The changing face of political risk cover

Traditionally political risk has been seen as an insurance product designed to protect businesses operating in the emerging markets and politically volatile areas of Asia, Africa and Latin America.

European M&A opportunities

A range of dynamics influenced mergers and acquisition activity across the CEE in 2012 but as Leonid Zubarev explains the CEE region remains attractive to investors.

Kidnap and Ransom: A growing threat?

Kidnap and ransom risk is not traditionally a threat associated with Europe but recent incidents have bought the issue to the fore. Sam Barrett investigates the problem and the response of the insurance industry.

Solvency II: To 2015 and beyond

Solvency II implementation is almost upon us but, as Martin Bradley and Jan Leiding explain, European insurers' preparedness varies significantly between countries and companies.

The impact of European downgrades

This year has seen an increasing number of downgrades by ratings agencies for European insurers. Anne-Louise Fogtmann investigates how seriously these are taken and their impact on insurers.

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