About us

The world’s market leader for kidnap and ransom insurance


Hiscox Special Risks underwrites over half of the world's specialist corporate protection insurance premium, and has led the development of this market for more than two decades. We cover individuals and companies against a wide range of security threats including threats to kill, injure, abduct or to damage property; illegal detention; and hijack – working in partnership with Control Risks the leading global risk consultancy.

A long history of providing specialist insurance cover for the ultra high net worth

We also specialise in providing discreet, bespoke insurance cover for the luxury assets of the ultra high net worth individual – anywhere in the world. Our highly confidential service includes global protection for fine art, property portfolios, cars, valuables, and collections.

Hiscox Special Risks has helped thousands of clients from the largest of global corporations through to small businesses and families. And, if you’re unfortunate enough to have to make a claim, we'll be looking for reasons to pay it quickly rather than for excuses to delay.  

Private clients Corporate clients

Part of Hiscox Group –  a leading specialist insurer with a diverse portfolio of business with roots dating back to 1901 at Lloyd’s of London – Hiscox Special Risks serves both corporate and private clients protecting what matters most to them; offering a wide range of services from kidnap and ransom insurance, through to insurance for fine art collections, classic cars and private yachts.