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Autonomous vehicles - handing over control

24/04/2014

The application of emerging autonomous technologies could see self-driving cars, futuristic flying machines and other robotic devices become part of our daily lives within a few decades. However, legal and regulatory changes, as well as new insurance products, will be needed to make this vision of the future a successful reality, according to a new Lloyd’s report.

Satellite data - assessing post-event losses

22/04/2014

Using satellite information to better understand and monitor natural catastrophes has gained pace in the insurance industry in recent years. This is, in part, thanks to a reduction in costs and a growth in understanding of the benefits.

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.

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