managing editor Leslie Werstein Hann and editor in chief Rick Pullen sat down with the executive chairman of the board of The Travelers Companies to discuss his business, outlook and career. It was one of the last in-depth interviews he granted. —Editor 

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  • An e-Merican Exchange

    In a tenacious, three-day debate, Council lobbyists Joel Wood and Joel Kopperud go head-to-head on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and America’s future.

    Leader’s Edge managed to obtain a copy of this conversation through a key Russian intermediary who looked suspiciously like a disavowed KGB operative and drinks regularly with both of the Joels. Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied any knowledge of these emails.—Editor 

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  • Under British Rule

    New insurance policy disclosure regulations over there add more liabilities for brokers over here.

    If you think Brexit has the potential to give you an anxiety attack, look at what the English recently did to the insurance market. 

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  • A Fragile World

    The convergence of forces bearing down on international markets has piqued investors’ interest in political risk.

    The headlines seem to roll out a daily drumbeat of bad news: a refugee crisis in Europe; ISIS terror attacks; failing economies in Greece, Venezuela and elsewhere; political turmoil in Turkey and Brazil; eternal tensions in the Middle East. 

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  • Getting Cozy with Capital

    As capital providers move closer to the risks they cover, intermediaries are getting crowded out.

    Reinvention of the global risk distribution chain is under way—and the transformation is accelerating.

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