It’s been a busy few weeks for the SR team, with many of us travelling to various locations across Asia to host a series of roundtable discussions with the region’s top risk professionals

So far we’ve been to Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand, and there are more destinations to come.

StrategicRISK’s Risk and Insurance Management roundtable events are about identifying the primary risks faced by organisations operating in each country and then finding out how risk managers are dealing with them … or not, as the case may be.

We talked nat cat risk in Hong Kong, as Typhoon Utor bore down on the city. We discussed the impact of the Thai government’s first-car tax rebate scheme on pollution, traffic and other industries after negotiating Bangkok’s grinding gridlock.

And, after a drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka that took us past countless palm-oil plantations, we considered the impact of deforestation and forest fires on Malaysia’s economy, people and the palm-oil industry itself.

Living the risks

You might say that we’ve been ‘living the risks’, which of course is the point of such events – talking to people who are intimately involved in and directly affected by developing risks. The ones coping with the regulatory pressures, political challenges and reputational threats that exist in their corners of Asia.

These roundtables, along with supplementary discussions and interviews, will form the basis of our series of country-focused risk reports and culminate in a pan-Asia risk-sentiment study at the end of the year.

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Yours in risk,

Sean Mooney

Asia editor