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W&I policies 'no longer a Frankenstein product'

Warranty and indemnity policies have come a long way from the 1990s, when they were stitched together from a number of existing coverages
Lloyds Specialty


Specialty markets are central to the Lloyd’s market and London’s company market, and sit at the core of Insurance Day’s coverage. Within this section we bring you our latest insight and intelligence in specialty markets including marine, energy, aviation, specie, political risk and trade, and terrorism.


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Latest From Specialty

Liberty Specialty Markets plans Luxembourg redomicile

Eric Daout appointed general manager of Luxembourg companies
Europe Liberty

Optimism over post-HIM rate change must be tempered

The London market's fundamental problems are not going away: inefficiency, lack of innovation and fear of change must be addressed
London Lloyds

Neon appoints head of pricing

Overton joins Lloyd's insurer 
Europe Neon

AGCS appoints UK cyber head

Yogi Virji and Hui Yu will join Sam Bye on the team

Europe Allianz

Renewable energy market expansion sparks insurer interest

The insurance market is keen to capitalise on the rapid growth of the renewable energy sector, but with new technologies come new risks and challenges
London Specialty

Insurer-owned MGAs are more than a fad

Some will argue that the when the market hardens, MGAs will go out of fashion - but major carriers like Brit and Ascot see MGAs as a key part of their growth strategies
Specialty Reinsurance
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Insurance Day’s marine coverage includes news and analysis on London and international marine markets, with updates on cargo, hull and liability market developments. This section includes people moves, loss updates and insight into  current market trends.

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Latest From Marine

Beazley establishes US marine insurance platform

US business will complement the large-risk coverages provided by its Lloyd’s operation 
North America Beazley

Yacht insurers blown towards hard market after hurricane battering

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria were market-changing events for the yacht insurance market but it is not at all clear how the sector, where pricing has been under pressure for years, will ultimately respond
Losses Lloyds

Marine mutual Gard joins PPL

Fillip for London placing platform after marine market criticism earlier in the year
London Marine

UK P&I Club reveals Netherlands for Brexit hub

Subsidiary will be able to front for other Thomas Miller-managed clubs
Europe Marine

North P&I picks Dublin for post-Brexit hub

Some underwriting will shift to Irish capital, club reveals

Europe Marine

Lindh to retire from Skuld board

Will play a part-time role for two years as a senior adviser
People moves Marine
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One of London’s most competitive specialty markets, we provide insight into the latest developments in both upstream and downstream energy classes at a time when underwriters contend with some of the most challenging competitive environments of any class of business.

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Windfarm cable claims are blowing insurers off course

The market has to develop an appropriate response to the current flurry of offshore wind farm export cable claims which are likely the result of cost saving measures during the construction phase of windfarm projects
Risk Management Focus

Constructing cover for water storage power plants

The ability to develop insurance solutions for pioneering renewable energy projects is both a significant challenge and a great source of motivation for German industrial insurers 
Focus Risk Management

Keeping pace with the development of onshore renewable energy technology

A full understanding of the onshore renewable energy sector and its risks will be vital if insurers are to make the most of the opportunities in this market

Risk Management Focus

Insuring a sustainable infrastructure for the 21st century

Over the next few decades, renewable energy will increasingly take over from conventional energy production, and will require different insurance solutions

Focus Energy

Renewable energy risk is not just about the environment

The title insurance industry is increasingly playing a critical role in mitigating the legal risks surrounding renewable energy projects in Europe

Risk Management Focus

Carriers switch on to the risks of lithium batteries

Li-ion battery technology, which facilitates the integration of renewable energy sources into the energy mix, brings with it massive potential – but also a significant range of risks for insurers
Risk Management Focus
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From the latest people moves to regulatory trends impacting the sector, Insurance Day provides regular analysis of the major issues impacting the aviation market, along with outlining the trends resulting from those issues.

