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News on Beazley, the London-market headquartered specialty insurance and reinsurance company.

Businesses may be overconfident about resilience to cyber threats: Beazley

18th October 2022

According to a recent Risk & Resilience research report from Beazley, there is a "worrying" degree of complacency around active cyber risk management and maintaining resilience to cyber threats, with over 41% of UK and US business leaders feeling "very prepared" to meet the cyber threat, which although down marginally ... Read the full article

Beazley & Certua partner on small programme & scheme business

11th October 2022

Specialist insurer Beazley has entered into a partnership with Certua to provide embedded specialist insurance for small scheme and programme business. Under the partnership, Beazley will use Certua’s Embedded Insurance platform to enable small scheme opportunities to be underwritten in an efficient and cost effective way, for both brokers and insureds. The ... Read the full article

Beazley expands Benelux Team with appointment of Rogier van Ommeren

6th October 2022

Specialist insurer Beazley has hired Rogier van Ommeren as a financial lines underwriter, extending its Benelux Team. In the new role, van Ommeren will be responsible for underwriting Beazley’s financial lines book of business in Benelux, working closely with local brokers and partners. He joined Beazley following a 13-year spell at financial ... Read the full article

80% of digital health firms operating without effective protection, says Beazley

27th September 2022

A global survey conducted by Beazley has revealed that 99% of digital health firms anticipate growth, but almost 80% do not have an insurance policy tailored to the specific risks they face, despite claims spiking by 50% in the past year. The survey was drawn from 300 business leaders in the ... Read the full article

Beazley launches flexible policy for US hospitals

16th September 2022

Market-leading insurer Beazley has announced that it has launched the AcuteCare form - a broad and flexible policy specifically for US hospitals. The AcuteCare form comprises specialist protection and is also unique due to the fact that it provides coverage for areas that US Hospitals may be under-insured in, such as ... Read the full article

Beazley enters into distribution partnership with Paragon for Weather Guard

2nd September 2022

Specialist insurer Beazley, has announced a new, efficient and effective online portal solution for its leading Weather Guard product. The new online portal, created in partnership with Paragon, will provide a faster service with no changes being made to the actual quality of cover, limits or specific weather perils. At the same ... Read the full article

“European reinsurers underperforming market so far this year” – Goldman Sachs

25th August 2022

A new note from Goldman Sachs says that all four large European cap reinsurers have underperformed the market so far in 2022. The firm said that this was because of higher inflation, higher weather losses, potential Russia/Ukraine losses, and COVID losses. It wrote: “However, we have seen some of these issues and ... Read the full article

Beazley’s Smart Tracker to transition into full market-facing syndicate

17th August 2022

Specialist re/insurer Beazley has announced that its Smart Tracker Special Purpose Arrangement (SPA) 5623 will now become a full market-facing syndicate at Lloyd’s, after being granted ‘in principle’ approval. Subject to Lloyd’s agreement of the Syndicate business plan and final approval, it will come into effect from January 1, 2023. From ... Read the full article

Beazley creates North American Commercial Property team, appoints regional leaders

3rd August 2022

Specialist re/insurer Beazley has announced that it has restructured its Large Commercial Property along with its Canadian and E&S Property teams to create a single North American Commercial Property Team. The new property team will be supported by four regional hubs to make access simpler for brokers and to create a ... Read the full article

Beazley’s H1 profit falls on investment losses as underwriting performance improves

22nd July 2022

Specialist re/insurer Beazley has reported a combined ratio of 87% for the first half of 2022, the best at a half year since 2015, although investment losses suffered in the period pushed down its pre-tax profit by 87%. Beazley's profit has declined from $167.3 million in H1 2021 to $22.3 million ... Read the full article

David Roberts to stand down as Chair of Beazley

21st July 2022

Specialist insurer Beazley has announced that its chair, David Roberts, will be standing down from the board in autumn 2022. Roberts will take up the role as Chair of the Court of the Bank of England and will succeed Sir Bradley Fried, who served as Chair from June 2018 to June ... Read the full article

Mass shooting insurance spikes 10% in the US

29th June 2022

The cost of insurance in the US related to mass shooting has gone up more than 10% this year, according to Reuters. The news service reported that even though mass shootings fell from 309 in the same period last year to 293 in the same period this year, the price of ... Read the full article

Beazley to offer additional capacity to ESG compliant clients

28th June 2022

Marsh has announced that specialist insurer Beazley is to offer global access to additional capacity to clients that opt in to its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Risk Rating.  Launched in March, Marsh’s ESG Risk Rating is an assessment tool that can measure an organisation’s ESG performance, ... Read the full article

Beazley launches D&O solution for crypto companies

17th June 2022

Specialist insurer Beazley has announced the launch of a new Directors’ & Officers’ liability (D&O) insurance product tailored specifically for crypto companies. According to the insurer, CryptoGuard - the first of its kind in the London and US markets - will put out capacity of up to $10m. Designed to address the ... Read the full article

Inflation and geopolitical risks increasing concern for business owners, says Beazley

15th June 2022

A new report from Beazley outlines how business leaders are fearing the consequences of war and inflation. The report, Spotlight on Geopolitical Risks, shows that US and UK business leaders feel able to manage current geopolitical risks, even as concerns over war have risen in the last year. It also found ... Read the full article