Clements Worldwide: Digging into the complex realm of political violence insurance

insurancebusinessmag | May 15, 2019

More than 10,000 terrorist attacks are carried out around the world every year, endangering the staff, assets and operations of international organizations. In today’s complex geo-political environment, incidents of political risk, political violence, war and terrorism can no longer be pinpointed on a map to areas like the Middle East, Africa and parts of South America. While those jurisdictions remain high-risk, the threat of terrorism is now a global peril and is something that all multi-national organizations should have on their radar.

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Hub International Limited | April 13, 2022

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Freeway Insurance Expands Partnership with Trackhouse & Daniel Suárez for 2022 NASCAR Season

Freeway Insurance | February 04, 2022

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HealthSmart | May 20, 2022

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Woodruff Sawyer | January 28, 2022

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