The 'Beast from the East' has killed sheep, stopped milk collections and destroyed farm buildings. Graham Plaister, loss adjuster at Agrical, describes the tempest of claims blowing through the sector.
Non-damage business interruption has long existed in the maritime sector and could come ashore for companies looking to protect themselves, especially from cyber risk, explains David Williams, underwriter at The Strike Club.
The cyber security and insurance industries are focusing too much on products and neglecting the human factor that is at play in 95% of data breaches, a conference heard.
As demand for kidnap and ransom insurance is rising in France, Tania Bensoussan-Arthur, underwriting manager – specialty, France at XL Catlin, explains why coverage needs to be tailored the buyer's needs.
Liability insurance heavyweight Stephen Fitzgerald passed away yesterday after a long battle against cancer.
AIG head of UK regions Romaney O’Malley has been heading the group’s industrial segment since June 2016. She explains to Will Kirkman how the insurer is reshaping its approach to risk and fostering its female talent
The North Korea missile crisis, Brexit negotiations, and trade protectionism are among the top political risks threatening multinational businesses in 2018, according to Marsh.
As the cyber insurance market grows, a specialised process to support cyber claims could make or break insurers. Tom Spier, director of international business development at Cyberscout, reveals how insurers are doing in this market.
Since packing up his life in London and flying half way across the world to Australia, Mark Searles, CEO of AUB Group, has transformed a broker into the leading equity-based broking, risk management, advice and solutions provider in Australasia.
Zoo insurance is a niche market, with only a few underwriters and brokers, all very much focused on managing a ferocious variety of risks for visitors, staff and animals
The collapse of the construction giant Carillion serves as a warning sign that businesses need adequate insurance coverage, says James Dalton, director for general insurance policy at the Association of British Insurers.
As SMEs in the UK face increasingly complex insurance needs, Jane Kielty, managing director, national at Aon Risk Solutions, reflects on how the industry can respond to these.
Whether it’s a tumble dryer that catches fire or baby milk that’s contaminated with salmonella, an increase in safety concerns is putting product recall insurance in the spotlight. With the frequency and severity of claims on the up, there are concerns…
While the US has led the consumer rights crusade against defective products, other countries are becoming increasingly protective, writes Lei Yu, managing director, Marsh Hong Kong and Macau.
Threatened with disruption, insurers need to augment their business model, argues Phil Dodridge, head of business intelligence and disruption at QBE European Operations.
Escape of water claims are reaching an all-time high and the risk can be even more prevalent in the high-net-worth sector. From bespoke wet rooms to expensive technology, with homeowners away for extended periods, the damage can prove complex and…
It was oddly coincidental that it was Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year, when Carillion collapsed – placing 20,000 jobs at risk.
Senior executives of major financial businesses admit they were unprepared for the spate of costly natural catastrophes that hit the American coastline at the tale end of last year.
Building regulations are being reviewed in the wake of the deadly Grenfell fire and Neil Clutterbuck, chief underwriting officer at Allianz, points out construction details need to be fully disclosed to insurers.
Risk managers need to speak the same language as chief financial officers to demonstrate the value of insurance, explains Adrian Donald, partner at JLT Specialty.
Allianz's annual global survey of risk managers reveals cyber risk is an increasing concern.
The on-demand, sharing and digital sectors - often called Economy 4.0 - bring new risks and challenges for the insurance industry.
Cardinus Risk Management’s CEO Andy Hawkes has been elected president of International Institute of Risk and Safety Management.
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