Liberty Specialty Markets names Bidard head of liability in France

Liberty Specialty Markets names Bidard head of liability in France

Liberty Specialty Markets names Bidard head of liability in France

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM) has appointed Florence Bidard as head of liability for France with immediate effect. The move will help develop LSM’s general civil, professional civil and environmental liability books, the firm said. Ms Bidard will be based in Paris and report to Richard Deguettes, LSM’s general manager of France. Mr Deguettes said: “Our suite of liability solutions is…

New tax for environmental policies in Spain

New tax for environmental policies in Spain

New tax for environmental policies in Spain

Spain is introducing a new tax for environmental policies, according to insurance premium tax specialists Impendulo. The new tax, representing 8% of the premiums of the policies, is applicable from 1 November 2018. The first declaration is on 20 December 2018. According to Impendulo, this will need to be reported to the Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros with the following…

Verisk report examines evolving environmental and technological risks

Verisk report examines evolving environmental and technological risks

Verisk report examines evolving environmental and technological risks

Data analytics provider Verisk has released a study examining the significant risks and trends that could seriously impact the businesses of insurers and risk managers, from environmental changes and technological developments to their potential effects on humans and society. The report, Insurance Perspectives on Evolving Risks, looks across geographic and disciplinary borders to examine themes ranging from climate- and weather-related…

North American liability rates to harden further in surprise turn of market: Willis

North American liability rates to harden further in surprise turn of market: Willis

North American liability rates to harden further in surprise turn of market: Willis

Insurance buyers in North America will pay higher commercial insurance rates next year with some lines reaching double-digit increases, according to Willis Towers Watson’s Marketplace Realities 2019 report. Willis says hype about property rate increases following heavy catastrophe losses in 2017 masked where the real increases have pushed through – casualty and professional liability lines…

Brexit begins to change dynamics but London company market delivers 16% premium rise

Brexit begins to change dynamics but London company market delivers 16% premium rise

Brexit begins to change dynamics but London company market delivers 16% premium rise

No dominant post-Brexit hub is emerging for London company firms, as the market delivered a 16% premium jump in 2017 and its statistics begin to reflect changing dynamics bought about by the UK’s EU exit, according to a report by the International Underwriting Association (IUA)…

Little or no sign of market-wide hardening in Nordics

Little or no sign of market-wide hardening in Nordics

Little or no sign of market-wide hardening in Nordics

Nordic risk and insurance managers see no sign of a general hardening in the commercial market and can get capacity for most of their risks, but there are some pockets where things are tricky for buyers. According to Tapio Huovinen, director of risk management at renewable wood biomass company UPM, there is still adequate capacity in the Nordic market. “It…

Environmental fines up six times over five years in UK but prosecutions fall: Clyde & Co

Environmental fines up six times over five years in UK but prosecutions fall: Clyde & Co

Environmental fines up six times over five years in UK but prosecutions fall: Clyde & Co

Average fines against companies for breaches of UK environmental laws are six times higher than five years ago but the number of prosecutions has fallen substantially, according to new research from law firm Clyde & Co. Prosecutions brought by the UK’s Environment Agency (EA) have seen the average fine for companies increase from £23,731 in 2013/2014 to £147,575 in 2017/2018,…

Report highlights significant tightening of environmental regulation globally

Report highlights significant tightening of environmental regulation globally

Report highlights significant tightening of environmental regulation globally

Recent increases in global legislation have become the biggest change to environmental risk in years, according to a new report from Chubb in collaboration with Clyde & Co. The new environmental risks report, Global Management of Environmental Risk, explores the impact of environmental risk on multinational businesses, and focuses on recent increases in global legislation. Suresh Krishnan, head of global…

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