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Transactional Risk Solutions: Global Update


Awareness of how transactional insurance can be used to mitigate the risks associated with mergers and acquisitions is on the rise among the deal community in jurisdictions where take-up rates have historically been lower.

The first half of 2014 has continued to show signs of growth for warranty and indemnity (W&I) insurance both in terms of the number of policies placed and limits of insurance purchased. Marsh’s global specialist teams placed a total of USD3.5 billion in insured limits, representing a 59% increase in insurance limits placed over the same period in 2013.

The Americas showed the greatest growth in the purchase of W&I insurance, with a 225% increase in the limits of insurance placed. However, our Marsh teams across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific also have seen significant increases.

This edition of our Global Review discusses:

  • The growth of warranty and indemnity (W&I) insurance placements in the Germanic region.
  • The placement of the first W&I policy in the Philippines.
  • Claims trends in the M&A insurance market.

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