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How to Address the Next Uninsurable Pandemic — A Black Swan Event

There aren’t many contexts where $2 trillion seems like a paltry sum. Then a pandemic comes along. The economic fallout from COVID-19 has left insurers issuing existential warnings and businesses discovering they weren’t covered. It’s resulted in courts packed with …

UK Insurance Industry Leaders Form Steering Group to Propose Pandemic Response, Chaired by Catlin

UK Insurance industry leaders have combined to form a steering group, which will work with terrorism reinsurer Pool Re, with the primary objective to ensure that, working alongside the industry to support customers and communities in the current crisis, the …

Pool Re Completes £2.4 Billion Terrorism Retrocession Program

Pool Re, a leading British terrorism reinsurer, said it has completed placement of its £2.4 billion retrocession program with more than 50 international reinsurers, led by Munich Re. Hannover Re also provided a significant part of the coverage. The £2.4 …

Pool Re Takes Steps to Make Terrorism Cover More Accessible to U.K. Businesses

Pool Re, Britain’s leading terrorism reinsurer, announced it is taking steps to help reduce costs and improve the accessibility of terrorism insurance for businesses in the U.K., in part by expanding the definition of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). The …

Pool Re Forms Specialist Unit to Help U.K. Insurers Build Terrorism Risk Resilience

Pool Re, Britain’s government-backed terrorism reinsurer, has launched of Pool Re “Solutions,” a specialist unit created to support its member insurers and their policyholders by sharing the understanding and partnerships it has established over 25 years of reinsuring terrorism risk. …

Pool Re Buys Non-Damage BI Retro Cover in Program Led by Liberty Specialty

Pool Re, Britain’s terrorism reinsurer, announced the placement of its new retrocession program covering non-damage business interruption (NDBI) losses. The program incepted on July 5. The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2018, which was signed in February 2019, allows Pool …

Pool Re Funds £10M Initiative to Help UK Businesses Improve Resilience to Terrorism

Pool Re, Britain’s terrorism reinsurer, is collaborating with UK government agencies to help businesses proactively protect against the risk of terrorism. The £10 million ($13.1 million) project is being funded by Pool Re, led by the UK Counter-Terrorism Police, in …

Pool Re Completes £2.3B ($3.1B) Terrorism Retrocession Placement

Pool Re, Britain’s state-backed terrorism reinsurer, has today completed placement of its £2.3 billion (US$3.1 billion) retrocession program with more than 50 international reinsurers, led by Munich Re. The program, provided on a three-year basis, is one of the largest …

U.K.’s Pool Re Sells Terrorism Risk Catastrophe Bond

A U.K. reinsurer has sold the first terror catastrophe bond, giving investors the chance to lock in high yields in return for taking on terrorism risks. The 75 million-pound ($99 million) three-year bond will pay 5.9 percent interest, state-backed Pool …

UK’s Pool Re Extends Terrorism Cover to Include Non-Damage Business Interruption

UK’s Pool Re now is able to cover losses incurred if a business cannot trade or is prevented from accessing its premises in the wake of a terrorist attack. Before a change in the law, Pool Re, a public-private partnership …