New regulation spurs D&O insurance demand in China

Commercial crime rises in wake of COVID-19 crisis

Crime insurance premium rates are on the rise as criminals exploit new opportunities created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses need to make sure that appropriate security measures are in place and are followed by staff across the organisation not least because the expected economic downturn following the outbreak is likely to drive crime insurance premium rates up further.

COVID-19 creates new D&O claims risk

The COVID-19 outbreak is affecting the risk of litigation against Directors and Officers as potential plaintiffs scrutinise the way the board manages the company through the coronavirus crisis. While US courts have received the first securities class actions against company directors, the majority of lawsuits for UK companies are likely to focus on alleged mishandling of insolvency procedures.

Crime Market Update May 2019

Faced with significant losses from financial crime policies, insurers are now taking further measures to address rising claims trends in addition to adapting premiums and retentions.

Crime insurance: market update

Amid an uptick in claims, underwriting stringency is increasing and some insurers have left the market. Companies’ strong internal controls could make all the difference.

Litigation privilege court ruling: what it could mean for internal investigations

By Anne Davies, Partner at Gunnercooke LLP, and Michael Lea, Head of Management Liability, Lockton Companies.

Social engineering: are your defences still fit for purpose?

Fraudsters’ manipulation of workers is becoming ever smarter, and now artificial intelligence is getting more involved.

Whistleblowing: why UK companies should monitor changes in the US

The fast-changing US whistleblowing landscape might affect UK-based companies more than was previously supposed.

D&O insurance market update

The directors’ and officers’ liability insurance market for large risks is in transition, with previously seen rate decreases unlikely for the foreseeable future.