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Autonomous vehicles - handing over control


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


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


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


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


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


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


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?


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


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


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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