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Whether it's a feature article on our groundbreaking research or an interview with one of our industry leaders, FM Global is frequently in the news. From here, you can read recent news reports and informative articles written by or featuring commentary from company experts.
Chief Executive—January/February 2016
» Why FM Global CEO Lawson is the Ultimate Insider
After 36 years at FM Global, Tom Lawson has stepped into the president and CEO role to “sustain success while avoiding complacency.”
Business Insurance—December 2, 2015
» In Focus - Warehouse Risks
A visit to the FM Global Research Campus for an inside look at warehouse risk.
IndustryWeek—December 2, 2015
» Three Values Can Help You Retain the Best of the Best
President and CEO Tom Lawson shares best practices for retaining your people and your clients.
The Wall Street Journal—October 21, 2015
» When Manufacturing Means Building Supply-Chain Resilience
A look at how FM Global and client ON Semiconductor work together to address supplier risk.
EBN—October 8, 2015
» Hurricanes & the Electronics Supply Chain: A Survival Manual
FM Global Vice President and Business Risk Consulting Global Manager Eric Jones gives a detailed look at how to access supplier exposure points.
Industry Week—October 7, 2015
» Top 10 Nightmare Equipment Failures and How to Avoid Them
Lee Kenny, FM Global section manager of equipment hazard standards, explains how to avoid the most common equipment failures and hazards.
CFO—October 6, 2015
» Three Sources of Big Data to Curb Supply Chain Risk
FM Global CFO Jeff Burchill writes about using data to drive business resiliency.
Risk&Insurance—September 14, 2015
» That Sinking Feeling
FM Global’s Lou Gritzo, vice president of research, highlights the property and supply chain risks posed by potential flooding.
PropertyCasualty360—August 28, 2015
» New FM Global fire protection guidelines could save warehouse owners millions
Read how FM Global has created a new, more effective fire protection approach for warehouse owners.
Business Insurance—August 16, 2015
» Schooled By Katrina?
Read about U.S. coastal resilience 10 years after Hurricane Katrina.
Risk&Insurance—August 3, 2015
» The Darkness of the Sun
FM Global’s Lou Gritzo, vice president of research, discusses preparation and planning for geomagnetic storms.
Risk&Insurance—August 3, 2015
» Fire Risks Simmer in New Construction
FM Global senior vp Brion Callori discusses ways to reduce sprinkler system costs in original construction and retrofits.
Risk Management—August 3, 2015
» Q&A: Taking a Broader Perspective
Bret Ahnell, FM Global executive vp, discusses resiliency, risk mitigation and the insurance market.
Forbes—July 28, 2015
» ON Semiconductor Partners to Improve their Supply Chain Risk Management Program
Read how client ON Semiconductor has worked with FM Global’s engineers and business risk consultants to enhance its supply chain resilience.
CFO—July 7, 2015
» For CFOs, Cybersecurity Risk Is Like an Iceberg
FM Global CFO Jeff Burchill writes about cybersecurity perils facing today’s businesses.
Commercial Risk Europe—July 2, 2015
» FM Global sees uptick in property cyber claims
Vincent Reyda, senior vice president and EMEA division manager, discusses cyber exposures and related property insurance coverage.
Risk Management—June 18, 2015
» FM Global Teaches Explosive Safety Lessons
Discover what it’s like to visit FM Global’s Research Campus in West Glocester, Rhode Island.
Fast Company—May 28, 2015
» The Countries That Have the Most Resilient Supply Chains
FM Global’s 2015 Resilience Index shows ranks based on qualities that affect a country’s stability.
PropertyCasualty360—May 20, 2015
» Q&A: FM Global’s Chris Johnson on emerging markets, lessons learned through disasters
FM Global EVP Chris Johnson discusses hot topics in the insurance industry.
Chief Executive—May 5, 2015
» 9 critical criteria for global supply chain expansion
FM Global President and CEO Tom Lawson writes about considerations for supply chain resilience.
Risk Management—May 1, 2015
» The Hidden Risks of Outsourcing
Brion Callori, senior vp, FM Global, discusses why companies must be aware of outsourcing’s inherent operational risks.
Fast Company—April 15, 2015
» How to prepare for a smooth transition to the corner office
FM Global President and CEO Tom Lawson writes about how to prepare as a future chief executive.
Treasury & Risk—April 15, 2015
» Why be vulnerable?
Jonathan Hall, COO, FM Global, writes about building business resilience into a supply chain.
