Political risks

Riding into the danger zone

The nature of their work means journalists and aid workers are often running into danger zones while others are looking to get out. Both professions have significant need for insurance but have sometimes struggled to obtain the cover they need at a price…

Expected post-sanction Iranian gold rush fizzles out

The decision to lift the most stringent sanctions on Iran may have been greeted by celebration, but many insurers are finding the remaining restrictions still make doing business there an unattractive proposition.

Sport: High stakes for large events

Sports fans are about to enjoy two major events: the UEFA Euro in France and the Olympic Games in Brazil. As millions of people prepare to visit the host nations and crowd multiple venues, insurance has a crucial role to play.