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Industry Impacts

Exploring the implications of COVID-19 on energy, financial services, retail, transportation, and more

Construction

Managing Commercial and Financial Impacts on Construction Projects (Australia)

Marsh article from Elodie Amann, Senior Consultant, Pacific Construction Consulting (May 26)

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COVID-19: Site Closures - What Practical Actions Should Organisations Take?

Marsh bulletin discussing insurance obligations and the practical actions organisations should consider to ensure their sites are secure (April 1)

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Education

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Return to Campus: A Practical Guide for Managing COVID-19

Marsh guide identifying immediate questions and actions for clients to consider as they prepare, implement, and manage a return to campus  (June 29)

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Re-Opening Schools Post COVID-19

Oliver Wyman report discussing five holistic solutions to ensure a safe reopening of schools given space limitations resulting from social distancing measures (June 4)

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Education in the New Normal

Oliver Wyman report deep diving into recommendations targeted at education policymakers and delivery institutions, as well as looking at core initiatives taken by education leadership in response to the pandemic and provide practical guidance and examples (June 3)

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Online Education in China Spikes Due to COVID-19

BRINK article from Claudia Wang, Partner at Oliver Wyman; and Tina Qin, Associate at Oliver Wyman (April 27)

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The Future of Higher Educations: Insights For Investors and Parents

Baird Global Investment Banking Podcast interview from Dan Alfe, Managing Director; with Vanessa Webb, Co-Head of Oliver Wyman’s Global Education Practice and America’s Private Equity Practice (May 14)

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Education Continuity During COVID-19

Oliver Wyman report discussing responses observed during COVID-19 and recommendations to build resilience in education systems around the world (April)

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Lessons from China About Online Schooling

Oliver Wyman article from Claudia Wang, Partner (April 21)

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China's Junior English Training

Oliver Wyman report discussing the past growth of junior English language training market in China and its development after the epidemic subsides (April 14)

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COVID-19: Survey Results for Higher Education

Mercer article (April 3)

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How COVID-19 Is Transforming Chinese-Education

Oliver Wyman report summarizing the implications to the industry’s different sub-segments and the potential changes to customer behavior, so as to highlight key market trends and identify segmental opportunities during this critical time (March 9)

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Energy & Utilities

Not All Oil Is Equal. As Economies Recover, Which Oils Should Stay in the Ground?

BRINK article from Deborah Gordon, Senior Fellow at Brown University (June 21)

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COVID-19’s Impact on the Global Energy and Power Industry: Survey Results

Marsh article discussing Marsh JLT Specialty’s Energy and Power Spot Poll from April 2020, surveying energy and power companies to understand how they were responding to the suddenly reduced energy demand and drop in oil price (June 14)

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Success for IOCs in a Low-Carbon World

Oliver Wyman report discussing the path to decarbonization for oil companies and the unique opportunity driven by COVID-19 to do so during a time of low opportunity cost in transitioning (June 11)

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Is This the End of Oil As We Know It?

BRINK article from Francisco Monaldi, Fellow in Latin American Energy Policy at Baker Institute (May 7)

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Managing Liquidity During COVID-19

Oliver Wyman article from Alexander Franke, Partner; Thomas Fritz, Partner; Joerg Staeglich, Partner; and Christian Lattwein, Principal (April 16)

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How Natural Gas can Weather the Pandemic

Oliver Wyman article from Christine Oumansour, Partner; Alexander Franke, Partner; Gerry Yurkevicz, Partner; and Mussadiq Akram, Partner (April 7)

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Oil Prices Could Remain Depressed For At Least A Year

Oliver Wyman article from Roland Rechtsteiner, Partner, Oil & Gas, Europe (April 1)

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Pandemic on Utility Demand: How Utilities Can Brace for Impact from the Effects of the Coronavirus

Oliver Wyman report (March 20)

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Financial Services

Wealth Management: After the Storm

Oliver Wyman joint report with Morgan Stanley discussing COVID-19’s impact on global wealth growth and outlining several imperatives for the industry to shine after the storm (June 9)

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Steering Banks Through the Crisis

Oliver Wyman report sharing insights gleaned from work with leading financial institutions, and a broad look at the likely impacts on bank financial returns and capital (June 5)

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Reinventing the Bank Branch Post-COVID-19

Oliver Wyman paper discussing the importance of branch networks and how to reinvent them coming out of the pandemic (June 4)

