Pool Re CEO Julian Enoizi comments on the London Bridge terrorist attack
“On Friday, we witnessed the second attack in as many years on London Bridge and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this tragedy. We also add our thanks to the many voices who have praised the bravery of both the police and members of the public in bringing the attack to a resolution. The attack is an untimely reminder that an incident can happen to any community, at any time. We stand united with all those who work to make our country safe.” Julian Enoizi, Pool Re CEO
Pool Re’s purpose is to enable the UK insurance market to offer terrorism cover to any commercial property that requires it. Central to this is the integration of Pool Re’s cover with the underlying property policy which ensures that there is no gap in the cover provided.
Pool Re was designed to insulate the taxpayer from potential financial losses arising from acts of terrorism. It has achieved this effectively, to date paying £635m in respect of 13 claims arising from certified terrorism events in the UK since our establishment. It has never called on the Government’s guarantee.
By providing foundational stability at a reinsurance level, Pool Re has created an environment for the commercial market to re-establish itself, following the market failure in 1992. This stability creates and sustains access, liquidity and confidence to generate the conditions for the private market to gradually write a growing portion of terrorism risk.
Helping UK businesses build resilience against terrorism risk is a priority for Pool Re who have developed SOLUTIONS an in-house centre of excellence created to support Members and policyholders better understand risk awareness, modelling, and management. They have also invested in a range of initiatives with Government security and intelligence agencies to provide tools such as an information sharing platform.
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