Cyberattacks biggest business risk across east Asia and the Pacific

Cyberattacks biggest business risk across east Asia and the Pacific

Cyberattacks biggest business risk across east Asia and the Pacific

The risk of a cyberattack is the biggest concern among business leaders in east Asia and the Pacific, according to the Regional Risks for Doing Business report from the World Economic Forum (WEF). The prominence of cyber risk reflects the rapid pace of digitalisation and the increasing sophistication of the region’s economies, according to the report. Southeast Asia also boasts…

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…

Asia-Pacific sees rise in political risk

Asia-Pacific sees rise in political risk

Asia-Pacific sees rise in political risk

Social fragilities and a proliferation of autocratic governance in Asia have led to a rise in political risk that could cloud the continent’s dynamic economic growth, according to credit insurer Coface. Asia scored 45% on Coface’s latest political risk ranking, which put the continent behind Sub Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, and Latin America, but well ahead…

Threat of more lone-wolf terror attacks added to RMS models

Threat of more lone-wolf terror attacks added to RMS models

Threat of more lone-wolf terror attacks added to RMS models

An updated terror model has been developed by RMS to include new and increasing threats, such as lone-wolf terrorist attacks. RMS said it expects more lone-wolf terror plots, particularly aimed at soft targets with public access such as hotels, transport hubs and night clubs with crowds of people and limited exit routes. The new model has also refined the Terrorism…

Aon, Chubb and Lloyd’s team up for $500m global terrorism policy

Aon, Chubb and Lloyd’s team up for $500m global terrorism policy

Aon, Chubb and Lloyd’s team up for $500m global terrorism policy

Aon, Chubb and Lloyd’s have collaborated to bring a new terrorism and political violence insurance product to multinational buyers. The companies said the new Platinum policy offers buyers “unprecedented” limits of up to $500m per policy on standalone terrorism coverage. Insureds can also add liability, non-damage business interruption and cyber cover. Aon said the policy will provide globally-admitted cover using…

XL Catlin looks to plug motor terror gap

XL Catlin looks to plug motor terror gap

XL Catlin looks to plug motor terror gap

XL Catlin has launched a global terrorism product for commercial motor fleet operators, helping plug a gap that currently exists in cover. Recent years have seen terror attacks in Europe and North America where vehicles have been used as a weapon, causing bodily injury, physical damage and business interruption. Last year, a terror suspect killed eight people by driving a…

MGA EPUL launches Pool Re alternative for terrorism risks

MGA EPUL launches Pool Re alternative for terrorism risks

MGA EPUL launches Pool Re alternative for terrorism risks

Commercial property MGA European Property Underwriting Ltd (EPUL) has launched terrorism insurance for UK businesses as an alternative to protection provided by Pool Re, including cover in Europe. The standalone terrorism policy covers businesses in the UK and Northern Ireland for material damage and business interruption cover. Terrorism cover will also be available in Europe. Under EPUL’s offering, insureds can…

World Cup cover runs to billions of dollars

World Cup cover runs to billions of dollars

World Cup cover runs to billions of dollars

There will be more than $2bn of event cancellation insurance in place to cover risks at the 2018 Fifa World Cup, with terrorism property protection estimated at $1bn and top players each insured for up to $200m, according to specialty insurer Beazley. The World Cup kicks off this month on June 14 in Moscow. While teams prepare ahead of the…

Pool Re hails ‘landmark’ government move to extend terror coverage to non-damage BI

Pool Re hails ‘landmark’ government move to extend terror coverage to non-damage BI

Pool Re hails ‘landmark’ government move to extend terror coverage to non-damage BI

Pool Re has welcomed a move this week by the UK Government to begin law changes that would allow the pool to extend terrorism cover to non-damage business interruption (NDBI) losses. Meanwhile, commercial property MGA European Property Underwriting Ltd (EPUL) has launched terrorism insurance for UK businesses as an alternative to protection provided by Pool Re that includes cover in…

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