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The Best Policy Podcast Interview Series with Dan Glaser

The Insurer three-part podcast series with Dan Glaser, President & CEO, Marsh & McLennan Companies discussing the COVID-19 impact and pandemic coverage (May 31-June 4)

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The Real Credit Crisis

Oliver Wyman report discussing how governments and financial services can work together to speed economic recovery (May)

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Model Management in the COVID-19 Era

Oliver Wyman report providing critical actions to take now and helping financial institutions develop a more resilient model management program to guide 2020 (and beyond) activities (May 26)

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Capital Planning and CCAR During COVID-19

Oliver Wyman report focusing on key messages, recommendations and action steps that are critical for successful capital planning throughout 2020 and the necessary preparation for 2021 CCAR (May 19)

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Main Street Lending Program for COVID-19

Oliver Wyman article comprised of a series of considerations and immediate actions for lenders in response to the Main Street Lending Program (May 1)

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Consumer Credit Challenges in the Time of COVID-19

Oliver Wyman paper focusing on the operational challenges of navigating a credit business through the circumstances presented by COVID-19 (April)

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Coronavirus Accelerates Change in Latin America’s Fintech Sector

BRINK article from Ximena Aleman, Chief Business Development Officer at Prometeo (April 30)

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Forgive But Don't Forget: Implementing The Paycheck Protection Program

Oliver Wyman paper offering recommendations to mitigate risk and promote fairness in COVID-19 lending programs (April 27)

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How Financial Institutions Must Redefine Their Cost Structures

Oliver Wyman report on how to approach cost containment strategies to dampen the acute economic damage from COVID-19 (April 27)

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COVID-19: Implications for Risk Modelling

Oliver Wyman guidance on the eight actions Australian banks must take now to meet future obligations in credit risk modeling (April 24)

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Can COVID-19 Spur Gender Balance in Finance?

Oliver Wyman article from Jessica Clempner, Principal; Julia Hobart, Partner, Wealth & Asset Management; and Christian Edelmann, Partner, Co-Head of EMEA, Financial Services, and Global Head of Wealth & Asset Management (April 21)

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Lending to Fight the Pandemic

Oliver Wyman report on how the dynamics of Retail Credit will change in Brazil, and what should lenders do now to respond (April 15)

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Activating Operational Resilience in the Wake of COVID-19

Oliver Wyman outlines six critical actions to enable banking chief executives to provide stable services and activate operational resilience (April 15)

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Insurance Brokers Face COVID-19

Oliver Wyman article from Matt Leonard, Partner; and Benedikt Dietl, Partner (April 14)

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For Wealth Asset Managers, Brand can be a Source of Resilience

Lippincott article. from Michael D’Esopo, Senior Partner, Director of Brand Strategy and David Mayer, Senior Partner, Brand Strategy (April 10)

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Steering Through the Next Cycle

Oliver Wyman annual joint report with Morgan Stanley offering an overview of industry trends and analysis in wholesale banking throughout the evolution of COVID-19 (April 10)

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Payment Shifts with COVID-19

Oliver Wyman paper captures current state of the payments market across the value chain and geographies (April 8)

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How Student Loan Servicers Can Contain Pandemic Risk

Olive Wyman guide on the steps student loan servicers should take in the following weeks and moving forward (April 7)

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Chinese Finance and COVID-19

Oliver Wyman report (April 2)

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Coronavirus and CECL: A Double Hit to Banks' Capital

Oliver Wyman guidance on the impact of coronavirus on CECL (Current Expected Credit Loss) (March 31)

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What if LIBOR Transition is Postponed?

Oliver Wyman guide on how the market and firms should react to COVID-19’s potential effect on LIBOR transition (March 30)

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Leading Financial Services Teams In The COVID-19 Era

Oliver Wyman article from Catherine Brown, Partner, Financial Services (March 26)

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Private Equity Responses to Covid-19

Oliver Wyman report (March 20)

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Hospitality & Travel

A Digital Identity For Safer, Healthier Travel

Oliver Wyman and World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) report discussing the opportunity for the public and private sector to work together to fast-track global standards for traveler digital identities (June 23)

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After Coronavirus, E-Passports Could Help Prevent The Next Pandemic

Forbes article from Scott Boland-Krouse, Principal, Transportation, Oliver Wyman; and Lawrence Burka, Associate, Oliver Wyman (June 5)

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Hotel-Hospital COVID-19 Response Playbook

