Business Insurance & Risk Market Update

H2 2020

Expert insights & perspectives

After a year of challenges for the world when businesses have been forced to respond to the impact of COVID-19, we are now confronting a host of new considerations in what was already a cautious insurance market. In this edition of our bi-annual Business Insurance & Risk Market Update we look at the risks and opportunities that are emerging for 2021.

Previous issues


May 2020

Expert insights & perspectives

  • Professional and financial risks – board governance and directors’ liability
  • Food production – challenging times remain from farm to table
  • Business continuity – what's your Plan B?
  • Cyber – risks evolving as fast technology itself
  • Claims – preparing for a new normal.

H2 2019

Second half 2019 Market Overview Report

  • How agricultural industries are anticipating a difficult season
  • Regulatory activity, class actions and a challenged economy: alerts for company directors
  • Business interruption cover key to survival
  • Why secondary perils claims are the ones to watch

H1 2019

First half 2019 Market Overview Report

  • The impact on the majority of businesses and insurance classes as the insurance market continues to transition
  • The importance of risk mitigation strategies for food producers
  • The reduced aviation insurance supply in the Australian aviation insurance space
  • Why awareness of how cyber and D&O insurance can intersect is critcally important

Q3/Q4 2018

2018: Reflecting on a year of change

  • How the tough D&O insurance market is impacting IPOs
  • Why surety bonds are soaring as an alternative to bank guarantees
  • What's driving sustainable growth in the Australian transport sector
  • Major fire events and needles-in-fruit crisis contributing to uncertainty in the food production industry

Q2 2018

Into the breach: Trust and data regulate the new norm

  • Insurer pushback on dirty energy projects; increasing appetite for renewable projects
  • Australian businesses increase cyber security spend as breach reporting laws kick in
  • Legal claims from failed students a key risk as international student population booms
  • Critical gap between data and medical science in managing sports concussion injuries

Q1 2018

2018: The year of the reality check?

  • How insurance markets will respond to the natural disaster-related losses of 2017
  • Whether the mining and resources sector is showing signs of recovery
  • The increasing complexity of insolvency appointments in the last 6-8 months
  • Whether the east coast infrastructure boom will be hampered by a civil engineering skills shortage
  • How the insurance industry needs to respond to the needs of the Australian start-up fintech sector

Q3/Q4 2017

The Perfect Storm: Colliding market forces or black clouds with silver linings?

  • How legislative changes will impact workplace risk
  • Navigating the compliance minefield in the marine and logistics sector
  • The factors driving insolvency risk across Australia
  • How a hardening market can disrupt the insurance claims process
  • The widening gap between the cost of insurance cover and insurance claims in the oil and gas sector

Q2 2017

Uncertainty vs Optimism: Have we reached a tipping point

  • How the climate change and clean energy debate has become one of the most fiercely contested political issues in years
  • The impact of new online market giants and rising rents in the retail sector
  • The opportunities and risks of the Government's ambitious infrastructure plans
  • The evolving cyber security and terror threats