WTW boosts global cyber facility

WTW announced strategic enhancements to its global cyber facility. Following a successful launch in January 2023, WTW’s CyXS facility, a global solution for excess cyber insurance coverage, has introduced new features, effective 1 April 2024.

Key enhancements include:

  • Increased capacity: the maximum capacity has been raised by 50%, from 50 million to 75 million USD/EUR/GBP in response to client feedback.
  • Expanded insurer participation: the number of participating Lloyd’s insurers has doubled, increasing from 7 to 14
  • New cyber physical damage cover: available as a standalone option or blended with traditional cyber coverage
  • Enhanced CyXS restore options: further expanded reinstatement options to provide clients with flexibility and the assurance of pre-negotiated capacity replenishment

WTW has increased the capacity of the CyXS facility based on client feedback. The facility now also includes coverage for cyber-induced physical damage, which is becoming increasingly relevant as cyber exclusions become prevalent.

“Our 2024 Global Directors’ and Officers’ Survey underscores that cyber risk remains a top concern for directors globally. The enhancements to the CyXS facility are a direct response to this concern, ensuring that we continue to lead with solutions that are not only comprehensive but also adaptable to the varied needs of our clients across different industries and regions.” – Glyn Thoms, Head of GB Finex, Cyber and TMT at WTW.

“We are very pleased to continue as a leader of the WTW CyXS facility, which harnesses some of the key values that Lloyd’s markets bring to the cyber insurance space, ensuring the class keeps pace with and anticipates our mutual customers’ needs.” – Andy Maher, head of cyber and technology, London, AXIS Capital.

“Our ongoing partnership with WTW enters its second year as a leader on the enhanced CyXS facility. We are proud to be part of this excess cyber insurance solution, as it expands to address a challenging cyber risk landscape and the evolving needs of clients.” – Michael Shen, head of cyber and technology, London market, Canopius.