Expert views and insight across our specialist areas.
Surge in demand for epidemic insurance following Covid-19 escalation
Predicted to cost the world’s economy at least USD2trn, demand for standalone epidemic insurance is growing as Covid-19 (Coronavirus) highlights the risks posed by communicable diseases.
International Casualty Market Update
The first quarter of 2020 provides a useful time to look at what liesahead throughout 2020 and for us to share with you some of the trendswe saw throughout 2019.
Coronavirus: traditional vs epidemic business interruption coverage
The Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, now officially declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation, has claimed at least 490 lives with almost 29,000 cases in 24 countries, including three confirmed cases in the UK to date. Unsurprisingly, the insurance market has seen a significant rise in enquiries. In this article, we explore the impact of such an outbreak on businesses and the differences between traditional and epidemic business interruption coverage.
Marine cyber - mitigating modern shipping risks
From navigation and cargo tracking, to docking and propulsion, many operations in the maritime industry rely heavily on technology. The benefits of technology are clear, but those same systems and equipment have also become one of the sector’s biggest vulnerabilities.
Q&A with Marine market specialist Peter Townsend
Marine insurance specialist Peter Townsend recently joined Miller to support the growth of our Marine business in North America. Peter has built up invaluable technical expertise and knowledge and here he talks about his role, how client needs are always evolving, and shares a few of his thoughts on recent market trends.
Never plain sailing for the marine insurance sector
In the latest of our guest contributor articles, Richard Turner, President of International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) shares his thoughts on current changes, challenges and opportunities facing the marine sector.
London Market Update Q1 - 2020
In most classes, 2020 looks set to see a continuation of the underwriting community seeking to ‘re-underwrite’ their portfolios. Differentiating accounts requires detailed information and broking skills.
The 5th Money Laundering Directive - What are the key changes?
The 5th Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) came into force on the 10th January 2020. It's purpose is to strengthen the UK's financial system in order to prevent criminals laundering money and funding terrorism.
4 risks that live event organisers can't ignore
Miller’s music and touring specialist Martin Goebbels outlines the key risks live event organisers need to factor into their planning and the logistical and contractual issues that could arise if things go wrong.
Rugby World Cup underscores need for insurance planning
Typhoons and Rugby rarely go hand in hand, but as the Rugby World Cup final approaches, we look at the unique circumstances event organisers, governing bodies and multiple other parties face, as well as the decisions they have to make on cancellation and how the insurance market is helping to mitigate the risks associated with the decision.