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Pool Re partnership to explore links between climate & terror

3rd November 2021

UK government-backed terrorism reinsurer Pool Re has partnered with global terrorism pools forum IFTRIP and the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) to explore the impact of climate change on terrorism. Together, the trio will produce a series of rapid reports underlining the impact that ... Read the full article

Occam acquires terror-focused MGA Beech Underwriting

11th October 2021

Occam Underwriting, the specialist lines focused Managing General Agency (MGA), has announced the acquisition of terrorism insurance MGA Beech Underwriting Agencies Ltd. The acquisition forms part of Occam’s strategy to diversify into additional lines of business with the continued support of Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd., which does its re/insurance business ... Read the full article

Rokstone launches UK terrorism facility

6th October 2021

Rokstone, the international speciality re/insurance MGA and part of the Aventum Group, has announced the launch of a new terrorism facility in the UK. It follows the launch of a similar terrorism product in the US earlier this year, and will be made available to brokers through iSure, the group’s digital ... Read the full article

ARPC welcomes Terrorism Insurance Act review

6th July 2021

The Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC) has welcomed the new terms within the 2021 Triennial Review of the Terrorism Insurance Act 2003 (TI Act), which will be conducted by the Treasury. The review will asses whether or not there continues to be market failure in the private sector supply of terrorism ... Read the full article

Pool Re warns of post-lockdown terror risks

10th May 2021

British terrorism reinsurer, Pool Re has launched a new series of Sector Risk Reports which focuses on public transport and facilities. The initial report explains that the sector remains an attractive target for terrorists due to the high concentration of potential victims and the low complexity of planning required to cause ... Read the full article

ARPC renews $3.475bn retro reinsurance program for 2021

22nd February 2021

The Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC), Australia's terrorism insurance scheme, has announced the renewal of its retrocession reinsurance program for 2021, which includes the purchase of an additional $25 million layer at the bottom of the program. The renewal of the $3.475 billion retro reinsurance program, combined with ARPC's net assets ... Read the full article

Pen Underwriting launches terrorism cover for UK businesses

3rd February 2021

Pen Underwriting has launched a new standalone terrorism coverage for UK businesses and property owners. The terrorism product has been designed to be e-traded via Acturis or the Pen Portal with minimum referral triggers, although it can also be underwritten in a conventional manner. Extensions such as emergency accommodation costs and brand ... Read the full article

Liberty (LSM) launches terrorism coverage for SME sector in Germany

20th January 2021

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), a division of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has announced the launch of a new terrorism insurance coverage designed specifically for the SME sector in Germany. LSM entered the marketplace in 2018 as part of its strategy to extend its reach in Europe, and since then, business written ... Read the full article

Pool Re issues strategy paper coinciding with government review

1st October 2020

Pool Re, the UK's government-backed terrorism reinsurer, has released a forward-looking strategy paper that coincides with the government's latest five year review. The review aims to ensure the good functioning of the UK’s terrorism re/insurance market, proper protection of public interests, and Pool Re’s proposed strategic direction for the next ... Read the full article

UK Treasury launches review into Pool Re

3rd September 2020

The UK Treasury has announced the launch of its latest five-year review of Pool Re, the country’s government-backed terrorism reinsurer. The review will aim to ensure the good functioning of the UK’s terrorism re/insurance market, proper protection of public interests, and Pool Re’s proposed strategic direction for the next five years. It ... Read the full article

Pool Re classified by Office for National Statistics

28th February 2020

UK government-backed terrorism reinsurer Pool Re has announced that the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has completed a classification assessment of the mutual. The ONS has independently judged that Pool Re should be classified to the central government subsector. Pool Re noted that the classification is only a statistical matter and will ... Read the full article

Tokio Marine Kiln recruits Special Risks underwriter from Barbican

12th February 2020

Tokio Marine Kiln, part of global insurance group Tokio Marine, has announced the appointment of Charlotte Pritchard as an underwriter within its Special Risks team. Pritchard joins the company from Barbican Insurance Group, where she has worked since 2017 as an underwriter specialising in malicious acts including terrorism and political violence. She ... Read the full article

ARPC extends top layer of retro reinsurance program for 2020

7th February 2020

The Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC), the Australian government's terrorism reinsurance agency, has announced that it has secured a larger retrocession reinsurance program for the 2020 calendar year. The ARPC has secured AUD 3.45 billion (USD 2.33 billion) of retrocession reinsurance protection at a reduced rate for 2020, up on ... Read the full article

Chubb targets non physical damage BI with new terrorism solution

3rd February 2020

Insurer and reinsurer Chubb has launched a new Non Damage Terrorism Solutions policy offering designed to bridge gaps in traditional terrorism business interruption policies. The new product is a single policy offering protection against non damage business interruption, plus employee and customer care assistance as a result of a terrorism loss. Chubb ... Read the full article

Pool Re Solutions appoints Head of Risk Management

20th January 2020

UK government-backed terrorism reinsurer, Pool Re, has announced the appointment of Chris Medhurst-Cocksworth as Head of Risk Management within Pool Re Solutions. In his new role, Medhurst-Cocksworth will be tasked with leading the risk management services offered by Pool Re Solutions, a recently established specialist unit designed to help UK insurers ... Read the full article

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