Oliver Wyman report outlining how to handle hotel-hospital conversions to transform a hotel for both non-clinical and clinical purposes during a crisis (April)

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Chinese Travelers Favor Domestic Destinations

Oliver Wyman survey report on COVID-19's impact on Chinese travelers (April 9)

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COVID-19: Addressing the Risks of Nontraditional Hotel Use

Marsh article (March 31)

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How the Tourism Industry Can Preserve Jobs Without Travel

BRINK article (March 25)

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Chinese Travelers Favor Domestic Destinations More Than Ever

Oliver Wyman survey results (March 23)

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Manufacturing

Manufacturing Industries and COVID-19

Oliver Wyman article from Daniel Kronenwett, Partner (June)

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COVID-19 Considerations for Organisations Manufacturing Ventilators

Marsh article (April 23)

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Research and Development and Engineering Responses to COVID-19

Oliver Wyman report aiming to guide R&D and engineering businesses as they reduce costs and work to manage the impacts of COVID-19 (April 14)

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How to Manage Costs in Times of COVID-19

Oliver Wyman report discussing how short-term measures will not suffice to ensure profitability for manufacturing firms (April 8)

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COVID-19 – Manufacturers Responding to a New Challenge

Marsh Risk in Context from Anthony Monaghan, Manufacturing & Automotive Industry Practice Leader (April 2)

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Retail & Consumer

Recession Heatmap Industrial Goods

Oliver Wyman tool to help industrial businesses assess the likelihood of a recession in their respective sectors as COVID-19 evolves

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Differentiating with Last-Mile Delivery

Marsh & McLennan report discussing the importance for businesses to move fast in differentiating themselves in their last-mile capability, as well as make decisions that will stand them in good stead for the longer term post COVID-19. (June 16)

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Esports Insights: A Rapidly Growing Industry with Expanded Risks

Marsh article (June 11)

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Are We Seeing the Dawn of a New Era in Retail?

BRINK interview article with Mark Pilkington, Consulting Director of Bolt Partners (June 10)

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Commercial Reset in Consumer Goods

Oliver Wyman report providing ten imperatives for consumer goods companies looking to manage the ongoing COVID-19 upheaval successfully (June 3)

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Beat the Cost Curve

Oliver Wyman report discussing the urgency and necessity to transform the operating cost base of retail and consumer goods companies amid the crisis (June 1)

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Consumer Sentiment During the Pandemic

Oliver Wyman COVID-19 US Shopping Outlook Survey response measuring consumers’ attitudes with questions focused on shopping sentiment, financial confidence, and the direct impacts of the pandemic (May 18)

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Coronavirus Is Changing Consumer Habits in the Food Industry

BRINK article from Amir Sharif, Associate Dean at University of Bradford School of Management (May 10)

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Is the Surge in US Grocery Sales Here to Stay?

Oliver Wyman report providing an in-house model to understand and forecast COVID-19 impacts on grocery topline over the next 18 months as the pandemic and its economic repercussions unfold (May 8)

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Resetting Grocery

Oliver Wyman guidance on how to respond and manage uncertainty for the coming recovery in the grocery industry (May 7)

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Cyberattacks: The Increasing Risk for Retail

Oliver Wyman guidance for retailers on implementing the best practices to ensure cybersecurity keeps pace with accelerating and novel threats as a result of COVID-19 (May 4)

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How are Consumers Shopping During the COVID-19 Outbreak?

Oliver Wyman article (April) 

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Household Income Down Globally but Grocery Spend Currently Increasing According to Oliver Wyman

Oliver Wyman press release (April 13)

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COVID-19 Workforce Implications for Food Manufacturers

Marsh Risk in Context from David Tate, Retail, Food & Beverage Practice Leader, UK & Ireland (April 8)

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The Role of Retail Banks in Fighting COVID-19

Oliver Wyman guide on the role retail banks play in supporting customers, employees, and society (April 6)

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Take a Risk-Agnostic Approach to Supply Chain Problems

Marsh briefing on food and beverage companies' supply chain management of pandemic risk (March 31)

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Retail and Hospitality: Taking Practical Action in the Face of COVID-19

Marsh article from David Tate, Retail, Food and Beverage Practice Leader (March 26)

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Six Things Retailers Should Do to Keep Calm and Carry On

Oliver Wyman report (March 24)

