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More Frequent, More Expensive Cyberattacks Spur US Spending on IT

A new study from insurer Hiscox shows that cyberattacks on U.S. businesses are more frequent and more expensive than ever before. The annual Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report, which gauges businesses’ preparedness to combat cyber incidents and breaches, surveyed over 5,000 …

Run-off Specialist Premia Completes Loss Portfolio Transfer With Hiscox

Premia Holdings Ltd., the Bermuda-based run-off specialist, announced that Premia Syndicate 1884 has entered into a loss portfolio transfer agreement with Hiscox Syndicate 33. The portfolio consists of a diverse mix of business underwritten by Syndicate 33 during years of …

More Grain Ships Safely Depart From Ukrainian Black Sea Ports

Two more ships, carrying corn and soybeans, departed from Ukrainian Black Sea ports on Monday, Turkey and Ukraine said, taking the total to ten since the first ship sailed last week under a deal with Russia to unblock Ukrainian grain …

London Insurance Sector Readies $50M Ukraine Grain Cargo Cover

The London insurance sector is preparing to cover Ukrainian grains and fertilizer shipments through a secure corridor, voyages that may need up to $50 million of insurance cover per cargo, industry sources involved said on Wednesday. London’s marine insurance market …

Lloyd’s Insurer Hiscox to Provide Insurance for Ukraine Grain Shipments

Hiscox is committed to a planned insurance consortium providing cover for ships traveling through a safe passage from Ukraine, its chief executive said on Wednesday, as the Lloyd’s of London insurer shares plunged on a first-half loss. The first grain-carrying …

People Moves: WTW’s Hires EY’s Mayers for Commercial Lines Pricing, Underwriting; Hiscox Names Flaquet to Newly Created Role of Group COO

This edition of International People Moves details appointments at Willis Towers Watson (WTW) and Hiscox. A summary of these new hires follows here. WTW’s Hires EY’s Mayers for Commercial Lines Pricing, Underwriting WTW announced the appointment of Taffy Jo Mayers …

Businesses See Cyber Attacks as Biggest Threat – Ahead of Pandemic, Economy: Survey

Cyber attacks are now seen as the dominant risk for many businesses – ahead of the pandemic, economic downturn, skills shortages and other issues, according to a report published by Hiscox. For its Cyber Readiness Report 2022, Hiscox found that …

People Moves: Insurtech BOXX Canada Hires Beazley’s Baker as President; Williams Takes Role of M.D., Hiscox Guernsey; AXA XL Names Wells U/W, Marine – UK & Lloyd’s

This edition of International People Moves details appointments at insurtech BOXX Insurance, Hiscox and AXA XL. A summary of these new hires follows here. Cyber Insurtech BOXX Canada Hires Beazley’s Baker as President Toronto-based global insurtech BOXX Insurance announced the …

Former CEO of Allianz UK Appointed as CEO of Hiscox UK

Hiscox, the Bermuda-based specialist global insurer, announces the appointment of Jon Dye as its new UK CEO, effective September 2022, subject to regulatory approval. In his new role, Dye will be responsible for leading Hiscox’s flagship retail business in the …

Threat of War in Ukraine Biggest Risk for Insurers of Beijing Winter Olympics

The threat of war between Russia and Ukraine is the biggest risk for insurers offering coverage during the Beijing Winter Olympics as an outbreak of hostilities could force team withdrawals or appearance cancellations, industry sources say. Olympic Games, top events …