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Lucian McMahon

Lucian McMahon is a principal analyst, senior manager in the casualty analytics group at Verisk. He leads development of Arium’s historical, emerging, and emergent risk scenarios. Prior to joining Verisk, Lucian conducted emerging risk research for the Insurance Information Institute and on another team at Verisk. He holds a BA from the University of Rochester.

Property Liability Clash
March 8, 2023

Property Liability Clash Emerging Liability Exposures Resulting from Natural Catastrophes

Natural catastrophes are not only having a significant impact on insurers’ property portfolios but have also increasingly begun to spill over.

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September 25, 2020

Emerging issues: Using the past to illuminate the future

Researching why some risks fade while others mushroom into multi-billion dollar events can help identify and prioritize future threats.

Suspicious Meat
June 27, 2018

When is meat actually 'meat'?

For meat lovers, the Fourth of July has historically been a perfect excuse to throw some steaks on the backyard grill. And those steaks usually come from actual cattle.…

Block Chain
June 19, 2018

Blockchain security scrutinized

Blockchain technology has been getting a lot of attention recently, beyond just its role as the technology underlying “virtual currencies” like Bitcoin. Some have…

Distracted Driving Autonomous Vehicle
April 16, 2018

Self-driving cars no cure for distracted driving

Data from recently reported fatal crashes involving semi- and fully autonomous vehicles suggests that the “self-driving” cars now on the road may represent distracted…

Cyber Risk Intensifies
April 6, 2018

ISO survey: Data breach risk is top of mind for many insurers

It seems not a day goes by without a cyber breach reported somewhere around the globe. Insurers are thinking about cybersecurity too, if the past five ISO Emerging Issues…

Equifax Data Breach
March 26, 2018

Data breach tops Emerging Issues Bracket

What emerging risks most concern insurers? This year, data breaches topped ISO's Emerging Issues Bracket.

Iso Emerging Issues Marijuana Series
February 13, 2018

From seed to smoke: Risks across the marijuana supply chain

Read all of the articles in the Visualize series, From Seed to smoke: Risks across the marijuana supply chain, by Lucian McMahon, CPCU, ARM-E, AU-M, product development…

Conflicting Federal And State Marijuana Laws
February 13, 2018

From seed to smoke: Legal haziness of marijuana

Marijuana is currently listed as a Schedule I drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (CSA), which defines Schedule I as drugs “with no currently…

Medical Marijuana In Workplace
November 28, 2017

From seed to smoke: Working under the influence

We discuss some considerations related to marijuana use and employment-related issues, including workers’ compensation.

Driving Under Influence Of Marijuana
October 25, 2017

From seed to smoke: Driving under the influence

The continuing Verisk series on emerging risk discusses some of the risks related to people using marijuana, including driving under the influence and employment-related…

Medical Marijuana
August 16, 2017

From seed to smoke: Marijuana retail stores and dispensaries

In many states, marijuana sales are being taken out of the back alley and into licensed retail and medical dispensary establishments. In this article from Verisk's…

July 10, 2017

From seed to smoke: Marijuana concentrates and manufacturing risk

Marijuana concentrates are exactly what they sound like: products that contain concentrated dosages of the cannabinoids found in marijuana plants.

June 14, 2017

From seed to smoke: Marijuana cultivation

This is the first article in our series on recreational and medical marijuana, "From Seed to Smoke." In this installment we'll be discuss potential risks in marijuana…

March 29, 2017

A New Winner for ISO’s 2017 Emerging Issues Bracket

For the first time in ISO Bracket history, cybersecurity didn't win it all. Autonomous vehicles defeated distracted driving in the final round to become the winner of our…

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