The Talbot Political Violence team manages a geographically diverse portfolio that has earned its reputation as lead insurer and reinsurer of war and terrorism risks worldwide. Our highly qualified underwriting team is one of the most established in the Lloyd’s Market.
A terrorism incident can have a significant impact on a business, both financially and reputationally. Protecting assets against property damage or business interruption resulting from acts of terror should therefore always be considered as part of a holistic risk management strategy.
The terror threat is more complex as technologies advance and groups adapt to pressure from heightened counterterrorism activity. Methodologies have developed significantly post the 9/11 terrorist attacks: there has been a notable movement from large-scale, high-impact attacks to more frequent but lower-scale attacks, often targeting more vulnerable assets.
Businesses are facing a more complex insurance landscape. They not only need cover against extensive property damage or bodily injury, but they must also focus on protecting against business interruption and subsequent loss of revenue. In recognition of these changing requirements, Talbot has invested significantly in adapting our product offering over recent years to respond to evolving threats.
Part of the AIG group, Talbot Underwriting Ltd (‘Talbot’), is the Centre of Excellence for Political Violence business originating from Talbot and AIG offices. When we refer to ‘Talbot AIG’ on these pages, we mean the combined Talbot and AIG offering. AIG purchased the Validus Group (of which Talbot was part) in 2018. Some colleagues in the United States of America are still grouped within Validus for organisational purposes.
Talbot AIG uses specialist political risk tools to deliver a competitive advantage through valuable insights for our clients against the latest global threats. We offer our clients tailored insights in crisis consultancy and bomb-blast analysis. Our market-leading position is reinforced by the ability to offer our clients coverage through Lloyd’s of London and on locally admitted paper through our global network of offices.
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IFTRIP Live 2020
Talbot’s Edward Atkin, Senior Class Underwriter War and Terrorism gave an update of Talbot’s perspective on global political violence issues at the 2020 International Forum of Terrorism Risk (Re)Insurance Pools (IFTRIP) Livestream global conference.