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NFTs: 4 Insights to Capitalize on a Multibillion-Dollar Market

Non-fungible tokens represent a multibillion dollar market. Globally, NFT transactions totaled more than $17 billion in 2021, marking a 21,350% increase from ~$82.5 million in 2020. To capitalize on this new and fast-growing market, it is important to untangle the opportunities from the noise. There is a lot of confusion about what NFTs are, both among critics who lambast NFTs and among fans who cannot get enough of multi-million-dollar NFT art. Jaymin Kim, Director of Commercial Strategy at Marsh McLennan, explains.

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Wellness: How to Support Mental Health in Times of Cumulative Stress

Two years of a global pandemic have taken a toll on people’s well-being. Layer on other shocks and stresses such as wildfires, floods, societal unrest and now the invasion of Ukraine and it’s no wonder business leaders worry about the cumulative effects on employees’ mental health. In this interview with Dr. Wolfgang Seidl, Mercer Marsh Benefits’s Workplace Health Consulting Leader in the UK and Europe, we discuss which employee segments are most at risk now, how to support staff during crises and preparedness for well-being in the long term. 

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Environment: More Frequent Wildfires Could Drive Up the Cost of Insurance

The world is getting hotter and drier, making the incidence of wildfires more frequent. According to the Insurance Information Institute, the annual number of acres burned in wildland fires has more than doubled in the last two decades. As the situation worsens, insurance premiums will tend to rise to a point where they might no longer be affordable. Although there is no simple solution, innovation in the form of parametric risk transfer is helping the public and private sector find new options to complement their traditional indemnity coverage in the face of an evolving climate. 

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Risk in Context: Understanding the Metaverse and Its Potential Risks

As connectivity continues to improve and already pervasive technology becomes faster and more efficient, companies are exploring the opportunities that exist within the metaverse. It’s a seemingly limitless concept that is frequently referenced, but its boundaries are not always fully understood. Here our experts explore what the metaverse is, the potential business opportunities and the risks that organizations should be aware of as they consider investing in this new frontier.

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Davos in Focus

Nick Studer, Oliver Wyman CEO and Marsh McLennan WEF Delegate, discusses the climate issues on the agenda and what lies ahead as we recover from the pandemic. #MMLive




Navigating an International Crisis

We are closely monitoring the war in Ukraine and are horrified by the events unfolding there. The human challenges are staggering, and businesses must quickly adjust to manage a wide range of risks.

Navigating an International Crisis

We are closely monitoring the war in Ukraine and are horrified by the events unfolding there. The human challenges are staggering, and businesses must quickly adjust to manage a wide range of risks.

Ana Kreacic, Partner and Chief Knowledge Officer at Oliver Wyman, writes in BRINK News about how women will re-shape the post-COVID-19 world:
"As another period of global turmoil unfolds with the Ukraine-Russia conflict and a refugee crisis looming overhead, no one knows what the future will bring, but the resilience women have shown during COVID-19 will be crucial in whatever comes next."
A closer look @
World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2022
History at a Turning Point

In Davos May 22-26, we will be leading discussions on the role of ESG, good work, financial services, trust and transformational investing in shaping the global agenda.

History at a Turning Point

In Davos May 22-26, we will be leading discussions on the role of ESG, good work, financial services, trust and transformational investing in shaping the global agenda.

Related research from across Marsh McLennan

The Good Work Framework

As companies navigate societal and business trends, there is an opportunity to rebuild for a more human-centric, sustainable and resilient future of workforces by design.

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The State of the Financial Services Industry 2022

The scope for growth in capital-light financial services is huge, with many avenues of attractive growth for big tech, data, technology and infrastructure firms.

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The Specter of Disinformation

It is incumbent upon corporate leadership to play an active role in monitoring, understanding and actively combatting disinformation to shield against a severe and looming risk.

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Addressing Challenges of Climate-Investing

Investors are seeking benchmarking perspectives, data standardization and disclosure and an ability to measure achievements against their peers.

