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Quarterly newsletter - June 2016
Anglo Belge Special Risks
Meet the crew
Jeweller’s Block Policy (JBP)
Silk Insurance - Jewellers
Fine arts, Jewellery & Antiques
Kidnap & Ransom
Term life & Personal Accident
Credit Insurance
We’ll be even closer in Geneva !
Since the recent dreadful attacks on our countries, we have all been made painfully aware of the cruel reality that is terrorism.

While we would not want to contribute to any sense of panic, we do feel it wise to stipulate here that merchandise, works of art and other valuables are not insured against an act of terrorism. This unfortunately means that if anything were to happen due to such an event, you are simply not insured, as global insurance policies (jewellery and art) generally tend to exclude terrorism.

Insurance policies define an act of terrorism as follows: “an act, including the use of force or violence, of any person or group(s) of persons, whether acting alone or on behalf of or in connection with any organisation(s), committed for political, religious or ideological purposes including the intention to influence any government and/or to put the public in fear for such purposes.”

So what should you do in order to be insured?
Our advice? Add an amendment to your insurance policy to extend the cover. Or alternatively, you could of course always take out separate terrorism insurance, tailored specifically to your needs.

To find out exactly where you stand, contact us now at +32 3 218 91 28.
You were only gone for five minutes! Five minutes where you left your car unattended…what are the odds of disaster striking right at that moment? And now you discover that the valuables you were transporting are not covered by your insurance. Why not? Because you were gone for five minutes, and left your vehicle unattended…

This is one of the exclusions in your insurance policy. Jewellers Block policies around the globe do not cover valuable items when left in an unattended vehicle, whichever the reason of absence may be: a quick bathroom break at a petrol station, the buying of a sandwich, leaving to pay for petrol, etc. This is why anyone whose job it is to transport these kinds of items from A to B is advised to carefully plan their itinerary and to remain vigilant at all times.

Thinking of extending your policy? A wise decision
Are you looking for more extensive coverage? Give us a call so that we can analyse the possibility to cover this specific type of risk.
Philippe d’Oultremont
Meet Philippe d’Oultremont, Senior Account Manager. As of July, Philippe will be based in Geneva so as to develop the Swiss office.

How long have you worked at Anglo Belge?
I feel like I’ve been working here my entire life, that’s how friendly the atmosphere is. In reality, though, I started on February 1st, 2016.

Where did you work before joining Anglo Belge?
I worked in Antwerp’s diamond district for eight years, the last three years of which I was in charge of buying and selling diamonds across Europe for Beladamas.

What made you decide to work for Anglo Belge?
There were several reasons:
- First of all there was the possibility to move abroad, which is something
   I’ve always wanted to do;
- I was looking for a new challenge;
- and one of my best friends works for Anglo Belge.

What is the biggest change within your job?
I would say the responsibility we have towards our clients.

What don't you like about your job?

How would you describe Anglo Belge?
It’s a professional, dynamic company, always striving to ensure that the service they offer their clients excels. A close-knit company with numerous values.

Could you share with us one of your best memories of working at Anglo Belge?
My fondest memories always involve travelling with one of my colleagues to visit a current or potential client. I love meeting the people with whom we’re developing a professional relationship based on trust.

Who is your ideal client?
A client we can establish a long-term relationship with, who shares our vision of risk and transparency values.

Which country have you visited most, thanks to your work?
Switzerland of course. As I’ll be moving there July 1st, I have to meet our existing clients and get a thorough understanding of who they are and what they need.

What is the best place to enjoy a drink?
My place :-)

Which restaurant do you recommend?
I really love sushi but I often recommend a restaurant called Meet Meat, which is specialised in Argentinian meat. Other than that, there’s the Crèche des Artistes for the romantics among us.

Describe yourself in three words:
I’m going to need more words;). I’m always in a good mood, I’m outgoing, I have a commercial mindset (I love it) and I still have a sharp mind.

What's your favourite music group?
I don’t really have one at the moment, but I like Ejecta.

Who is your favourite author?
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Ken Follet.

What’s your favourite dish?
Sushi, Argentinian meat and I also love seafood.

Do you have any hobbies?
Tennis, skiing, go-karting, golf.
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