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Firms Turn to Kidnap Insurance Policies to Cover Ransomware Losses

Companies without cyber insurance are dusting off policies covering kidnap, ransom and extortion in the world’s political hotspots to recoup losses caused by ransomware viruses such as “WannaCry,” insurers say. Cyber insurance can be expensive to buy and is not …

High-Profile Cyber Attacks Drive Growth of Cyber Crime Insurance

For companies and organizations, an attack by hackers can inflict financial losses, corporate embarrassment and legal action. For insurers jumping into the brave new world of cyber crime insurance, it’s free marketing for what could be a $10 billion opportunity. …

Political Risk a Growing Concern, Say Brokers, Insurers

Evan Freely has been insuring global risks for years — through the 2008 market meltdown, the 2002 crisis in Argentina, and the 1993 downturn in Venezuela. Yet turmoil now seems to be coming at a more rapid pace than he’s …

Europe’s Firms Face Potential ‘Perfect Storm’ of Cyber Threats: MMC Report

European companies are unprepared to cope with the reality of today’s cyber risks, according to a new report from Marsh & McLennan Cos. (MMC) and cyber security company, FireEye. However, companies will be forced into action as a result of …

Elderly Healthcare in APAC to Cost $20 Trillion-Plus over Next 15 Years: Marsh

Elderly healthcare in the Asia Pacific region will cost more than US$20 trillion between 2015 and 2030, according to a report published by Marsh & McLennan Cos. The report titled “Advancing into the Golden Years – Cost of Healthcare for …

Marsh & McLennan Launches Asia Pacific Risk Center in Singapore

Marsh & McLennan Cos. and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) announced the launch of the Asia Pacific Risk Center (APRC) in Singapore, which aims to analyze key risks facing industries and governments in Asia, ultimately helping the region’s decision …

Marsh Names South as President, US & Canada Unit; APAC, Middle East Realigned

Marsh announced that it has appointed Martin South as president, U.S. and Canada division, effective Sept. 1, 2016. South will report to John Doyle, president of Marsh, and will be based in Marsh’s New York office. He will oversee Marsh’s …

QBE Weighs Brexit-Effect; Marsh Considers Some Brexit Scenarios

QBE Insurance Group announced this week that it will be reviewing its UK-based operations in light of last week’s vote in the UK to leave the European Union. “The referendum outcome may require a revised approach in relation to approximately …

Re/Insurance CEOs Join Insurance Development Forum, UN & World Bank Initiative

A group of re/insurance and global broking CEOs are assisting the work of the Insurance Development Forum (IDF), which was launched last month to help build resilience to climate risk and natural disasters, while bridging the insurance protection gap for …

Willis to Join S&P’s 500 Index on Jan. 4

Willis Group Holdings Plc, the insurance broker that’s planning a merger with consulting firm Towers Watson & Co., will join the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and replace Fossil Group Inc. Willis climbed 4.8 percent to $49.30 at 9:45 a.m., …