Commercial Risk announces new intelligence resource for global risk managers and expansion of European services with German, French and Italian language media.

London, UK – 20 May 2021: Commercial Risk, flagship of London-based Rubicon Media Ltd. has announced several new media and new resources to serve the UK, EU and Global risk management and insurance sectors. Commercial Risk, now in its 11th year, is among the worldwide media owned by Beacon International Group, Ltd, including Business Insurance (US), Asia Insurance Review (Asia), Middle East Insurance Review (Middle East), and WorkCompCentral (US).

Commercial Risk is launching Global Risk Manager, the first global media channel dedicated to the information needs of risk and insurance managers who work for multinational companies in all parts of the world, focusing on global programmes and specialty insurance/reinsurance.

Global Risk Manager (GRM) will replace the existing International Programme News in June 2021. The service will shed light on the often opaque world of global programmes and specialty insurance/reinsurance, helping multinational risk managers understand what is on offer. For their broker partners, MGAs and the insurers, meanwhile, it will be a trusted, independent and global platform to share expertise, insight, and product and service developments.

Under the leadership of Global Risk Manager’s editor, Tony Dowding and his newly formed team, GRM will deliver a daily news service, breaking, weekly and monthly newsletters, a series of videos, webinars and podcasts, a major annual global conference plus a quarterly report packed with expert opinion and comment on the issues that matter palpably to multinational risk and insurance managers. GRM will focus on the ultimate insurance buyer who, according to recent independent reader research, values comment, analysis and opinion above all else.

Commercial Risk has also added German, French and Italian language editions to its European  services and will announce additional regional editions in native languages over the months ahead. These valuable resources complement Beacon’s investments on the continent and, later this year, in Asia.

Editors have been appointed in Germany and Austria, Italy and the UK. The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, France, Turkey, Sweden and Denmark will be named over the balance of 2021 and 2022.

This major European expansion will significantly increase daily coverage of domestic markets with content published in both English and the local language. This important development will enable Commercial Risk to provide comprehensive coverage of both local and pan-European risk management issues, while also increasing readership dramatically among risk and insurance managers in the upper middle market.

According to Adrian Ladbury, editor in chief, Rubicon Media Ltd. “Initial response to our European and global services has been very favourable as we are working closely with national risk and insurance management associations to ensure that we reach as wide an audience as possible. We worked with them very closely on the launch of Commercial Risk Europe, notably with FERMA and the national associations, to make sure the publication was designed by risk managers, for risk managers. We carry the same approach into these exciting new publications.”

To support these new initiatives investments are also being made in advanced technology platforms. The commercial and marketing teams have been expanded and are led by Hugo Foster, publisher, head of sales, Rubicon Media Ltd.

Stewart Brown, managing director of Rubicon Media Ltd, said: “Commercial Risk has always been committed to supporting the risk and insurance management community. This investment takes that commitment a step further and we are delighted that we will now be able to offer our readers, historical and new, an enhanced range of content, produced in a variety of media platforms and languages, that reflects the changing corporate risk landscape and with it, their information needs.”

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Commercial Risk was founded by Rubicon Media Ltd in London to provide essential information to corporate risk and insurance managers, as well as their risk transfer partners. The latest news and analysis are supported by the market-leading publications Commercial Risk Europe, Commercial Risk Asia, Commercial Risk Africa and International Programme News, produced in digital and print formats, and by a series of successful industry conferences and the European Risk Management Awards programme, produced in co-operation with the Federation of European Risk Management Associations.


Beacon is emerging as a global leader in serving the information needs of the risk management and insurance industry around the clock and around the globe, providing carefully curated and crisply presented, reliably creditable, most useful and timely news and opinion. Beacon International Group Ltd is a private company formed in 2019 to consolidate insurance and financial services media resources into a new working formula that looks beyond content exporting per se, to the provision of the highest level of carefully edited, curated, essential information fulfilling the company’s motto ‘Leadership for Leaders…since 1889’. The date refers to the founding of Beacon’s Insurance Advocate, believed to be the oldest continually published insurance medium in the US.

For further information please contact:

Stewart Brown, Managing Director, Rubicon Media Ltd
E:  [email protected]
Tel: +44 7780 998 440