Tough insurance market weighs on life science/medical sector post pandemic

De-risking the real estate sector following the Covid-19 pandemic

The disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated digitisation in the real estate sector while exposing weak spots in portfolios that need to be addressed to make the sector more resilient ahead of potential future crises.

Businesses mull options for Covid-19 vaccine approach

As the Covid-19 vaccine rollout progresses worldwide, businesses are debating how this will affect the return to the office as well as the health and safety measures that will be required.

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.