Pool Re SOLUTIONS launches new monthly report; highlights concerns over monitoring of ‘subjects of interest’

Pool Re SOLUTIONS launches new monthly report; highlights concerns over monitoring of ‘subjects of interest’ 150 150 Haggie Partners

Pool Re SOLUTIONS, a specialist division of Britain’s leading terrorism reinsurer, today launches its new monthly report designed to improve the awareness of the contemporary and future threat landscape. Providing news and advice on the latest terrorism threats and expert timely updates, the report is part of a suite of tools available to both member insurers and their policyholders.

July’s report highlights the difficulty faced by MI5 and police in effectively managing the over 20,000 ‘former subjects of interest’ (SOIs) in Great Britain. Brought to the fore again by the knife attack in Reading, SOIs are individuals who have come to the attention of authorities, but who are not actively monitored due resourcing constraints and other operational priorities.

The report also notes concerns that COVID19-related restrictions have led to vulnerable individuals becoming reclusive and spending more time online, which has made them more susceptible to being remotely radicalised by extremist organisations.

Recent terrorism-related arrests, trends and notable research also form part of the news round-up in the report.

Steve Coates, Chief Underwriting Officer, said: “We are delighted to add the SOLUTIONS monthly report to the suite of materials that we offer to the terrorism insurance market. It is an invaluable resource for our members and their policyholders who will be able to read timely round-ups of current terrorism concerns and issues, analysis of the threat and expert advice on risk mitigation. We are pleased to launch this new product to complement the other tools and resources that we offer, which include other recent innovations such as an increased discount for using our VSAT tool.”

Anyone interested in the report, please visit https://www.poolre.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/COH_J012829-Solutions-June-Update-P1.pdf