Original article by Alice Uribe
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 2 : 9-Jul-18
Providers of directors’ and officers’ insurance have increased their premiums by an average of 70 per cent over the past six months due to costs incurred as a result of class actions. Eden Fletcher of Aon Risk Solutions notes that providers have moved to prevent further losses on class action policies they offer by inserting exclusions that would see them refuse to cover companies hit by class actions resulting from the banking royal commission. There are potentially up 20 class actions pending as a result of the royal commission, with AMP alone facing five lawsuits over its fee-for-no-service scandal.
AUSTRALIA. ROYAL COMMISSION INTO MISCONDUCT IN THE BANKING, SUPERANNUATION AND FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY, AON RISK SERVICES AUSTRALIA LIMITED, AMP LIMITED – ASX AMP, CHUBB CORPORATION, BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INCORPORATED, AUSTRALIAN LAW REFORM COMMISSION, COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA – ASX CBA, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ, BENDIGO AND ADELAIDE BANK LIMITED – ASX BEN, RABOBANK AUSTRALIA LIMITED, QBE INSURANCE GROUP LIMITED – ASX QBE, AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF COMPANY DIRECTORS, AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP INCORPORATED, XL CATLIN