October 11, 2017

One of the realities of being an expatriate in 2017 is that the world is an increasingly dangerous place. Even once seemingly sleepy jurisdictions are increasingly fraught with tribal conflicts, the rise of religious fundamentalism, political instability, and a widening gap between the wealthiest and poorest citizens. Here, Charlotte Beugge looks at how the little-reported acquisition last year of one of the best-known of a handful of companies that help to look after expats and business travellers in the world’s danger zones – red24 – has, if at all, affected the business and its range of services, some of which are offered by insurers including April International, Aetna and Allianz Worldwide Care to their own international clients, as part of their coverage.