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Will fraud be bigger than Covid-19 for trade credit?

February 2021

In our last newsletter we commented that we had seen an increase in claims resulting from fraud – particularly involving commodity traders. According to the GTR, this was also the topic which most concerned trade credit professionals in 2020.

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Interview with our new Managing Director

February 2021

Helen Meredith has stepped up as Managing Director of ASL. In this interview she is asked about her thoughts on this new position

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Social Engineering – Recent Trends

February 2021

Frauds involving social engineering are continuing to result in substantial losses. This short article sets out some recent trends we have seen at ASL.

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UK literary agent hit by ransomware attack

February 2021

The insured, a UK based literary agent, were hit by a ransomware attack in the days following the initial Covid-19 lockdown. As with many SMEs, the insured were still trying to navigate the challenges of working from home, and this made the attack particularly disruptive.

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ASL announces Helen Meredith as new Managing Director

February 2021

A law graduate and chartered accountant, Helen joined ASL in 2002 and has been a board director for the last 14 years. Helen takes over from Michael Walter, who has stepped down to a consultancy role.

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Impropriety by GM – Colombian Subsidiary of Healthcare Provider

February 2021

A European-owned multinational with offices worldwide. The General Manager had founded the business himself and had sold out to the multinational.

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ASL announces Michael Walter’s retirement as Managing Director

February 2021

It’s certainly well deserved, after more than 30 years with ASL and nearly 24 years as Managing Director.

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Dishonesty of Employee – Hong Kong Branch of a Management Agency

January 2021

A US-owned agency with offices worldwide. The Hong Kong branch was previously independent and had been sold to the international agency in the 2000s.

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Have insurers turned a crisis into an opportunity?

January 2021

Key participants in the credit and political risk market have been telling us that they are not seeing the anticipated tsunami of claims as a result of Covid-19.

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Claim Trends From Our Dubai Office

October 2020

More evidence of claims relating to credit, cybercrime and PI across the Middle East and Africa, as well as the Far East

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SME Update – Cybercrime and Business Interruption

September 2020

It’s been a busy few months for the cyber team here at ASL. Why? Largely because of an increasing number of cybercrime and business interruption claims notified by SMEs, especially in the UK.

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Potential impact of Covid-19 on Bankers’ Blanket Bond & Commercial Crime Policies

May 2020

Clients have asked us about the potential impact of Covid-19 on Bankers’ Blanket Bond and Commercial Crime policies. Here are our thoughts on some of the factors that could lead to increased criminal activity.

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Adjusting to Covid19 – Loss Adjusting at ASL During and After the Pandemic

May 2020

In the 12 months prior to the pandemic our team travelled to over 40 countries to adjust claims; we explain how our work has changed now that we are all confined to home.

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