Survivors of the London Bridge terror attacks and victims’ families have had compensation paid by Probus, the insurer of the car rental company Hertz.
Pool Re boss Julian Enoizi spoke to Post senior reporter Emmanuel Kenning about Pandemic Re, the Office for National Statistics change in the terrorism reinsurer’s classification and using its funds to pay for business interruption claims in the…
Using Pool Re’s £6.6bn fund to pay coronavirus business interruption claims would not be the greatest idea, CEO Julian Enoizi told Post as part of an exclusive interview.
John Ludlow, CEO of Airmic, has warned that the insurance industry is at a “critical juncture” due to the coranvirus crisis with member surveys suggesting the hardening market is already forcing businesses to look at alternative risk transfer options.
Leisure and hospitality broker NDML and the The Night Time Industries Association have penned an open letter to Chancellor Rishi Sunak MP calling for the release of insurer funds worth £6.6bn held in the Pool Re terrorism fund.
The insurance industry stands ready to participate in the creation of a Pandemic Re vehicle but opinions differ on how it would work.
Most businesses will not be insured for Covid-19 disruption and in many cases the wording is clear cut. But for others, the devil is in the detail and policy wordings suggest that insurers should cough up vital interim payments sooner rather than later.
Insurance heavyweights from across the market have come together to launch a steering group to improve the industry’s response to future pandemics.
Brightside's Brendan McCafferty on how the insurance industry is adjusting in the time of coronavirus
The insurance industry is going through a difficult time, like many sectors, in full view of the court of public opinion says Brendan McCafferty CEO at Brightside.
Hiscox rejects 'Public Authority' clause interpretation as coalition of BI claimants threaten class action
Hiscox faces a potential class-action lawsuit from policyholders that have had business interruption claims rejected.
On the first Friday in April it is hard to remember what the first Friday in March was truly like. To misquote: that past was a foreign country, we did things differently then.
Julian Enoizi, CEO of Pool Re, discusses coronavirus, the reclassification of Pool Re, tapping the ILS market again and moving to a treaty basis to help increase SME take-up of terrorism cover. He also responds to press speculation about ‘Pandemic Re’…
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Post senior reporter Emmanuel Kenning asks if Pool Re is facing an existential crisis after the Office for National Statistics’ judgement that the mutual reinsurer should become part of the government.
Graeme Trudgill, executive director at the British Insurance Brokers’ Association, has pledged to support Pool Re during consultations about the future of the mutual reinsurer.
The Office for National Statistics has judged that Pool Re should be classified as part of the central government subsector in a surprise move that has raised questions about the future of the mutual reinsurer.
Pool Re has expanded its definition of SMEs to include firms with assets up to £5m, increasing the number eligible for its business interruption cover at no extra cost.
Managing general agent Optio has bought specialist political-violence and terrorism MGA Newbridge Risk Partners for an undisclosed sum.
Ardonagh has cut its carrier relationships from 940 to 700 in the past six months with an eventual target of below 200, Paul Dilley, CEO of Geo Underwriting told Post.
Today’s terror attacks come in many forms – from homemade bombs to suicide bombers, knife and acid attacks to vehicles ramming pedestrians. Chris Parker, head of Beazley’s terrorism, political violence and kidnap & ransom underwriting team argues all are…
Julian Enoizi, CEO of UK government-backed terrorism reinsurer Pool RE, has predicted that the insurance-linked securities market will diversify away from US property-catastrophe risks, into other “difficult to insure perils” such as terrorism.
Non-damage business interruption terrorism insurance became available through Pool Re recently. And while Aston Lark's CEO Peter Blanc believes this is good he argues that once again the insurance profession has managed to make the whole topic pretty…
Sara Mitchell has recently taken on the role of divisional president for the UK and Ireland retail business at Chubb. She talked to Stephanie Denton about her faith in the UK market, the importance of understanding the risks insurers are writing and not…
'Dark clouds over Norfolk'; 'Perth reacts to job losses'; 'Staff don’t know anything'; those were snippets of headlines from local newspapers this week in reaction to Aviva’s plans to cut 1800 jobs.