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M&A insurance grows as confidence increases

16/04/2014

As the green shoots of economic recovery have started to show in key markets like the UK and US, demand for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) insurance has been rising.

The growing threat of cybercrime

11/04/2014

Cybercrime is on the increase, but an increasing awareness of the problem is expected to drive demand for more specialist insurance.

Risky Business: Insuring the film and television industry

08/04/2014

Unforeseen production delays due to cast injuries, damaged equipment, accidents and natural disasters can spell disaster for a film’s bottom line, according to a Lloyd’s panel debate at FILMART, Asia’s largest film trade show.

Critical infrastructure: The value of long-term thinking

21/03/2014

Well-built infrastructure underpins resilient economies, but the quality of construction practices vary across the globe. As an increasing number of emerging markets embark on ambitious infrastructure plans, insurers have a key role to play in safeguarding standards.

Secrets of resilient companies

17/03/2014

The key to remaining resilient and keeping brands and reputations intact is responding quickly and appropriately, according to a recent report from Airmic.

Extreme weather - are you covered?

11/03/2014

Recent extreme weather in the UK – the wettest winter since Met Office records began in 1912 - has disrupted a number of events. However, specialist event insurance will have softened the blow for many of those with cover.

Going viral

28/02/2014

A severe flu pandemic could cost 4.8% of global GDP – or more than $3tn, according to the World Bank. The statistic is a sobering reminder that, beyond the deadly human toll, pandemics pose a serious economic threat – and preventing them should be a priority, not just for health and agriculture experts, but for insurers too.

D&O consortium strengthens Lloyd's position in US

27/02/2014

80 years after Lloyd’s pioneered directors and officers insurance in the US, Lloyd’s syndicates Beazley and Hiscox have joined forces to form a D&O consortium that is designed to enable the provision of higher limits of insurance to US clients faced with litigation risks.

Optimism returns to UK construction

21/02/2014

The UK construction sector is seeing its fastest increase in commercial work since August 2007 – a sign that it may finally be out of the doldrums and a positive indicator for underwriters.

The sky's the limit

11/02/2014

Technical advancements and regulatory changes could see many more unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) taking to our skies in years to come, but Lloyd’s underwriters are already insuring this fledgling technology.

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