The Unquote Podcast welcomes Rowan Bamford and Gareth Rees from Liberty GTS to examine the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on W&I insurance, and get their take on the wider perspective for the M&A market.
Unquote has partnered with Liberty GTS to do a special podcast on the implications of the coronavirus pandemic on W&I insurance. This segment of the market has experienced solid growth in recent years, with the steady uptick in deal activity leading to a similar rise in the volume of policies being written.
With large swathes of the PE pipeline on hold in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Rowan Bamford, the president of Liberty GTS, and Gareth Rees, Liberty GTS's chief underwriting officer, have stopped by to discuss their take on the short- and medium-term outlook for M&A activity, whether we can expect a sudden spike in W&I claims, the potential impact on pricing for the product in uncertain times, and more.
0:00 – Intro
2:43 – Where is M&A headed?
5:40 – The immediate impact on W&I
13:34 – Is W&I set to become a must-have as the market picks up again?
17:43 – Effect on policy pricing, and competition among W&I providers
Unquote would like to thank Liberty GTS for sponsoring and contributing to this episode of the podcast.
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