Specialist insurance provider Beazley has retained Crux Risk to provide preventative and response services to clients facing threats to their personnel such as kidnapping.
Crux Risk is a consultancy firm specialising in the management and resolution of crises associated with the crimes of kidnap, extortion, hijack, maritime piracy, accidental or malicious product tampering, asset recovery and unlawful detention.
It also specialises in solving risk and security problems such as country evacuations, strategic risk assessments, audits and reputation management.
Crux Risk is owned and managed by its crisis response advisers who boast many years of experience in crisis prevention, intervention and resolution around the world.
The company has assisted governments, businesses, high net-worth individuals and families, non-governmental organisations and ordinary citizens who have been caught up in kidnap, piracy, extortion, detention, political conflicts or other crises.
"The Crux team brings extensive experience handling some of the most complex and sensitive crises,” said Chris Parker focus group leader and underwriter for terrorism and political violence risks at Beazley.
“We are confident that their service will be extremely valuable to our clients in cases where cool heads, deep experience and sound judgment can save lives,” he added.