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12 December 2011
International specialist insurer Hiscox has been awarded Corporate Chartered Insurer status by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) for their Hiscox London Market business.
18 November 2011
Specialist insurer Hiscox has appointed Guillaume Bonnissent as Line Underwriter for Personal Accident and Rob Ashton as Line Underwriter for Special Risks and Personal Accident XL Reinsurance.
07 November 2011
Hiscox Ltd (LSE:HSX), the international specialist insurer, today issues its Interim Management Statement for the first nine months of the year to 30 September 2011.
03 November 2011
Damien Smith has been appointed as Underwriting Director - Executive Vice President, for Hiscox’s Bermuda reinsurance business
21 October 2011
In the midst of a British vintage love affair, consumers are at risk of being underinsured with 57% of people admitting they don’t know the monetary value of their own vintage valuables despite thinking they may have increased in price.
06 October 2011
Ahead of this year's Frieze Art Fair Hiscox estimates that the total value of art on show will be USD 350million. Robert Read, fine art expert at specialist art insurer Hiscox, comments: "The wealthy are hoarding cash as the world's developed economies lurch from one crisis to another. It will be interesting to see if they will be tempted, at Frieze, to buy the cutting edge contemporary art on offer - in what has been and continues to be the most volatile and speculative sector of the art market."
18 September 2011
In research undertaken by specialist small business insurer Hiscox, the results found that 82% of female entrepreneurs questioned did not study business or management topics at school believing that their business talent was an innate skill, with a just under a fifth of female entrepreneurs questioned (18%) having not obtained higher qualifications after leaving school.
25 August 2011
London, UK (25th August): SMEs value trust and loyalty above all else from their ideal company board according to a new SME study out by specialist business insurer Hiscox*. Nearly half of the SME owners polled cited trust and loyalty combined (48%) as the most important attributes of a perfect board team, followed by direction and advice (20%) and business growth/financial management (17%).
22 August 2011
London, UK (22nd August, 2011) – The top risk faced by technology companies is a client suing them for breach of contract, according to data* from specialist business insurer Hiscox. The insurer analysed data from over five years to establish that nearly half (49%) of all technology professional indemnity claims handled have stemmed from contract breach.
17 August 2011
London, UK (17th August, 2011) - New research* from specialist business insurer Hiscox shows that small business owners are flexible when it comes to managing their work / life balance – in order to spend time with the family and to maximise opportunities for their businesses.
03 August 2011
London, UK (3rd August, 2011): Austyn Tusler, home insurance expert at Hiscox comments on the sale of a William Burges Brooch for £31,000 that was featured on the Antiques Roadshow:
01 August 2011
Hiscox Ltd (LSE: HSX), the international specialist insurer, today announces its interim results for the half year ended 30 June 2011.
01 August 2011
Hiscox Ltd (LSE: HSX), the international specialist insurer, announces the current estimates for Syndicate 33 and Syndicate 6104’s 2009 and 2010 accounts.
01 July 2011
Robert Read, fine art expert at specialist art insurer Hiscox, comments on the disappearance of the Codex Calixtinus manuscript from a Spanish cathedral:
27 June 2011
London, UK (27 June, 2011) – It seems the value of an English country garden soon adds up as new research from specialist home insurer Hiscox reveals that 21%* of homeowners have items in their outdoor space they consider valuable.