The IPO-insurance – overview and characteristics

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Veröffentlichungen

Article by Christian Drave in Versicherungspraxis 10/2011

The initial public offering of a corporation bears liability risks. The distribution of a prospectus bears particular risks. On the basis of legal regulations, companies must publish a prospectus before going public as a requirement for admission to quotation. The prospectus contains among others information about the securities’ risks.

The IPO-insurance offers special cover against liability risks in connection with an initial public offering. Other insurances held by the company which is about to go public, do not offer sufficient cover.


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