London (25 November, 2019) – Robert Read, Head of Art and Private Clients at specialist insurer Hiscox, comments on the robbery from the Dresden Green Vault in Germany:
“It’s the festive season and everybody goes shopping - art criminals are no different and at this time of year jewellery and works of art which contain a significant amount of precious metals and stones are often targeted. The awful theft in Dresden this morning shows just that. The thieves now face a major logistical nightmare trying to transform their ill-gotten loot into clean money and that process will offer detectives the best way to track them down. Let’s hope that they succeed and a great museum gets back what is rightly theirs.”
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About The Hiscox Group
Hiscox is a global specialist insurer, headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). Our ambition is to be a respected specialist insurer with a diverse portfolio by product and geography. We believe that building balance between catastrophe-exposed business and less volatile local specialty business gives us opportunities for profitable growth throughout the insurance cycle. It’s a long-standing strategy which in 2018 saw the business deliver a profit before tax of $137.4 million in a challenging year for insurers.
The Hiscox Group employs over 3,300 people in 14 countries, and has customers worldwide. Through the retail businesses in the UK, Europe, Asia and the US, we offer a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers as well as homeowners. Internationally traded, bigger ticket business and reinsurance is underwritten through Hiscox London Market and Hiscox Re & ILS.
Our values define our business, with a focus on people, ownership, courage and integrity. We pride ourselves on being true to our word and our award-winning claims service is testament to that. For more information, visit www.hiscoxgroup.com.
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