D&O insurance News

D&O Specialist MGA, Rising Edge, Launches with 4 Senior Appointments

Rising Edge, a London-based directors and officers (D&O) managing general agent, announced its official launch with the appointment of four key hires. As previously announced, Rising Edge will focus on D&O insurance and is led by Philippe Gouraud, a well-known …

D&O-Focused MGA, Rising Edge, to Launch in 1st Half

Rising Edge, a London-based managing general agent (MGA), writing directors’ and officers’ (D&O) insurance, is set to launch in the first half of 2021. The new company will be led by Chief Executive Officer Philippe Gouraud, a well-known industry executive …

Directors & Officers Risk Landscape Shaped by Insolvencies, COVID, Activism: Allianz

While the COVID-19 pandemic presents risks for directors and officers (D&O), it is far from the only force these insureds and their insurers will be dealing with in the year ahead. Rising insolvency exposures, growing cyber security threats and persistent …

How Coronavirus Could Further Stress an Already-Stressed D&O Insurance Market

Players should expect the directors and officers insurance market to “undergo radical changes” based on 2019 results and the “unprecedented turbulence” created by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an A.M. Best report. A.M. Best expects that the efforts to address …

D&O Insurers Urged to Adjust Rates, Underwriting for Risky Environment

Directors and officers liability insurance has gotten trickier and will confront major new challenges over the next few years. Continued rate hikes and narrower coverage guidelines will be necessary as a result, A.M. Best concluded in a new report. “We …

Profitability Returning to D&O Liability as Rate Hikes Take Hold: Fitch

After being down, the U.S. directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance sector is looking up. Carriers are raising rates and restoring profitability, according to Fitch Ratings, after several years of flat premium growth and less favorable claims trends in a …

Nexus Acquires D&O and Financial Institutions MGA Apsley Specialty

Independent specialty managing general agent Nexus Group announced it has completed the acquisition of Apsley Specialty Ltd., a registered Lloyd’s coverholder. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Established in 2012, Apsley Specialty is a London-based specialist directors & …

Oklahoma Emergency Care Provider Will Take Insurer to Court over Legal Fees

An emergency medical care provider in Oklahoma has authorized its attorneys to take a liability insurance company to court if needed to force the business to pay a claim aimed at covering legal costs. Emergency Medical Services Authority has a …

D&O Liability Insurance Could Feel Effects of New York’s Cyber Regulation

While the full implications of the New York State Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) cybersecurity regulation, which went into effect March 1, are still being realized by the insurance industry, many are beginning to question the regulation’s impact to directors …

UK Insurers Call for Collective Action to Address Climate Change

Lloyd’s of London and other UK insurers called for collective action to address climate change on Thursday, after a report from the UK regulator this week highlighted risks to their industry from global warming. In an open letter to Bank …