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Meet some of our experts who will be in Davos 
Amy Barnes
Head of Sustainability & Climate Change, Marsh
Amy is responsible for leading Marsh’s global strategy on the development of climate and sustainability-related initiatives for clients, particularly in relation to the impact of a changing physical risk landscape, the improvement of access to capital for green initiatives and efforts to gain a more thorough understanding of climate-related project risk.
Kate Brennan
SVP & General Counsel, Marsh McLennan
Kate leads Marsh McLennan’s global legal, compliance and public affairs function, which supports the Company’s four businesses, Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer and Oliver Wyman. She also leads the Company’s ESG efforts. Kate has held several legal and compliance leadership roles at Marsh McLennan, serving most recently as General Counsel, Marsh LLC. She also served as Deputy General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer for Marsh McLennan from 2017 to 2021, and prior to that, as General Counsel of Guy Carpenter. Kate currently serves on the Board of the Red Cross of Greater New York.
Ravin Jesuthasan
Global Leader for Transformation Services, Mercer
Ravin is a recognized global thought leader and industry shaper with a deep understanding of the future of work, human capital and workforce transformation. He has nearly 30 years in the HR consulting industry. His experience includes leading large-scale restructuring and transformation engagements for multinational companies. Ravin is a regular participant and presenter at the World Economic Forum’s annual meetings and is a member of the forum’s Steering Committee on Work and Employment.
Alex Moczarski
Chairman International, Marsh McLennan
Alex, a former president and CEO of Guy Carpenter, is responsible for the oversight of Marsh McLennan's international strategy, as well as its expanding group of Country Corporate Officers located in regions around the world. Prior to joining Guy Carpenter in 2011, Alex served as President and CEO of Marsh's International Division, comprising all countries outside of the United States and Canada. Alex, who has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, joined Marsh in 1993 as director of planning and development for Argentina and Chile.
Ted Moynihan
Global Head of Industries, Oliver Wyman
Ted is a Partner and Global Head of Financial Services. Prior to this, Ted led Oliver Wyman Financial Services in Europe and served as the Global Head of the Corporate & Institutional Banking Practice. Ted's background is in mathematics and control engineering, which was his specialty for a number of years before joining Oliver Wyman. Ted has concentrated on investment banking strategy, and in recent years has led several bank-wide initiatives for global bulge firms, looking at strategic opportunities across all business lines and reporting regularly directly to the executive committees on a range of issues.
Rich Nuzum
President, Investments & Retirement, Mercer
Rich is President of Mercer’s Investments & Retirement business and a member of Mercer’s Executive Leadership Team. Rich is also the Executive Sponsor for Mercer’s Pride Business Resource Network. Rich is responsible for Mercer’s delivery of investment consulting, open architecture manager-of-managers investment management, and retirement actuarial consulting services and solutions globally. During the past 25 years, Rich has provided investment advice to clients in more than 20 countries, including many of the world’s largest institutional investors.
John Romeo
Managing Partner, Head of the Oliver Wyman Forum
John is a Managing Partner at Oliver Wyman and Head of the Oliver Wyman Forum, the firm’s platform for engaging key business, public policy and societal leaders to act on shared challenges and create positive impact in society. John also founded and continues to lead Oliver Wyman’s Private Capital business, working with leading Private Equity funds and alternative asset managers on business model strategy, deal generation, diligence and value creation. He has over 25 years of consulting experience advising the boards and senior executives of the world’s leading private and public sector organizations on strategy, organizational effectiveness, risk management and M&A.
Nick Studer
President & CEO, Oliver Wyman
Nick Studer is the President and CEO of Oliver Wyman Group. Nick has over 20 years of experience consulting in the UK, Continental Europe and North America. He has worked with chief executives and other senior leaders of the world's top companies on topics spanning governance, strategy, financial planning, risk management and public policy & regulatory response. Nick has advised senior government leaders and policy makers on topics of industry competitiveness and stability, and supported the World Economic Forum on the Role of Financial Services in Society.
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We're talking about the return to office, landmark legal decisions and more
Jaqui Parchment, CEO, Mercer Canada
Unless we understand and thoughtfully navigate [return-to-office] preferences, we risk taking a big step backward in equity. Diverse representation, cultures of belonging, mentorship and sponsorship will all suffer.
Jaqui Parchment, CEO, Mercer Canada in Financial Post
Michael Sevi, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Guy Carpenter
'Global Re' puts the focus of reinsurance dispute resolution where it belongs: the meaning of language as understood in the context of industry norms and practice.
Michael Sevi, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Guy Carpenter in New York Law Journal