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Professional Risks

Speciality insurance for financial organisations

Our dedicated Professional Risks team offers advice on and delivery of a wide range of both standard and bespoke products, addressing the broad range of crime and liability risks faced by financial services businesses and their directors and officers.

Access to the London market

We have experience of providing this cover for a variety of industries and have access to products tailored to meet the specific business and regulatory needs of each industry. For exceptions to the norm we also have access to the London market for bespoke policies through our parent, Arthur J Gallagher. We offer clients direct access to a dedicated team of professionally qualified brokers who have many years of experience placing these classes of business.

We provide services for:

  • Trust companies
  • Investment managers & funds
  • Private equity & portfolio companies
  • Legal & other professional services

For advice tailored to your specific business and regulatory needs, call John Lowery on 01534 500539 or email jlowery@rossboroughgroup.co.uk

Our Professional Risk Services

Professional Indemnity (PI insurance)

Professional Indemnity (PI), sometimes known as errors and omissions cover, is a form of liability insurance that provides suitable protection for those individuals and entities that offer a service or advice to clients. The policy provides financial protection for the legal consequences of any breach of professional duty as a result of any errors or omissions that may inadvertently be made. In addition, it provides coverage for the associated legal costs and expenses in defending against such a claim.

Directors & Officers Insurance

The primary purpose of Directors & Officers (D&O) insurance is to cover the personal liability of directors, officers, and managers from claims which may arise from the decisions and actions taken within the scope of their duties. Having such coverage in place provides not only the necessary protection for the individuals concerned, but has the added benefit of allowing the directors 'room' to make the right decisions. D&O insurance supports good corporate governance by making the risks of these decisions both manageable and transparent.

Initial Public Offering Insurance

A bespoke policy arranged to protect Directors, Officers and the Company against risk associated with an initial public offering and the representation made in the prospectus document. The policy is designed to ring fence these exposures and keep them separate from a company’s annual D&O policy.

Commercial Crime

This is perhaps the most rapidly developing area of risk faced by businesses around the world. A bespoke crime insurance policy will protect a business from employee fraud and dishonesty together with losses emanating from (but not limited to) social engineering, fake presidents fraud and supply chain fraud. These are criminal acts and therefore not covered by a cyber policy.

Cyber Insurance

Traditional insurance policies do not properly cover the cyber-related risks we face in an increasingly connected world and as a result the UK insurance market has developed a number of specialist cyber insurance offerings. The UK Government 2017 IS Breach Survey found that 46% of all businesses surveyed had a security breach in the previous 12 months.

Employment Practices Liability Insurance

Employment practices liability insurance provides cover against claims made by employees alleging discrimination, unfair or constructive dismissal, harassment and other employment-related issues.

Management Liability

As well as the more traditional D&O policies, Rossborough can provide a combined policy of ‘Management Liability’ covers, which expands upon these policies and provides a number of additional covers.

Tax Indemnity

Tax Indemnity Insurance is a specialist product designed to mitigate potential tax liabilities that become due following a business sale, restructure or at the end of life of funds and investment structures.

Warranty & Indemnity

An insurance policy arranged by either the buying or selling party to a transaction to help get the deal across the line by covering the warranties laid out in the sale & purchase agreement.

Insight & publications

Financial Institutions Risk Bulletin - January 2018 Download PDF

The prevention of tax evasion has been brought into sharp focus in the United Kingdom by the recent introduction of the Criminal Finances Act 2017, which introduces new corporate criminal offences for failing to prevent facilitation of UK and foreign tax evasion.

Gallagher’s January 2018 Financial Institutions Risk Bulletin outlines professional cover options for services particularly vulnerable to prosecution.

Financial Institutions Market Update - 2018 Download PDF

The catastrophic losses seen last year from the likes of Hurricane Harvey and Irma have led to predictions that 2017 could be one of the most expensive on record for insurance companies.

Gallagher’s 2018 Financial Institutions Market Update outlines the potential influence last year’s events could have on financial premiums.

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