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    Political risks & contingency

    Political risks and contingency risks were pioneered in the Lloyd's market and are today among the most important lines of business underwritten at Beazley. Our underwriting team is one of the largest and most experienced in the market. Our presence in Asia is strengthened by our Singapore based office that writes all the classes of business we offer from London.

    Our political risk clients have exposures in markets around the world and we have paid claims in every continent bar Antarctica. Our clients rely upon extremely diligent and responsive underwriters for mitigation of performance, payment, terrorism and political risks. We set ourselves apart because we make rapid decisions based upon a deep understanding of our clients' businesses and the political and economic environment.

    We lead the market in creative solutions for terrorist and politically motivated attacks on insured assets. The current product portfolio responds to damage from risks such as terrorism, war or riots, and the use of nuclear and chemical biological devices, to assets ranging from pipelines to vaults and people to stock. We have also created an active shooter protection package specifically designed to assist institutions that are at risk.

    Our contingency team is one of the strongest in the London market. We specialise in event cancellation, writing everything from weddings to world cups. Weather-related disruptions are a frequent cause of loss but more unusual loss triggers such as war and terrorism can be covered. Additionally, we insure event organisers for non-appearance of performers, over redemption/brand promotion and prize indemnity for competitions and game shows.


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