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Telecommunications

Telecom Operators Rethink Their Next Two Years

Oliver Wyman article discussing how Telcos must deal with the difficult, potentially lasting, aftermath of COVID-19, including a severe economic recession, notable shifts in customer preferences, and an uncertain path back to normality (June 23)

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COVID-19 and Telcos: From Business Continuity to Planning for the Future

Oliver Wyman report on next steps for the telecommunications inudstry regarding shifts in concerns (April 3)

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How Telecom Operators Are Coping With COVID-19

Oliver Wyman insights on the ways in which the industry is coping and overcoming the various challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic (March 20)

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Transportation & Logistics

Automotive Industry at the Crossroads - Automotive Manager 2020

Oliver Wyman report consisting of exhaustive resources on what changes are needed in the automotive industry — and, more importantly, providing concrete suggestions for how to set these in motion. The most prevalent issue uncovered by the pandemic crisis is that major automakers’ current business model is not resilient (June)

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What Is Going On in the Global Automotive Industry?

BRINK interview article with Felipe Munoz, Automotive Analyst at JATO Dynamics (June 14)

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COVID-19 Prompts Travel Choices Based On Cleanliness As Much As Price

Forbes article from Bruce Spear; Jessica Stansbury; and Anne Pruvot, Partners, Transportation and Services practice, Oliver Wyman (June 11)

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The Infrastructure Sector’s Long Road to Recovery

BRINK article from Karl Nietvelt, Head of Research for Global Infrastructure at S&P Global Ratings (June 9)

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Why Investors Are Abandoning Ride-Hailing And Automotive Startups Because Of COVID-19

Forbes article from Matthias Bentenrieder, Partner, Automotive, Oliver Wyman; and Andreas Nienhaus, Partner, Automotive & Manufacturing, Oliver Wyman (June 9)

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COVID-19 and Risk Profile Changes in the Logistics Sector (UK)

Marsh article from Cristina Vigilante, Head of Sales and Industries (June 2)

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In Midst Of COVID-19, Auto Faces The Next Big Challenge — Carbon Neutrality

Forbes article from Marc Boilard, Partner, Automotive & Operations, Oliver Wyman (May 27)

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Why Aerospace's Recovery From COVID-19 May Take Five Years

Forbes article from Jerome Bouchard, Partner, Oliver Wyman; and Ken Aso, Partner, Oliver Wyman (May 20)

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COVID-19 Impact on Commercial Aviation Maintenance

Oliver Wyman guide to commercial aviation’s 2020-2030 fleet & MRO updates (May 14)

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How To Know When It Will Be Safe To Fly Again In COVID-19 Era

Forbes article from Tim Hoyland, Partner, Transportation and Services Practice and Co-Leader, Global Aerospace Sector, Oliver Wyman; and Bruce Hamory, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Health & Life Sciences, Oliver Wyman (May 5)

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COVID-19 Has Killed Public Transport. How Will It Recover?

BRINK Q&A with Jarrett Walker, International Consultant of Public Transit Planning and Policy (April 27)

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COVID-19: Safeguarding Employees in Logistics and Haulage

Marsh Risk in Context from Ian Thompson, Transportation Practice Leader (April 14)

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CARES Act for Aviation and Aerospace

Oliver Wyman report outlining the assistance the CARES Act will provide for aviation and aerospaces industries (April 7)

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How COVID-19 Is Transforming Global Aviation’s Outlook

Forbes article from Oliver Wyman's Tom Stalnaker, Global Aviation Practice Leader; and Khalid Usman, Senior Vice President, Transportation Practice (April 6)

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COVID-19: The Impact on Marine Protection and Indemnity Coverage

Marsh article from Mark Cracknell, Head of P&I, Marsh JLT Specialty (April 3)

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Car Demand in Times of COVID-19

Oliver Wyman article from Matthias Bentenrieder, Partner, Automotive; and Dr. Joachim Deinlein, Partner, Automotive (March 30)

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Coronavirus Poses a Risk to Rideshares and Medical Transportation

BRINK article from Joanne Wankmiller, U.S. Senior Care Practice Leader; and James Rose Senior Vice President, Sharing Economy & Mobility Group, Marsh (March 20)

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COVID-19 Aviation Update

Oliver Wyman insights via PlaneStats on the reduction of capacity throughout the aviation industry due to the ongoing pandemic (March 20)

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COVID-19: The Impact on the Cargo Industry

Marsh  Risk in Context article from Matthew Yeshin, Global Marine & Cargo (March 13)

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