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Jul 10, 2014, 18:30 ET
Commercial and industrial property insurer FM Global has appointed Thomas A. Lawson as president and Jonathan W. Hall as chief operating officer, effective Aug. 1, 2014. CEO Shivan S. Subramaniam will retire at year's end and remain chairman of FM Global's board of directors. (PRNewsFoto/FM Global)

FM Global Appoints Thomas A. Lawson as President and Jonathan W. Hall as Chief Operating Officer

 FM Global, one of the world's largest commercial and industrial property insurers, today announced that Executive Vice President Thomas A....

Jun 11, 2014, 06:00 ET
"We live in a volatile world and whether that's because of what nature wrought or the human element, every nation is prone to some form of risk," said Margareta Wahlstrom, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction. "The question is why are some countries, whether developing nations or economic power houses, more resistant to supply chain disruption or better able to bounce back? It's a puzzle that world leaders are perpetually trying to solve and there's endless value inherent in a tool like the FM Global Resilience Index to help answer that." (PRNewsFoto/FM Global)

Riskiest Countries for Business: FM Global Ranks Nations by Supply Chain Resilience

The 2014 FM Global Resilience Index released today finds Norway, Switzerland and Canada top the list of nations most resilient to supply chain...

May 06, 2014, 10:15 ET
"As a mutual company, our policyholders are our owners, so, naturally they share in the benefits of taking prudent steps to protect their property and business continuity," said Shivan S. Subramaniam, chairman and chief executive officer. (PRNewsFoto/FM GLOBAL)

Commercial Property Insurer FM Global to Issue US$465 Million to Clients in 2014/2015

Clients of commercial property insurer FM Global will collectively receive an estimated US$465 million in premium reduction when they renew their...

Mar 17, 2014, 12:15 ET
In each learning area of the FM Global SimZone, instructors create simulated hazards involving building construction, steam and industrial heating equipment, electrical components and ignitable liquid. FM Global clients learn through hands-on inspection, testing and maintenance of equipment and safeguards to better protect their business property from disasters.  (PRNewsFoto/FM Global)

FM Global's SimZone Recognized by Business Insurance Magazine with an Innovation Award

FM Global, one of the world's largest commercial property insurers, has received a 2014 Innovation Award from Business Insurance magazine for its...

Mar 04, 2014, 11:08 ET
"2013 was a very successful year which can be attributed to the commitment we share with our policyholder-owners to make their facilities and businesses more resilient," said Shivan S. Subramaniam, chairman and chief executive officer.  (PRNewsFoto/FM Global)

Commercial Property Insurer FM Global Reports 2013 Results

 FM Global, one of the world's largest business property insurers, announced today that it ended 2013 with consolidated gross premium in force...

Mar 03, 2014, 10:00 ET

Severe Winter Weather Affecting the Bottom Line of Many U.S. Businesses, Says FM Global Study

 This year's severe winter weather conditions have hamstrung business operations for many companies across the country, according to a new...

Aug 20, 2013, 14:11 ET

FM Global Urges Property Owners to Avoid Complacency Following U.S. Presidential Task Force Report on Hurricane Resiliency

Following this week's release of a U.S. presidential report from the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, FM Global, one of the world's largest...

May 07, 2013, 14:30 ET

Commercial Property Insurer FM Global to Issue to Clients Its Largest Membership Credit to Date

Clients of commercial property insurer FM Global will collectively receive an estimated US$435 million in premium reduction when they renew...

Mar 19, 2013, 09:00 ET

Commercial Property Insurer FM Global Reports 2012 Financial Results

FM Global, one of the world's largest business property insurers, announced today that it ended 2012 with US$5.5 billion of consolidated gross...

Mar 01, 2011, 10:00 ET

Commercial Property Insurer FM Global Reports Strong Year in 2010

FM Global, one of the world's largest business property insurers, announced today that it ended 2010 with a very strong underwriting and investment...

Jan 31, 2011, 15:00 ET

Winter Weather Property Damage Can be Easily Prevented at No Cost

As the nation prepares for a major winter event that is expected to affect millions of people from the Rockies to the Northeastern United States...

Sep 01, 2010, 16:57 ET

***MEDIA ALERT*** Hurricane Earl is Approaching, Are Businesses Prepared?

FM Global Experts Available to Address: - Preparing for a hurricane – practical tips and guidance - What can be done now to...

Aug 25, 2010, 13:35 ET

New FM Global Research Report Explores Why Companies Flirt with Natural Disasters and Risk It All

FM Global, one of the world's largest business property insurers, has released a new research report, Flirting with Natural Disasters: Why...

Jun 10, 2010, 14:00 ET

Companies With Strong Physical Risk Management Deliver More Stable Earnings, New Research from FM Global Shows

Businesses with stronger risk management practices than their peers enjoy more stable financial performance over the long term, including much...

Mar 09, 2010, 10:00 ET

FM Global's 175-Year Legacy of Common Purpose Cited in New Leadership Book

A just-released book, Common Purpose: How Great Leaders Get Organizations to Achieve the Extraordinary, written by noted leadership expert and...

Feb 23, 2010, 10:00 ET

Commercial Property Insurer FM Global to Commemorate 175 Years of Innovation and Collaboration in 2010

FM Global, one of the world's largest business property insurers, today announced plans for a year-long commemoration of its 175th anniversary in...

May 13, 2009, 08:30 ET

Insurer FM Global Releases New Sustainability Research Showing Ways Building Owners and Designers Can Reduce Carbon Emissions Due to Fire and Natural Disaster Risks

First Time Company Has Released Its Technical Research Directly to the Public Due to more businesses seeking to design and build energy-efficient,...

Feb 26, 2009, 11:00 ET

FM Global Ranked #1 by U.S. Companies in the Five Most Critical Areas of Insurance Carrier Performance, Independent Study Finds

U.S. corporate insurance buyers have ranked commercial property insurer FM Global as number one in each of the five areas seen to be the most...

Jan 08, 2008, 00:00 ET

Commercial Property Insurer FM Global's A+ (Superior) Financial Strength Rating Affirmed by A.M. Best

JOHNSTON, R.I., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Insurance ratings company A.M. Best has affirmed FM Global's A+ (Superior) financial performance rating...

May 17, 2007, 01:00 ET

World's Leading Companies Expect Top Business Risks to Persist, Intensify During Coming Years

JOHNSTON, R.I., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial executives at the world's largest companies expect the severity of their most prevalent...