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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 …

Pool Re Extends Retrocession Program to $2.9B with Cyber Terrorism Now Covered

Pool Re announced it has renewed its retro program and extended the cover to include material damage and direct business interruption (BI) caused by acts of terrorism “using remote digital interference.” The renewed cover, brokered by Guy Carpenter, has been …

Researchers Claim High Accuracy in Understanding Terrorists’ Next Moves

Government agencies are not always successful using social media and telecommunication to uncover the intentions of terrorists because terrorists are now more careful in utilizing these technologies for planning and preparing for attacks. But researchers at Binghamton University, State University …

New York Bombing Suspect in Custody, Investigation Continues

A suspect has been taken into custody in connection with a bomb that went off from inside a dumpster in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, injuring 29 people. Mayor Chris Bollwage of Elizabeth, New Jersey, said Ahmad Khan Rahami was taken …

FBI Warns of More Terrorist Attacks in U.S. as ISIS Is Defeated in Syria

Hundreds of terrorists will fan out to infiltrate western Europe and the U.S. to carry out attacks on a wider scale as Islamic State is defeated in Syria, FBI Director James Comey warned. “At some point there’s going to be …

Cuomo Says Terror Threat Spurs Higher Security Presence in N.Y. Region

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the metropolitan area remains under threat of terrorist attack, and that commuters will see an increased security presence in the city and at transit points as a result. Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Christopher …

3 Reasons Congress Should Renew TRIA

U.S. insurance markets, like the rest of the nation, were caught off guard by the Sept.11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Loss of life and property led to an estimated $32.5 billion dollars in insured losses – $43 billion in 2013 dollars …

Court Shields Developers From Terrorism-Related Damages in 9/11 Case

A federal appeals court in New York has given developers and builders of high-rises and other buildings added protection from lawsuits over property losses linked to terrorism, in a case stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. A divided panel …

On 9/11 Anniversary, a Call to Renew Federal Terrorism Insurance

On today’s anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack against the United States, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) joined with citizens across the country in remembering those whose lives were lost and the sacrifices that were made. …