Personal Risk Matters

Perspectives on timely and trending topics from our insurance and risk experts.

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Planning to Loan or Gift Art?

Posted by Beth DeWalt Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Collections require appropriate insurance solutions that take into account their special nuances, including rarity and changes in valuation, which may be affected by loans or gifts.

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How Do I Protect My Family Against Liability Loss?

Posted by Lifestyle & Legacy Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The average personal injury judgment exceeds $1 million. Successful individuals and families own items or participate in activities that often contribute to higher liability risks, and most would need far more than that amount in excess liability protection to adequately secure their assets and future income.

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Land-Based Yacht Exposures: Are You Covered?

Posted by Barbara Latham Thursday, November 15, 2018

While much of the joy of yacht ownership occurs while on the water, a lot of activity to manage the yacht happens on land. From crew errands to special events, there are often additional exposures present that may not be covered by the yacht insurance policy. 

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Protecting Valuable Gifts Through the Years

Posted by Kimberlee Connell Thursday, November 15, 2018

With the holidays right around the corner, a loved one might be planning to surprise you with something on your wish list. Whenever you receive high-value gifts, be sure to secure appropriate insurance coverage. 

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Seven Tips for Building an Asset-Value Wine Collection

Posted by Lifestyle & Legacy Wednesday, October 24, 2018

If you’re a wine collector, consider these tips from Neil Kaplan, ESQ., the Managing Partner of Cork Counsel, and Charles Curtis MW, the Founder of WineAlpha.

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Time for a Cyber Check-Up

Posted by Lifestyle & Legacy Tuesday, October 23, 2018

According to the 2018 Global Risks Report developed by the World Economic Forum and MMC, cybercrime is the top risk for business leaders in advanced economies, as well as the risk most likely to intensify. 

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Are you a diligent employer? Make sure you do these three things.

Posted by Lifestyle & Legacy Tuesday, September 18, 2018

In our recent Family Office Benchmarking Study, we found that more than three-quarters (78%) of family office clients have some type of domestic employee.

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A Good Problem to Have: Expanding Wealth and Growing Families

Posted by Lifestyle & Legacy Monday, August 20, 2018

While growing wealth is generally seen as a positive trend, it is an issue that affects the changing face and management of risk, and many family offices and their trusted advisors are challenged with it as a result. 

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Earthquakes Today: How Solid is the Ground We Live On?

Posted by Beth DeWalt Friday, August 10, 2018

Although most of the earthquakes that affect us are small, the damage to homes and property can be extensive. Earthquakes are powerful natural disasters that can trigger landslides, avalanches, flash floods, fires, and tsunamis — and quakes can happen any time of year. 

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Prepare Your Yacht for Hurricane Season

Posted by Lifestyle & Legacy Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Yacht enthusiasts look forward to spending time on the water and making memories with family and friends as much as they can. It’s important to keep in mind that when warmer weather arrives, tropical storm season comes with it. 

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