Terrorism News

Newbridge Writes Political Violence, Terrorism Risks via Castel MGA Platform

Newbridge Risk Partners has launched operations on Castel Underwriting Agencies MGA formation platform, targeting political violence and terrorism risks in emerging markets. The new underwriting cell will be focused on the emerging markets regions including, but not limited to, MENA and the …

Characteristics of ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Attack Thwarted Counter-Terrorism Efforts: RMS

A number of unique characteristics of the January 7 terrorist attack against satirical French magazine “Charlie Hebdo” allowed terrorists to succeed despite counter-terrorism efforts, according to a new report by Dr. Gordon Woo, catastrophist and terrorism risk expert at RMS, the …

Allianz Survey: Businesses Face New Challenges in Interconnected World

Business interruption (BI) and supply chain, natural catastrophes and fire/explosion are the major risks that occupy the attention of companies at the start of 2015, according to the fourth annual “Allianz Risk Barometer 2015.” The Risk Barometer details the top 10 global …

Companies Seek Advice About How to Protect Employees After Paris Shootings

The world’s biggest security provider, G4S Plc, is fielding more inquiries from prospective clients after terrorists killed 17 people in Paris last week. Companies are seeking advice on how to protect their employees following attacks at the weekly magazine Charlie …

Paris Terror Attacks Not Unexpected; Demand for Political Risk Cover Is Up

Terrorism, security and political risk experts from Willis provided some broad observations about last week’s terror attacks in Paris and how insurance buyers are responding. “The tragic events in Paris are a continuation of a pattern that has been proliferating …

USI Insurance Services Launches Terrorism Insurance Underwritten by Lloyd’s

USI Insurance Services has launched a new terrorism insurance product to address the expiring Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIPRA), which ends Dec. 31. Unlike TRIPRA however, USI’s Terrorism Facility Solution, which is underwritten by Lloyd’s of London, covers …

XL’s New Standalone Terrorism Policy Addresses TRIPRA Gaps

XL Group’s U.S. Crisis Management business has introduced a new standalone terrorism insurance policy intended to help U.S. businesses address potential gaps in coverage provided by the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIPRA). With TRIPRA reauthorization still in question …

UK Anti-Terrorism Proposal Would Clarify Insurance Law on Ransom Payments

The U.K. government will introduce anti-terrorism legislation this week requiring internet companies to provide user data to authorities. The bill, to be published on Nov. 26 and fast-tracked through Parliament so it becomes law before the general election in May, …

Cyber Attacks, Terrorism Are Top Emerging Risks for 2015: Guy Carpenter

Cyber attacks and terrorism are ranked among the top emerging risks concerning the (re)insurance industry in the year ahead, according to a survey released by Guy Carpenter & Co. According to the findings, new products, expansion into new geographic markets …

Chubb: No Operations or Employees in U.S. Blacklisted Countries

Chubb Corp. has distanced itself from insurance adjusters in Sudan and Syria after a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission inquiry into business in nations blacklisted by the U.S. because of terrorism ties. The third-party adjusters who examine marine claims are …