Terrorism and Political Violence

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Terrorism and political violence
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The standalone Terrorism & Political Violence team offers insurance products to protect property and business from episodes of political violence that can cause damage and bring financial losses, severely impacting business or operational activity.

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Typical events

Actors who seek to influence a political outcome through the use of force or by threatening the use of force or violence, may have property damage as a direct objective, such as those who would detonate bombs or vandalise property, just as they may at other times have different objectives that result in collateral property damage.

A property may be deliberately targeted or selected opportunistically and sometimes it’s the security response to an ongoing situation that can result in damage to property.

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Protection & Cover

We provide Terrorism and Political Violence coverage including the named perils of Terrorism, Sabotage, Strikes, Riots, Civil Commotion, Civil War, Revolution and War.

Covers are offered on a Physical Damage /Business Interruption basis with capacity available also for Terrorism third Party Liability Cover.

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Risk appetite 

The territorial appetite of the team is worldwide, with particular focus on the regional markets of Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.

We look at all industries and have particular expertise in multinational property programs and specialty property businesses.

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Contact us

David GuestDavid Guest is Head of the Crisis Management business line at SCOR since 2022. Prior to joining SCOR he spent a decade in AXA XL’s Singapore office where he held various roles including Global Specialty Regional Leader, Head of Crisis Management & Special Risks for Asia Pacific & Middle East, and Singapore Country Manager, and 15 years in Hiscox London with his final role as Global Product Head for War, Terrorism and Political Violence. David started his insurance career in 1998 as a Marine Underwriter in London. Since 2002, David has specialized in War, Terrorism & Political Violence and has been actively involved in the development of many of the wordings used in the market today. He holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics from the University of Bristol and is based in London.

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