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Chartered Insurance Institute
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Introduction to kidnap and ransom insurance - one day course


The course has been developed to give a comprehensive overview of kidnap and ransom insurance. It considers the perils of kidnap, extortion, wrongful detention and hijacking. Wider issues are considered including how and importantly when payments are made under the policy, access to medical and emergency support and crisis management.


  • History and development of kidnap and ransom 
  • Policy structuring and pricing
  • Underwriters, brokers and the distribition network
  • Kindnap and ransom trends.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will:

  • Gain a practical, working overview of the kidnap and ransom insurance market
  • Be able to identify what risks can be insured and how cover can be applied
  • Understand how policies are priced and the risks covered
  • Understand the key role of good crisis management and its importance
  • Be able to evaluate examples of cases and structure a policy to insure the risks the insured wishes to mitigate.

Who should attend?

This programme is designed for those who need an overview and general understanding of the principles of kidnap and ransom insurance and assumes no prior knowledge.

CPD hours

Attendance of this course awards up to 6 CPD hours where you consider it relevant to your professional development needs.

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Scheduled dates for this course have now sold out, please keep checking the website for updates to availability. Dates are added subject to demand and can also be run in-house for corporate clients.