GoLocalProv—April 8, 2015
» RI PowerPlayer: Thomas A. Lawson
FM Global’s CEO and president spotlighted for his impact on Rhode Island.
The CEO Show—April 5, 2015
» Turning potential disasters into distractions
An interview with FM Global President and CEO President Tom Lawson.
CNBC—March 31, 2015
» The least—and most—risky places for US firms to get stuff made
FM Global details international supply chain risks country-to-country.
Forbes—March 17, 2015
» CFO: Steward of the Supply Chain
A Q&A with FM Global CFO Jeff Burchill
CNBC—February 26, 2015
» How small businesses can ride out winter’s threats
FM Global Chief Engineer Ronnie Gibson discusses winter weather preparedness.
CFO—February 23, 2015
» The Financial Risk Lurking in Your Supply Chain
FM Global CFO Jeff Burchill outlines best practices for CFOs overseeing global supply chains.
Risk & Insurance—February 10, 2015
» Out of Sight, Out of Mind
FM Global COO Jonathan Hall writes about quantifying supply chain risk.
Continuity Insurance&Risk—February 2, 2015
» Resilience: How to achieve it, and how to use it for competitive advantage
FM Global’s 2015 Resilience Index helps businesses evaluate risks.
PropertyCasualty360—January 15, 2015
» New FM Global CEO: Keep clients 'resilient'
New FM Global CEO Tom Lawson talks about his new role, as well as risk and resilience.
PropertyCasualty360—January 8, 2015
» What is the most crucial goal for supply chains?
Eric Jones, vice president and global manager of FM Global’s business risk consulting practice, writes about the increased risks facing today’s supply chains.
Providence Journal—December 29, 2014
» FM Global CEO Subramaniam stepping down after 40-year career
Shivan S. Subramaniam, chairman, talks about his longtime career at FM Global.
FORTUNE—December 9, 2014
» How commercial insurer FM Global uses data science to reduce client risk
Chief Engineer Ronnie Gibson discusses how FM Global is using analytics to help its clients.
Risk & Insurance—November 25, 2014
» Building Resilience From Top to Bottom
Jonathan Hall, COO, FM Global, outlines key aspects of a world-class supply chain management program.
Chief Executive—November 7, 2014
» Managing Disaster Risk: Five Behaviors to Overcome
Tom Lawson, president, FM Global, writes about how predispositions can affect a CEO’s disaster planning.
Global Finance—September 29, 2014
» 5 Minutes with Joy Cave, VP & Treasurer, FM Global
In a Q&A, Joy Cave discusses how FM Global manages relationships with its transaction banking partners.
IndustryWeek—September 25, 2014
» How Did Supply Chains Get So Brittle?
COO Jonathan Hall shares four factors of supply chain resilience.
PropertyCasualty360—September 24, 2014
» Insurance protection for sports stadiums: What's at stake?
FM Global’s Chief Engineer Ronnie Gibson speaks about specific risks for sports stadiums and arenas.
PropertyCasualty360—August 28, 2014
» Building codes work, but earthquake preparedness needs constant reminders
FM Global’s John Preli, manager of natural hazard underwriting, and Harold Magistrale, senior lead research scientist, share insights on earthquake insurance and preparedness.
PropertyCasualty360—July 31, 2014
» FM Global is getting a new CEO, but not a new philosophy
Shivan Subramaniam, chairman and CEO, and Tom Lawson, executive vice president, discuss FM Global’s upcoming management transition.
PropertyCasualty360—July 29, 2014
» The economic risk of climate change
FM Global’s Dr. Lou Gritzo, vice president and manager of research, talks about evolving climate risks and economic vulnerabilities.
Rough Notes—July 1, 2014
» Climate Change or Demographics?
Dr. Lou Gritzo, FM Global vice president and manager of research, discusses how climate change is impacting the insurance industry.
A.M. Best TV—April 30, 2014
» Reshoring and regulation
Tom Lawson, executive vice president, FM Global, talks about risks on the rise.
A.M. Best TV—April 29, 2014
» Insurance alone is not enough
Shivan Subramaniam, chairman and CEO, FM Global, discusses why companies need to focus more on risk management and business continuity.
The CEO TV Show—April 28, 2014
» Four ingredients for leadership effectiveness
FM Global chairman and CEO Shivan Subramaniam talks about his leadership philosophy.
CFO Magazine—April 18, 2014
» Perfect Storm Looms for Insurance Pricing
Jeff Burchill, CFO, FM Global, discusses in detail about what is influencing insurance pricing in 2014.
