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Kidnap and ransom

The world's market leader for kidnap and ransom insurance

Our market leading insurance protects against kidnap, hijack, illegal detention, bodily injury and against all forms of extortion including threats to kill, injure, abduct or to damage property.

We currently underwrite more than half of the industry’s kidnap and ransom insurance premium with clients including:

  • Multinational companies of all sizes operating in high risk regions of the world
  • Charities and NGOs
  • Security companies
  • Shipping companies
  • Key executives working in commercially sensitive positions

In partnership with Control Risks

A Hiscox kidnap and ransom insurance policy provides our clients with exclusive access to leading global risk consultancy – Control Risks. Employing 19 full time response consultants and 49 trained ‘hand holders’ across 36 international offices (more than any other provider), Control Risks will deliver a rapid response to incidents occurring anywhere in the world.

Services provided by Control Risks include:

  • Threat assessment and kidnap negotiation advice
  • Executive protection
  • Personal and mobile security review
  • Law enforcement government liaison services
  • Business continuity and workforce support

No ordinary claims service

We are proud of our claims reputation and experience. Hiscox has settled over 3500 claims since we began writing kidnap and ransom insurance without ever facing litigation or arbitration.


Contact the team
Charlie Hanbury
Head of Crisis Management – Rest of the World
Mike Williams
Crisis Management Divisional Director
Stuart Allen
Head of Underwriting, Kidnap and Ransom
Joanna Green
Senior Claims Underwriter
Veronica Crivari
Claims Underwriter
Andrew Trevett
Contract Wordings Specialist