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Agents Bear Great Burden After Attacks

The wheels of commerce in a modern economy are lubricated by easy access to capital, highly liquid credit markets and the ability to transfer risk to entities better suited to carry such exposures.

Lose access to capital or credit markets–as the majority of businesses do at some point–and resourceful management will most likely find a way to persevere until the crunch eases.

But lose the ability to transfer risk, even temporarily, and the wheels of commerce come to a screeching halt–literally. When insurance becomes unavailable, the consequences are very often swift and severe–planes dont fly, ships dont sail, loans arent made and buildings dont get built.

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