Risk & Insurance—April 2014
» Expanding the Definition of Expected Risks
FM Global senior vp of engineering Brion Callori discusses how, in an era of natural disasters, risk managers have an obligation to have sound contingency plans.
Risk & Insurance—April 2014
» Technology as a Tool: At the Touch of a Button
The magazine takes a look at FM Global’s Map Center which allows clients to better assess potential natural hazard exposures in real time.
Wall Street Journal—April 18, 2014
» FM Global CFO: Know Your Supply Chain
Jeffrey Burchill, chief financial officer, FM Global, discusses the importance of minimizing the risk of property damage and the biggest risks CFOs need to understand.
The CEO TV Show—March 24, 2014
» Lessons learned as a CEO
FM Global chairman and CEO Shivan Subramaniam talks about lessons he has learned leading the company.
Insurance Journal—March 12, 2014
» FM Global Research Chief Shares Flood Preparedness Tips for Biz Owners
Dr. Lou Gritzo outlines steps business owners can take to help mitigate potential flood damages.
Wall Street Journal News & Notes—March 12, 2014
» Businesses Need a Snow Plan
FM Global Chief Engineer Ronnie Gibson discusses why winter weather is taking a toll on U.S. businesses.
Financial Executive—March 10, 2014
» Scrapping Your New Year’s Resolutions: The Ultimate Risk Management Fail
FM Global CFO Jeff Burchill discusses ways executives can stick to their best-intentioned risk management plans.
The CEO TV Show—February 10, 2014
» Urban environments and natural hazards
FM Global chairman and CEO Shivan Subramaniam talks about how urbanization has contributed to a rise in businesses experiencing natural disaster losses.
FX Week—February 7, 2014
» Treasurer Talk: William Mekrut, FM Global
FM Global’s treasurer discusses how managing foreign exchange risk supports the company’s financial strength and claims paying ability.
Strategic Risk—February 4, 2014
» FM Global: Too many firms accept nat cat losses
It’s better to take a proactive approach in preventing nat cat losses rather than preparing for their consequences.
IndustryWeek—January 30, 2014
» You Can't Outsource Risk: Creating Resilient Supply Networks
Outsourcing production is possible, but outsourcing risk is not, says FM Global vp, all-risk underwriting manager.
Strategic Risk—January 15, 2014
» FM Global’s new Northern Europe operations chief outlines trends for 2014
Philip Johnson identifies supply chain complexities and economic risk as key threats for businesses.
Global Finance Magazine—January 2014
» Supply Chain: Rising Tides of Risk
Jeff Beauman, vice president of all-risk underwriting at FM Global discusses the company’s approach to helping clients manage supply chain risk.
The CEO TV Show—January 6, 2014
» Risks CEOs Must Manage
FM Global chairman and CEO Shivan Subramaniam shares insights on ways companies can better manage risk.
New York Times—January 5, 2014
» Management Be Nimble
In a new book published by the New York Times, FM Global chairman and CEO Shivan Subramaniam discusses the benefits of companies having a simple operating framework.
BestDay Audio—December 4, 2013
» Managing Through Natural Hazard Losses
A podcast with FM Global sr. vp Brion Callori discuses a new FM Global report aimed at helping CEOs understand that natural hazard losses are predictable
The CEO TV Show—November 25, 2013
» FM Global’s Chairman and CEO on the Team's Role in Success
Shivan Subramaniam shares how FM Global’s retention strategy creates business success.
Risk & Insurance—November 12, 2013
» Expanding the Definition of Expected Risks
A new whitepaper from FM Global explains why there is no excuse for companies to downplay the risk of a natural disaster.
Chief Executive—November 10, 2013
» Seven Costly Risk Management Sins Committed by CEOs
FM Global’s CEO outlines seven ways organizations can more effectively mitigate the potential impact of natural disasters.
CFO.com—November 8, 2013
» FM Global CFO Plans for Long-Term Currency Perils
A look at how FM Global closely manages currency risk to protect policyholder-owners.
Risk & Insurance—November 1, 2013
» Energy's Quiet Power
Mark McAdams, FM Global high-hazard occupancy specialist, explains the associated property risk with biomass energy.
BestDay Audio—October 2, 2013
» Superstorm Sandy’s Supply Chain Impact
A podcast featuring FM Global chief engineer Ronnie Gibson looks at how Sandy changed perceptions of loss prevention engineering.
Financial Executive—October 1, 2013
» Supply Chain Disruption Risk Ask the Right Questions
FM Global CFO Jeff Burchill discusses effective ways to address supply chain disruption risk.
