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New Zealand insurers waive terrorism exclusions for Christchurch victims

19th March 2019

New Zealand insurers AA Insurance and Tower are to waive the terrorism exclusions in its house, car, contents and commercial building policies for damage inflicted by the recent Christchurch mosque shootings, according to Stuff. IAG, which owns State, AMI and NZI, also said it would also waive the exclusion in its ... Read the full article

Pool Re joins Home Office, Counter Terrorism Police on new initiative

6th March 2019

The UK’s government-backed mutual terrorism reinsurer Pool Re, alongside the UK National Counter-Terrorism Police HQ and the Home Office’s Joint Security & Resilience Centre, is launching an interactive information sharing platform designed to help businesses become more resilient to terrorism. Pool Re has invested £10 million in the project and says ... Read the full article

Chubb, Impact Forecasting team up on new terrorism risk model

4th March 2019

Global insurer Chubb has partnered with Aon’s Impact Forecasting on a terrorism risk model, designed for deployment in dense urban environments such as Manhattan, that is able to distinguish between facade and structural damage as well as determine the likelihood that a building will collapse. Risk modelling specialists from both firms ... Read the full article

Pool Re completes first terrorism cat bond, securing £75mn retro cover

26th February 2019

Pool Re, the UK’s government-backed terrorism reinsurer, has completed what it claims to be the first-ever standalone terrorism catastrophe bond, providing £75 million of retrocession protection for losses in excess of £500 million. The bond, which was issued through special-purpose vehicle Baltic PCC Ltd, is designed to move UK taxpayers even ... Read the full article

Pool Re approved to offer non-damage business interruption cover

12th February 2019

Pool Re, the UK’s government-backed terrorism reinsurer, has received Parliamentary approval to cover losses incurred by businesses that cannot trade or access their premises in the wake of a terrorist attack. The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2018, which was granted Royal Assent today, will make Pool Re the first terrorism ... Read the full article

Australian terror pool renews AU$3.3bn retro reinsurance program

4th February 2019

The Australian government’s terrorism reinsurance agency, Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC), has renewed its AU$3.315 billion (US$2.3 billion) retrocession reinsurance program for 2019. The cover, along with ARPC’s net assets and a $10 billion Commonwealth guarantee, provides capacity in the event of a declared terrorism incident against commercial and eligible property ... Read the full article

Pool Re returns contingency terrorism cover to commercial market

7th January 2019

Sufficient capital within the commercial re/insurance markets has led Pool Re, the UK’s government-backed terrorism reinsurer, to cease reinsuring its members for the contingency cover they provide to their insureds. Pool Re began writing the class after London was awarded the 2012 Olympic Games and the commercial market determined that it ... Read the full article

Cyber not included in Australia’s terrorism reinsurance pool

13th December 2018

With the Australian Cyber Security Centre considering the current risk of terrorist groups using a cyber-attack to impact Australia’s interests and security as low, the threat has not been included in the country’s terrorism reinsurance pool. The Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC) was set up in 2003 to correct a market ... Read the full article

Berkshire Hathaway withdraws from Hong Kong terrorism pool

11th December 2018

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSI) announced that it has withdrawn from the Hong Kong Employees’ Compensation (EC) terrorism pool effective 1 December 2018. Instead, BHSI will now offer terrorism coverage to customers directly, making them the first insurer to do so. This decision benefits all BHSI’s new and existing EC customers ... Read the full article

Pool Re outlines new non-damage business interruption cover

15th November 2018

Pool Re, the UK’s government-backed terrorism reinsurer, has outlined plans for its forthcoming non-damage business interruption (NDBI) cover, which is designed to protect businesses from interruption costs in the event of a terror attack even if their premises are not damaged. If approved in Parliament, the new NDBI cover will include ... Read the full article

Australian Reinsurance Pool to conduct cyber terrorism study

31st October 2018

The Australian government’s terrorism reinsurance agency, Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC), has commenced a 12-month research study on the threat of cyber terrorism in Australia. The study will aim to identify and explore current and prospective threats, and assess the practicalities of extending insurance coverage to include cyber terrorism in Australia, ... Read the full article

IFTRIP addresses emerging terror risks at 2nd annual conference

15th October 2018

The International Forum of Terrorism Risk Re/Insurance Pools (IFTRIP) has convened at a 2nd annual conference in Moscow to address a variety of emerging terror threats and risk mitigation strategies. The event, which followed a series of closed session meetings involving terrorism risk finance experts from across the world, brought together ... Read the full article

Evolving terror threat challenges the entire value chain: Guy Carpenter

8th October 2018

The rapidly evolving nature of the global terror threat is proving challenging to the entire re/insurance value chain, according to reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter, although the industry is well placed to meet its demands head on. The Marsh & McLennan Companies subsidiary claimed that now more than ever, brokers and underwriters ... Read the full article

Aon partners with Pembroke on $50mn policy for victims of terrorism

27th September 2018

Global re/insurance broker Aon has collaborated with Pembroke Managing Agency at Lloyd’s in the development of a Public Protection Policy, designed to help businesses provide financial support to individuals affected by a terrorist attack on its premises or owned space. With an aggregate policy limit up to $50 million, the solution ... Read the full article

Markel hires Tom Simpson as War & Terrorism Underwriter

7th August 2018

Specialist re/insurer Markel International has announced the appointment of Tom Simpson as a War and Terrorism Underwriter. Simpson has 15 years’ insurance industry experience, and most recently served as a Political Violence Underwriter at Novae, now part of Axis Capital. In his new role he will report to senior underwriter Ed Winter, ... Read the full article

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