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Political Risk Losses Up in 2019, Hitting 68% of Surveyed Firms: WTW

A survey of 41 major corporations by broker Willis Towers Watson found that 61% believe political risk levels increased in 2019 while 68% have actually suffered a political risk loss. Disruption of international trade was considered the most significant risk …

Terrorism, Populist Politics Raise Risks for European Businesses: Aon Report

Europe faces an increasingly complex security environment, as Islamist and far-right terrorism creates new vulnerabilities for businesses and communities, according to new research from the broker Aon. In 2019, the risk picture is further complicated by a resurgence of populist …

Neon Leads New London Political Risks Consortium, Offering $100M Limit Per Policy

Specialist Lloyd’s insurer Neon announced it will lead a newly established London Political Risks Insurance Consortium, with MS Amlin becoming a joint agreement party. Spearheaded by Neon’s recently promoted head of Specialty, Nicholas Robinson, the consortium has been created in …

Geopolitical Tensions Cause Rise in Political Risk Losses: Willis Towers Watson Report

Increasing geopolitical concerns are causing a rise in political risk exposures with 55 percent of global organizations with revenues greater than $1 billion experiencing at least one political risk loss exceeding a value of $100 million, according to a survey …

Everest Re Taps AXIS Re’s Heizmann as Head of European Credit & Surety

Everest Re Group Ltd. announced that Markus Heizmann will join Everest Reinsurance (Ireland), dac, as head of its Zurich-based credit & surety operations. He will work alongside Laurent Arnould, head of Financial Products, to further develop the worldwide trade credit …

Sanlam Says South African Political Turmoil to Dampen Domestic Business Outlook

Sanlam Ltd., the largest South African-based insurer, said prospects for its domestic business will remain muted for the rest of this year and into 2018 as political uncertainty knocks confidence and markets. Political and economic policy uncertainty is “not likely …

China Firms View Political Risks as Top Concern for Belt & Road Project

As the global limelight fades from President Xi Jinping’s “Belt and Road” summit, the main actors — Chinese state-owned companies — are warning about the political risks they face along the route. Earlier this month Xi outlined plans to direct …

Political Risk Tops List of Worries for Insurers Across Globe: GS Survey

Political risk is the biggest concern this year for insurers globally, following several shock outcomes in 2016, a survey of insurers managing $10 trillion in assets showed on Thursday. Political events have overtaken issues such as worries about an economic …

Global Protectionism Risks Economic Growth: Zurich, Atlantic Council

A rise in global protectionism stemming from a backlash against free trade and globalization could have significant impact on economic growth, poverty levels and the potential for military conflict, according to a new report from the Atlantic Council and Zurich …

Demand Rises for Political Risk Cover as Buyers Think the Unthinkable

Rocked by a shakeup in the Western political order, companies are buying more insurance to protect themselves against the threat of rising protectionism and upheaval to their operations in emerging markets. Insurers say demand is being driven by uncertainty over …