New York Times—September 1, 2013
» Learning Lessons From Hurricane Sandy
Jon Hall, FM Global executive vp, discusses why businesses should re-evaluate the locations of their facilities exposed to natural hazards.
Forbes.com—August 27, 2013
» “How Top CEOs Think, From Big Data To The Future”
Leading CEOs discuss future challenges and opportunities for their organizations and clients.
Property Casualty 360 - National Underwriter—June 3, 2013
» “Executive of the Month: FM Global's Ronald J. Gibson, vp, chief engineer”
Five questions and answers with FM Global’s new master of disaster.
Global Finance—June 2013
» “Building Resilience Into Supply Chains”
FM Global’s Eric Jones discusses how a robust supply chain is key to reducing the likelihood and potential impact of disruptions.
Business Insurance—May 3, 2013
» “Risk managers checklist of prudent catastrophe planning”
Learn what FM Global advises doing before, during and after a loss occurs.
MSN Weather—April 2013
» “9 earthquake-prone cities built near fault lines”
While no one knows where the next Big One will strike, FM Global researchers provide insights on some cities that might be in harm’s way.
Chief Learning Officer—March 2013
» “Experiencing Risk, Hands-On at FM Global’s SimZone”
A look at how FM Global’s experiential learning facility helps ensure the delivery of consistent engineering practices worldwide to clients.
CFO.com—February 26, 2013
» “CFO Presence Can Curb Insurance Prices”
FM Global explains how it can be music to an insurer’s ears when a CFO tells the company’s story about its risks and what’s being done to mitigate them.
IndustryWeek—January 17, 2013
» “Technology: Taming the Nanotech Risks”
FM Global teams up with Northeastern University to find a 'solution in anticipation of a problem' to help quell a nanoparticle panic.
Bloomberg News—January 15, 2013
» “FM Global Says Bet on Stocks With No Upside Left in Bonds”
There’s little room for gains in bonds, making stocks the more attractive investment, says FM Global’s CEO.
Business Insurance—January 13, 2013
» “In-depth supply chain research can prevent future reputation damage”
FM Global discusses factors to consider so your suppliers don’t put your firm at risk.
Business Insurance—December 11, 2012
» “FM Global Relies on Engineers to Assess Risk”
For FM Global, off-the-shelf catastrophe models are no substitute for loss prevention engineering.
Directors & Boards—Q3, 2012
» “FM Global’s Board is Vested in Business Resilience”
The strength of FM Global’s board is a shared belief that most losses are preventable, not inevitable.
CFO.com—November 28, 2012
» Rebuilding New York’s Business Resilience
An article authored by FM Global’s chairman and CEO indicates achieving business resilience is best done by leveraging wisdom on how to know prepare for disaster.
Business Insurance—November 26, 2012
» FM Global Wins Six Buyers Choice Awards
FM Global has been named top commercial property insurer in numerous categories by insurance buyers representing both large and mid-size organizations.
Risk & Insurance—November 2012
» FM Global Claims Veteran Blazes Her Own Trail
Maxine Walker, vice president and Western division claims manager, sees greater opportunities for women and minorities as insurance becomes global and multicultural.
CNBC Asia—November 1, 2012
» Insurers Well Capitalized to Absorb Sandy Losses
FM Global’s chairman and CEO says the commercial property insurance industry is in good shape to comfortably absorb losses from superstorm Sandy.
CNBC.com—September 19, 2012
» “Hall: Are You Prepared for the ‘Worst Case Scenario’?”
A look at business continuity planning as a strategy to effectively remain resilient when disaster strikes.
Risk & Insurance—September 15, 2012
» FM Global’s SimZone creates place where engineers can study risk first-hand
Learn about a 21st-century classroom where FM Global engineers gain practical experience with the most common property hazards facing today’s businesses.
» “‘Power’ Player: FM Global’s Mark McAdams”
Common exposures for companies in the power-generation industry and the underwriting considerations that accompany high-voltage risk.
Treasury & Risk—September 12, 2012
» "Insuring Major League Baseball’s Diamonds"
How the league leverages FM Global’s engineering expertise to guard against losses at its sleek new stadiums.
PBS Nightly Business Report—September 5, 2012
» "Video: Miami Marlins Stadium: Hurricane Tested, Taxpayer Approved"
How the new Miami Marlins baseball stadium was built to withstand the forces
of Mother Nature.
