SOLUTIONS Annual Review 2020
There were no terrorist attacks in the UK this month. However, a man armed with a bladed weapon injured two people near the former offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Read more......

2020: A year of turmoil

SOLUTIONS Annual Review 2020

The Pool Re SOLUTIONS Annual Review provides an overview of significant developments in the field  of terrorism risk, bringing together experts from a range of disciplines including (re)insurance, policy, academia, security, and risk management. As well as addressing key issues in counter-terrorism and protective security, the Review  includes leading research and commentary on significant events and trends in disaster risk financing and related public policy. Contributors to the report include both SOLUTIONS in-house team of analysts, actuaries, and risk managers, and individuals from Pool Re’s wider network of thought leaders and subject matter experts.

When examining the terrorism threat, our methodology is based on analysis of the wide range of publicly available open source material and collaboration with subject-matter experts. We also used the Global Terrorism Database, compiled by the University of Maryland to provide a statistical underpinning to other studies. Where the Global Terrorism Database was not used,  we used publicly available data drawn from a variety of sources, the references to which can be found at the end of each article.

We hope that our analysis of the terror threat will be helpful for our Members and other stakeholders as they seek a greater awareness of the frequency and severity of terrorist events and how the evolving threat impacts on their particular area of activity. Furthermore, we aim to promote a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced not only in the field of terrorism risk, but by the wider (re)insurance sector.

In this edition, we consider a range of trends and events which are reconfiguring the threat landscape, as well as looking more widely at developments in the re(insurance) sector and related legislative and  policy issues.

To benefit from enhanced interactivity and see additional data we recommend you open this report using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Hear from the contributors:

Supporting content

Reviewing the Risk Data
Eden Stewart, Senior Analyst at Pool Re

Can we really manage terrorism risk?
Nick Aldworth, Director of Risk to Resolution

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18 Jan: Protect Duty Consultation Review Jan 2022

On 10th January 2022, the Minister for Security and Borders at the Home Office, Damian Hinds MP, released a report summarising the findings from the public consultation for the proposed Protect Duty legislation that will require owners and/or operators of Publicly Accessible Locations (PALs) to take appropriate and proportionate measures to protect the public from terrorist attack.

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19 Jul: Retail and Hospitality Sector Risk Report

Our latest sector-focused risk report examines the evolving terrorist threat to the retail and hospitality sector. This report is intended to provide a better understanding of the terrorist threat to owners and managers of businesses in the sector, so they can effectively manage and mitigate the risk. It will also be useful for risk managers and risk finance advisors, who work within the retail and hospitality sector.

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