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Risk Matters 116 | Review Before You Renew video

Stay informed. Our Insights Newsletter highlights the latest news and analysis on global strategy, policy and risk.  Subscribe to Insights In this episode of Risk Matters, we are going to do a “deeper dive” on some of the thought leadership and concepts we’ve developed at Risk Cooperative. Today, we discuss the need to have your insurance coverage reviewed periodically to avoid costly coverage gaps. YOU MIGHT  ALSO BE INTERESTED IN: Insurance Solutions   Risk Benchmarking

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InsureBlocks Episode 46 – A retrospective look on blockchain for 2018 link

For this episode we were fortuitous to reconnect with Dante Disparte Founder and CEO of Risk Cooperative to look back on how blockchain has evolved in the insurance industry in 2018 and what we can expect for 2019. What is blockchain? For the insurance industry, Dante describes blockchain as a bordereau or a ledger that exists simultaneously in an exact form across multiple distributed computer systems. From the outset this creates a level of resilience, a level of tamper proofing that you don’t get from existing technologies today. Retrospective of blockchain in the insurance industry in 2018 “Still the beginning” is how Dante would characterise blockchain in the insurance industry. In spite of Bitcoin recently celebrating its 10thanniversary, it’s really ...

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Business Matters – Instagram Bans ‘Graphic’ Self Harm Images link

Dante Disparte joins BBC’s Business Matters program hosted by Roger Hearing. Listen now as he comments on Venezuela, Instagram, Brexit, migration and rejection among other topics. Instagram announces it will ban graphic images of self-harm on the photo sharing app. The response comes after the death of a school girl in the UK whose Instagram account contained distressing material – BuzzFeed’s tech reporter Katie Notopoulos tells us more. Also, Venezuela’s economic woes continue to deepen, as its political crisis escalates and food shortages worsen. In the run up to the Oscar awards ceremony, we speak to Skye Fitzgerald, director of the film Lifeboat, about how many films tackle the subject of migrants. And we visit the thorny world of rejection ...

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Business Matters – Amazon is Now the World’s Most Valuable Public Company link

Dante Disparte was featured live on tonight’s broadcast of BBC News Business Matters. Topics include Amazon, the global economy, technology, talent, autism, and the government shutdown among others. Amazon, formed 25 years ago, has eclipsed Microsoft to become the world’s most valuable listed company. The online giant was worth $797bn when the US stock market closed on Monday after rising 3.4% and moved past Microsoft, valued at $789bn. Cynthia Stine of E-Growth partners gives her perspective on the role of Amazon’s Marketplace in the company’s ascent. Then we hear how cannabis farmers in those US states where growing is legal are being squeezed back into the black market by over saturation. Also in the programme, the World Bank’s annual report ...

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BBC World Service: Business Matters, Russian Activist Pleads Guilty in US link

CEO, Dante Disparte featured on BBC’s Business Matters. Listen now as he covers: Russia, Saudi Arabia Oil, Canada, Huawei and Blurred Lines among other topics. A Russian woman accused in the US of acting as an agent for the Kremlin to infiltrate political groups has pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors. Gun rights activist Maria Butina allegedly tried to infiltrate the National Rifle Association (NRA) in an effort to influence US policies in favor of Moscow. The National Rifle Association is one of the most powerful lobby groups in the US – closely aligned to senior Republican politicians including President Trump. She said she had acted under direction of a senior Russian official. Polly Mosendz is firearms industry reporter ...

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US Sets up Agency for Development in Africa link

Washington has set up an agency dedicated to renewed efforts aimed at contributing to the development of the African continent. Created under the ‘Build Act’, the US Senate approved the act with a majority vote of 93 to 6. Now, this has been described by some analysts as the US response to China’s growing influence in Africa, especially since the act would see the creation of a financial institution- International Development Finance Corporation (IDFC). So, what does the ‘Build Act’ entail? When does it commence and of what impact would it make? Dante Alighieri Disparte is the founder and CEO of Risk Cooperative based in Washington DC USA joins Africanews to discuss. Watch Here

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BBC World Service: Business Matters link

CEO, Dante Disparte featured on BBC’s Business Matters. Listen now as he covers: quantitative squeezing, online gaming (and (re)branding among other topics. Jerome Powell, the chairman of America’s central bank has announced the decision to put up the cost of borrowing in the US. We get analysis from David Wessel, a senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution in the US. Many video games let players using a PC, Nintendo or Microsoft Xbox play together online. But Sony had blocked Playstation users from competing across platforms, infuriating gamers. It’s now relented and Steven Messner from the website PC Gamer explains why. Maritime workers spend months at sea, affecting their mental health. The Seafarers Society says the impacts could ...

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