The Weather Channel (webisode)—May 11, 2012
» “WeatherReady: Protecting your Windows from Hurricanes”
Practical advice on preparing windows for high-wind events.
The Weather Channel (webisode)—May 11, 2012
» “WeatherReady: Protecting your Roof During Storms”
What to look for during a pre-storm roof inspection.
The Weather Channel (webisode)—May 11, 2012
» “WeatherReady: Protecting your Roof Even More in a Storm”
Helpful tips to keep the roof secured during a hurricane.
The Weather Channel—May 1, 2012
» “WeatherReady: Field Labs”
Learn how FM Global helps property owners protect against the impact of wildfires.
Risk Management—May 2012
» “Insurance Does Good”
An inside look at charitable giving in the P/C industry.
Risk and Insurance—May 1, 2012
» “The Fashionable Engineers”
How FM Global uses a unique engineering-based insurance approach to meet the needs of today’s risk manager.
Business Insurance—April 29, 2012
» “Reputation Risk Altered by Social Media”
How social media is transforming reputation risk management.
National Underwriter—April 23, 2012
» “At RIMS, Industry Execs Talk Pricing, Business Interruption & Cyber Risk”
Black Swan events bring renewed focus on supply chain risks.
PropertyCasualty360°—April 20, 2012
» “Put to the Test: A Video Visit to 3 Insurance Research Labs”
The role of loss prevention research and product testing plays in helping to protect the value companies create.
Risk & Insurance—April 13, 2012
» “Typhoons: Barreling Straight for Taiwan?”
A deeper look at natural hazard risk in Taiwan and its impact to the global supply chain.
Risk Management Professional—March 13, 2012
» “Lessons Learned from Anniversary of Japanese Tragedy”
Five ways to maintain your competitive edge when the next disaster strikes.
The Weather Channel—March 12, 2012
» "WeatherReady: Field Labs"
Learn how FM Global helps property owners protect against the impact of flying debris during a windstorm.
The Weather Channel—February 21, 2012
» "WeatherReady: Field Labs"
See how FM Global helps property owners protect against the impact of earthquakes.
Popular Mechanics—February 1, 2012
» "Flames, Quakes, & Ballistics: A Day in the Natural Disaster Lab"
Learn how FM Global simulates Mother Nature’s wrath to help businesses stay in business .
Best's Review—January 30, 2012
» "Innovators Showcase: RiskMark™"
FM Global’s Web-based risk quality benchmarking tool earns recognition for creativity and industry impact.
Risk & Insurance—September 12, 2011
» “Business Impact Analysis Prepares College Campuses for Times of Crisis”
FM Global illustrates the effectiveness of best practice methods when preparing for the worst.
Bloomberg—August 11, 2011
» "FM Global Chief Says Buy Large-Cap Stocks After Increasing JPMorgan Stake"
FM Global Chairman and CEO offers investment advice in an uncertain economy.
Insurance Journal—May 24, 2011
» "Catastrophes Issue Wake Up Call on Supply Chain Risks"
FM Global SVP Bret Ahnell reminds companies to analyze their supply chain risks in the wake of recent disasters.
IndustryWeek—May 4, 2011
» The Next Big One
FM Global SVP Bret Ahnell emphasizes the importance of managing supply chain risk to survive the next big natural disaster.
BestDay Audio—May 3, 2011
» FM Global's Shivan Subramaniam on Supply-Chain Issues
FM Global Chairman and CEO on the value of business continuity planning in the wake of natural disasters.
CFO—May 1, 2011
» This is a Mega-Event
FM Global CFO Jeff Burchill on the impact of the Japan disaster and the importance of enterprise risk management.
Fast Company—April 22, 2011
» Massive New Disaster Labs Go Frighteningly Authentic In Recreating Fires, Hurricanes, And Hail
FM Global's one-of-a-kind Research Campus featured on how disaster labs are helping companies avoid millions in loss.
PBS Nightly Business Report—April 19, 2011
» Japan's Damage Estimates
FM Global Chairman and CEO Shivan Subramaniam shares how the company is faring after the Japan earthquake.
Bloomberg—April 19, 2011
» CEO Sitdown: Assessing Damage
FM Global Chairman and CEO Shivan Subramaniam discusses the mutual company's history.
Risk Management—March, 2011
» Research and Destroy
Profile on how FM Global’s Research Campus helps the world be smarter, safer and more resilient.
Treasury & Risk—February 18, 2011
» Gauging Acquirers' Risks
With mergers and acquisitions on the rise, FM Global CFO Jeff Burchill warns of potential post-deal risks.
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