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Marsh names Costin UK aviation head

Oyin Heath to lead UK aerospace team 

Aviation Broker

Aviation insurers welcome UK drone rules

Lloyds Aviation

Catering to the claims of regional airlines

There needs to be more proactive dialogue between operator, broker, insurer and adjuster to adequately deal with the unique challenges faced by regional airlines
Focus Claims Management

'Aviation reinsurance is down but far from out'

The small but highly specialised aviation reinsurance market remains as entrepreneurial as ever and is not shying away from the very considerable challenges facing the sector
Focus Claims Management

HDI Global aviation underwriter: 'Rates are inadequate and large claims are having no significant impact on renewals'

Talanx subsidiary HDI Global SE became the first major aviation insurer to withdraw from airline all-risk insurance at end of 2015. Roland Pultke, aviation underwriter at HDI Global, discusses why the group decided to stop providing insurance cover for commercial airlines and why it is maintaining a presence in other selected segments of the market
Focus Aviation

How models can disperse the dark clouds of volcanic ash

The aviation insurance industry can benefit from the schemes and tools developed for governments and civil authorities to manage volcanic crises and mitigate their impact on local economies

Technology Risk Management
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Insurance Day’s specie coverage includes insight into developments in the fine art, jewellers block and cash-in-transit markets, highlighting the steps companies are taking to stay ahead of competition in a highly-competitive environment.

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Latest From Species

Howden acquires Singapore broker

Acquisition of Sterling Knight to bolster group's specie business in region
Singapore Specialty

Getting down to brass tacks of specie risk exposure

Specie remains an attractive class despite the challenging market conditions. But capacity alone is insufficient to write the line successfully - careful risk selection and expertise is essential

Species Specialty

The fine art and specie market is at a tipping point

The pressure on rates, coupled with the cost of reinsurance, is eroding margins significantly, leaving companies to question the viability of their continued participation

Focus Lloyds

Insuring fine art on the high seas

When fine art and luxury yachts combine, there are some hazards to navigate for insurers

Focus Lloyds

Fine art and specie market looks to technology to mitigate the low rating environment

Insurers have been expanding the size of their fine art and specie portfolios citing the diversification benefits of a class of business which, despite pricing pressures, still remained profitable. Here, a number of sector experts consider the market in London and Paris

Species International

Specie innovation critical to tempt new business to London

In London’s more traditional markets, innovations can be slow to materialise but the emergence of facilities and trend towards more business being placed in local markets means insurers are being forced to adopt new processes in order to remain competitive

Species London
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Political Risk & Trade

An increasingly volatile political and macroeconomic environment has heightened demand for political risk, trade credit and other related products, prompting an increasing number of London market entities to enter these classes of business.

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Latest From Political Risk and Trade

Risk Foresight: North Korea's launch of Hwasong-15 signals ICBM commitment

Test shows North Korea choosing actions unlikely to result in retaliation
Asia Pacific Middle East and Africa

Risk Foresight: Islamic State likely to lose 'caliphate' by early 2018

President Assad signals intent to reassert control over all Syrian territory
Political Risk and Trade Risk Management

Risk Foresight: Mugabe key to transitional government

President’s position will be crucial in signalling stability or escalation of violence
Europe North America

Risk Foresight: China faces Government and policy instability

The Communist Party of China undergoes reshuffle, with five new members joining its powerful PBSC
Asia Pacific Middle East and Africa

Nexus continues trade credit expansion with UK broker deal

Acquisition of CRS follows deal for trade credit MGA Equinox Global earlier this year
Europe United Kingdom

Ironshore expands political risk capacity in Asia

Appoints former AIG underwriter to grow class in the region
Asia Pacific Liberty
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The changing face of terrorism has meant carriers now need to rethink the way they provide cover for the risks posed by attacks. Our coverage brings you the latest insight on market developments in this complex field.

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Latest From Terrorism

Pool Re extends cyber terrorism cover

Moves to close gap in cover by adding cyber physical damage cover
United Kingdom Property

Liberty swoops on Sompo Canopius for war and terrorism hire

Jennie Beard joins re/insurer

London Liberty

Terrorism insurers widen cover in response to evolving threat

Demand for non-physical damage business interruption products increasing 
Terrorism Lloyds

Bessant joins Acappella syndicate 2014

Former Hardy underwriter to lead Acappella's war, terrorism and political violence book
London Terrorism

StarStone swoops on Antares for terrorism hire

James Hannan joins insurer

Enstar Monte Carlo

Improving political violence insurance penetration in the Middle East

Technology offers underwriters the chance to tap into a largely undeveloped market
Middle East and Africa Terrorism
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