Businesses mull options for Covid-19 vaccine approach

The shifting shape of the terrorism threat during the pandemic

As a result of increased disruption and a lack of international travel due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the profile of terrorism has been reshaped across the world.

Governments limit financial risk for event organisers in the pandemic

European governments are setting up Covid-19 cancellation funds to give organisers planning security for events due to take place in the second half of 2021.

Fleet operators face higher accident risk following the pandemic

The number of e-bikes, e-scooters, pedestrians and cyclists has increased substantially during the Covid-19 pandemic, raising the risk of accident for fleet operators. Companies can address this heightened threat through new training programmes and technology upgrades.

Supreme Court backs policyholders in FCA business interruption test case

The UK’s Supreme Court has released its much anticipated landmark judgment in the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) business interruption (BI) insurance test case.

Protecting the precious cargo set to free the world from the pandemic

Right now, the Covid-19 vaccine is perhaps the most coveted commodity in the world. Protecting this cargo during its journey around the globe and enabling it to safely reach its destination is a tremendous challenge, not only because the vaccine needs to be kept at temperatures of up to -70°C, but also because the shipments are likely to attract criminals trying to steal and/or divert the contents.

Fine art insurance demand shifts during the pandemic

A large chunk of the art market has moved online during the pandemic, to some extent making up for the otherwise reduced activity in the sector as museums and galleries closed to the public and art fairs were cancelled. Since the online trend is here to stay, underwriters are mulling over what this may mean for the fine art insurance demand.

Pandemic creates warehousing boom

As COVID-19 boosts demand for online deliveries, the logistics sector is expanding its warehousing capacity and is set to implement multi-level properties in urban areas, following the lead of the likes of Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Pandemic reveals gaps in global employee benefits programmes

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted gaps in employee benefits programmes in many jurisdictions, particularly where social security protection is sketchy. Whilst these gaps may have been plugged hastily, a thorough audit of corporate programmes gives multinational companies the opportunity to enhance the level of cover needed to boost employee morale whilst leveraging economies of scale to keep costs down.